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  • Burke County Supports the United Way—-United Way Supports Burke County!

    Posted: Sep 11, 2018
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  • New Location for Rural Health Clinic Opens In Waynesboro

    Posted: Sep 05, 2018
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    Burke County, GA (WJBF) - A newer, bigger building for a rural Georgia healthcare clinic allows them to serve more people.

    Tuesday was the first official business day for the Burke County Medical Center Rural Clinic after offering weekend hours over the Labor Day weekend. They now have more square footage, they are open more hours, which allows patients in Burke County to stay in their hometown, save time and money.

    Administrator over Rural Health Clinics, Jeremy Whitaker points out that right now, most people in Burke County go somewhere else for their medical treatment.
    “Approximately 79% of the residents of Burke County are leaving the county to get their healthcare elsewhere,” he says.

    Whitaker says they are trying to change those statistics with outpatient clinics like the one now on Jones Avenue behind the Medical Center.

    “We want to show those residents that we've got access to care here,” Whitaker says. “It's not necessary for you to make that trek to Augusta. I mean certain things absolutely because we just don't have the need for some of the specialty care that is in the metropolis, but absolutely we want to provide as much of it here at home that we can.”

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  • Burke County Receives Health Promotion and Wellness Grant from ACCG

    Posted: Sep 05, 2018
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    ATLANTA,
    GA (August 2018)
    Burke County was recently awarded the ACCG – Group Health Benefits Program Health Promotion & Wellbeing Grant by ACCG, Georgia's County Association.

    Burke County is one of 36 members to receive the Health Promotion & Wellbeing Grant based
    on its commitment to employee health and demonstrated collaboration with other community groups and organizations engaged in health promotion.

    “A successful wellness program is designed to
    encourage healthy lifestyles, which helps to control health care costs and contribute to a happier, more productive workforce", said Douglas County Commissioner and President of the ACCG – GHBP Board of Directors, Michael Mulcare.  "Wellness programs greatly benefit employees, their families and the employer - everyone benefits.”

    The Health
    Promotion & Wellbeing Grants
    are awarded statewide to our members that are undertaking health and wellness initiatives to transform their living and working communities into healthier environments.  The grants are to provide assistance in promoting worksite programs designed to enhance the health and wellness of county employees and family members.

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  • YMCA Breaks Ground on 11th Branch Facility in Waynesboro

    Posted: Sep 05, 2018
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    The Greater Augusta Family
    YMCA will break ground on its 11
    th branch facility on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 4:30 p.m. at 50 Olympic Road in Waynesboro, Georgia.  The $6.3 million facility is a collaboration with the Burke County Board of Commissioners with support from several other donor organizations and is set to open Summer 2019.  Generous financial support to enable the project has also been given by the Georgia Power Company, Dalton Utilities, Oglethorpe Power and Ingevity, Inc.

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  • Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed FY 2019 Budget

    Posted: Aug 21, 2018
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     The Burke County Board of Commissioners will hold a Public Hearing concerning the Proposed FY 19 Budget on Wednesday August 29th at 6:00 PM in the County Commission Meeting Room at the Burke County Courthouse at 602 Liberty Street, Waynesboro, GA 30830


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  • Crime Decreases 50% in County

    Posted: Aug 16, 2018
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  • Augusta Judicial Circuit Announces Transition to Mandatory Electronic Filing in Civil Cases

    Posted: Aug 15, 2018
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    ​Burke, Columbia, and Richmond Counties Choose PeachCourt to Deliver Best-in-Class Services for Attorneys and Self-Represented Litigants Augusta, Georgia— August 1, 2018 — The Clerks of the Superior and State Courts of the Augusta Judicial Circuit announce the transition from permissive to mandatory electronic filing of all documents in civil cases. Effective September 1, 2018, attorneys and self-represented litigants will be required to use the PeachCourt eFiling platform to submit documents to Burke County’s Superior and State Courts, Columbia County’s Superior Court, and Richmond County’s Superior and State Courts.

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