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  • Rain & Flooding Causes Road Closures

    Posted: Feb 19, 2020
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    A number of roads are closed due to flooding and excessive rains in our area. The following roads are closed until the water recedes: 1. Henry Berol Road 0.50 Mile West of Middle Ground Road 2. Sills-Lewis Road 0.50 Mile West of Porter-Carswell Road 3. Bellevue Plantation Road 1.46 Miles West of Hwy 25 4. Joyner Oglesby Road 0.15 Miles West of Hillis Circle 5. Hillis Circle 0.50 South of Joiner-Oglesby Road 6. Grays Grove Church Road 0.70 Miles East of Middle Ground Road 7. Porter-Carswell Road 0.15 Miles South of Middle Ground Road Intersection 8. South College Road 0.67 Miles North of Thornton Road 9. (A) Middle Ground Road 0.62 Miles South of Henry Berol Road (B) Middle Ground Road Between Grays Grove Church Road and McCollough Church Road 10. Old Louisville Road 1.62 Miles West of Hwy 305 11. Rocky Creek Church Road 0.55 Miles North of Rosier Road 12. Coleman – Young Road 0.75 Miles East of Porter-Carswell Road Flooding areas use caution: McMaster Road off of Porter Carswell Road Tarver Road near Highway 24 Smith Wells Road near Harvey Road Hatchers Mill Road near Thompson Bridge Road – Pond overflowing McCullough Church Road near Herndon Road – Pond overflowing over the dam and creek Private Roads Flooded: Esther Drive off of Bates Road Frances Ave off of Bates Road

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  • Every.One.Counts

    Posted: Feb 19, 2020
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  • Public Meeting: Burke County Pre- Disaster Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

    Posted: Feb 13, 2020
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    ​Burke County’s five-year update is completed and has been approved by GEMA and sent to FEMA for approval. Burke County is inviting the public to review the final plan which the county and the cities of Girard, Keysville, Midville, Sardis, Waynesboro and Vidette will adopt by resolution. A copy of the plan is available for review at the Burke County Emergency Management Agency located at 277 Hwy 24 South Waynesboro, GA 30830. The plan is also available at the following website: https://csrarc.ga.gov/document-reviews. After the review period, a public meeting will be held on March 2, 2020 at 10:00 am in the Burke County Board of Commissioners Meeting Room located at 602 Liberty Street Waynesboro, GA. The purpose of the meeting is to allow citizens of Burke County an opportunity to provide input before it is adopted by resolution. If you have any questions please contact EMA Director, Rusty Sanders, at 706-554-6651.

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  • Every.One.Counts - You’ve Got This!

    Posted: Feb 11, 2020
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  • 2020 Census - Shape Your Story

    Posted: Feb 05, 2020
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  • Burke County, Created on this Date in 1777

    Posted: Feb 05, 2020
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    On February 5th, 1777 Burke County became one of Georgia's first counties, named for political philosopher and member of British Parliament Edmund Burke, who advocated appeasement of American colonial grievances. Many residents of Burke County remained loyal to the king, and ensuing conflicts during the Revolutionary War (1775-83) led to major property damage. Two military engagements in 1779 between the king's troops and the revolutionaries were notable: a skirmish at the Burke County Jail in January, during which the colonists defeated 400 British troops; and a British victory at the Battle of Brier Creek.

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  • What is the 2020 Census?

    Posted: Feb 04, 2020
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