News & Announcements


  • County Offices Closed for New Years Day

    Posted: Dec 27, 2017
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    The Burke County Courthouse and all County Offices will be closed on Monday January 1st, 2018 in celebration of the New Year's Day holiday. Offices will open as normal on Tuesday January 2nd. Happy New Year to everyone from Burke County!

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  • PSC Votes to Continue Work on Vogtle 3 & 4

    Posted: Dec 22, 2017
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  • Local Reaction to PSC Authorization to Continue Work on Vogtle 3 & 4

    Posted: Dec 22, 2017
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  • County Offices Closed for Christmas

    Posted: Dec 18, 2017
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    County Offices will be closed on Monday December 25th and Tuesday December 26th for Christmas Holidays. Offices will reopen Wednesday morning December 27th. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas with family and friends.

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  • PSC Hearings On Plant Vogtle

    Posted: Dec 12, 2017
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  • Georgia County Commissioners Advocate for County Priorities at the White House

    Posted: Dec 12, 2017
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    Washington – Burke County Commissioners Lucious Abrams, Terri Lodge Kelly and Evans Martin joined more than 100 Georgia county leaders at the White House for a day of meetings with key administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, and Senator David Perdue. County commissioners heard from federal departments and agencies, including the Small Business Administration, Energy, Transportation, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security and Housing and Urban Development. They discussed how federal policies impact Georgia counties and residents. Topics included the opioid epidemic, workforce housing, infrastructure, natural disaster preparations, health care reform along with the latest developments at Plant Vogtle and the Georgia Ports expansion.

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  • Holiday Season Will Bring Increased DUI Enforcement In Georgia

    Posted: Dec 08, 2017
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    The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and law enforcement officers this holiday season to remind all motorists that drinking and driving will not only get you on Santa’s naughty list, but it will also send you straight to jail. “The Burke County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in increased enforcement activities in conjunction with state and other local officers” according to Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard.

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