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Echoes Of The Past: Thursday, October 21

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90 YEARS AGO…

October, 1931

October 21, 1931: Officer Put Negro In Back Of Car With Woman

D.H. Beasley, chief of police of Southern Pines, was shot and killed today while en route from Boydton, Va., to Southern Pines in an automobile.

Chief Beasley had as his prisoner Everette MacLain, a negro, who was charged with attempting to drown his wife, Parl MacLain. MacLain and his wife were seated in the back of the automobile, Chief Beasley in front. The woman said that her husband drew a pistol which he had so successfully concealed that it was not discovered by the chief, leaned forward and shot Chief Beasley in the back. He then turned the gun on his wife and wounded her in the shoulder. The negro made his escape.

75 YERAS AGO…

October, 1946

October 21, 1946: Alleged Slayer Of Covington Man Held For Rockridge Jury

Trial Justice Allen Penick in a preliminary hearing yesterday ordered Everett Ballard, 33-year-old war veteran and Blake Highway Department employee, held for action by the Rockbridge County grand jury on a charge of murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Oscar Carter Hostette, 30, also a war veteran.

Hostetter was slain while visiting on the farm of Charles Hayslett in the Collierstown section of Rockbridge County on the night of Sept. 28. He formerly was employed at a Covington paper mill.

Ballard gave himself up to police at the police station here October 2.

50 YEARS AGO…

October, 1971

October 21, 1971: Homecoming Parade At 4:30

Covington High School will begin Homecoming activities with a parade at 4:30 p.m. today. The parade will begin at Municipal Playground.

The CHS Band will march in the parade as will the 10 contestants for 1971 Homecoming Queen and the Covington Fire Department. Several floats, made by the CHS student body, will also be entered.

The Covington-Addison Homecoming football game will be played at 8 p.m. Friday at Casey Field. The Homecoming queen will be crowned at halftime and the “CHS Outstanding Alumni Award of 1971” will be presented.

25 YEARS AGO…

October, 1996

October 21, 1996: Bath Defense Beats EMHS

Bath County took a break from the wars of the Pioneer District here Saturday night as the Lady Chargers bombed Eastern Mennonite 57-21.

It was the Bath defense that keyed this win, holding their host to just nine field goals and just two points in the entire second half.

The Chargers (2-4, 7-9) were led by Katie Hardbarger who scored 18 points, hauled down 15 rebounds and blocked four shots.

“We played excellent team defense,” said Bath County coach Kathy Woods. “They only scored one field goal in the second half. Tiffany Burns had an excellent defensive game with five steals and numerous deflections. They had trouble with our inside game – Samantha Burger had her best offensive game of the year.”

Bath County is back in action on Tuesday hosting Craig County.

10 YEARS AGO…

October, 2011

October 21, 2011: Advisory Committee To Meet Tuesday

The Special Education Advisory Committee of Covington City Schools will meet Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the school board office at 340 E. Walnut Street.

There will be a presentation by the Infant and Toddler Connection providing information on services for infants and toddlers in the area.

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