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  • New EOC/911 Center will be on SPLOST Referendum

    Posted: May 10, 2016
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  • Boss Hog BBQ Cookoff Coming May 13-14

    Posted: May 03, 2016
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  • Ed Turner & Number 9, Rock & Soul Reveu Coming to Waynesboro

    Posted: Apr 19, 2016
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    ED TURNER & NUMBER 9, Rock & Soul Revue are coming to Burke County on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Burke County High School - J.D. Smith Auditorium

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  • First Lady Michelle Obama’s Visit to Burke County

    Posted: Apr 11, 2016
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  • Vogtle Constructiion Update - 1st Quarter 2016

    Posted: Apr 11, 2016
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  • County Surplus Property Sale

    Posted: Apr 05, 2016
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    Burke County is holding our spring surplus property sale online. The online auction includes a number of vehicles and equipment. The Burke County items start at lot 6000. Details are listed at the link below: http://bid.bidderone.com/view-auctions/catalog/id/12134/?page=1#lot6000

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  • Officials agree on date for new SPLOST vote

    Posted: Mar 31, 2016
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    By Roy F. Chalker, Jr. rchalker@bellsouth.net Burke County Commissioners and the mayors of the county's municipalities agreed Tuesday to put a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) question on the November 8 General Election ballot. The county is almost exactly two years away from the expiration of the current SPLOST, which ends on March 31, 2018. If the new measure passes in November, there would be a seamless transition from the old tax to the new one. Enlarge Map Officials opted for the date of the General Election because of the usual high turnout generated in presidential election years. Also, in case the measure fails to pass, it would give the county and cities an opportunity to refine their project lists in order to gain more public support. However, SPLOST questions in previous years have passed by comfortable margins. Cities and the county commission have until August 10 to identify their projects and prepare their budgets for the November ballot. The funds will be allocated over a six year period according to population figures from the 2010 census. The officials elected to use a projection of $30,300,000 for the funding period based on the history of the current SPLOST, which is estimated to generate over $34 million by its conclusion.

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