January 23, 2008 RSS feed / News

Growing Green

Farmers conserve natural resources through incentive program

They take an interest in the environment for good reason ... their livelihoods depend on it. But an increasingly popular government program is giving farmers even more incentive to think green. More...

$22 million and counting

Georgia Power, Oglethorpe pay tax bills

Most of Burke County's tax base was collected last week. Georgia Power Company and Oglethorpe Power Company (OPC) presented checks for their tax bills to the collective tune of nearly $22.5 million. More...

Moving on

The yellow house that once sat atop a hill on Liberty Street and was home to Janice Morris Realty is gone - to a new location that is. More...

Planters EMC sponsors youth tour

Planters Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) invites local students to apply for the 2008 Washington Youth Tour. The electric cooperative will be selecting three high school juniors for an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. More...

Advance voting begins next week

While absentee ballots for the Feb. 5 Presidential Preference Primary election are available now, next week will be the only week voters may cast an early ballot without explanation. Advance voting begins Monday, Jan. More...

The Honorable is honored

Judge William M. Fleming, longtime Superior Court Chief Judge for the Augusta Judicial Circuit, was honored at a ceremony at the Burke County Court House last Thursday. More...

Commission, BOE choose leaders

Leaders for the Burke County Commission and Board of Education were recently chosen for the 2008 year. Jimmy Dixon was once again chosen to serve as chairman of the Board of Commissioners, and Wayne Crockett was elected vice chairman. More...

Hometown trainer takes derby classic

Fittingly enough, a trainer from the Bird Dog Capital of the World claimed the top finish among 38 entries in the Georgia Field Trial Association's Georgia Derby Classic last week. More...

Library News

The Burke County Library, located at 130 Highway 24 South, has received the following books: Fiction Capitol Conspiracy by William Bernhardt; Blue Heaven, C. J. Box; People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks; Three Shirt Deal, Stephen J. More...