News and Updates
Published Aug 19, 2019
The Burke County Board of Commissioners is inviting the public to attend dedication ceremonies for the new Burke County Judicial Center on Tuesday August 27th. The day starts with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9:00 AM on the front steps of the Judicial Center. A time capsule will also be placed at this time to be opened a century from now.
After that, there will be an official Dedication Service in Courtroom #1 in the new building. There will be a number of speakers and selections from the Burke County High School Chorus. Chief Justice Harold Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court will be offering the keynote address. Following the Dedication Service there will be a reception in the first-floor lobby. An open house will continue with tours of the facility being given for the remainder of the day.Read Full Story
Published Aug 19, 2019
Technology is making it easier and safer to burn the back yard debris pile. A burn permit from the Georgia Forestry Commission can be easily obtained by computer or cell phone, providing information that helps forest rangers keep smoke and fire problems under control. “It’s a matter of working together to protect our right to burn,” said Georgia Forestry Commission Burke County Chief Ranger Myron Williams. “Permits are issued when weather conditions are favorable. Knowing where those burns are taking place allows us to be ready for emergencies that may arise,” Williams said. Residents planning to burn may log onto GaTrees.org or call 1-877-OK-2-BURN to get a permit. Only hand-piled natural vegetation can be burned; materials such as lumber or tires cannot. A permit is valid for the day of the burn. If more days are required, the GFC asks burners to simply notify them of that plan. Larger machine-piled, acreage burns are issued by the local GFC unit, whose contact information is available at GaTrees.org.Read Full Story
Published Aug 05, 2019
A few more photos of the recently completed Hwy 56 widening project in Burke County. For some perspective, be sure to check out the before photos at the end of the slideshow! Project design and photos are courtesy of Columbia Engineering and Services, Inc.Read Full Story