April 10, 2013 RSS feed / News

Good grades for Plant Vogtle

Federal inspections of operating units, construction activities favorable

Ayear’s worth of inspection findings at Plant Vogtle’s two nuclear reactors and the new units under construction will be presented at a public meeting in Waynesboro next Thursday.  More...

Waynesboro woman wins $40K

A Waynesboro woman won a $40,000 prize on a scratch-off ticket.  Leona Vankleeck, 56, played the Georgia Lottery’s new instant game Break The Bank and won the top prize.  “I couldn’t believe it,” Vankleeck said. More...

Volunteers sought for “What on Earth” fest

An Earth Day festival is in the works, and the Waynesboro Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is on the hunt for volunteers.  The annual “What on Earth” festival is slated for 5:30-7:30 p.m., Friday, April 25 on Liberty Street.  More...

Refueling outage finished for Plant Vogtle’s unit 2

Reactor back online

The scheduled refueling and maintenance outage at Plant Vogtle’s Unit 2 has been completed and the reactor began generating electricity again last Wednesday.  Plant operators safely took the unit offline on March 10 for the refueling, whic More...

Local student leaders win medals

Burke County High School’s chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) recently attended the State Leadership Meeting in Athens. More...

Management team honored at hospital

Burke Medical Center staff and volunteers hosted a reception last Wednesday to bid farewell to members of the management team that has run the hospital since last June. More...

Alli Crenshaw

Alli Crenshaw, a freshman at Florida Southern College, presented two of the top Sunshine State Conference individual women’s swimming awards as both the SSC Swimmer-of-the- Year and co-Freshman-of-the-Year, and was one of five Moccasins to make More...

SCAD Dean’s List

Two Burke County residents have been named to the Dean’s List at Savannah College of Art and Design. Manuel Mayo and Megan Williams, both of Hephzibah, earned the distinction for fall quarter 2012 with their GPAs of 3.5 or higher   More...

Kaylee wins story contest

We have a winner. More...

City to save $40,000-plus in interest payments

The City of Waynesboro will save more than $40,000 a year by restructuring $9.4 million in old debt.  Last week, city council agreed to refinance three different 40-year USDA bonds and two 20-year Georgia Environmental Finance Author- ity (GEFA) More...

Small fire ignites in reactor’s control building

Plant Vogtle

A small fire in the control building for Plant Vogtle’s Unit 1 set off alarms early last Wednesday morning.  A systems operator went to investigate after the alarm sounded at 6:32 a.m. More...

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Cultivating leaders

FFA members attend state conference

Members of Burke County High School’s FFA Chapter recently attended the Georgia FFA Success Conference at the Georgia FFA-FCCLA Center in Covington. More...

First Baptist breaks ground on new sanctuary

First Baptist Church members broke ground on a new sanctuary Sunday and expect to begin holding services there by next summer.  FBC Pastor Al Wright said the effort to build for the future has been seven years in the making and reflects the chur More...

Derrick Levines

Derrick Levines graduated from Georgia Southern University with Bachelor of Art degrees in both International Studies and Modern Languages. His studies were concentrated in security conflict, Latin American studies and cultural anthropology. More...