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Columbia County historian Janette S. Kelley dies

Janette S. Kelley, one of the first historians to compile Columbia County's history into a book, died Wednesday.
Columbia County historian explains

Like Dianne Poteat (Aug. 19 letter) I, too, was upset at The Chronicle's Aug. 14 story on Columbia County history. Although the article was well written, and the information essentially accurate, I knew such hot-button words as ``illiterate'' and ``fact vs. legend'' would draw negative responses.Barbara Seaborn, Martinez
Museum tours will include tidbits of Aiken history

...up a whole new dimension," he said. Guided tours will be held each Thursday and Friday through May 16. Aiken County Historian Owen Clary will conduct the Thursday tours, and Mr. Levy will be the guide on the Friday tours. "Owen knows about...
Ennis Willie influenced crime genre

...had demonstrated a flair for entertaining since their arrival from Florida in the 1870s, according to Jefferson County historian Leroy Lewis.Ennis Willie hadn't been hiding out in his hometown, though. With a singularity of purpose like...
Vacant poll site will be leveled

...that are going away, I hate to see it,'' said Columbia County Probate Court Judge Pat Hardaway, who also is a county historian. The precinct building, located at Pollards Corner behind Maryland Fried Chicken, was constructed in a time when...
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A land of the lost

...listening posts.Pinetucky was between Deans Bridge Road and U.S. Highway 78, said Charles Lord, a Columbia County historian. While he is not positive on the source of the name, Lord, who lives only about four miles from where Pinetucky...
History buffs want visit marked

...Lincolnton. He was captured May 10, 1865, in Irwinville by Union Lt. Col. Benjamin Pritchard, according to Houston County historian Jim Miles, who researched Davis' trip for Ms. Buzzell. The group spent that night in Abbeville, then camped...
Town of 'good neighbors' there. The name was submitted by a long-forgotten Confederate veteran named Caesar S. Bond, Columbia County historian Charles Lord said."That was the hotbed of political activity," said Lord, referring to an era that lasted from...
Boneville 'dried up like bones'

...kind of dried up -- like bones," said Jenny Lindsay, the director of the McDuffie Museum.According to Columbia County historian Charles Lord, a bus replaced the lost stop to help residents who depended on the train for work, but it was discontinued...
Boom towns started small

...porch is gone forever, it survives in the thoughts of many of Evans' senior residents. Charles Lord, a Columbia County historian, lives in Grovetown. This article originally was published in The Augusta Chronicle on April 26, 1998.