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It was July 3, 1861 when Wilson N. Crawford was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 11th Georgia Volunteer Infantry. Wilson had moved from the the western mountains of North Carolina to north Georgia in the late 1840s, not long after the U.S. government had cleared the remaining members of the Cherokee Nation from is homelands, making way for white settlers.

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:15am

Ideal conditions for boating, fishing and swimming at Thurmond have kept park rangers on their toes, especially on weekends. In May, user fees at Army Corps of Engineers' campgrounds, day-use areas and the visitor center at Thurmond Dam were up 25 percent compared to 2014, said recreation chief manager Chrissy Alford.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:15am

Gathering for fun, worship...

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:14am

Like many fast-growing suburban areas in the U.S., Columbia County is trying to keep from being strangled by its own success.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:14am

“Were a manifesto to be published, and despatched to foreign courts, setting forth the miseries we have endured, and the peaceable methods we have ineffectually used for redress; declaring, at the same time, that not being able, any longer, to live happily or safely under the cruel disposition of ...

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:14am

You won't often see so many history-making events crammed into such a small period of time, but that was the case last week with three huge stories breaking in a little less than 30 hours - a bonanza for those of us who work in the news industry.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:13am

By the time anyone reads this, the news will out, Ben Harbin is leaving the state legislature.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:13am

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Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:13am

Independence Day Celebration 3-11 p.m. Thursday, July 2, Barton Field, Fort Gordon; a fireworks extravaganza; U.S. Army Signal Corps Band 7 p.m., U.S. Army Soldier Show 8:30 p.m.; kids carnival, food and craft vendors; free; (706) 791-4300, www.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:13am

Jennifer Mendez and Cecilia Perez weren't planning on making history Friday, but they couldn't let the historic day go by without trying.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:13am

Police Blotter, July 1, 2015

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:12am

Grovetown's 28th annual July 4 Celebration will be held at Liberty Park Community Center on Saturday.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:12am

Aerial fireworks are legal in Georgia and experts recommend using them with caution.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:12am

Columbia County is holding the annual Fourth of July Celebration Saturday in Evans.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:11am

2015 Evans High School graduate Samantha Peka signed to play softball with USC Aiken on Friday.

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 12:11am

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