2017-12-06 / Editorial


{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 12, 2007

Twenty-one-year-old Kamorrow Colbert had been out of prison for two days when he was arrested for the armed robbery of Taylor’s Barbecue. The twice-convicted burglar was also a suspect in the robbery of the Burkehaven Corner Store.

Former Burke County Recreation Director Danny Jones was installed as the president of the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association.

The Burke County Cattleman’s Association raised $1,700 for its scholarship fund by auctioning off items donated by its members.

25 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 10, 1992

Nineteen-year-old Marcus Lamar Dishmond was shot and killed in the driveway of his Ward Street home. Waynesboro Police Chief H.L. Ivey called him “an innocent victim – a young man whose life has been taken away from him.”

Six BCHS football players were scheduled to visit colleges where they hoped to play the next year. They included Chris Abrams, Anthony Webb, Jay Awbrey, Antony Walker, Mercedes Hamilton and Michael Warrick.


Herbert Mobley was named “Man of the Year” by the Briar Creek Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was presented by Jesse Palmer Jr., president of the First National Bank.

Waynesboro City Attorney H. Cliff Hatcher set Jan. 17 as the date for a special election to fill a council seat for which no one qualified in the regular election. J.P. McDowell had said he would not seek re-election but no one else qualified.

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Phil Campbell was scheduled to speak at a Federal Land Bank – PCA meeting here on Dec. 14.

75 YEARS AGO – DECEMBER 10, 1942

An air raid warning exercise here didn’t go as planned. Instead of going into the nearest building, most people spilled out into the streets to see what was going on.

Thomas R. Holton opened a new Firestone store in Waynesboro. The store, located on Sixth Street, offered a full line of toys as well as auto accessories.

The Georgia Public Service Commission denied a petition from the Central of Georgia Railroad to discontinue passenger service between Savannah and Augusta. The move would have eliminated passenger service in Waynesboro.

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