2018-06-20 / Editorial


{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – JUNE 25, 2008

Bobby Tremaine Douse, Ernest Lamont Abrams, Jr. and Johnny Lee Wilson were indicted on five counts of theft by taking in relation to the theft of copper from farm equipment.

A black bear was tranquilized and relocated by DNR offi cers after it was seen perched in a pine tree at the 4-H facility in Richmond County. Phillip Grove Baptist Church was having an event at the facility when the bear was spotted. The animal was estimated to weigh about 200 pounds.

Joshua Williams was installed as the new pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church. He succeeded Mike Andrews, who held the post for seven years.

25 YEARS AGO – JUNE 23, 1993

Winnie Bunn was honored by the Georgia Department of Human Resources at her retirement after a 40 year nursing career.

Florence Wesby, 35, died as a result of stab wounds she received in an altercation with 37 year-old Willie James Bowen. Bowen’s original charge of felony aggravated assault was upgraded to felony murder. The attack forced the premature delivery of a baby girl who was reported to be in fair condition at MCG.

Georgia Lottery tickets went on sale for the first time here at 19 locations.

Three local car dealers called on the Waynesboro City Council for help in curbing an increase in the vandalism of vehicles on sales lots.

50 YEARS AGO – JUNE 19, 1968

Rising Waynesboro High School senior Charles Fowler won top honors and a college scholarship from the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop in Tifton. Fowler was sponsored in the event by Irvin Reeves and Hammond Blanchard of Waynesboro.

New Waynesboro rotary Club president A.H. Gnann received the gavel from outgoing president Henry Erwin.

W.L. Robinson, Jr. brought in the first cotton bloom of the year.

75 YEARS AGO – JUNE 24, 1943

B.J.Hatcherreportedcatchinga1Ā½poundmulletinBrier Creek.

A Buzzard went through the windshield of a Georgia State Patrol car, injuring a soldier returning to Camp Gordon.

It was reported that USAAF bombers had flown 1,600 sorties over Germany, inflicting damage on industrial centers, naval bases and war plants.

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