{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – APRIL 11, 2012

Burke County was ranked the sixth worse of 156 Georgia counties in the category of community health. Extremely high ratios of teen pregnancy, obesity and sexually transmitted diseases were mostly to blame.

William Gordon Bartlett, 73, was killed when he was kicked by a horse. He was kicked in the face and head when trying to protect his granddaughter who had been thrown from the horse.

Brown’s Quality Seafood opened for business behind the Corner Store on West Sixth Street. Remer and Denise Brown were the owners of the new business.

25 YEARS AGO – APRIL 9, 1997

David R. Carpenter, 35, was killed when his crop duster he was piloting crashed into a swamp and exploded near Porter Carswell Road.

A federal judge dismissed Marvin Jones’ $10 million lawsuit against the City of Waynesboro and former city policeman Doyle Windham. Jones was critically injured when Windham shot him in the face during a training session in March, 1996.

James M Andrew was named vice-president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. He was chairman of the board of the Jefferson EMC.

50 YEARS AGO APRIL 6, 1972

Sandra Kennedy of Midville became the first woman in the Georgia Baptist Convention to be licensed as a minister. Rev. M.F. Price, pastor of the Midville Baptist Church, presented her with the license.

According to statistics released by Dun & Bradstreet, there were 144 businesses in the Waynesboro area.

The Waynesboro Housing Authority announced plans to construct a $73,000 swimming pool in the recreation complex on Davis Road.

75 YEARS AGO – APRIL 10, 1952

Burke County School Superintendent A.H. Gnann said that Burke was one of 14 counties approved for special state school building funds.

Horace Mallard announced that he had purchased Superior Cleaners from Floyd Edenfield.

Advertisers included Powell’s Flower Shop, Pintchuck’s Dept. Store, McKinney Wholesale and Blanchard Tractor Company.

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