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									     WARREN COUNTY GENERAL INFORMATION
                            Within a 40-minute drive….
                                 Sports & Recreation
   Over 20 golf courses, both public and private
   Professional and semi professional sports events
   Traditional English style fox hunting
   Four state parks and several amusement places
   Lake Thurmond (70,000 acres and 1200 miles of shoreline)
   Lake Oconee, Reynolds Plantation and the newly developed Ritz Carlton Lodge
   Various health clubs, tennis courts, and recreation complexes

                                   Arts & Attractions
   Vibrant arts community including ballet, symphony, and museums
   Annual Masters Golf Tournament held at the Augusta National Golf Course
   Over 40 annual events
   Several locations for meetings, banquets, and conventions
   Over 5000 hotel rooms from historic bed & breakfast inns to major hotel franchises
   Over 450 restaurants representing a myriad of selections

                                        Education
   Four technical college locations
   Several major colleges or universities
   Many opportunities for elementary and secondary education in public or private schools, several
    of which are schools of excellence

                                        Health care
   Eight hospitals, including the nationally recognized Medical College of Georgia
   Various emergency care clinics, nursing homes, assisted living, physical therapy services and
    hospice programs
                               GOVERNMENT & CITIES
A three-seat Commission governs Warren County. The Commission Chairman is elected at large
from the County. The other two commission seats are elected one from each of two districts. The
City of Warrenton is the County seat. The Mayor, elected at large from the city, and a five
member Council, elected by districts, governs it. The Towns of Norwood and Camak each have
elected mayors and five member councils.

                         Warren County Commission      706-465-2171
                         Camak City Hall               706-465-3223
                         Norwood City Hall             706-465-9675
                         Warrenton City Hall           706-465-3282




               LOCATION AND PROXIMITY TO OTHER TOWNS
Warren County is located in a rural setting in East Central Georgia along Interstate 20 and
adjacent to the Augusta MSA. There are three Warren County interchanges on this interstate.

                                Atlanta    1½ hours west
                                Athens     1 hour north
                                Augusta    40 minutes east
                                Columbia   2 hours east
                                Macon      1½ hours southwest
                                Savannah   2½ hours southeast
                                          HOUSING
With the low cost of living and easy access to Interstate 20, the Warren County area provides
homes in every style and price range imaginable. Warren County provides for historic homes
with the small town flavor and friendly neighborhoods or the rustic home on several acres of
beautiful landscape, while nearby areas offer homes with modern touches and apartment
complexes. Real estate for sale and rent is available locally and in our neighboring communities.
Warren County offers land both in town and in the outlying areas for home building options to
suit your needs. Contact the following agencies for further assistance:

                 Warren County Chamber of Commerce                706-465-9604
                 Bradshaw Land & Realty                           706-831-2586
                 Timberland Sales, Inc.                           800-397-5345
                 Michael Price                                    706-832-4121
                 Coldwell Banker Watson & Knox Real Estate        706-595-4983
                 The Wilson Company                               800-637-0881
                 Dozier Realty                                    706-595-5240
                 Century 21                                       866-421-8421
                 Broad River Realty, Inc.                         706-678-3818
                 United Country Griggs Realty                     706-678-2312
                 Live Oak Forestry                                706-465-0104
                 Watson & Knox Real Estate                        706-595-4983




                                            BANKS

There are seven major banks that serve the local area and contribute to the economic stability of
Warren County.

    First Bank of Georgia, 110 E. Hill Street, Thomson, GA 30824         706-595-1600
    First citizens Bank, 488 Main Street, Warrenton, GA 30828            706-465-3353
    First State Bank, 300 Broad Street, Wrens, GA 30833                  706-547-6502
    Habersham Bank, Legion Drive, Warrenton, GA 30828                    706-465-0880
    Queensborough Bank, 549 W. Hill Street, Thomson, GA 30824            706-597-8500
    Regions Bank, Main Street, Thomson, GA 30824                         800-734-4667
    Sun Trust, Main Street. Thomson, GA 30824                            800-786-8787
                                      MEDICAL CARE
Excellent hospital care, physician’s care, dental care, nursing home and assisted living options
are offered in the area. The area also has various emergency care clinics, sports medicine clinics,
physical therapy services, and hospice programs.

        McDuffie County Regional Hospital          706-595-1411 (hospital & emergency)
        Warren County EMA                          706-465-3303 (emergency)
        Tri-County Family Medical Center           706-465-3253 (medical & dental)
        Warrenton Medical Center                   706-465-3800 (medical)
        Warren County Health Department            706-465-2252 (medical)
        Warren Health & Rehabilitation Center      706-465-3328 (nursing home)

Within a 40-minute drive, there are five additional hospitals (1,915 beds), including the
nationally recognized Medical College of Georgia, which is the state’s health science university.


                                        EMERGENCY
                   Warren County Emergency Services                      - 911
            (This phone number reaches the dispatcher for the County Sheriff Dept.,
                          City Police Dept., Fire Dept., and EMS.)



                                          UTILITIES
                                     Electric companies:
                               Georgia Power Co. 706-465-3341
                               Jefferson Energy  706-547-5002

                                       Gas companies:
                              Atlanta Gas Light Co 800-850-4159
                              Wilhoit Gas Co.      706-465-2243

                                           Telephone:
                                    Bell South 706-780-2355

     Contact the Warrenton City Hall for water, sewer, and cable information 706.465.3282
                                         EDUCATION
Offering educational opportunities to all residents is a priority of the leaders in Warren County.
Listed below are descriptions of several options.

                                Warren County Headstart
Headstart is a readiness program for 3 and 4 year-olds. This program is housed in the newly built
Warrenton Learning Center next to Warrenton City Hall.

                       WARREN COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM
Warren County School System became Georgia’s first Charter School in May 2009. The charter
addresses leadership, fine arts, advanced academics, and vocational/career awareness tracks for
K-12 and post secondary to provide a seamless career program. Every classroom has the
interactive white boards and computers.

               Mildred E. Freeman Elementary School – Title I-Distinguished
               School. Named a Georgia School of Excellence in 2004. The
               elementary school serves approximately 500 students from kindergarten to
               fifth grade. The average class size is twenty. Each class is equipped with
               computers connected to a central network, and software programs are used
               as an integral part of the curriculum. 706.465.3342
               www.warren.k12.ga.us

               Warren County Middle School – Title I Distinguished School. Named
               a High Flying Middle School and featured on the Lou Dobbs Show.
               Also designated by Standard and Poor’s as one of ten Outperforming
               School Districts. The middle school serves approximately 200 students
               grades 6-8. Career awareness activities begin in middle school to prepare
               students for variety of opportunities afforded them in high school from
               dual enrollment to apprenticeships. 706.465.3742

               Warren County High School – Received a grant in 2008 to construct
               and operate a Career Academy for Warren County. The high school
               serves approximately 250 students in grades 9-12 with a graduation rate of
               73% (highest in our region). College preparatory and vocational/technical
               paths are offered. Sandersville Technical College offers dual enrollment
               classes as part of the daily curriculum for high school students. An
               apprenticeship program allows students to work in local businesses to
               apply academic learning to real world work experiences. There is also
               opportunity to participate in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities
               from literary to athletics. Beginning in year 2010-21111, high school
               students will have the opportunity to attend the Warren County Career
               Academy and take classes with Sandersville Technical College and
               Augusta College & State University. 706.465.3742
               www.warren.k12.ga.us
                                    Briarwood Academy
The academy is a fully accredited private school serving pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade,
and has students from Warren, McDuffie, Wilkes, Lincoln, Columbia, and Taliaferro Counties.
An accelerated curriculum is provided for the college bound in an atmosphere emphasizing
Christian family values. A variety of extra-curricular activities from literary to athletics are
offered as well. 706-595-5641 www.briarwoodacademy.com



                                 Registration for Schools
Registration is available at each school. Requirements for registration are: birth certificate, Social
Security card, and proof of required immunizations.



                                       Adult Education
Housed in the Warrenton Learning Center beside Warrenton City Hall are adult classes provided
by Sandersville Technical College. Classes provided range from adult literacy and preparing for
the GED exam to computer training continuing education classes.
                                   HIGHER EDUCATION

               Higher educational opportunities, including 2 and 4-year colleges,
                  Universities and technical colleges are available in the area.
             (Location, phone number, & distance from Warrenton/Warren County)

                           Augusta Technical College (706) 771-4000
                                Augusta, GA—50-minute drive

                 Augusta Technical College Thomson Campus (706) 595-0166
                              Thomson, GA—15-minute drive

                         Sandersville Technical College (478) 553-2050
                              Sandersville, GA—45-minute drive

                Sandersville Technical College Sparta Campus (478) 553-2149
                                Sparta, GA—25-minute drive

                              University of Georgia (706) 542-3000
                                 Athens, GA—65-minute drive

                            Augusta State University (706) 737-1400
                                Augusta, GA—50-minute drive

                       Georgia College & State University (478) 453-5151
                              Milledgeville, GA—50-minute drive

                           Medical College of Georgia (706) 722-9011
                                Augusta, GA—50-minute drive

                                 Paine College (706) 795-7151
                                 Augusta, GA—50-minute drive

                            Georgia Military College (706) 793-8577
                                Augusta, GA—50-minute drive


HOPE scholarship is a comprehensive scholarship program assisting with education
opportunities. The HOPE scholarship has awarded over $863 million and has enabled 426,600
Georgia students to attend public colleges, universities and technical schools free or to receive
partial tuition to a private college or university.

Eligibility for the scholarship is determined by grade point average (3.0 on a 4.0 scales), and to
continue receiving the scholarship the student just maintain that grade point average.
                         RECREATION & ANNUAL EVENTS
Warren County’s quality of life is exceptional! It is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a
family.

                                            Hunting
Numerous hunt clubs offer hundreds of acres, catering to those who enjoy this sport. Come
Away Plantation is a hunting preserve and conference center in Warren County that will
accommodate both business and pleasure. Call 706-465-3292 for rates and availability.

                                               Golf
Over 20 golf courses, both public and private, are accessible within a short drive.

                         Fishing, Camping, Boating, Skiing
Warren County is filled with lakes and streams for these activities, including the RV
Campground, Rocky Comfort Plantation. Call 706-465-1113 for further information. Warren
County is conveniently located in close proximity to Clarkshill Lake, Lake Oconee, and Lake
Sinclair.

                                          State Parks
A variety of State Parks are within a short driving distance, including Hamburg State Park,
Alexander Stephens State Park, and Mistletoe State Park.

                                     Horseback Riding
The Gunn/Stewart Trail Ride, which takes place twice a year, is a two-day ride through the
countryside and attracts over 1000 riders from miles around. For more information, call 706-465-
3847.

                                             Sports
In addition to local school athletics, the City of Warrenton Recreation Department offers
programs for the youth in the area. Within a convenient drive, professional and semi-professional
games are enjoyable family sporting events to attend.

                                      Performing Arts
The Warren County Area Children’s Theater (ACT) has performances each spring. Children
from ages 8-18 audition in the fall of each year. Practices are after school weekly throughout the
school year. The group has performed plays including Big Bad, Romeo and Juliet, and Murder
by the Book. Contact the Chamber of Commerce for more information.

Ballet, symphony, and theater productions are also available with a short drive.
                      WARREN COUNTY ANNUAL EVENTS

                      EVENTS ON THE HORIZON 2011
                                      706.465.9604
                             www.EventsInWarrenCountyGA.org
January
       (1/17/11) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day March begins at 10 a.m. at the Community
Services Building and        ends at the Warren Co. Court House where the program will be
held. Then, the march moves back to the    Community Services Building for a reception.

March
        FIRST SATURDAY (3/5/11) Our 7th Annual March Hare Affair 5K + 10K & Fun Run
        begins at 10AM in front at the Depot Welcome Center.* Registration begins at 9AM, Fun
        Run begins at 9:30AM, 5K at 10AM, & 10K at 11AM.. Registration is $20, which
        includes a t-shirt to first 40.
        Pre-register @ active.com or EventsInWarrenCountyGa.org.

April
       FIRST SATURDAY (4/2/11) Camak Railroad Days in Camak, GA. For
       more information go to www.camaksrailroaddays.com
                            (4/2/11) Blue Devil Bash at Warrenton Cultural Center, 6-11:30
p.m. Tickets $15     available by calling 706-465-0914 or 706-829-1694

        SECOND & FOURTH THURSDAY (4/14/11, 4/28/11) Concert at the Depot *. Live
        music from 6:30-8:30PM at the Depot. Food vendors may also be available. Rain
        location: Cultural Center on S. Gibson. Band list @ EventsInWarrenCountyGA.org.

May
        (5/2-5/3/11) ACT presents “Improv @ the CC”, Warrenton Cultural Center, 7 p.m.

        (5/6/11) @ 6pm-12am: Relay For Life of Warren County to be held In City Park, South
        Norwood Street, Warrenton, GA.

        FIRST SATURDAY (5/7/11) 7th Annual Cycle Tour & Fun 1-mile Ride begins at 8AM
        at the Depot *. Registration is $20. 12, 26, 50 and 100 mile routes.
        Pre-register @ active.com or EventsInWarrenCountyGA.org.

        SECOND & FOURTH THURSDAY (5/12/11, 5/26/11) Concert at the Depot. Live
        music from 6:30-8:30PM at the Depot. Food vendors may also be available. Rain
        location: Cultural Center on S. Gibson. Band list @ EventsInWarrenCountyGA.org.

        THIRD TUESDAY (5/17/11) The Chorus presents “Spring Tune-Up”, Barbershop &
        Women’s Ensembles. Location & Time TBA.

        SECOND WEEKEND (5/12-5/14/11) Gunn/Stewart Trail Ride Call Jimmy Stewart at
        706.465.3847 for information.
June
         FIRST SATURDAY (6/4/11) 7th Annual Art on Main: Fine Art Sale to be held on
         Courthouse Square, and includes a juried competition. Cash prizes awarded to First,
         Second, and Third Overall, plus People’s Choice. Artist must be pre-approved,
         registered and have an exhibit to participate. No kits allowed….only original FINE
         artwork.. Fee: $20.Deadline: May 29th. Register at EventsInWarrenCountyGA.org.

July
         FIRST SATURDAY (7/2/11) 5th Annual Patriotic Parade & Park Party in downtown
         Warrenton. Classic cars,children and Veterans encouraged to participate.City sidewalk
         sales.Parade at 10AM.Pie Bake-Off and watermelon eating, in City Park..
          (7/2/11-7/11/11) 3nd Annual Tennis Tourney. Competition begins after the Patriotic
         Parade & Pie Bake-Off. Singles, Doubles & Mixed Doubles. Register by June 25th. $20
         fee. Register @ EventsInWarrenCountyGA.org.

August
         FIRST SATURDAY (8/6/11) 8th Annual Back Roads & Bikes Charity Ride with Poker
         Run begins at 11:30AM with registration at 10:30AM at the Depot*. $20 per bike & $5
         per hand. 50/50 drawing and other prizes.

September
       FIRST SATURDAY (9/3/11) 8th Annual Kid’s Day is held at the Depot beginning at
      10AM. Fun for kids of all ages: rides, shows and other treats. It includes Main Street
      Read, with the library book sale, literary characters & reading FUN!

         THIRD WEEKEND (9/16-17/11) Gunn/Stewart Trail Ride Call Jimmy Stewart at
         706.465.3847 for information.

October
      (10/8/11) 4th Annual Fiddles & Vittles: Music & Food Fest at the Depot. Begins at
      10AM. Live music from Depot stage & food vendors lining South Norwood Street.
      Register at EventsInWarrenCountyGA.org.

         (10/11/11) 6th Annual Evening of ...Opera by The Chorus at 7PM. “Comedy of Arias”.
         Reception following. Ticketed. LOL :)

         Date TBA (Call 706.465.9604 for more info) Farm/City Tour of an industry and a
         farm in Warren County. Bus leaves Community Services Center at 9:00AM. Lunch is
         provided. RSVP 706-465-2136


November
     (11/3/11) ACT presents their fall production at the Warrenton Cultural Center at 7 p.m.

         SECOND SATURDAY (11/12/11) 18th Annual Sportsmans Festival in the Warrenton
         City Park Area. Fishing & Hunting vendors, kid’s carnival, exhibits & demonstrators,
       car Cruise-in, free health fair, turkey shoot & big buck contest and the best festival food
       around. Something for the ladies, too. Fun for the entire family! Held from 9AM-3PM.
       Special: LUMBERJACK SHOW!
       Register at EventsInWarrenCountyGA.org.

December
     FIRST THURSDAY (12/1/11) 9th Annual Hometown Christmas brings cheer from 5pm
     till 9pm. Open Houses, Santa, hayride and carriage rides, Live Nativity, music and
     treats in the restaurants and Elves Bakery. The Warren County Garden Club will be
     holding their annual Lighting of the Tree of Honor at 5pm.

       SECOND TUESDAY (12/13/11) The Chorus presents “Festival of Lessons & Carols” at
       Jewell Baptist Church, Jewell, GA at 7:00 p.m.


* Depot Welcome Center, 46 South Norwood Street, Warrenton, GA

                              www.EventsInWarrenCountyGA.org
Warrenton’s Super Saturdays, which are from March through October each year, and give
citizens and visitors an opportunity to stroll downtown Warrenton along the sidewalk and take
advantage of all the spring sales of the businesses, as well as, treasures & trash of individuals
who would like to reserve a space to sell their wares. To reserve a space along Main Street,
contact the Hometown Warrenton, Inc. @ 706-465-9604.

The Warren County Annual Martin Luther King Day Service is held on MLK Day at the
Warren County Community Services Bldg. Line-up for the march will begin at 9:45 a.m. with
the march beginning at 10 a.m. The program will begin immediately after the march. For more
information, please contact, Betty Reese at 706-465-2869.

March Hare Affair 5K & Fun Run is held the first Saturday of March each year. Registration
begins in front of the Warren County Court House at 9:00 a.m., and the run begins promptly at
10:00a.m. The route travels through the neighborhoods of Warrenton, and it finishes in front of
the Court House where we will gather for awards (trophies and ribbons) and door prizes. There
are many divisions for male and female, and they are 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,
35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over, and wheelchair. Contact the
Warren County Chamber of Commerce @ 706-465-9604 for more information.

Railroad Days is an annual event that takes place in Camak, Georgia around the Camak City
Hall and the Camak Firehouse on the first Saturday in April. The festival offers historic railroad
memorabilia, arts and crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, a turn of the century church
service and much more. A good time for all ages. Call Camak City Hall for festival or vendor
information at 706-465-2332.

The Concerts at the Depot are held during the months of April and May each year. It is an
outdoor concert from 6:00-8:00 in the evening. Everyone is invited to bring a lawn chair or
blanket. Bring dinner and drinks, let the children play in the park and take it easy for a couple of
hours while you listen to a variety of music.
The Cycle Tour is held the first Saturday in May each year. Registration for the ride will be in
the Warren County Court House from 7:30am – 8:00am, with a pre-ride briefing at 8:00am.
There are three different routes with various lengths (12, 26, & 50 mile routes). The rides will
finish in front of the Warren County Court House. Contact the Warren County Chamber of
Commerce @ 706-465-9604 for more information.

The Gunn / Stewart Trail Ride is a two-day trail ride including horses and wagons. A dinner and
dance is held on Saturday night. Camping area is provided in the pecan orchard and surrounding
area of the Gunn Family Farm. For more information on this event, contact Jimmy Stewart @
706-465-3847.

Art on Main is an annual event held the first Saturday in June. The day will feature several
artists and designers displaying their original work for show and for sale. A variety of work will
be showcased for all art enthusiasts, including stone sculptures, floor cloths, stained glass, oil
paintings, floral designs, pottery, ceramics, quilts, and plein aire. Bring your children to town for
a coloring and artistic time of fun.

The Patriotic Parade is held the first Saturday in July. Other family events are held that day
including a pie baking contest, and free watermelon in the park for those in attendance.

The Back Roads & Bikes Charity Poker Run is an annual event held the first Saturday in
August. This day is for motorcycle enthusiasts, who would like to ride country roads and enjoy
the scenic views. Bikers may register that morning from 10:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Warren
County Courthouse. The 40 - 70-mile ride will begin at 11:00a.m. sharp. All participants will
meet back at the Courthouse for prizes. Contact the Warren County Chamber of Commerce @
706-465-9604 for more information.

The Relay for Life Cancer Walk is conducted in downtown Warrenton at the Warrenton City
Park. The event starts on a Friday night at 6:00 PM with a Survivor Lap and at 9:30 a luminary
service is conducted. The walk will continue until 6:00 AM, Saturday. At the conclusion of the
Walk there will be a breakfast. This event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Call
Louise Hadden for more information @ 706-465-9604.

The Warren County Farm City Tour is a bus tour of selected local farm and businesses or
industries in Warren County. The bus tour is sponsored by the Warren County Chamber of
Commerce, the Warren County Farm Bureau and the Warren County Extension Office. People
going on the bus tour will meet at the Community Services Building for biscuits at 9:00 AM
board the bus for the tour at 9:30 AM. A picnic lunch is provided in the pecan orchard beside the
County Extension office. The tour concludes around 1:30 PM. Contact the Warren County
Chamber of Commerce at 706-465-9604 or the County Extension office at 706-465-2136 for
more information.
The Sportsman's Festival, another anticipated annual tradition, takes place in downtown
Warrenton and includes commercial vendors, carnival rides, hunting exhibits, foods of all kinds,
a car cruise in, turkey shoot, big buck contest, free health fair, and musical entertainment. Tickets
are sold for prizes that are given away that day. These tickets can be purchased in advance at
Miss Jane's Restaurant, Wheeler Hardware Store and the Warren County Chamber of Commerce
for $1.00 each. Contact the Warren County Chamber of Commerce for more information @ 706-
465-9604.

The Lighting of the Tree of Honor takes place the first Thursday in December each year (during
Hometown Christmas) in front of the historic Warren County Court House and is sponsored by
the Warrenton Garden Club. Luminaries may be purchased from a Warrenton Garden Club
member in honor or in memory of someone special. Anyone interested in this event can contact
Babs Davis @ 706-465-2324 for more information.

The Hometown Christmas on the first Thursday in December each year. Local restaurants serve
dinner and downtown shops will be open for business to complete each and every shopping list
while folks are swayed by the music permeating through the downtown streets. Cauldrons are set
up within town roast marshmallows and horse drawn carriage rides tour visitors through the
residential streets to view the holiday decorated homes. Sketch artists are on hand and photo
opportunities abound in the charming downtown. Santa will be meeting and having pictures with
all of the children in his workshop located on Main Street. The art gallery and museum, located
in the Warren County Court House, will have items for sale including Warren County History
Books, Warren County Plates, and prints of the Warren County Court House and Theater, the old
Warrenton School House, and the Warren County Collage. Come on out and share in the
Christmas spirit. Enjoy the self-guided tour of the town and pick up a few Christmas gifts along
the way. Contact the Warren County Chamber of Commerce @ 706-465-9604 for more
information.


                                           HISTORY
Warren County is full of history with a number of historic homes and places of interest. The
Warren County Chamber of Commerce/Welcome Center is located in the historic East
Warrenton Depot. The Museum of Cultural Heritage, located in the same facility, includes items
significant to Warren County history. Adjacent to the Chamber of Commerce is the historic
Knox Theater, which is currently being restored.

Many more historical sites and interesting stories can be found in Warren County. The Warren
County Historical Driving Brochure is available at the Warren County Chamber of
Commerce/Welcome Center. Some interesting areas to are:

               The Warren County Library has many genealogical records and historical
               artifacts, including the mill Branch Indian Artifact display.

               The Burkhalter Home was the first colonial house in Warren County.
               During the Revolutionary War, Lafayette spent several nights being
               nursed back to health.
              Several stagecoach stops from the colonial days are found in Warren
              County including the Old Stagecoach Inn.

              Norwood is also known as the “Birthplace of Rural Free Delivery”.

              Beall Springs, a natural spring, was once a resort at the turn of the century.
              Legends report that the spring water restored good health to those who
              drank it.

              The Ogeechee River Mill has been in operation since 1826 and still grinds
              corn like it did many years.

              Jewell, a National Historical District, has the distinction of lying in two
              counties with homes built on either side of the river.

              Little Briar Church is the oldest church in the County, established in 1777.
              It is also the fourth Baptist Church organized in Georgia.



                                CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS
Warren County has a number of civic clubs that are active in the community, including the
Warrenton Kiwanis Club, Burkhalter Chapter, DAR, Masons, American Legion, Warren County
Historical Society, Garden Clubs, the Senior Citizens Center, and the Warren County Chamber
of Commerce. Events and programs, sponsored by these organizations are held throughout the
year.


                                  DRIVER’S LICENSES
Georgia driver’s licenses can be obtained at the Community Service Building in Warrenton and
on the 3rd Thursday of each month or weekdays at the Georgia State Patrol office in Thomson
(706-465-2973). The license fee is approximately $15.00 and checks are not accepted.



                           AUTOMOBILE LICENSE TAGS
Tags can be obtained at the Tag Commissioners office in Warren County Court House (706-465-
2231).
                              VOTER REGISTRATION
Register to vote in Georgia and Warren County at the Warren County Board of Registrar’s
Office at the Warren County Community Service Building on Warren Street (behind Citizens
Bank and beside the County Library).
             WARREN COUNTY GENERAL TAX INFORMATION
            State and local sales and use taxes that apply to building materials,
                    machinery, installation labor and equipment: 7%

State Property tax rate: 0.25%

Typical local tax    Unincorporated County     31.40
rates:               Rate:
                                                       State--0.25
                                                       County--12.25
                                                       School--16.40
                                                       School Bond--2.50

                     Incorporated Rates:               Warrenton--44.623
                                                       Camak--37.153
                                                       Norwood--34.65

Assessment ratio for industrial property: 40% of the total value

Business Inventory Tax Rate:
The City and the County have 100% Freeport tax exemption.

Workers Compensation Rates: Companies that participate in the Warren County
Chamber’s Drugs Don’t Work Program will receive a 7 ½ % discount on their workers
compensation premiums.

State Income Tax: 6%



            WELCOME TO WARREN COUNTY!!!
For additional assistance, contact the Warren County Chamber of Commerce.
       Phone 706-465-9604
       Fax       706-465-1789
       Email chamber@warrencountyga.com or events@warrencountyga.com
       URL       www.warrencountyga.com

								
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