December 16, 2009 RSS feed / News

Vogtle unit nearly back at full power after unplanned shutdown

A nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle that was shut down last Monday is nearing full power again. More...

Judge Palmer dies at 89

One of Burke's most beloved judges has died at age 89. Monday morning, former magistrate Judge Mildred Ann Palmer passed away, less than three years after her retirement. More...

Veterans say "Thank You"

Pinkerton Williams Chapter 18 of the Disabled Veterans of America recently provided pizza to all SGA Elementary students to thank them for making cards, which were distributed to veterans in Augusta on Veteran's Day. More...

Delays and absences plague city business

In Waynesboro

If Waynesboro councilmen don't call a meeting before Jan. 1, their newly elected candidate will have to spend her holidays digesting a 39-page charter. More...

Higher transit rates approved

A new year means new rates for Burke Transit users. Last Tuesday, a public hearing was held for citizens concerned with the increasing costs of transportation services provided by Burke Transit. More...

Board of Commissioners selects Census committee co-chairman

The position has been filled. A month after Bruce Storm's resignation as cochairman of Burke County's Census Complete Count Committee, county commissioners appointed his replacement. More...

Midville passes 2010 budget

Midville officials plan to spend less money next year. The Midville City Council recently adopted a balanced $411,601 budget for 2010. The spending plan comes in nearly $5,000 less than this year's budget. More...

New county building official is named

A veteran of the commercial building industry has assumed his duties as Burke County's new Building Official. More...

Appeal to stop concrete plant denied

The Burke County Board of Commissioners upheld a decision that paves the way for a new concrete plant on River Road. Residents from the area near Rouse Lane where the plant will be installed filed an appeal with the county commission last week. More...

Burned

Burned vehicles have been turning up all over rural Burke County. Last Friday night, a passer-by called deputies when she saw this Chrysler Concord on fire at Story Mill and Quaker roads. More...