2009-01-14

Pipeline will bring workers, dollars



Some cash will soon be channeled into Burke County’s flailing economy, compliments of 23 miles of pipe. Construction is set to begin on the Elba Express Pipeline, a long-haul natural gas line that will cross the southwest portion of the county on its 191-mile trek from Elba Island, near Savannah, to Anderson County, S.C. According to Bill Barrick, a spokesperson […]

Ride of a Lifetime



T he bottom line is freedom. That’s what 60-year-old Jeff Brown says as he pivots on his heels and takes a long look at American Dream and Soaring Eagle. Both three-wheeled “motorcycle cars” are crafted from his imagination and junkyard Volkswagens. American Dream came first, and she was just that. He rode her big red stripes to every single state, […]

MLK Day events planned in Burke



The 24th national celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday honoring the American civil rights leader will get underway in Burke County with the theme, “Yes, We Can Achieve.” The NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. ecumenical prayer service will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, at Mt. Olive AME Church at 10 a.m. with the Rev. William J.T. Patterson, pastor […]

It could snow



Burke County could have its first real snow day in seven years … This afternoon, the National Weather Service announced a winter weather advisory for our area that will go into effect at 9 p.m. tonight (Monday) and stick around until 3 p.m. Tuesday. According to the NWS release, low pressure and cold air are expected to bring rain tonight, which […]

One arrested, one wanted for Jones murder



Waynesboro police have arrested a Burke County man for the May 20 murder of Johnny Paul Jones Jr. and are searching for a second suspect. Ernest Daniel Ward, 35, turned himself into authorities on Friday after learning that warrants had been issued for his arrest. Police are asking for the public’s help in locating 22-year-old Al Pacino Bryant. Both men are charged […]

Burke’s jobless up 84.8 percent



The number of out-of-work Burke County residents rose 84.8 percent from November to December, according to data just released by the Georgia Department of Labor. With 473 residents filing first time unemployment claims here last month, state officials reported a 116 percent increase since December 2007 when only 219 were looking for work.  Read next Wednesday’s True Citizen for the full story and statewide figures.  

Mystery wreck at the rec.



Mobley honored for field trial work



She’s been at it for 28 years. Folks across the nation know Nell Mobley for her dedication to the field trials in Burke County. Many of them showed their appreciation for her last Tuesday when Mobley was honored by some of the best in the sport. The plaque presented to her at an annual fish fry held for field trial […]

AT&T investigating Alexander outage



Lots of folks in Alexander had to live without landlines last week. According to Drew Giblin, spokesperson for AT&T Corporate Communications, the area experienced a two-day outage after lines were damaged Tuesday morning. While AT&T has not released an official cause, residents say a state work crew accidentally cut a cable while working along the roadside. Giblin said most of […]

Free assessments Saturday

Heart attack survivor urges patient awareness

Though he started showing signs as early as 10 a.m., it was well after 1 p.m. before Art Lively called 911 about the severe pain in his chest. “It was like a truck was parked on my chest, and it kept getting worse. I couldn’t keep any food down, and my arms were a little numb … but the pressure […]