July 3, 2013 RSS feed / News

Do you have a credit card?

If so, you can use it to pay your taxes. The Burke County Tax Commissioner’s Office now accepts credit and debit cards. The machines were installed there Tuesday and will be up and running by Friday. More...

Mini iPad up for grabs at library

Reading a few good books will earn someone in Burke County a brand new iPad.  The Burke County Library will hold a drawing for a mini iPad later this month as part of its summer reading program for adults. More...

Electric rates may go up 6 percent

Georgia Power customers may see their electric rates go up.  Georgia Power has asked the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) for permission to increase its base rates approximately $482 million, or 6.1 percent.  More...

Landowner to pay $2,500 for damage to cemetery

A Midville man has received $2,500 restitution for damage to his family cemetery.  Floyd Cross had hoped to be awarded $15,000 to help restore the historic graveyard that was destroyed by a logging company last spring.  More...

Will you light fireworks?

Be careful. Even sparklers can burn at temperatures as high as 1,800 degrees. More...

Will you celebrate with a drink?

Then don’t drive. There will be roadblocks everywhere, thanks to a cooperative effort between local law enforcement agencies and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. More...

Jobless rate swells to 12.2 percent

One in eight jobseekers can’t find work in Burke County.  During the month of May, the unemployment rate surged to 12.2 percent, strapping Burke with the 20th highest jobless rate among Georgia’s 159 counties.  More...