Although the Savannah River and its tributaries can rise and fall drastically with heavy rains, the Augusta Canal's gates and control structures enable the Augusta Utilities Department to keep it at reasonably steady levels.
If you believe that a vigorous discussion of the issues is important to our political system, then you have to give a big thanks to Dalton Mayor David Pennington, who announced last week that he will run against Gov. Nathan Deal in the Republican primary.
When we started talking about holding a family talent show to liven up reunions, my sister-in-law, baby brother's wife, lamented that she doesn't have a talent. We corrected her. Everyone has a talent.
• The Savannah River Woodturners' will meet 9 a.m .-1 p.m., Saturday at 144 N. Belair Road, Evans. Jack Morse will demonstrate turning and decorating a platter. For more information, contact Lee Carey, (706) 627-8373.