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  • Pork Chop Plate Fundraiser for 4-H Club

    Posted: Apr 23, 2018
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    The Burke County 4-H is hosting a Pork Chop Plate Fundraiser in order to raise money for the Forestry and Wildlife Teams that will be competing nationally this summer.   The plates can be picked up at the Burke County Office Park on Thursday May 3rd from Noon till 2:00 or 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  Plates are $8.00 each and can be ordered from the Burke County Extension Office at 706-554-2119. 

    The Wildlife team will be traveling to Maine and the Forestry team will be traveling to West Virginia.  

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  • Job Fair for Plant Vogtle this Week in Augusta

    Posted: Apr 17, 2018
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  • Car Show and Music Fest this Saturday in Waynesboro

    Posted: Apr 17, 2018
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    The Thunder on Liberty Classic Car Show is five days away! The event returns to historic Downtown Waynesboro on Saturday, April 21st, 1 to 5PM. There will be hot rods and muscle cars and classic trucks, maybe even a few jalopies! There will also be lots of good food and music. $15 per car entry fee, free to the general public. There will be trophies awarded in 6 categories, some will be decided by car show attendees. Don't miss the fun and afterwards, mosey on over the the Exchange Club Fairgrounds for the Spring Music Fest featuring The Swingin' Medallions! For more information call 706-554-8018. See y'all there!

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  • Public Information Meeting Set for April 12 on Hwy 23 Bridge Replacement Project

    Posted: Apr 02, 2018
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    The Georgia Department of Transportation invites citizens to view plans for the upcoming State Route 23 bridge replacements over Brier Creek and Brier Creek Overflow in Burke County. The meeting will be held on April 12th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in Sardis at the City Annex Building located at 1209 Ellison Bridge Road. At this time, the proposed project will rebuild these bridges north of Sardis, which requires an off-site detour during construction. The length of the work and associated roadway improvements is 1,400 feet. Construction cost for both bridges is currently estimated at $4.2 million with contract letting programmed for June 2020. Both bridges have low sufficiency ratings and were built in 1962. The two structures are currently posted for weight restrictions.

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  • Georgia Farm Monitor Features Clifford Jones’ Antique Tractor Collection

    Posted: Apr 02, 2018
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  • Highway 23 Resurfacing Project Starts Monday

    Posted: Mar 22, 2018
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    Today will be the first day there will be lane closures on SR 23. The Georgia DOT is going to start deep patching in the southbound lane at the RR crossing that is approximately mid point of the job. They will work their way towards Girard in the southbound lane. ATC Site Construction will begin patching activities on the $3.9 million resurfacing of State Route (SR) 23 from south of Stoney Bluff Road to SR 56. The total 19-mile work area should be complete in two to three months, weather permitting.

    Contractors will break down the route into two sections from Girard to the railroad crossing on SR 23 and from there to SR 56. The southern section, spanning 12.6 miles, will be first and the northern 6.4-mile section nearest SR 56 second.

    Initial patching phases means shorter lane closures in each section of the roadway, while the inner-layer and final asphalt surface topping could mean up to a two-mile lane closure. Expect delays as a flagging and/or pilot car operation will be used.

    The work schedule is roughly 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays. Expect delays and find an alternate route if at all possible. Contractors will use as much daylight as possible to complete the job quickly.

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  • Public Information Meeting - Hwy 23 Bridge Replacement over Brier Creek

    Posted: Mar 19, 2018
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    The Georgia Department of Transportation will conduct a Public Information Meeting at the Sardis Annex Building Meeting Room located at 1209 Ellison Bridge Road in Sardis, Georgia on Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. to discuss plans for the Replacement of the Hwy 23 Bridges over Brier Creek. Doors will be open to the public and local officials at 4:00 p.m. There will be no formal presentation. The purpose of this meeting is to provide detour information on the upcoming bridge replacement projects for Brier Creek Bridge and Brier Creek Overflow Bridge. Should you need any additional information concerning this open house, please feel free to contact me at (478) 553-3407 or by email at ewright@dot.ga.gov.

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