• Burke County Honors Late Korea War Veteran with a Memorial Service

    Posted: Jun 05, 2018

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  • Ceremony to Remember Ivan Roberts - Today at 11:00 AM

    Posted: Jun 04, 2018

    By Sarah LeBlanc

    Posted May 27, 2018 at 7:29 PMUpdated May 27, 2018 at 7:29 PM

    Pfc. Ivan Roberts went missing during the Korean War, but the search for his body is ongoing.

    The only thing Annette Sello remembers about Pfc. Ivan Roberts is when he went missing.

    Sello was 6 when Roberts went missing in action during the Korean War. Her father, Hubert Roberts Sr., helped raise Ivan with the boy’s aunt, Lessie Mae Utley Roberts.

    “When he would return home from trips to town my mother would ask him, ‘Is there any word from (Ivan)?’ and he would of course say no,” Sello said. “That’s the sad part that I remember. I will just always remember that.”

    A memorial service honoring Roberts will be held June 4 at the Burke County Veterans Memorial near the courthouse. Sixty-six years after his disappearance, his name is the 72nd to be engraved in the monument marking veterans who have died, but the only one accompanied by a bronze marker that indicates he is missing in action. At the service, people will lay roses at the foot of the monument, and Fort Gordon will send an honor guard.

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  • Memorial Day 2018

    Posted: May 25, 2018

    ​County Offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.  The County will resume a normal schedule on Tuesday May 29th.  

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  • 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update

    Posted: May 25, 2018

    The Board of Commissioners is working on an update to its Joint Comprehensive Plan with the Cities of Waynesboro, Sardis, Keysville, Midville, Girard and Vidette.  A number of public hearings will be held around the County over the next few weeks.  You can voice your opinion on the future of your Community at one of these hearings or by submitting a survey to the Commissioners Office.  Surveys and Hearing Dates can be found at the Comprehensive Plan Update page on this site.  You can also submit any comments you would like to the County's email contact listed below.

    Comprehensive Plan Update Page

    Contact Link

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  • Summer Reading Program Starts June 1st

    Posted: May 23, 2018

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  • Summer Camp on Wheels!

    Posted: May 22, 2018

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  • Public Hearings Scheduled for Joint Comprehensive Plan

    Posted: May 08, 2018

    Burke County and the jurisdictions of the Town of Girard, City of Keysville, City of Sardis, City of Midville, City of Vidette, and City of Waynesboro will each hold a public hearing to announce the start of the creation of the new Burke County Joint Comprehensive Plan. Although the plan will be a joint plan, each jurisdiction will have their own Community Work Program, therefore separate public hearings will invite public input.   A Community Survey will be available for public input.

    Further information about the plan process and meeting schedule will be available.  Residents wishing to comment or make suggestions should be in attendance. Following are the places and times set for each Public Hearing:

    Burke County, June 4, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

    Burke County Courthouse, 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA

    Contact:  Merv Waldrop, Manager, Phone: 706-554-2324

    Town of Girard, June 7, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

    Girard City Hall, 150B Brigham Landing Road, Girard, GA

    Contact:  Kim

    Reddick, Clerk, Phone: 478-569-4624


    City of Keysville, June 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.

    Keysville City Hall, 120 Old Waynesboro Road, Keysville, GA

    Contact:  Meschery Pollard, Administrator, Phone:  706-547-3000


    City of Midville, June 12, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

    Midville City Hall, 132 South Jones Street, Midville, GA

    Contact:  Seth Brinson,    Phone:  478-589-7557


    City of Sardis, May 25, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

    Sardis City Hall, 1209 Ellison Bridge Road, Sardis, GA

    Contact:  Jennie Johnson, Clerk, Phone: 478-569-4315


    City of Vidette, June 5, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

    Vidette City Hall, 7052 Highway 24 West, Vidette, GA

    Contact:  Mayor

    Rosemary Baughman, Phone: 706-554-0645


    City of Waynesboro, June 4, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.

    Waynesboro City Hall, 628 Myrick Street, Waynesboro, GA

    Contact:  Jerry Coalson, Manager, Phone:  706-554-8000

    All Burke County local government jurisdictions are committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age.  For a reasonable accommodation or if you need an alternative format or language, please call the contact person listed for the Public Hearing at least two business days prior to the Public Hearing during following hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, except holidays. Persons with hearing disabilities can contact the Georgia Relay Service, at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056, (Voice) 1-800-255-0135, 7-1-1.

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