How Salt Road got its name

Susie Reams ECB Publishing, Inc. Before the American Civil War of 1861-1865, most of the salt consumed by the people of the southern states of American was shipped from Europe to the south. Salt was an incredibly important commodity of…

Who was Fred Mahan?

Remembering the man who brought beauty to Jefferson County Susie Reams ECB Publishing, Inc. He was born on Oct. 6, 1886, in Dodge City, Kan., and died on March 12, 1960, in Thomas County, Ga., but Fred Mahan was, for…

It happened on the

Ashley Hunter ECB Publishing, Inc. July 4, 1054 – The brightest known supernova – SN 1054 – is reported by Chinese astrologers. The remnant of the supernova is now known as the Crab Nebula. The supernova remained visible for around…

This month in history

June 14, 1775 – The first U.S. Military service, the Continental Army consisting of six companies of riflemen, was established by the Second Continental Congress. The next day, George Washington was appointed by a unanimous vote to command the army.…