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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

NORTH AUGUSTA — City Council passed first reading of Ordinance 2015-14 modifying the general development plan for Hammond’s Ferry in a 5-1 vote on Monday, but did so alongside two significant amendments to the ordinance which impact future residential designs in the development. The amendments ...

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Georgia's weather is fickle. Spring was cool and wet, and now summer is starting hot and wet. Both weather conditions provide their challenges. Gardeners must adapt to the changes in the weather.

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:13am

Maintaining a green lawn in the heat of summer can be a vexing problem. However, experts agree that a lush, green lawn is still viable when care is taken. Cutting grass too short or overwatering it can present their own sets of problems.

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The CSRA Swim League ended its season Monday night at the Augusta Aquatics Center with its all-star meet.

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:13am

The CSRA Summer Swim League is officialy over, so now what? I can't decide if four and a half weeks until school starts is a long time or a short time.

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:12am

The Columbia County Parks and Recreation 11/12 Girls All-Stars won their state tournament and qualified for the Dixie Ponytails World Series.

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:12am

The 9/10 Columbia County baseball Dixie All-Stars are heading to Manchester, Ga. to play in the Georgia state tournament beginning on Friday.

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:12am

On July 4, 1776, to recognize the momentous occasion of the independence of the newly formed union separate from the Mother Country, John and Abigail Adams consumed a celebratory meal of turtle soup.

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:11am

Dear editor, About 2 percent of the U.S. population is homosexual. Why do you think they have so much power? I am not the smartest person, so I don't claim to have all the answers.

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:11am

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of the administration to allow ObamaCare subsidies to flow through HealthCare.gov.

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:11am

"Proceed with caution" signs dot roads throughout Columbia County.

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:11am

Columbia County's Board of Commissioners has scheduled a series of public meetings to the coming year's millage rate this month, even though officials say the rate will remain unchanged.

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:11am

Ben Harbin, who has represented Co­lum­bia County in the Georgia Legislature for 20 years, said Monday he would resign next month to take a position with Southern Strategy Group, a Columbia-based lobbying group.

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