And so it has evolved that six decades after Terry Kay opened that door into the world of journalism in 1959 by sweeping the floor at the Decatur-DeKalb (County) News, he will be bringing his experiences and knowledge to Augusta this weekend for the 2015 Georgia Literary Festival.
Vats of ink have been spilled on the Civil War, but little has been written about the final months of the conflict in the Carolinas. Augusta native and editor Thomas Head Robertson Jr. spent over 10 years bringing his ancestor's journal to life in his book "Resisting Sherman: A Confederate Surgeon's Journal of the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865."
SEPT. 18, 1932Economic recovery in Augusta and its trade territory was given another boost yesterday with the announcement of a road building contract in excess of $200,000 being awarded to a local contractor and the reported expansion of Babcock & Wilcox refractory plant on the Savannah Road through the moving of the Liverpool, Ohio, plant to Augusta.
SEPT. 10, 1970Richmond Countians voted solidly yesterday in support of their own for statewide offices, but final tabulations will be needed to show the strength of their support. A computer breakdown slowed the counting of returns, and early this morning only seven of 28 precincts and wards had been tabulated.
SEPT. 8, 1965ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Miss South Carolina, Nancy Moore of Aiken, is the second honey-blonde to arrive in as many years at the Miss America Pageant from the Palmetto State, and if anything, she's even prettier than last year's entry.
Read a good book lately? The Friends of the Augusta Library have a few recommendations.
MAY 5, 1963Augusta detectives have placed five charges against each of five juveniles in connection with four recent break-ins and a hubcap stealing episode.
June 8, 1990It took Grace Smoak a long time to get a college degree. For years, she thought she couldn't. Then she thought she could. Sunday, she proved she could.
What if everyone read the same book? That's the question the Seattle public library asked five years ago when it started a massive program to get everyone in the city reading. It's also the question Georgians face Friday when the Georgia Center for the Book will announce its selection for a similar project.
BACK IN TIME Oct. 30, 1926 An aggressive movement to have a deeper channel in the Savannah River and start Augusta toward becoming the great inland port of the Southeast was planned at an enthusiastic meeting of the River Development Committee of the Augusta Traffic Bureau yesterday. It was decided that William M. Howard would, in cooperation with Congressman Carl Vinson, make the presentation of Augusta's claim before the board of engineers of the War Department.