NEW LIFE ON 9/11

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. ...read the story



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




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




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




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



NATIONAL NEWS


LOCALS REMEMBER

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. ...read 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." ...read the story




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




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



EVENTS

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



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



9/11 events planned locally
There are many local opportunities to remember 9/11. ...read 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. ...read 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)


REFLECTIONS

Share your memories
September 11th, 2001 made an impact on millions of people around the world. Share your memories of that unforgettable day. ...submit your story



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. ...read 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. ...read the story



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



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