2014-08-13 / Editorial


{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – AUGUST 18, 2004

Wimberly House Ministries received a $1000 donation from Walmart. Store manager Don Coleman made the presentation to board member Elva Raines and director Nancy Minyard.

S. Ronald Reed of Waynesboro received his second master’s degree. He was awarded the degree in business administration.

The Sidney C. Cox Insurance Agency was recognized for “25 years as an outstanding Allstate agency.”

25 YEARS AGO – AUGUST 18, 1989

Golden China Restaurant was scheduled to open in Old Waynesborough, according to owners James Liu and Howard Chen.

Chamber of Commerce president Roy Chalker, Jr. presented BCHS principal Jack Willis with a miniature bicycle to commemorate Willis’ hosting of the 1989 Bike Ride Across Georgia in Waynesboro.

Burkehaven Christian School, under the leadership of headmaster James Gray, was scheduled to open for its new school year with approximately 100 students in grades K through 5.

Waynesboro Elementary School principal Calvin C. (Bud) Gill received his doctor of education degree from the University of Georgia.

50 YEARS AGO – AUGUST 19, 1964

Waynesboro banker W.H. Harper, Jr. was appointed Burke County U.S. Savings Bond chairman by Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon.

Al Fuchs of Atlas Chemicals sponsored a demonstration of how helicopters can apply insecticides to crops.

Freddie M. Jenkins II of Sardis attended the 6th National Boy Scout Jamboree in Valley Forge.

Waynesboro’s Perfection Products Co. officially became a division of Hupp Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio.

75 YEARS AGO – AUGUST 17, 1939

Over $450 was paid to unemployed workers here by the Bureau of Unemployment Compensation during the month of July.

Burke County was selected as one of 90 Georgia counties in which the federal tenant purchase program would operate for the 1939-40 fiscal year. The program provided financing for “worthy tenants, sharecroppers and farm laborers to buy family-sized farms.”

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