{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – MAY 29, 2013

Joseph Frederick Oglesby, 35, was arrested for brandishing a rifle and threatening to kill his ex wife at the Department of Family and Children Services office here. The incident took place during a visitation session.

The EBA Spartans baseball team advanced to the GISA Class AA state finals after defeating Frederica Academy in two straight games.

Representatives from Whole Foods in Atlanta visited Byne Blueberry Farms here to see firsthand the farm’s organic blueberry production.

25 YEARS AGO – MAY 27, 1998

Burke County Tax Commissioner Cynthia McManus said that at least $1 million in back taxes was owed to the county by more than 5,200 taxpayers. She said their names would soon be published in The True Citizen.

The 69 Burke Countians who died fighting for our country were honored at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the courthouse. World War II veteran Rev. Henry Erwin was the speaker.

Prominent architect John W. Sandeford, a native of Midville, died at the age of 73. A resident of Augusta, he had served as president of the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

50 YEARS AGO – MAY 23, 1973

Dr. E.R. Hensley was elected to membership in the American Academy of Family Practice. The AAFP is the second oldest national medical association.

A book, “Grave Markers of Burke County,” was scheduled to be published by Historic Preservation Associates. It was compiled by Dorothy Collins Odom, Lillian Lewis Powell and Albert M. Hillhouse.

The Waynesboro Garden Club celebrated its 75th anniversary. The club was organized in 1897.

70 YEARS AGO – MAY 28, 1953

Robert E. Wills of Waynesboro was elected as governor of the Georgia District of Civitans. A former POW in Germany during World War II, he had been a distinguished business and civic leader here since the war ended.

C.L. Yeomans was appointed as the Central of Georgia Railroad Agent here.

The night train to Augusta was discontinued, forcing The True Citizen to go to press earlier in the week so that subscribers in the northern part of the county could get their papers by Friday morning.

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