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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.

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:15pm

Danny Feagin, a Burnettown councilman for the past eight years, has announced his candidacy for Aiken County Council, District 3, to replace the retiring LaWana McKenzie.

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 7:11pm

Well, the football season is behind us and basketball is nearing an end. That means it is time to take a look at the diamond. In Columbia County, this season is as highly anticipated as any.

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 3:01pm

An investment group says it plans to develop three franchises to complement the Athens, Ga.-based Tex-Mex chain's corporate-owned restaurant near the Augusta Exchange shopping center.

Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:12pm
Mon, 02/08/2016 - 2:01pm

Divorces, Feb. 7, 2016

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 12:05am

DUIs, Feb. 7, 2016

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 12:05am

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.

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 12:04am

If my Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories is correct, then from the classroom to a political campaign, debates are much more than a mere exchange of ideas or fun and games.

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 12:04am

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.

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 12:04am

I have always worked, or at least it seems that way now that I look back over my career in journalism and all the previous jobs that have led me to where I am now.

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 12:04am

Wild garlic and wild onion are two of the most frustrating cool-season weeds homeowners have to deal with here in Georgia. Both of these weeds are closely related and difficult to tell apart.

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 12:04am

Congratulations to our Super Bowl Recipe Contest winner, Lori Burdette, of Evans. For her winning entry, Carolina Football Empanadas, she will receive a $50 Bi-LO gift card.

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 12:03am

In-person voting in Georgia begins Monday, at the Board of Elections office at 500 Faircloth Drive, in Evans. Voters will be able to cast ballots from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday until Feb. 26.

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 12:03am

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

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 12:03am

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