LOOKING BACK

{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – APRIL 4, 2012

Rudy Falana, a graduate of Cambridge University, was named as the new Burke County School Superintendent. He had been the principal of Burke County Middle School since the previous summer.

For the seventh time, Valley Irrigation dealer BAS Inc. of Waynesboro was honored for exceptional performance by the Valmont Industries.

BCPS Nutrition Director Donna Martin was named treasurer of the board of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was the first school nutritionist to serve on the panel.

25 YEARS AGO – APRIL 2, 1997

Waynesboro police officers were pelted with bottles when they attempted to disperse an unruly crowd of about 150 people in the Jet Food Store parking lot on North Liberty Street. No one was injured but Chief Karl Allen warned that the “street parties” could easily get out of hand.

Long lines awaited people who waited until the last day to pay their license tag fees at the Burke County Tax Commissioner’s office.

Cellular One opened its new mobile telephone sales office in Waynesboro. Kenny Hood was the new account executive.

50 YEARS AGO – MARCH 29, 1972

Stripe Discount Drug Store opened at 627 Liberty Street in Waynesboro. The Pharmacist Manager was Donald N. Evans.

The Burke County Board of Education voted not to implement tenure for local teachers for the next school year. The policy would have provided that teachers could only be terminated after three years unless the reasons were clearly stated.

70 YEARS AGO – APRIL 3, 1952

The Burke County Farm Bureau announced that any member was eligible to purchase health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Porter W. Carswell headed up the local effort to support U.S. Sen. Richard Russell for the presidency.

Chuck and Walt Seeger were among the entrants of the baby contest sponsored by the Midville Lions Club.

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