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.
They prayed that the political parties about to have their conventions send the country good leaders. They prayed for the slain officers and their families in Dallas. They prayed for the victims of police shootings in Baton Rouge and Minnesota and their families. They prayed for law enforcement and their families.
Volunteer firefighter Daniel Rowland believes in staying busy.
Used to working 50-to 60-hour weeks since he was in high school, Rowland has found a way to maintain that schedule well into adulthood.
But he's always busy helping others.
To adopt, call (706) 541-4077 or visit columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services. The kennel is open from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for adoptions and visiting animals, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to reclaim a lost pet and other services. The facility is at 1940 William Few Parkway in Grovetown.