2017-09-13 / Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 19, 2007

Sheriff Greg Coursey said he would be a candidate for his eighth term in office.

A new alcohol ordinance for the City of Waynesboro was passed by a 3-2 vote by city council. It would allow restaurants and retailers to sell alcohol until 1 a.m.

Eric Parker had his first win as the BCHS Bears head football coach when his team defeated Butler High School 36-0.

25 YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 17, 1992

Bessie A. McCloud, who taught in the local school system for 42 years, died at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

A crop duster pilot was injured when his plane crashed after striking a road sign near Spring Hill Church Road. Mark Patterson of Louisville was treated at MCG Hospital.

Thomas Joey Knight, 33, of Burke County died after he was severely burned in a Sept. 3 accident at Augusta Newsprint.

50 YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 13, 1967

Nineteen bales of cotton were scattered on Liberty Street when a truck from Midville lost its cargo. Three vehicles were damaged when the truck, owned by Russell Quick of Waynesboro, missed its turn off Sixth Street and on to Liberty.

Ben Franklin Jr. of Birdsville killed a 540-pound wild hog on Di-Lane Plantation. Franklin, who bagged the hog with a bow and arrow, said he had been stalking it for four years.

Three automobile dealers, two farm equipment dealers and one residence were victims of a rash of burglaries which took place over the weekend.

75 YEARS AGO – SEPTEMBER 17, 1942

Arthur F. Evans Jr. was awarded his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University.

Volunteers were being sought for the assembly of surgical dressings for the war effort. The local quota was 25,000 dressings, which were being assembled at the courthouse.

J.W. Borom was elected chairman of the local War Price and Rationing Board. Other members were Dr. W.B. Hirleman and J.A. Simmons.

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