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.
THURSDAY: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Palmetto Terrace, 100 Georgia Ave.; Women In Business: Cyber and Social Media Safety; get safety tips for the Internet and social media sites; luncheon; Chamber members $20, others $30; northaugustachamber.
SRS PUBLIC TOURS: 12:30 p.m. each date, Aiken County Applied Research Center, Gateway Drive, off U.S. Highway 278; driving tour; tour of Savannah River Ecology Laboratory; ends about 4:30 p.m.; tour dates: Sept. 10, Sept. 29, Oct. 8, Oct. 27, Nov.
GLOVERVILLE - An early-morning manhunt leading to a soft lockdown at Gloverville Elementary School ended around 9:20 a.m. with a suspect in custody.
Aiken County Sheriff's Office officials say they were alerted around 5 a.m.
Launch time approached quickly, but the girls were ready.
And with a quick foot stomp a rush of air pushed the "rocket" from the launch pad and high into "space" in the Hammond Hill Elementary cafeteria.
I have an awkward relationship with change.
Politically and socially, I prefer a lean toward progressive thinking that embraces change. The way we educate our kids needs to change. The way presidential elections are funded needs to change.
Who among us can truly say they are brave?
It's a hard thing to admit to. I would guess that most of the folks I know who meet the definition of the word would never agree that bravery was something they aspired to.
BRUNSWICK, GA. - An old school tradition is dying.
In fact, the school lunch swap is already buried in some places, thanks to the conversion of school cafeterias to food courts with more selections than some malls.
When he sat down in a room full of journalists at the Carter Center to talk about the cancer that has spread to several parts of his body, Jimmy Carter was quite calm and collected in discussing his reaction to the dreaded diagnosis.