2018-10-10 / Editorial


{this week in Burke County history}

10 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 15, 2008

A former local chiropractor avoided arrest for theft by conversion when he reimbursed all his patients who had paid in advance for treatment. Dr. Christopher Bunn had left town without notifying his patients.

BCHS senior Yasma Lynch was named homecoming queen for 2008. Burke County defeated Richmond Hill 41-0.

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel visited the office of attorney Jesse Stone and discussed election law with a gathering of local officials.

25 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 14, 1968

GNB, Inc. put plans for a battery recycling plant here “on hold” amid speculation that the project would be abandoned. Company officials had let it be known they were looking “at other alternatives” because of local opposition to the project.

The Glamour Box, a local women’s clothing store, moved to its new location at 613 Liberty St. Lenora Bell had operated the business for 25 years.

Retired local farmer Jimmy Dixon was named to U.S. Sen. Paul Coverdell’s “Good Government” executive committee. He also served as chairman of the Burke County Republican Party

50 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 9, 1968

Paul Stone, Jr. was named a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

The Bank of Waynesboro was sponsoring the city’s first automobile show, which would feature 1969 model cars from local dealers, including Carter Ford-Mercury, Johnson’s Garage, Parker Auto Sales, Wardlow Chevrolet and Waynesboro Chrysler-Plymouth.

Burke County Commissioners voted unanimously to close the county prison, located on the Sardis Highway. The 25 inmates were to be transferred to state penal institutions.

75 YEARS AGO – OCTOBER 14, 1943

The Waynesboro Purple Hurricane football team played Sylvania to a 0-0 tie in an away game. Standout players for WHS included; Fred Bevan, Millard Green, Raymond Smith, “Click” Ellis, Roy Arrington, Donald Odom and Porter Cohen.

Burke County schools were designated as the locations for citizens to pick up their War Ration Book #4. Superintendent Frank Palmer made the facilities available to the Office of Price Administration.

Advertisers included; Claussen’s Bread, Woodmen of the World, Coca-Cola, Southern Bell, C.P. Daniels Sons and The First National Bank.

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