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09/29/04

Commission Votes To Raise
Cost Of Using Landfill
By Jimmy Ezzell
True Citizen Editor
Effective Oct. 1, the cost of using the county landfill will increase by $1 as the result of action taken by the Burke County Commission on Tuesday, Sept. 14. County administrator Merv Waldrop advised the commissioners that as of Sept. 1, Chatham County, which accepts waste from Burke County, increased their costs by $1. The county contracts with Waste Management of Savannah to haul the waste to the landfill in Chatham.
What the increased fee means is that persons using the landfill will now pay $37 per ton rather than $36. Waldrop said residents who take personal garbage to the landfill will continue to pay the minimum $5 depending on the amount. A graduating scale is used to determine the cost based on the poundage.

During its regular meeting, the commissioners heard from more than a dozen residents of Wyatt Place Road, asking that their dirt road be advanced on the priority list for paving. Lois Schlein and the Rev. Bill Turner were the spokesmen for the residents.

Schlein said the road is now about 12th on the list and was in such bad shape he and his neighbors were asking that the commission move them higher up on the list. Commissioners listened attentively, and while not promising the road status would change, they said they would do whatever they could to help. Waldrop said one immediate step could be to do a survey of the road and see if the required right of way could be obtained. Rev. Turner said the petition they presented to the commission contained more than 30 names and admitted that at least one resident of the road was opposed to the paving. Two requests for the commission to waive the $200 rental fee for the Burke County Office Park were not acted on. (Read Rest of Story in The True Citizen.)

Augusta Tech Offers Career
Learning Center On Wheels
County officials had the opportunity last week to get a first hand look at Augusta Tech’s One Stop Career Learning Center. The large bus which houses the center, came to the Burke County Court House last Tuesday, Sept. 14, so county commissioners and other county officials could get a chance to tour the bus and see what the mobile lab has to offer to local residents. Jimmy Dixon, commission chairman, was instrumental in having the bus come to the courthouse.

The mobile lab is in Sardis and Girard on Tuesday and Thursday. The Sardis schedule is from 9 a.m. until noon and in Girard from 1 to 4 p.m. It also is in Keysville and Midville on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Keysville stop is from 9 a.m. to noon and Midville, to 4 p.m. (Read Rest of Story in The True Citizen.)

WIB Conference Slated For Oct. 14
By Jimmy Ezzell
True Citizen Editor
Dr. Ann T. White, an inspirational speaker and author, will present “Twelve Commandments for People Who Work with People,” at the annual conference of Women in Business Council. The event will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Burke County Office Park Auditorium. White, who has been published in an array of professional journals, speaks to audiences from teenagers to corporate leaders.
Tickets to the event are $25 and can only be purchased in advance.

Included in the price is a wine reception, dinner catered by Good Day Café and a fashion show from Talbots.
Sponsors for the event are AgGeorgia Farm Credit, A&W Oil, Georgia Power, Southern Bank, Mrs. Virgil (Betty) Black, Steadman House Bed and Breakfast, Superior Dry Cleaners, Talbots and Ron White.
To purchase your ticket, stop by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce, 241 East 6th St., Waynesboro, or Janice Morris Realty, 400 Liberty St., Waynesboro. Call the chamber at 554-5451 for any additional information regarding the conference.
Legal Organ of Burke County, Waynesboro, Sardis, Midville, Keysville, and Girard