2008-08-06

Mr. Donnie James ‘Jamie’ Walker



Donnie James “Jamie” Walker, 37, of Waynesboro, Ga., beloved husband, father and friend, resident of 1024 Saxon Rd., husband of Julie Amalia Alvarez Walker, died July 31, 2008, in Augusta, Ga., from injuries sustained in a car accident. Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Greenwood Memorial […]

Burke County Agricultural Calendar of Events



Aug. 9 – Washington County Wildlife Trade Show & Extravaganza, Washington Co. Farm Bureau Ag Center, Tennille. For more information contact the Washington Co. Extension office at 478-552-2011. Aug. 13 – Agrosecurity Awareness Training – Vineville Methodist Church, Macon, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., This training is free but pre-registration is required. Call 706-554- 2119 for more information. Aug. 20 – Southeast […]

In the Furrow

Herbicide Resistant Pigweed a Continuing Problem

No one knows better than farmers that herbicide resistant pigweed continues to be one of the most probl ematic weeds we have ever seen. The herbicide resistance issue did not pop up overnight, nor will we get rid of the problem in short order. The technology is there to control herbicide resistant weeds, but we have to be willing to […]

Cards of Thanks



We would like to thank you all for your contributions and support during this difficult time. We know that it is only through Christ and the love of family and friends that we can get through a time like this. We sincerely say thank you. From The Gordon Family George and I would like to thank our families and friends […]

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Cobb Evans



Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Cobb Evans, 60, entered into rest Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008, at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m. at Bottsford Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Griffin presiding and the Rev. Nathaniel Howard Jr, eulogist. Burial will be at Thompson Bridge Baptist Church Cemetery. Survivors include her […]

Mr. Harold Douglas Quick Sr.



Mr. Harold D. Quick Sr. age 77, of Waynesboro, Ga., entered into eternal rest on Aug. 1, 2008 at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga. Mr. Quick is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Mrs. Grace Crockett Quick. Mr. Quick was a native of Burke County, Georgia, the son of the late Twid and Willie Mae Godbee Quick. Mr. […]

Waynesboro Police



The following arrests and citations were reported by the Waynesboro Police Department for the past week: Friday, July 25 • Maurice Tremain Jones, 20, of 210 Independence Drive, Waynesboro, was arrested for battery and two counts of cruelty to children in the third degree (Family Violence Act). Monday, July 28 • Yolanda Yvette Curry, 36, of 118 East 11th St., […]

Deputies recover $6,000 in stolen coins



Around $6,000 worth of stolen coins were recovered when a teen tried to spend one on a soda. Burke County deputies were called to Del-Mac last Friday when the 17-year-old produced a gold Liberty coin worth about $1,000. Officers searched the teen and his two friends and found five more coins in the back pocket of 20-year-old Samuel Dontez Lewis […]

From the Blotter



Scissors and bricks Police responded to two complaints involving nontraditional weapons. Saturday evening, two young Waynesboro residents said an older man and woman came into their yard without permission and started an argument. When asked to stop coming through their yard, the woman reportedly showed them some scissors and threatened to use them. The next day, a Waynesboro man showed […]

Home & Garden Tips

It's Chinch Bugs Time Again in the County

Our lawns are having a tough time these days. Many have seen beautiful, green lawns give way to large dead patches. There are several things that may be causing these problems. Most common issues, disease and thatch build-up, can be best managed through proper maintenance. Chinch bugs, another nuisance, emerge as the dog days of summer set in. Although these […]