News & Announcements
Burke County Listening Session
Posted: Jul 27, 2021
The University of Georgia Archway Partnership will host community listening sessions on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the Burke County campus of Augusta Technical College, 216 Highway 24 in Waynesboro. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.
Two sessions are scheduled, the first from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., and again that evening from 5:30-7 p.m.
The sessions are intended to help UGA Archway Partnership learn more about the challenges and opportunities facing the community. Public support and engagement is essential to identifying priorities and developing a work plan for community and economic development.
Through the Archway Partnership, a unit of UGA Public Service and Outreach, a UGA employee is based in a community to facilitate discussions with residents, who define local economic development priorities. Through Archway, the community is connected with the vast resources of the University of Georgia to help address challenges. The collaboration is supported locally by Augusta Technical College, Burke County Board of Commissioners, Burke County Board of Education, Burke County Development Authority, Burke County Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Waynesboro.
A diverse group of Burke County residents will serve on the Archway Partnership executive committee and other work groups, giving direction to community growth.
Burke County is one of eight active UGA Archway Partnership communities. Current Archway communities are Colquitt County, Grady County, Griffin-Spalding County, Hart County, Pulaski County, Thomson-McDuffie County and Washington County. Projects completed in these communities through the Archway Partnership process include new community branding, downtown revitalization and workforce training programs.
For more information on the Burke County Archway Partnership, contact Angel Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 542-1098.
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Hwy 56 Bridge Project Near Midville - Delayed Another Week
Posted: Jul 23, 2021
By:Hwy 56 bridge opening delayed againContractors have more work to complete and some to correct before the Hwy 56 bridge outside Midville reopens to drivers, removing the off-site detour.We anticipate “open to traffic” status at this new bridge by Saturday, July 31.Sorry for the added inconvenience.Read Full Article
Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendments
Posted: Jul 19, 2021
The Board of Commissioners is considering three amendments to the Land Development Code related to zoning and land-use. Follow the links below to read the full text of the proposed changes:Read Full Article
Ga Supreme Court to Rule on Judicial Circuit Split
Posted: Jul 19, 2021Read Full Article
July Board of Commissioners Meeting
Posted: Jul 13, 2021Read Full Article
Burke County Hwy 56 bridge detour extends extra week
Posted: Jul 13, 2021
MIDVILLE - The State Route (SR) 56 detour for Mill Creek bridge construction must last one more week between Waynesboro and Midville. United Infrastructure Group plans a Friday, July 23 reopening for the location six miles northeast of Midville. Until then, the signed detour using SR 305 and SR 24 to get back to SR 56 remains in place. This infrastructure project is upgrading an out-of-date structure built in 1926 and widened in 1960. Thirty percent of daily vehicles are large trucks, making this a strategic Burke County freight and logistics enhancement.Read Full Article
Columbia County will exit Augusta Judicial Circuit this week, Richmond and Burke to Remain Together
Posted: Jul 12, 2021Read Full Article