2014-12-17 / Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 22, 2004

A leaking water line caused a 10-by-52 foot hole in Shadrack Street behind the city tennis courts. More than a million gallons of water were lost before the leak could be repaired.

Waynesboro native George Fryhofer III was part of a legal team that won a $105 million verdict against Daimler Chrysler in Tennessee.

Local golfer Ron Reed made a hole-in-one in a tournament held in Lenoir, N.C. He also won the senior flight at the Applewood Golf Club Championship here in Burke County.

25 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 20, 1989

The Ricky and Shirley Quick family won a trip to Disney World in a contest sponsored by Pepsi-Cola and The True Citizen.

Charles Spaduzzi retired as president of Perfection Schwank. He was succeeded by Charles High, who was also sponsored by Spaduzzi as a member of the Waynesboro Rotary Club.

The Burke County Hospital Authority appointed a committee to study the feasibility of constructing a medical office building on the hospital’s property.

50 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 23, 1964

The Goodwill Club’s float won top honors in the annual Jaycee Christmas parade in Waynesboro. The winning entry was entitled “Santa’s Workshop” and featured elves working diligently making Christmas toys.

As a result of federal corporate income tax reductions, the Georgia Power Company said it would lower its rates for 1965. The resulting savings for residential customers would total an estimated $2,700,000. The company also announced it would increase its payments to 396 Georgia cities participating in the company’s partnership plan. The increase would result in the cities receiving 4 percent of the company’s gross receipts and was estimated to total more than $4.5 million.

170 employees of the Sardis Manufacturing Company enjoyed the firm’s annual Christmas Barbecue.

Former pastor Rev. Billy Key spoke to the First Methodist Men’s Club Ladies Night.

75 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 21, 1939

The widening of Sixth and Liberty Streets in Waynesboro was completed by the Federal and State Road Departments. Eleven unemployed workers in Burke County received a total of $60.70 during the month of December. The total paid out in the entire state was $56,543.14

Walter D. Head, President of Rotary International, was scheduled to visit here as the guest of Porter W. Carswell.

Mrs. J. J. Reynolds, her daughter Alice, Mrs. F.M. Skinner and Mrs. C.W. Skinner were among those attending the premiere of “Gone With the Wind” in Atlanta.

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