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.
Members of American Legion Auxiliary Jesse C. Lynch Memorial Unit 71 will distribute bright red poppies for Memorial Day in exchange for a donation from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Kroger on Knox Avenue.
City Council gave its OK last week for an assembly in Wade Hampton Veterans Park to pray for "our city, county, state and federal governments, our lawmakers and other political leaders, our military and our
nation" just before the national Democratic and Republican political conventions.
PetSmart and Ross Dress for Less will be among the new retailers at North Augusta Plaza later this year following a major renovation project that commences after former anchor tenant Kmart moves out at the end of the month.
North Augusta's Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday night to send three new ordinances governing downtown to the City Council with recommendations they be adopted.
The ordinances deal with the downtown overlay district and its rules, as well as food trucks and farmers markets.
Chris Garrison grew up shopping with his family at the old Colonial/Big Star grocery at 434 Georgia Ave. Now, he's developing the building to be a centerpiece of downtown North Augusta retail, with perhaps as many as a half-dozen businesses, including at least two restaurants - something almost everyone who talks about down revitalization says the city desperately needs.