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  • September 17-23 is Constitution Week

    Posted: Sep 14, 2016
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    PROCLAMATION CONSTITUTION WEEK WHEREAS: September 17, 2016, marks the two hundred twenty-ninth anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention; and WHEREAS: It is fitting and proper to accord official recognition to the magnificent document and its memorable anniversary; and to the patriotic celebrations which will commemorate the occasion; and WHEREAS: Public Law 915 guarantees the issuing of a proclamation each year by the President of the United States of America designating September 17 through 23 as Constitution Week, NOW, THEREFORE I, R. Wayne Crockett, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Chairperson of the County Commissioners of the County of Burke (in the City of) Waynesboro do hereby proclaim the week of September 17 through 23 as CONSTITUTION WEEK AND ask our citizens to reaffirm the ideals which the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787 by vigilantly protecting the freedoms guaranteed to us through this guardian of our liberties, remembering that lost rights may never be regained. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the County to be affixed this 13th day of September of the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen.

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  • Gov. Deal Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Tropical Storm Hermine

    Posted: Sep 01, 2016
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    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command in anticipation of Tropical Storm Hermine’s imminent Florida landfall, Gov. Nathan Deal today signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency for 56 counties. The state of emergency goes into effect today and extends through midnight Saturday.

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  • Progress Continues at Plant Vogtle

    Posted: Aug 23, 2016
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  • Request for Public Comment

    Posted: Aug 17, 2016
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    The Board of Commissioners is taking input from the Public concerning a request to post No Fishing and No Parking Signs along Hwy 23 in the vicinity of the Brier Creek Bridge. You can mail comments to the Burke County Commissioners, PO Box 89, Waynesboro, GA 30830 or email the County Administrator at merv.waldrop@burkecounty-ga.gov

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  • Vogtle Constructiion Update - 2nd Quarter 2016

    Posted: Jul 26, 2016
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  • Are You Due a Refund?

    Posted: May 16, 2016
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    We are attempting to locate the following people to return money that is due them. In most of these cases, cash bonds were posted in lieu of property bonds and the person posting the bond did not return to the Sheriff’s Office to obtain their refund once the case reached its final disposition. The names of persons listed below are persons due the refund and does not imply in any way that these persons were arrested. Over the years, we have attempted to contact them but have been unsuccessful. Refund amounts range from $8.32 to $2150.00, the oldest case was in 1984. In order to receive the refund, you must show valid picture identification and be able to answer relevant questions. If you are one of these people or have contact information, call Maj. Bailey at the Sheriff’s Office @ 706-554-2133. List of persons: Jimmie Gross Joseph Daniels Larry Griffin Callie Lewis Malcolm T. Cole Patricia Outlaw Donnie Atkinson Keenan C. Zellars Grover Davis Allen Leon Stewart Archie J. Schmitz Claude D. Williford Ibrahim Mounkaila Boris Ponvoski Dan Darnell Sasimo Penda Santos

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  • Important Election Dates

    Posted: May 12, 2016
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    Saturday voting: May 14th - Courthouse - 9:00-4:00 Early voting ends: May 20th - Courthouse - 9:00-5:00 Election Day - Tuesday, May 24th! - All Polling Places - 7:00-7:00

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