Local mothers share memories of September 11 births
Five area families who welcomed new babies on Sept. 11, 2001, share stories that reveal the conflicting emotions that surrounded their children’s births. the story

Reid Clayton
Reid Clayton has noticed people react strangely when he tells them his birthday. the story

Reid Clayton was born in the afternoon on Sept. 11. "I was nervous, scared, angry, happy. But at the end of the day I was happy because of him," his mother, Melissa Clayton, said. (Corey Perrine/Staff)

Barry Cody
Tandra Rolland doesn’t remember her labor pains. She remembers seeing the twin towers fall, people screaming and the smoke. the story

Anthony Cliett
Almost immediately after Wade Cliett watched his son, Anthony, come into the world, he was called back to work. the story

Jaquez Davis
When Latrice Burns was delivering her son, Jaquez Davis, she didn’t know what the World Trade Center was. the story

Alyssa Oellerich
Melody Harsey instinctively sheltered her daughter from what was happening on the day she was born. the story



Evans native and former New York Yankee reflects on 9/11 World Series
One of Todd Greene’s most memorable moments came on the heels of one of America’s worst. the story

New York Yankees, from left, Paul O'Neill, Evans native Todd Greene, Jorge Posada, and Derek Jeter watch from the dugout during a November 2001 game. (Associated Press)

Ft. Gordon chaplain had job no one wants to do
When Americans were left shattered, (Maj.) Matthew Wysocki's mission was to see "holy in all the hell." the story

9/11 experience inspired career
When others were running away, Patrick Youssef ran 40 blocks to help. the story

Martinez minister recalls helping at ground zero after 9/11 attacks
The Rev. Cynthia Taylor rolled a piece of glass and marble in her palms. the story

Veteran works to bring part of World Trade Center to Columbia County
As a Korean War veteran, James Herrmann thought he had seen it all, but what he found one cold day in 2002 under the Brooklyn Bridge was much worse. the story

Former Fort Gordon officer at Pentagon when plane hit
Col. Jack Hook paused and prayed before he entered the Pentagon early on Sept. 11, 2001. "I thanked God for what a beautiful day it was." the story

Sleeping in kept Augustan safe
Sometimes John Cashin worked late. He did Sept. 10. Sometimes he slept in the following morning. He did Sept. 11. the story

Aiken woman believed cleanup caused fatal disease
When news of the first plane crash reached Cindy Mahoney, she donned her former EMT uniform and headed toward the nearest hospital to help. the story

Ground zero left lasting memory
Every year Mary Bannan gets a letter requesting she undergo a physical. the story


Augustans remember 9/11
About 200 people gathered at the Augusta Common Sunday. the story

Flight 93 memorial off to strong start
Former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton joined in the dedication of the Flight 93 memorial. the story

Columbia County honors victims
Hundreds gathered in Columbia County Saturday to honor those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. the story

9/11 events planned locally
There are many local opportunities to remember 9/11. the story

Sunday services will remember
On the altar of St. John United Methodist Church in Aiken on Sunday, there will be a Bible, a globe and a U.S. flag. the story

Columbia County deputy Ray Childress and his wife, Jasmine, and children, Dalton, 10, and Jocelyn, 13, attended a memorial service at Wesley United Methodist Church in 2002. (Jim Blaylock/File)


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Local Muslims have seen progress
Ten years after the terrorist strike, Augusta should be proud to say there’s been progress, said Hossam Fadel, a longtime member of the Islamic Society of Augusta. the story

Travel, security slowly recovered from attacks
Augusta Regional Airport needed several years to recover, while local security businesses saw an increase in business. the story

Local panel discusses anniversary
Seven voices, a thousand things to say about the past 10 years. the story