A great big thanks to all who helped make the Wimberly House Gala 2008 “A Taste of Burke County” a tremendous success.

Please tell our local restaurant owners how much you enjoyed

their signature dishes and look foward to their specialties next year’s event in February.


April 9 is the deadline for teams to enter the third annual Boss Hog Cook-off set for May 9 and 10 at Mr. Golf Carts Warehouse and Distribution Center (old Perfection location).

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently declared Waynesboro and the state of Georgia as an official Boss Hog State Champion.

The Boss Hog Cook-off is also a KCBS

(Kansas City Barbecue Society).

One of the primary benefits of the Boss Hog recognition is it is considered a qualifier … our grand champion from the cook-off will be eligible to be drawn as a competitor in the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational event in October. “Jack” is the most prestigious annual barbecue event in the world!

The local Boss Hog winner will receive $10,000 here.

The two-day event will also feature the Hushpuppies and Homegrown band concerts, a Mutton Bustin’ competition and a mechanical bull riding contest.

Sponsors are still needed. To find out more about participating in the cook-off, pick up an application at: First National Bank, William Mizell Ford, Delta Pest Control or Dairy South.

To be a sponsor, contact Nan Palmer Lynch, co-chairman of the Dowtown Organization of Retailers (DOOR), at 706-554- 8100.

Sheep are also needed for the Mutton Bustin’ competition. If you have sheep for the contest or know of someone who has sheep, give Nan a call.

Proceeds from the cook-off will benefit other DOOR projects, which includes Christmas on Liberty Square, Celebrity Waiter and Movies Under the Stars.


Congratulations to Paul and Julie Cates on the birth of their three sons, Baxter Bryan and identical twins, Taylor Hendrix and Mills Cofer, born Sunday, February 17 at the University Hospital in Augusta.

Baxter weighed 2 pounds, 11 ounces; Taylor, 2 pounds, 4 ounces; and Mills Cofer, 2 pounds, 8 ounces.

Paul, said they are all miracles and perfect … no problems so far and that they will all probably come home in about a month.

Between Paul and Julie, they visit the boys at least twice to three times a day.

They are on the road between Waynesboro and Augusta a lot. Please pray for traveling mercies for Paul and Julie and the health of their baby boys.

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I spoke with Mrs. Frankie Taylor of Taylor’s Bar-B-Que Monday about her husband, Mr. Ed Taylor.

The doctors at University Hospital had about given up on him, she said, but she believed the Lord would see him through this. He was taken off the ventilator Monday. He will have dialysis later this week. “He is doing much better,” she said.

Mrs. Frankie conveyed her thanks to me for all the phone calls and prayers from Burke County folks.

Mr. and Mrs. Taylor are special people to me!

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