The first day of region tournaments this week proved to be a memorable one. All of the county's overwhelming favorites won convincingly, with underdog upsets putting a fine point to the quality of teams in the area.
Monday, April 20
Augusta Christian at Brentwood, 4:30 p.m.
Harlem at Burke County, 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 21
Augusta Christian vs. Hammond, 5 p.m.
Region 2-AAAAA Semi-Finals, TBA
Wednesday, April 22
Harlem at Thomson, 6 p.m.
According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, "the lake at the northeastern border of Columbia County is the largest Corps project east of the Mississippi River, and one of their 10 most visited lakes in the nation.
As a child, I loved, respected, feared my father, but I was also darn enamored with the crying Indian in the Keep America Beautiful ad campaign. Sometimes, I struggled to decide where to throw my allegiance.
Downtown revitalizations are happening around Georgia. New businesses are popping up and new jobs are being created.
Families are enjoying the sense of place that downtowns provide, and existing businesses are benefitting from the increased activity.