Myrna Hackett’s brush with one of America’s greatest tragedies began with a scream.
“Myrna, the president has been shot!” she recalls her mother yelling shortly after noon on Nov. 22, 1963, awakening her from a nap.
Within the next 72 hours, Hackett, then a 22-year-old Texas Women’s University nursing student interning at Parkland Memorial Hospital, would see President Kennedy’s body hauled away in a hearse, tend to the wife of wounded Texas Gov. John Connally and have guns pointed at her by Texas Rangers guarding the body of Lee Harvey Oswald.
If other property owners in downtown Augusta adhere to historic preservation guidelines, shouldn’t the city have to as well?
That was a recurring theme at a Thursday meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission, which again declined to approve a certificate of appropriateness for Augusta’s plans to remodel its downtown government campus.
Police are asking for help in finding a man who stole items from occupants of a Gordon Highway motel.
According to a Richmond County sheriff’s office news release, the man entered a hotel room at Super 8, 2137 Gordon Highway, around 4 a.m. Wednesday and stole the items while the occupants were sleeping.
Additional details were not released.
Anyone with information can call Investigator Scot Herring or a property crimes investigator at (706) 821-1020.