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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

Fire destroyed a two-story house and left one woman dead Friday morning in Appling.

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 10:58am

We finished Common Sense on July 1, when we covered Thomas Paine's plan to declare independence from Britain. Hopefully, you were able to pick up a copy of the Declaration of Independence and read it with family.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:12am

Georgia is a state where we measure ourselves by how other people think of us. Gov. Nathan Deal, for example, often mentions that Georgia was rated as "the number one state for business" by cable channel CNBC and a real estate trade publication.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:12am

In 2010, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which claims to “help consumer finance markets work by making rules more effective, by consistently and fairly enforcing those rules, and by empowering consumers to take m...

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:12am

Looking for a career change led Capt. Mike Chambers of Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue's Engine Company 8 to a life of civil service.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:11am

The Augusta Warriors 8A baseball team was formed less than a year ago when they held their opening tryout last fall. Only 10 players showed up, but rather than getting discouraged, they kept every player and went to work.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:11am

Martinez-Evans Little League Senior League manager Steven Gibbons thought the key to the Southeastern Region Senior Tournament would be to stay in the winner's bracket.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:11am

The Martinez-Evans Little League intermediate team lost 5-2 to Florida in the Little League Intermediate Baseball Southeast Regional Tournament championship game Monday afternoon.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:11am

Harlem High School held a free football and cheerleader clinic for registered Harlem Pop Warner participants Friday night.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:11am

Six-year-old Noah's vacation from a Chinese orphanage is much more than a foreign exchange trip or a sightseeing tour of the United States. It's his chance to find a new family.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:10am

Evans Middle Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:09am

Melissa Solares hopes the 21st Century Cures Act will lead to new treatments for her severely autistic son, Arturo.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:08am

Greenbrier Elementary Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:07am

The manager of an Evans apartment complex was recently cited because fire alarm systems in four of the buildings didn't work.

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:07am