2012-10-24 / Editorial

Looking Back

10 years ago – October 23, 2002

Burke County Agent Richard McDaniel said the local cotton farmers would lose between $7 and $8 million due to the severe drought. He said more than 20,000 of the 45,000 acres planted in cotton in Burke County in 2002 were being plowed under.

The Burke County Bears lost to Baldwin County, 10-6, thereby jeopardizing their chance for a spot in the playoffs.

The Burke County Republican Party held an old fashioned pig pickin’ and rally at Mobley’s in anticipation of the upcoming general election.

25 years ago October 21, 1987

State Representative Emory Bargeron was on hand for the Burke County Chamber of Commerce’s first ever “Coffee Call”.

The Burke County Bears, recovering from near-misses in their previous two games, took out their frustrations on the Washington County Golden Hawks by defeating them 42-0.

Emphasizing the upcoming observance of Columbus Day, retired True Citizen publisher Roy F. Chalker shared some highlights from the life of Christopher Columbus with the Waynesboro Rotary Club.

50 years ago – October 24, 1962

Incumbent 3rd ward city councilman D.J. Roof announced his candidacy for re-election in the December 5 Waynesboro City Election.

Burke County’s political and business leaders threw their weight behind efforts to pass a constitutional amendment creating an industrial development authority for the county.

Workmen completed final assembly of the fuselage of a t-33 jet trainer on the front lawn of the American Legion Post. Dr. R.C. Bailie headed efforts to secure the plane for the post.

75 years ago – October 22, 1937

Insurgents led by Generalissimo Francisco Franco took control of Spain after defeating government troops near the port city of Gijon.

Following defeats at the hands of Millen and Sylvania, the Waynesboro High School Blue Jackets were set to achieve their first victory of the season over Wrightsville.

“Captains Courageous”, starring Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore and Melvin Douglas was playing at the Grand Theatre. It was billed as “one of the greatest of all pictures”.

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