February 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Going for the gold

High corn prices could cause local producers to more than double their corn acreage come planting season, according to Burke County Extension Coordinator Will Duffie. About 7,000 acres were planted in the county last year. More...

News

Local business booms on Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day means more than love for a few business owners in Waynesboro. It means big bucks. Most of the local florists worked through the night to make sure orders were filled for customers' sweethearts. More...

DOT to replace bridge, help fund paving

Burke County roadways continue to see improvements. Last Tuesday night, Burke County Commissioners approved two separate agreements with the DOT (Department of Transportation) - one to replace a problem bridge and the other for paving. More...

'Rollicking good time'

An Irish extravaganza is in the making for this Saturday night at the Burke County Office Park. More...

For The Record

Meth lab discovered in Keysville

An employee at an auto parts store helped officers uncover a meth lab operation in a Keysville home. Since January, the Waynesboro Police Department (WPD) had been getting tips that Mark Winter Sr., 46, might be making methamphetamine. More...

Police cut out unlocking service

If you lock your keys in your car, don't expect the Waynesboro Police to come to your rescue. Police Chief Karl E. Allen says his agency is cutting out the free service they've offered for the past 11 years. More...

Stabbing suspect arrested in Richmond County

The Hephzibah teen accused in a Waynesboro stabbing was arrested in Richmond County Saturday for slashing someone else. David Paul Sandoval, 18, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime. More...

Fields & Yields

In the Furrow

Interest in soybeans increasing

Rallies in soybean cash prices along with futures contracts have begun to draw interest. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Fertilizing fruit trees not a simple task

Have you ever felt like somebody was hedging a little when you tried to get a straight forward recommendation for fertilizing peaches, apples, pears and plums? More...

Family & Consumer Science News

How to keep food safe during a power outage

During the cold winter months, high winds, snow or ice sometimes cause a loss of power. In the event that your power does go out, it is important to know how to keep your refrigerated and f r o z e n foods safe. More...

People

Engagement

Miss Allen to wed Mr. Folker July 7

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Edward Allen of Waynesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kellie Elizabeth, to Philip Dustin Folker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edward Folker of Waynesboro and the late Dian Folker. The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. More...

Lee/Jackson banquet held

The B/G John C. Carter, Camp 207, Sons of Confederate Veterans sponsored its annual Lee/Jackson banquet at the Burke County Office Park recently. Camp Commander Frank Lackman welcomed 127 members and guests for the occasion. More...

People in the News

Valdosta State Area students have been named to the dean's list for fall 2006 semester at Valdosta State University. More...

CLOSE CALL

The two women and infant living in this Hillhouse Street rental home made it out just in time. According to Waynesboro Assistant Fire Chief Robert Parrish, a cooking fire started in the kitchen around 9 a.m. More...

Judge Palmer retires at 86

She's served the citizens of Burke County as a magistrate judge for nearly 14 years and was even the inspiration for the lady sleuth in a mystery series, but now, at 86, Mildred Ann Palmer has decided to retire. More...

With the last bale of cotton off to the gin, harvest has come to an end and preliminary estimates are in for Burke County. To the relief of many, cotton and corn turned out better than expected. More...

Editorial

Charlie Norwood

It would be difficult for us to add to what has already been said or written about Charlie Norwood. Because of redistricting by the Georgia General Assembly, he represented Burke County in Congress for only a short time. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

RFD

Our former Greens Cut correspondent and friend, Rose Williams, called me early last Friday morning with "great news." She wanted to make sure I had not written RFD for the Feb. 21 edition. More...

Sports

Lady Spartans advance to state playoffs

After two wins during the 2- AA Region tournament last week, Edmund Burke Academy's Lady Spartans took a third place region finish and claimed their spot in the state playoffs. More...

Spartans end season with a loss

Basketball season came to an end last week for Edmund Burke Academy's Spartans, who were eliminated from the Region 2- AA tournament by a 48-34 loss to Frederica Academy. They finish the season with a 1-17 record. More...

Bears expect success on the diamond this season

The Burke County High School baseball team hit the diamond last week in preparation for their upcoming season. The Bears are looking for a good year with the return of all four pitchers, according to head coach Todd Booker. More...

Obituaries

Makayla Lynn Rickerson

Makayla Lynn Rickerson, infant daughter of Shane and Theresa Rickerson of Waynesboro, entered in rest Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

Mr. Forrest Lyndell Mitchell

Mr. Forrest Lyndell Mitchell, 90, of Girard entered into rest on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, at Brentwood Terrace Health Center. Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Burke Memorial Gardens in Waynesboro with the Rev. More...

Mr. Rob Willie Douglas

The funeral service for Mr. Rob 'Huckle-Buck' Willie Douglas, retired custodian, were 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2007 at Elim Praise Tabernacle Church with the Pastor Rev. Dollie Frazier Jones officiating. Interment was in Pines Cemetery. More...

Burke Happenings

Burke Happenings

'The Butler Did It' The Thespians at Burke County High School will present a production of The Butler Did It, a mystery-comedy written by Tim Kelly and directed by Victoria Price. The three-act presentation will be performed 7 p.m. More...

Church News

Church News

Mills Grove Baptist Mills Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual Men and Women's Day program, 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25. Jimmy Dixon will be master of ceremony, and the Rev. Kenneth Davis will deliver the sermon. More...

Rev. Rockwell ordained

The Rev. Reuben L. "Ben" Rockwell was ordained to the Sacred Order of Deacons Feb. 3 at the 185th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia in Valdosta. More...

School News

Calendar set for Burke schools

The people spoke and the Burke County Board of Education listened. The BOE set the school calendar for the 2007-08 term at their monthly meeting last week after hearing the preference of school personnel, parents and students. More...

Wanna be a cowboy

Kindergarten and first grade students from Edmund Burke Academy attended the Augusta Futurity Wednesday, Jan. 24. Their teachers are Maggie McDonald, Lynne Meadows, Phyllis Jenkins, Jill Syms, Hadley Harrison, Penny Weaver and Erica Kent. More...

Children's book illustrator visit WPS

Waynesboro Primary School second-graders were recently mesmerized by a workshop with Michael P. More...