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  • Public Invited to Dedication of Burke County Judicial Center

    Posted: Aug 19, 2019
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    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.

    Welcome to Burke Co Judicial Center
    Welcome to Burke Co Judicial Center

    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.

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  • Local forestry Unit Urges Safe Burning Practices

    Posted: Aug 19, 2019
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    ​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.

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  • Hwy 56 Phase I Project Complete

    Posted: Aug 05, 2019
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    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.

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  • Special Election to Fill District 4 County Commissioners Seat

    Posted: Jul 30, 2019
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    ​A special election will be held on Tuesday September 17th to fill a vacancy on the Board of Commissioners due to the resignation of Commissioner Allen DeLaigle.  Five candidates have filed to run to fill the seat.  The election will be non-partisan and the winner must have 50% plus one vote.  If no one receives 50% of the vote, a runoff election will be held in October.  Only voters in the Sardis, Girard, Alexander and Telfair precincts may participate in this election.  A sample ballot is shown below:

    sample ballot
    sample ballot

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  • Burke County students getting opportunity to learn about cyber security

    Posted: Jul 29, 2019
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  • An Act of Kindness: 15-year-old Burke County teenager giving water to road construction crews

    Posted: Jul 18, 2019
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  • Offices Are Moving to the Burke County Judicial Center

    Posted: Jul 16, 2019
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    Burke County Judicial Center
    Burke County Judicial Center

    We are pleased to announce that the following judicial offices are moving across the street from its current location to the new BURKE COUNTY JUDICIAL CENTER, 200 East Sixth Street, Waynesboro, Georgia 30830:

    Clerk of Superior, State, and Juvenile Courts – (706)554-2279 (Civil, Domestic, Criminal, Real Estate)

    Magistrate Court – (706) 554-4281

    Probate Court – (706) 554-3000

    Solicitor Office – (706) 437-0464

    State/Juvenile Administrative Offices – (706) 554-3460


    Beginning Monday July 22, 2019, Burke County Judicial Offices will be moving to the new Burke County Judicial Center.   The move-in will take a total of two weeks and all judicial offices will be relocated to the new building by Monday, August 5th.  During the next two weeks of transition the public will have limited access to records and services provided by each office.  Please contact the Court or Department if you need access to records or any services during this time before coming to the Courthouse or Judicial Center.  Additional information for each judicial office can be found at www.burkecounty-ga.gov

    All offices and services are expected to be open for business on Monday August 5, 2019  

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