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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:

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    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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  • ALL LANES SET TO OPEN ON HWY 56 THURSDAY

    Posted: Jul 16, 2019
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    As weather allows, Reeves Construction Company will open all four lanes on the newly rebuilt Hwy 56 from the Burke/Richmond County line to the intersection with Hwy 23 Thursday, July 18. The key activity is full "stop and go" activation of the new traffic signal at River Road/Hwy 56 SPUR. Please be aware of the major change in operations. Advanced alert flashers/signal were added to each appoach on Hwy 56 for safety of the traveling public. Improvements are funded by the Georgia Transportation Investment Act - TIA. The aforementioned widening and reconstruction is Phase I of three total planned TIA projects to remake SR 56 in Burke County.

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  • CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTION

    Posted: Jul 15, 2019
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    Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with O.C.G.A. 21-2-540, a special election shall be held in Burke County to fill the vacancy in the office of County Commissioner District 4, caused by resignation of the Honorable Allen Delaigle. The special election will be held on September 17, 2019. Qualifying for the special election shall be held at the Burke County Courthouse, Board of Elections and Registration Office at 602 N. Liberty Street Rm 104, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on July 24, 2019 and ending at 12:00 noon on July 26, 2019. The qualifying fee shall be $180.00. All persons who are not registered to vote and who desire to register to vote in the special election for County Commission District 4 may register to vote through the close of business on August 19, 2019. Early voting will begin August 26, 2019 through September 13, 2019, at the Burke County Board of Elections Office from 9: a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on election day. The only the polls for district 4 will be open, they are Alexander, Girard, Sardis and Telfair. Should a runoff election be required, such runoff will be held on October 15, 2019. This 10th day of July 2019 Laverne Sello, Director Burke County Board of Elections and Registration

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  • County Offices Closed for Training on Monday Morning

    Posted: Jul 10, 2019
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    ​County Offices will be closed for training of County personnel on Monday July 15th from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM.

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