Statue of Ben Tillman, former governor and white supremacist, vandalized

...Statehouse in 2000.Confederate symbols have been vandalized in a number of states since the shootings. Earlier Tuesday, the words "Black Lives Matter" were painted on a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Keep Southern heritage

...never taught to me as something to be hated. Our history books, although hand-me-downs, taught us about Gen. Robert E. Lee. Many of our football teams carried the mascot of "Rebel." And every July 4, we sang Dixie proudly.I am a son...

You Remembered: Broad Street parades

...butt of the weapon in front of the right foot.There was a speech at the grave of Gen. Porter Alexander, who was Robert E. Lee's artillery commander. Afterwards the solemn ceremony was concluded with a member of the band giving a beautiful...

Patriots won Augusta with ingenious tower

...Andrew Pickens and Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee (Robert E. Lee's father).The Americans, however, could not breach...genius showed up. A 2012 biography of Pickens credits Robert E. Lee's father, "Light Horse Harry," with proposing...

Make April 9 a holiday

...say April 9 should be the most important secular holiday on the American calendar. That was the date in 1865 when Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac, effectively ending the...

Observing Civil War finally ends after 150 years

...means "150th anniversary of a major event." Today is April 9, 2015, and exactly 150 years ago, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.Many of our visitors...

College signing lists

...6-0/188 Hillgrove Marietta, Ga.Joshua Moon S 5-11/180 Creekside Fairburn, Ga.Curtis Rainey C 6-2/275 Robert E. Lee Jacksonville, Fla.Jeremiah Theus OT 6-4/280 Bolles School Fleming Island, Fla. GEORGIA TECHNAME POS. HT...

Rants & Raves

...have similar demographics. If this happened, Columbia County would surpass Augusta in population. AUGUSTA NEEDS a Robert E. Lee parade that takes place on the same day as the Martin Luther King holiday. A GREAT, BIG RAVE for the young man who...

Rants & Raves

Comments from readers.MY FAMILY IS from a town in Alabama where we have a Robert E. Lee Parade. Does Augusta honor this Southern gentleman and when? ROMNEY AGAIN? No, no, no! He only spoke his truth when he didn't...

Paul Dyer

...and was a Veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Dyer was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Dyer; parents, Robert E. Lee and Harriett Amanda Stiles Dyer; brothers, Robert Eugene "Gene" Dyer and Marion B. Dyer. Mr. Dyer is survived...