Kathy Medcalfe breathed in the fresh smell of Christmas trees Wednesday while the pros – her two young sons – cut down the tree that would soon light up their home.
“I love that smell,” she said of the trees at Gay’s Christmas Tree Farm.
Sean Medcalfe, 9, lay on his belly sawing the bottom of a Carolina Sapphire while brother Rhys, 13, held it steady. In a few minutes, they would switch positions while cutting another tree for their grandparents. As much as their mother loved the smell, the boys loved the tradition of chopping down the trees.
The state agriculture commissioner has announced the recall of some Georgia cheeses Monday because of possible salmonella contamination.
Some of the products were made at Flat Creek Farm & Dairy in Swainsboro, according to Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black. Georgia Department of Agriculture inspectors will be checking retail stores and food warehouses to make sure the recalled product is removed from sale.
A homeless man has been charged with break-ins that occurred this year, including some at an Augusta church.
Cameron Rogers, 39, was booked into the Richmond County jail Sunday on counts of burglary, entering an automobile to commit a felony and theft by taking.
Police said Rogers was linked to the attempted theft of a tractor battery at a Willis Foreman Road in March. The owner told police he discovered that the battery had been removed from the tractor, which was in his backyard. It was discovered later in the woodline of the property.
An Augusta man was jailed Sunday after a passer-by found a 3-year-old walking alone on Milledgeville Road.
According to an incident report, a 34-year-old man was driving on Milledgeville Road around 4:30 p.m. when he saw the child walking on the edge of the road near Princess Court. He stopped his vehicle, picked up the child and called police.
While police were at the scene, they were notified the child had just been reported missing by her mother.
A child was removed from a Hephzibah home and her parents charged after police found them living in unsanitary living conditions.
Police were called to the Lake Michigan Drive home Sunday after the 11-year-old called her grandmother, frightened because she could not get her mother and stepfather, Tracy and Michael Crawford, to come to the locked bedroom door. The grandmother told police she had just dropped the child off at the home after having her for the weekend.