2018-08-29 / Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – SEPT. 3, 2008

46 year-old Johnna Reid of Waynesboro died when her jet ski went over the Savannah River Dam and plunged 50 feet.

Three robberies were reported within 30 hours of each other over the weekend. A woman was attacked and robbed outside the CVS Store as she approached the entrance at about 5 p.m. A few hours later, two men entered the Burkehaven Corner Store and demanded the money from the register. A Pizza Hut delivery man was robbed at gunpoint in Magnolia Acres.

25 YEARS AGO – SEPT. 2, 1993

Peter R. Cates, a 1983 graduate of Edmund Burke Academy, joined the Macon law firm Miller and Towson.

Nina Powers, executive director of the Burke County Chamber of Commerce, accepted the position of executive director of the Burke Communities in Schools program.

Curtis Evans of Vidette and Charles Prescott, Jr. of Girard won awards at the Dixieland Karate Nationals in Newberry, S.C.

50 YEARS AGO – AUG. 28, 1968

Social Security payments to 2,309 Burke County citizens amounted to over $1.5 million, according to statistics released by the U.S. Government.

Two Glenmary sisters, Mary Ellen and Mary Dorothy, joined Father John Garvey on the staff of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Former Midville High School basketball coach Joe Felton won the Burke County Invitational Golf Tournament with a 27- hole score of 110.

75 YEARS AGO – SEPT. 2, 1943

Prisoners of war from Camp Gordon were transported to Burke County to help gather the peanut crop. Several truckloads were seen passing through Waynesboro.

Rotary District Governor Will A. Watt of Thomasville met with the local club. Porter W. Carswell and Harry Garrett, both Directors of Rotary International, were also present.

Mrs. Roger Fulcher announced that her kindergarten would open on Sept. 14 “with a large enrollment and all new equipment.”

Ensign Sidney W. Thurman was at home in Midville after having been a patient at the Naval Hospital in St. Albans, N.Y.

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