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.
Among the 3,700 athletes registered for today's Ironman 70.3 Augusta competition, several people with Columbia County ties are expected to race.
The eighth annual event, the largest half-Ironman in the United States with 3,700 registered athletes, sold out in February. The contestants who made the trek to Augusta will start with a 1.2-mile swim down the Savannah River. After a transition to the bike, they will then ride a 56-mile loop into South Carolina and back to downtown Augusta, where they will transition into the start of the 13.1-mile run. The race will finish in front of the Augusta Common on Broad Street.
Augusta Prep remained undefeated with its 41-20 victory at Gatewood.
In a battle of unbeaten teams, the Cavaliers pounded out 429 yards on the ground. B.J. Stone rushed 16 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns, while David Bramble added 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Rebecca P. Oellerich and William H. Ollerich III to Frederick Lee Ashley III; Map & Parcel number: 077, 565; $159,900
Regis Development Co. to Eban Gray; Map & Parcel number: 024, 220; $80,000
James Middleton Walker to Lori L.
Shawn Patrick Walsh and Samantha Anne Goode applied for a marriage license Sept. 12 and were married Sept. 12 in Evans
John Haitas and Abby Leigh Weinberger applied for a marriage license July 5 and were married Sept.