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.
Matt Schlachter, the county's engineering services director, was promoted to fill the new deputy administrator position, which was created in a recent reorganization plan approved by the county commission.
Saturday evening was different from our usual weekend rut. "Let's go dress shopping," my husband said. His eyes gleamed. I balked. He begged.
"Before we do anything else," he said, "let's go to Goodwill and look at dresses.
Watercolor painting: Artists' Guild of Columbia County Watercolor Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 13 and 20, Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road, Martinez; for adults and teens; no experience required; $45 class fee plus $5 supply fee; artistguildcc.org