2007-02-14

Mr. Woodrow Harvey Sr.



District One Burke County Commissioner Army Retiree GOUGH, Ga. – The funeral service for Mr. Woodrow Harvey Sr. of Gough was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2007 at Rock Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. David Kemp officiating. Mr. Harvey was District 1 Burke County Commissioner and retired from the U.S. Army. Interment was in the church […]

Family & Consumer Science News

Tips for choosing a tax service

Tax season is the time of year that we all love to hate. There are so many options and taxes are confusing by nature. While some brave souls choose to file their tax returns themselves, many people look for trained assistance to prepare and file their returns. It is important to know that all tax preparation services are not alike. […]

Home & Garden Tips

Cold snap hard on Georgia landscape

Weeks of unseasonably warm weather in Georgia followed by weeks of near and below freezing temperatures could be a deadly combination for early spring blooms in the landscape. Most fruit and nut flower buds can tolerate temperatures slightly below freezing. Ice can work as an insulator for buds. As long as it is raining, the heat given off by water […]

In the Furrow

Burning hay fields, pastures

The burning has begun in Burke County. We have entered the time when woodland is burned to enhance wildlife habitat and for vegetation control. Control burning is long understood in forestry, and also a common practice for hay field managers. Burning Bermuda grass fields has been a recommended practice for spittlebug control. The best fit for burning is in the […]

Mrs. Annie Coglin Franklin



Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary announces the death of Annie Coglin Franklin, age 82, of Midville, GA on Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at the Burke Medical Center in Waynesboro, after an extended illness. Funeral services are Wednesday, Feb. 14 (today), at 2 p.m. in the Midville Baptist Church with the Rev. Sandra Kennedy officiating. Interment will be in the Midville City Cemetery with […]

Mrs. Ella Thomas



Mrs. Ella Thomas of Indianapolis, Ind. entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007, at St. Vincent’s Hospice. Funeral services will be Saturday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. at Antioch Rock Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Dr. David Kemp will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 at […]

Mr. Frank Wimberly Sr.



Funeral services for Mr. Frank Wimberly Sr. of Waynesboro were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, at Raise Bridge CME Church with the Pastor Rev. Diane Askew presiding and the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Phinazee & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

DUI/Drug Court graduates 10 participants



More than a year has passed since its inception, and now 10 people have graduated from Burke County’s DUI/Drug Court. The graduates, nine men and one woman, received certificates from State Court Judge Jerry Daniel recently, as their peers and court staff offered heartfelt applause. “I really didn’t think you’d make it,” Judge Daniel told one man. To another he […]

From the Blotter



Payback A Waynesboro woman was arrested after she reportedly damaged a man’s car with a brick and sprayed pepper spray in his eyes. Crystal Leshay Gaines, 25, of 114 Cain St., was charged with battery and criminal trespass for the alleged incident Sunday afternoon. The victim called police and reported that Gaines used a brick to smash his window and […]

Waynesboro Police



The following arrests and citations were reported last week by the Waynesboro Police Department: Friday, Feb. 2 + A 15-year-old Waynesboro boy was arrested for theft by taking (felony) and criminal trespass. Tuesday, Feb. 6 + Ricky Ronaldo McGee, 27, of 118 East 11th St., Waynesboro, was charged with unlawful use of city utilities. + Alfonza Brown, 50, of 727 […]