2007-09-05 / Editorial

Looking Back

10 years ago: Sept. 3, 1997

The Development Authority of Burke County contributed $50,000 for the Burke County satellite campus of Augusta Tech. The donation brought the campaign total to $220,000 toward its goal of $500,000.

The Burke County High School football team, under coach Mike Falleur, opened the season ranked sixth in Class AAA by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

25 years ago: Sept. 1, 1982

Bo Ginn lost the Georgia governor's race in a runoff to Joe Frank Harris. It appeared that Lindsay Thomas would face Charles Wessels in a runoff for Ginn's vacant congressional seat.

Final preparations were being made for the opening of the new Western Sizzlin Steak House on South Liberty Street.

Plans were announced for the erection of a Vietnam veterans memorial in Waynesboro.

50 years ago: Sept. 5, 1957

The budget of the Burke County School System reached a new high of $1,006,568.

Lt. Frank C. Griffin completed Officers Basic School at the Marine Corps Schools in Quantico, Va.

Efforts were underway to form a local chapter of the Veterans of World War I.

75 years ago: Sept. 2, 1932

Local dentist Dr. Cicero Garner spoke to the Waynesboro Rotary Club about the need for a local hospital. He emphasized that the hospital "could not accomplish the most good for the greatest number of people if it were operated with its only objective being pecuniary gain."

Two candidates for U.S. Congress, Hugh Peterson and Charles Crisp, were scheduled to speak in Waynesboro.

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