City, County Tax bills … when?

With the end of the year quickly approaching, many Waynesboro and Burke County residents may be wondering when they will receive their property tax bills. They shouldn’t have to wait too much longer, according to Tax Commissioner Cynthia McManus who said over 15,000 real and personal property bills should be mailed out this afternoon (Wednesday, Dec. 21). The county tax […]

The Christmas Story

… And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around about them … These angels and shepherds who recently participated in their 4-K nativity at Edmund Burke Academy are, above, from left, Kathryn Rhodes, Caitlin McDonald, […]

Richmond County fugitive Murder suspect arrested at apartment complex

A Richmond County murder suspect was arrested at a Waynesboro Gardens apartment Sunday after deputies received a tip that he was staying there with relatives. According to Capt. F r a n k i e Parker of the Burke C o u n t y Sheriff’s Office, Andrew Lee Lambert, 20, was taken into custody around 4 p.m. when officers […]

2005 Empty Stocking Fund Goal $25,000 Total to date $24,070.15

Blakeney Elementary … $2,632.90 Burke County Middle .. $2,072.97 S.G.A. Elementary ……………. $850 Burke County High ………. $1,700 In Memory of Hyland ……….. $100 Mr. & Mrs. H.W. Mobley ………. $25 In Memory of Lewis E. Saxon Jr. …………………………………………. $25 Waynesboro Rotary Club … $832 Willie & Frances Brown ……… $20 Quint & Kevin Cook In Memory of Their Sister, […]

City says ‘no’ bonuses for police officers

Waynesboro police officers won’t be getting bonuses from the city. At Monday night’s regular city council meeting, councilman Neal Leonard said the finance and personnel committee determined that none of the 15 officers who requested bonuses had performed duties beyond their job descriptions. “They did not qualify under the guidelines used for the original bonuses,” Leonard said in reference to […]

Proposed charter school denied by school board

The Board of Education halted a would-be charter school’s plan for opening in Burke County at their monthly meeting last week. The school’s coordinator C.H. Braddy cited Burke County’s “suburbia” characteristics and “spirit of growth” as reasons for selecting Waynesboro for a charter school. The proposal outlined plans for a High School of Health Sciences to provide “careerbased training predominantly […]

Holiday closings

Printing Division will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 22 and 23, for Christmas holidays. Both offices will re-open Monday, Dec. 26, for regular business hours. Most government offices, banks and post offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, for Christmas.

Commissioners plan trip to discuss employee pay plan

County employees waiting to hear how the new employee step plan will affect their salaries will have to wait a little longer. The Burke County Board of Commissioners decided to wait to adopt the proposed plan in order to have time to meet and discuss certain requests that have been made by various department heads. At a regular monthly meeting […]

School board makes millage rate official

Local property owners will officially enjoy yet another year without a hike in school taxes. The Board of Education unanimously approved the millage rate for the 2006 fiscal year at 12.75 at an advertised, called meeting Nov. 29. While the board held three advertised hearings to listen to public comment on the proposed rate, no community members showed to voice […]

Wal-Mart gives back

Wal-Mart presented several thousand dollars worth of Wal-Mart Good Works Grants to community and school groups at their employee meeting last week. The Burke County EMA received a Safe Neighborhood Heroes grant, accepted by Chief Rusty Sanders. Ginny Marhanka, store manager, and associate Vicki Cullipher presented bonus grants to Burke County Head Start, accepted by Darlene Miller, Augusta Technical College, […]