December 22, 2010 RSS feed / News

Longleaf pine initiative offered to landowners

Applications must be received by January 7, 2011   Burke County landowners have until Jan. 7 to take advantage of $5 million available to Georgia for managing and restoring longleaf pine.   More...

Angel Tree Ministry

With the generosity of Waynesboro Primary School’s faculty and staff, Capital City Bank, U.S. More...

Toastmasters celebrate 25 years

The Waynesboro Toastmasters Club celebrated its 25th anniversary recently at Westminster Presbyterian Church. About 35 people attended the gathering, which honored past presidents Able Toastmaster Silver Dr. M. More...

People in the News

Bobby Collins   Robert Christopher “Bobby” Collins Jr. recently graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business/Management. More...

Indictment returned in Sardis ‘chair case’

The Burke County man accused of using a chair to critically injure a Sardis resident has been indicted by a grand jury. More...

Monsanto community program

Farmers have one more week to apply for funds

Burke County farmers have until next week to harvest funds for local non-profits. More...

BOE members, solicitor take oaths of office

Local officials who were victorious in the November election were sworn in last Thursday. More...

Tax bills arriving soon

Burke County property owners may have their tax bills in hand by Christmas.   Last Friday, tax commissioner Cynthia McManus submitted the tax digest to the Department of Revenue office in Atlanta where it was approved.   More...

Sip and shop

Waynesboro councilman Bill Tinley and Waynesboro Florist and Gift Shop owner Mary Harper chat during last Friday’s Coffee Before Hours. More...

WPS second graders build gingerbread houses

Waynesboro Primary School second grade teacher Leslie Hathcoat invited parents to build and decorate gingerbread houses with their kids. More...

They gave, and they gave, and they gave!

Burke County Public Schools collected money from faculty and students to donate to the Waynesboro Jaycees Empty Stocking Fund. More...

Library News

The Burke County Library, located at 130 Highway 24 South, has received the following books:   More...

Veterans Say “Thank You”

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Small fire does no harm at Vogtle

Smoke and sparks set off an alarm at Plant Vogtle early Monday morning but the incident didn’t affect operations.   More...

Shoe store reports theft of 160 pairs

A former Shoe Show employee was in the giving spirit … too bad it was with someone else’s stuff.   Cassandra Cooley, 29, of Sardis was arrested Thursday after an in-house theft investigation pointed to her.   More...

Commissioners approve new land development code

After months of research, meetings and revisions, Burke County has an updated land development code. More...

Judge seeks fulltime status with State Court

Burke County’s State Court Judge would like to see his position move from part time to fulltime.   Judge Jerry Daniel made his request to the Burke County Board of Commissioners last week. More...

The numbers are in … Census 2010 information released

The U.S. Census Bureau began releasing data from the 2010 Census yesterday (Tuesday), showing population figures and reapportionment for the U.S. House of Representatives.   The census shows the U.S. More...

Georgia Power rate increase approved

The average residential Georgia Power customer will have more than $14 tacked on to their bill come January.   More...