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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

Adult education registration open Registration for classes through Aiken County's Adult Education Program, including GED and high school diploma completion, is open through Thursday.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:48am

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Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:48am

The first hearing in the death-penalty trial process for Steven Murray took only a few minutes as Judge James G. Blanchard Jr. and the attorneys for the defense and prosecution went over the preliminaries required by the Unified Appeal Process. Murray is accused of slaying a Florida priest in April.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:47am

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is one step closer to getting body cameras for its deputies.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:47am

Teach me Lord to walk in thy footsteps Strengthen me Lord that thy will I accept Give me some reason for living this day Let me be of service to someone I pray Lord I am a sinner and I ask please forgive For I stumble and falter each day that I live But thy grace is sufficient so that promise ...

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:46am

According to allegations in the indictment, the defendants operated out of Murphy Village near North Augusta and committed a number of fraudulent schemes in order to obtain life insurance benefits, food stamps, Medicaid funding and fraud involving automobile financing.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:46am

Students across Aiken County went back to school Aug. 15. At Wagener-Salley High School, Principal Ute Aadland reported a stellar beginning to the new school year. "It was a great start.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:46am

North Augustans soon will get blue recycling bags only if they request them, based on a proposal that got the city council's OK on Monday night.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:46am

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports: A Martinez woman has been charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle after a motorcycle crash last month. Thomas von Ray Carter, 60, of Augusta, died Aug.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:03am

Columbia County commissioners and staffers fielded questions from residents on a list of major additions and renovations they say will help the already at-capacity county to continue to grow. The list outlines projects such as a long-awaited performing arts and cultural center as well as a Grovetown library.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:03am

In an effort to reach more vendors around the area, Columbia County will be using Periscope Holdings to provide web-based bidding services to all suppliers and contractors, according to a news release.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:02am

Radio station WKSP-FM (96.3) will hold its seventh annual Kiss Family Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 10. The gates will open at 2 p.m., and the show will start at 4 p.m. at Evans Town Center Park.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:02am

Georgia joins a national effort to get drunken drivers off the road in time for a safe and sober Labor Day weekend. Local law enforcement will be joining the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to help put an end to DUI.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:02am

Area medical doctor will speak to the Lincoln County Historical Society about the Confederate ship that might have fired the last shot of the war.

Wed, 08/24/2016 - 12:02am

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