125 Years Ago, 1894
There will be a match game of baseball at the park on Monday and Tuesday of next week by pupils of the Howard graded school, at 4:30 P.M... The easterly winds have brought in quite a number of sailing vessels recently, and the water front presents quite an animated appearance.
100 Years Ago, 1919
The Confederate College, 62, Broad Street, Charleston, a boarding and day school for girls, will begin its session on October 1, 1919. This historic institution, situated in a healthy location, has advantages of city life with large college yards for outdoor sports, a well-equipped library and a well-planned course of studies in a homelike atmosphere. A business course is open to seniors, and elective courses to juniors and seniors. There are two domestic science courses, giving practical knowledge of cooking. For catalog and further information apply to the college.
75 Years Ago, 1944
Staff Sergeant Albert Parsons, 24-year-old B-17 Flying Fortress Waist Gunner, of Andrews, has received the distinguished flying cross for outstanding achievement in aerial combat over Nazi Europe. He has seen action in more than 30 Eighth Air Force bombing operations. The son of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Parsons of Andrews, Sgt. Parsons has totaled more than 30,000 miles in flights against enemy objectives. A graduate of Williamsburg High School at Andrews, in June, 1940, Sgt. Parsons was previously awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters for achievement in battle.
50 Years Ago, 1969
A shakeup in Andrews town government Thursday found two police officers, including the chief of police, discharged, three policemen resigning and two other key town officials resigning. All but one of the six-member police force was off the job as of Friday morning. Rumors have abounded high and wide in Andrews and Georgetown and throughout Georgetown County in the wake of Thursday’s upheaval. With the Sheriff’s Office, SLED and Georgetown auxiliary police patrolling the community, Andrews was described by one resident as “clean as a hound’s tooth with even Saturday night bootleggers unable to make a buck.”
25 Years Ago, 1994
A handwritten list of 12,000 South Carolinians who died in the Civil War is back in its home state, fulfilling a mandate issued 132 years ago. The massive document, called the Roll of the Dead, was missing for much of the early 20th century, packed away in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. for the past 47 years. “The history of this document reads like an old detective novel,” said Dr. George L. Vogt, director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. “It took some real sleuthing by our staff to identify the document and prove it belonged to the state of South Carolina.”
Compiled by Elizabeth Huntsinger from the Georgetown Times archives.