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November 8, 1913 – The post office department through the unceasing efforts of Postmaster General Burleson, has decided to standardize, as far as possible, the whole postal service with the view of greater efficiency. To this end, it is planned to operate a number of model offices throughout the states as an example for others to follow. Those offices will be used to experiment with the view to discover the best and most practical way of administering the postal facilities and to test devices and methods which may prove of value.

November 3, 1983 – Why would a man suffering from hangover wait in the street for Alice Davis, owner of Grandma's House?

For help.

Davis sells hangover medicine by the handfuls. Since April, Davis has had to reorder four times, always doubling the last hangover medicine shipment.

People come in and buy Dr. Seltzer's Hangover Helper as a joke, but usually they come back later and buy $5 or more, she added.

November 4, 1993 – After two years of on-again, off-again deliberations, the Petersburg General Hospital Board decided to go ahead with plans to build a $500,000 modular outpatient medical clinic during its regular meeting Oct. 28.

The proposed new clinic, targeted for opening in August, would provide space for three doctors, be on the ground level adjacent to the hospital emergency room, and have a partial basement for supply storage.

November 6, 2003 – The Petersburg City Council unanimously approved the revised Sandy Beach master plan, which includes more sand and fewer trees in the city park.

The plan drafted by the Petersburg Parks and Recreation staff with board and user input, calls for revised roadways, more parking, tree thinning, more beach sand and improved trails.


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