2017-03-15 / Editorial


{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 21, 2007

The Wayne Crockett family was named Burke County’s “Farm Family of the Year” by the Burke County Chamber of Commerce. The honor was announced at the Chamber’s annual Agricultural Appreciation Cookout.

Former local elementary school teacher Tracy Harley pleaded guilty in Jenkins County to the April 2006 murder of her husband, Steven. She was sentenced to life in prison.

The 10th annual Wimberly House Gala raised $45,000 to help fund the agency’s programs.

A Richmond County deputy was critically injured when his patrol car slammed into a tree on Allen Road. Eric Sikes, 24, was driving to work when he lost control of his vehicle and left the road.

25 YEARS AGO – MARCH 19, 1992

Waynesboro City Council postponed a decision on a request from Memorial Health Service to use a mobile unit for a doctor’s office on the hospital’s property.

Waynesboro native Kenneth W. Johnson was promoted to the rank of Lt. Colonel at the 83rd Army Reserve Command Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. He was scheduled to begin serving at Fort Stewart as the reserve advisor to the Infantry Division Commander.

Gene Thomas and Rick Hopper led the EBA golf team to victory over Briarwood and Brentwood. Thomas shot a 37 and Hopper scored a 39 in the nine-hole event.

Nancy Minyard of Waynesboro was among the employees at Bush Field who toured Air Force II during Vice-President Dan Quayle’s visit to Augusta.

50 YEARS AGO – MARCH 15, 1967

A goat belonging to R.D. Brinson gave birth to four kids for the second time.

The Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution naming a bridge for Thomas Watson Mobley of Girard. The bridge, which crosses Briar Creek on Highway 23, was named for Mobley because of his many years of service in state and local offices.

Mary Thompson, a senior at Waynesboro High School, was one of the top scorers in the National Homemaker Contest.

U.S. Marine Private First Class Frankie Clayton completed four weeks of individual combat training at Camp LeJeune, N.C.

75 YEARS AGO – MARCH 19, 1942

Burke County Agent Joel Chappell discussed “Victory Gardens” at a meeting of the Burke County Nutrition Council. Miss Vera Cordell presided at the meeting which was held at the courthouse.

Classes were being held at Waynesboro High and Industrial School for Air Raid Wardens and Auxiliary Firemen. Twentythree men were enrolled in the program.

Waynesboro Police Chief Littleton said that badly worn tires prevented him from pursuing an automobile speeding through the streets of the city.

Winston Borom was elected president of the Waynesboro Rotary Club, replacing J.B. Scoggins.

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