Generating Approval

NRC to recommend approval of Plant Vogtle application

NRC to recommend approval of Plant Vogtle application By Anne Marie Kyzer Staff Writer Approval of the ESP means that the site is suitable for two new reactors, but does not authorize or guarantee construction of them. At a public hearing in Waynesboro last Thursday, an auditorium full of citizens and action groups listened as the team explained their findings […]

A Prolific Problem – Part III: The Consequences

(Editor’s note: The Consequences is the third story in a three-part series in which staff writer Anne Marie Kyzer examines the growing rate of births to teenagers and unmarried mothers in Burke County.) Gaila Walker hops off the school bus at the end of her grandmother’s drive and walks to the house for the best part of her day. She […]

New homebuyer workshop planned

First-time homebuyers are invited to a free workshop to help them better understand the process. On Saturday, Oct. 27, CSRA Economic Opportunity will facilitate the workshop at the Waynesboro City Hall from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The program is sponsored by the City of Waynesboro and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in an effort to promote home ownership. Topics will […]

Absentee voting begins

The race for mayor is on. Absentee voting for the Nov. 6 election will begin as early as this Wednesday afternoon, if all goes according to plan. According to Barbara Hammett, executive director of the Burke County Board of Elections and Registration, the 10 voting machines at the courthouse will undergo logic and accuracy testing beginning at 1 p.m., Wed., […]

Looking Back

10 years ago: Oct. 8, 1997 An average of 15 false emergency calls were causing problems for the Burke County Emergency Management Agency. A spokesman for the agency said most were caused by children playing with the phone. Repeated prank calls from the same number could result in termination of BellSouth services, the spokesman said. 25 years ago: Oct. 6, […]

Donating a car makes more cents for the donation than the charity

The biggest problem most people face when buying a new car is what to do with the old one. There are 3 basic options – trading it in means taking a lot less than it’s worth, selling it means spending money for advertising and dealing with a lot of inconvenience, donating it means getting an itemized tax deduction for at […]

Highway to close for railroad repairs

Part of Highway 56 will be closed next week for railroad crossing maintenance. According to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation, the portion of the highway in Waynesboro will be closed Oct. 15-17, weather permitting. Traffic will be detoured onto Perry and 7th streets.

Smith joins Ogeechee’s board of directors

To Preserve, Protect and Defend

For some homeowners, a home isn't a home unless it's historic

Sharon Hinson hears the misconceptions all the time. Some folks equate historic homes with old and assume that these properties are cheaper to buy. Others don’t want anything to do with a structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places for fear they’d face too many restrictions as owners. The reality in both cases is quite different, and more […]

No Buyers? No Problem

Homeowners are said to want new kitchens and bathrooms and up-to-date heating and cooling systems. But sometimes you don’t have the time or funds to make these expensive overhauls before you sell. There are dozens of less expensive changes that show you’ve taken care of your home as you try to attract potential buyers. Here are 10 sure-fire suggestions from […]