December 8, 2010 RSS feed / News

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Reserve officers will be in uniform soon

By Elizabeth Billips lizbillips@yahoo.com   Volunteer officers will soon be helping Waynesboro police. More...

Only 427 vote in runoff election

David Nahmias won reelection to Supreme Court Justice and Chris McFadden will fill the vacant Court of Appeals seat – but Burke County voters hardly had a say in those Nov. 30 victories. More...

Jaycees’ Christmas Parade is Saturday

The Waynesboro Jaycees’ annual Christmas Parade will make its way down Liberty Street beginning at 1 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 11.   The parade of floats, bands and marchers will begin at Huddle House and end at Southern Bank.   More...

New transmission line route

Property owners voice concerns at public meetings

A steady stream of property owners filed into two public meetings to discuss the new line that will carry additional power from Plant Vogtle.   More...

Seeing green

Saturday marked the celebrated opening of Waynesboro’s new greenway trail. More...

Rocky Creek bridge dedicated to DeLaigle

The bridge Ray DeLaigle crossed countless times during his lifetime now bears his name. More...

Wildlife art contest offered for students

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service invites students to learn about wildlife conservation and express their creativity by entering the 2011 Junior Duck Stamp competition. More...

“Festival of Lessons and Carols” is this weekend

The Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Church of Waynesboro will present the Festival of Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12. The December 11 presentation will be at 7 p.m. More...

Sounds of the Season

Members of the Burke County Middle School sixth, seventh and eighth grade bands and choruses recently held their annual BCMS Christmas Concert. The graded bands and choruses performed a variety of songs during a More...

Midville adopts budget

With an official 2011 budget approved, Midville City Council will take up the millage rate.   Council members plan to keep the city’s tax rate at 16 mils, the same as it’s been since 2008. More...

City council considers ordinance for teen parties

In the wake of the Nov. 21 murder of a 14-year-old, Waynesboro City Council is once again considering an ordinance that would make security officers mandatory at large gatherings.   More...

Derailment cleanup still in progress

The cleanup continues outside of Midville where 38 Norfolk Southern train cars derailed late last month.   More...

Families push plats for approval

The looming expiration of a temporary federal tax cut has put a rush on settling estates here in Burke County.   With the estate tax repeal signed by President George W. Bush set to expire Dec. More...

Burke nearing Work Ready certification

Burke County has nearly reached the goal of becoming a Certified Work Ready community. More...

Chamber welcomes crowd for legislative breakfast

The Burke County Chamber of Commerce welcomed a full-house for its fourth annual legislative breakfast last Thursday at Mobley’s Cafeteria in Waynesboro. More...

Commissioners to vote on county tax rate

County Commissioners won’t raise the tax rate this year.   An increase in the tax digest in Burke County led to a proposed millage rate of 6.723 in corporate areas and 6.264 in unincorporated areas. More...

BOE hearing begin on tax increases

The Burke County Board of Education will hold the first of three public hearings Wednesday Dec. 8 (today) on the two mil tax increase proposed by the panel.   More...

ASU student initiated into prestigious honor society

Quishawna L. More...

Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Energy Star appliance rebates offered through February 12

Georgia residents have until February 12 to apply for Energy Star rebates. According to a press release from Gov. Sonny Perdue, the rebates range from $25 to $199 on numerous ENERGY STAR-rated appliances. More...

Scene's from Christmas on Liberty

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Teddy Bear giveaway

The Town and County Woman’s club is helping kids get into the spirit of Christmas with a Teddy Bear giveaway. Children ages 12 and under can register at the Burke County Library for a chance to win a bear. More...

Six down, one to go

The Hole” is almost no more. Just after sunrise Thursday, Waynesboro workers razed the sixth dilapidated Cherry Street house on the city’s unfit housing list. More...