Wartime Memories

Wartime Memories

Residents share their memories of Augusta-area pow camps   My longtime friend, Joseph Moore Lee III, and I observed our pre-teenage years on Heath Street of Augusta’s Hill Section between Central Avenue and Wrightsboro Road. Those years date from 1940, when my...
To the Water Born

To the Water Born

Photo courtesy of George Bowen   Brothers Michael Bowen, 17, and Nathan “Nate” Bowen, 15, had been avid baseball players for years until a fateful day about four years ago. They had grown tired of the game for various reasons and had begun looking around for a...
Golfing Great Bobby Jones, All-Around Outdoor Sportsman

Golfing Great Bobby Jones, All-Around Outdoor Sportsman

When golfing legend Bobby Jones wasn’t “shooting” eagles and birdies, he liked to fish for largemouth bass in Clarks Hill Lake on the Georgia-South Carolina border. Jones was not only one of the finest golfers in the world, he was an all-around sportsman who liked to...
Fighting Joe Wheeler

Fighting Joe Wheeler

Short in Stature, Giant in Battle On the corner of Aumond Road at its intersection with Walton Way is a huge, immovable boulder. Thousands of vehicles pass by it daily, but few drivers or passengers give it more than a glance.                                         ...
Ferry Tales

Ferry Tales

Only road signs remain of a once-thriving industry along the Savannah River and some of its tributaries. The landings for Chamberlain’s Ferry in Lincoln and McCormick counties are beneath Clarks Hill Lake. Remains of the Furey’s Ferry landings are still extant on...