{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO MARCH 14, 2012

Six to nine investigators were working around the clock to find out who shot and killed 27 year-old Amy Ellison Nichols in her home on Brigham Landing Road. Her three young daughters found her body the morning of March 7.

Three year-old Ziyon Green, who was deaf and couldn’t hear an oncoming log truck, died when the driver was unable to avoid the little girl who ran into Highway 56 just north of Waynesboro.

Waynesboro native Gregory Coursey assumed his new position as instruction and student support specialist at Augusta Technical College’s Waynesboro campus.

25 YEARS AGO – MARCH 12, 1997

A number of local citizens expressed concern about a white German Shepherd which had been seen for over a year on Highway 25 South near the Burke Count y airport. It was reported that the dog was being fed by passersby but was apparently too shy to be caught.

A group of Waynesboro physicians approached the County Commission with a proposal to take over management of the Burke County Hospital. Dr. Lamar Murray told the panel that the group was “concerned about the future of the hospital and the healthcare of Burke County citizens.”

50 YEARS AGO – MARCH 8, 1972

William F. “Bill” Evans was named Building Inspector for the City of Waynesboro, succeeding Wallis Carswell who had held the post for many years.

Charles. L. Wallace was named Man of the Year by the Waynesboro Rotary Club. He was cited for his many years of service to the club at its 50th anniversary celebration.

Among the first place division winners in the Blakeney Elementary School Science Fair were Emmitt Lane, Robert Williams, Jimmy Lee Jones and Danny Vickery. Their project was “The development of the electric motor and principles involved.”

70 YEARS AGO – MARCH 13, 1952

Walter Yelton and L.W. “Doc” White were co-chairmen of the annual Red Cross fundraising drive. The City of Waynesboro’s share of the goal was $1,500.

Sheriff Cliett and Deputy McNorrill found and destroyed 100 gallon moonshine still on McBean Creek.

A 1950 Ford automobile which had been stolen from Parker-White Motors was recovered in Detroit. A Millen man had been arrested in connection with the theft.

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