I was busy working on my column for the Douglas County Sentinel, so I did not see the delivery driver, but I heard the thud as he tossed the package onto the front porch. Shadow, our black Labrador, trusty guard dog, and my part-time writing and research assistant, also heard the thud and was up … [Read more...]
Every Now and Then
A blog about Douglas County history, including stories of old Campbell County. Follow Lisa's Every Now and Then page on Facebook.
I’ve been researching Douglas County, Georgia history on a full-time basis since December 2010 when my first column went online with Douglasville Patch. By March 2012 my weekly column began appearing in the Sunday edition of the Douglas County Sentinel where it continues today. With less than ten … [Read more...]
Little did I know when I drove into the cemetery at Sweetwater Baptist Church a few weeks ago that I would encounter the tallest grave marker I’ve seen to date in my walks across the burial grounds of old Campbell and Douglas County. I discovered a family story mired in wealth, greed, over … [Read more...]
As many know who follow my efforts at researching and publishing local history I grew up in Red Oak, Georgia, once part of old Campbell County. My father, John Land, was the manager of the West Building Materials store and lumber yard along Roosevelt Highway. I attended Eastern Elementary school in … [Read more...]