2013-04-24 / Editorial

Looking Back

10 years ago – April 23, 2003

The University of Georgia announced plans to close The Southeast Research and Education Center in Midville, commonly known as the experiment station. School authorities said the decision was “firm” and the facility would be closed by the end of the year. It had been open since 1951.

County commissioners voted to begin maintaining 31.2 miles of private roads in the county because of the need for access by school buses, the post office and public safety vehicles.

Former Waynesboro attorney Rex T. Myers was appointed an assistant district attorney by D.A. Danny Craig.

25 years ago – April 27, 1988

Perfection Products Co. joined forces with Korez, Inc. of Seoul, Korea, to market its line of residential space heaters and wall furnaces in that country.

The Georgia Department of Transportation approved plans for the construction of a bypass around the northeast portion of Waynesboro as part of the Savannah River Parkway.

Quality Dry Cleaners and Laundry, located at the corner of Seventh and Myrick Streets, held a grand opening ceremony.

50 years ago – April 24, 1963

Superior Court Judge Grover C. Anderson died at age 74. He had served as Judge of the City Court of Waynesboro from 1928 until he became a Superior Court Judge in 1946.

The annual countywide rabies vaccination program was underway and would continue until June. All dogs were required to be vaccinated.

J.C. Palmer, M.K. Tucker and Jimmy Nichols attended the 71st annual convention of the Georgia Bankers Association.

75 years ago – April 22, 1938

Mrs. Inman Belt of Midville was congratulated for being the first farmer in Georgia to use a mechanical cotton chopper.

Joe DiMaggio accepted the New York Yankees offer of a $25,000 salary after holding out since January 21 for $40,000.

The Waynesboro Rotary Club sponsored the creation of a Rotary Club in Monroe, the fifth club to be created under the leadership of President Porter Carswell.

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