2017-04-19 / Editorial


{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – APRIL 25, 2007

The BCHS Lady Bears won two Region Championships when the girls’ track team posted nearly double the points of the runners-up and the girls’ golf team won their tournament at the Waynesboro Country Club.

A hunt for stolen railroad ties led to the discovery of an apparent dog-fighting operation. Workers found the stolen ties formed into a wall with pit bulls chained to it.

The grand opening of the new library in Sardis was scheduled for Sunday, April 29.

Blakeney Elementary School Character Students of the Month were Joseph Frazier and Kiana Anthony.

25 YEARS AGO – APRIL 23, 1992

Brian Daniel, a 1988 BCHS graduate, created the artwork to accompany a brochure published by scientists at Georgia Southern University concerning the fossil of a whale. The prehistoric remains were found during the construction of Plant Vogtle.

Community leaders, led by members of the county commission, were discussing efforts to combat a surge in drug-related crimes in the county. The action followed an incident in which former Waynesboro Mayor G. Bates Hagood was robbed at gunpoint in his home on East Eighth Street.

The Edmund Burke Academy golf team captured first place in the region tournament held in Sandersville. Members included Rick Hopper, Gene Thomas, Britt Marchman, Chad Owens and Bill Wasden.

50 YEARS AGO – APRIL 19, 1967

Charles Fowler, a sophomore at Waynesboro High School, was selected for the Governor’s Honors Program. He intended to study biology during the summer program to be held at Wesleyan College.

A twelve year-old boy was being held by authorities in connection to several fires which had been intentionally started in Waynesboro.

For the second year in a row, Martie Rannenberg, a senior at Waynesboro High School, won first place in the soloist’s division in the state literary meet at Mercer University. She had been receiving voice lessons from Mrs. Aulbert Kinsaul for the past three years.

75 YEARS AGO – APRIL 23, 1942

Lt. Julian F. Lewis of Waynesboro received orders to report to the Quartermaster’s Department at Fort Bragg, N.C.

An outbreak of rabies at the local dog pound caused city leaders to issue a warning to the public. Dog owners were urged to have their animals inoculated and watched closely for any signs of the disease.

Nora Odom, a senior at the Girard School, was named best actress in District competition.

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