2011-10-05 / Editorial

Looking Back

10 years ago: October 3, 2001

Velna Glisson retired as manager of the Burke County Library. She was succeeded by Elaine Sikes. She had been at the library for 25 years, 20 of those as manager.

Augusta Tech opened its doors for the fall quarter with 255 students enrolled.

Football Players of the Week included Rocky Yelton, Ben Joiner and Aaron Lapham of EBA and Michael Larmond and Jamie Williford of BCHS.

25 years ago: October 2, 1986

EBA Spartans remained undefeated at 5-0 after a 24-7 victory over Pinewood Christian Academy.

WHS improved their record to 2-2 with a win over Lucy Laney.

The Burke County Library opened an exhibit of folk art paintings by local artist Judy Brunson.

Advertisers included Bank of Midville, Waynesboro Sporting Goods, Waynesboro World of Fitness and the Pepperloaf Deli.

50 years ago: October 4, 1961

Paul B. Dye Jr. announced his candidacy for the First Ward seat on the Waynesboro City Council. Tom Mitchell said he would run for the Third Ward seat held by Ben Wardlow who had announced his bid for mayor.

Burke County Civil Defense Director Willard Mills said that a model fallout shelter would be erected on the courthouse square.

WHS graduate Jackson Massey pledged Sigma Nu fraternity at Mercer University. George DeLoach pledged Kappa Sigma at the University of Georgia.

75 years ago: October 2, 1936

The Waynesboro High School Purple Jackets were about to begin their season against Louisville High.

Coach J.B. Scoggins was beginning his sixth year as athletic director at the school. Three players returning for the upcoming season were B.T. Wood, Steve Economos and Q.U. Lively.

Local delegates to the State Democratic Convention in Macon included J.C. Palmer, C.W. Skinner, Joseph Law, Guy W. Chance, F.M. Cates and H.O. Woodward.

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