{this week in Burke County history}


Tedi Thurman, 89, was laid to rest in her native home of Midville. She had been famous as a national radio and television personality. She was best known for her role as the “Miss Monitor” weather girl on NBC Radio.

Incumbent 12th District Congressman John Barrow was fighting for votes with his Republican opponent Lee Anderson of Columbia County. The race was considered a toss-up by most political observers.

Old Fella Burke County Animal Rescue members were trying to reach an agreement with the county to operate an animal control program in the county. They had previously offered to operate the program for $175,00 per year, but the commissioners rejected the proposal.


Attorney Beth Ann Smith said that she and her mother, Barbara Ann Smith, had purchased the historic Anthony Wayne Hotel and planned to restore it. She said plans included a restaurant and offices.

The Waynesboro Rotary Club donated $25,000 toward the construction of the Augusta Tech campus here. Spokesman Clifford Lewis said the funds were the result of the community’s support of the club’s annual onion sale and golf tournament.

John T. Hamilton was running unopposed for Mayor of Sardis after incumbent Mayor Preston Conner declined to run for re-election.


Waynesboro’s newest manufacturer, Terry Industries, a division of Fleetwood Corp., rolled its first travel trailer off the assembly line here. The plant employed 70 workers with plans to increase to 120.

Burke County property owners got a break when the Burke County Commission and the Board of Education cut taxes by a combined total of 4 ½ mills. Officials said the cuts were possible because of an increase in the digest.

S.M. Whitney Co. of Augusta received its first cotton bale of the season from M>B> Hillis of Waynesboro. The 400 bale was ginned by Burke County Gin and Fertilizer Co.

70 YEARS GO – SEPTEMBER 25, 1952

Waynesboro’s School Boy Patrol was reactivated with Mrs. A.L. Crittenden as supervisor and the Georgia State Patrol as advisors. Members included Ellis Mills, Charles Westbrook, Bobby Carter, Cleve Thompson, Wayne Weddon, Gene Hardin, Carroll Grimes and Bill Cates.

Dr. Miller Byne, Jr. and the staff at the Burke County Hospital said the facility would begin using Trilene, the same anesthesia administered to Queen Elizabeth II when she recently had a child.

Ben Story of the Georgia Power Co., won a trip to New York City, Baltimore, Md. and Mansfield, Oh. Through the Westinghouse Corporation.

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