2019-03-13 / Editorial

LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MARCH 18, 2009

The Georgia Public Service Commission, by a vote of 4-1, approved Georgia Power’s plan for two new reactors at Plant Vogtle.

Burke County Hospital Authority Chairman Gerald Murray said that Gov. Sonny Perdue’s proposed cuts to Medicare would cost the local facility nearly $346,000 in the current year.

After a joint meeting with the county planning commission, Burke County commissioners were considering the adoption of a countywide zoning law.

25 YEARS AGO – MARCH 17, 1994

Pig Tails Restaurant, owned by Sharon White, was awarded the contract for feeding inmates at the county jail. The restaurant was the low bidder at $6.75 per day for three meals.

Frances A. “Lonnie” Dales of Waynesboro was honored with a plaque at Heroes’ Overlook on Augusta’s Riverwalk.

More than half the tenants in Sardis Villas, an apartment complex in the south Burke County city, said they were living in rundown conditions. City officials were investigating the complaints.

50 YEARS AGO – MARCH 12, 1969

Tom Mitchell announced the opening of the Tom Mitchell Insurance Agency at 219 E. Sixth St.

The True Citizen reported that $750,000 for more that 50 low income housing units had been available to the city for over four years, while more than 400 local families were living in substandard, dilapidated structures, most without any utilities whatsoever.

The Burke County Medical Association voted to support the acquisition of a mobile health unit for the area. The vehicle would provide diagnoses for the rural poor and provide some testing and immunizations.

75 YEARS AGO – MARCH 16, 1944

Capt. Leonard Reid was at home visiting his parents after returning from the Southwest Pacific. He spoke to the American Legion about the fighting in Guadalcanal and Bouganville.

Lt. Emmett Gresham, who had been thought to have been killed in action, was reported to be safe within the American lines.

Roger E. Fulcher, husband of Mrs. Mary Sallie Fulcher, died at his home at the age of 59.

Advertisers included Waynesboro Plumbing and Heating Co., Southern Cotton Oil Co., Palmer Seed Farms and Baynard Ellis Service Station.

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