January 18, 2021

HCMS student named American History Essay winner

(Franklin, GA) -- Rylee Reeves, an eighth grade student at Heard County Middle School, was awarded the American History Essay Medal and Certificate of Award on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The 2020 essay topic was the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre is considered to be a pivotal event that paved the way to the American … [Read more...]

Heard County Student receives Dar Youth Citizenship Medal

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that Caroline Cammon is the recipient of the DAR Youth Citizenship Award for 2019 -20. Before moving to the 6th grade at Heard Middle, Caroline was selected by the 5th grade teachers at Heard Elementary. Caroline was chosen by the school faculty as the student who best exemplifies … [Read more...]

Franklin Police Department receives National Award from DAR

(Franklin, GA) -- At the December meeting of the Franklin City Council, Franklin Police Department were honored with the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal. The DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal is presented to a group of individuals that demonstrate honor, courage, leadership, and patriotism. These individuals have contributed to the defense, security or … [Read more...]

BOC proclaims November as National Native American Heritage Month

(Franklin, GA) -- Native American Heritage Week began in 1976 and recognition was expanded when Congress and President George Bush in August 1990, designating the month of November as National Native American Indian Heritage Month. Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, were present for the recent signing of a proclamation by Heard County Commission … [Read more...]

Thanking Our Veterans in a Special Way

(Franklin, GA) -- “Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they’ve suffered the scars of war.  We can offer them no better tribute that to protect what they have won for us.” President Ronald Reagan spoke these words many years ago but they remain true even today. Due to the pandemic, the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, has chosen to … [Read more...]

Lyndsey Pike selected as DAR Good Citizen for Class of 2021

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that Lyndsey Elizabeth Pike was selected as the DAR Good Citizen Award recipient by the Heard County High School Class of 2021. The DAR Good Citizen Program has been in existence since 1934 and recognizes outstanding young people that exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in … [Read more...]

CES teacher receives classroom grant for unique history project

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Centralhatchee Elementary history teacher, Tracey Hunt, was selected as one of the recipients of a Classroom Grant Program for her innovative and interactive history project. Tracey received notification of the $500 grant on July 30th. The grant is sponsored by the Junior Membership Committee of the Daughters of the American … [Read more...]

BettyJean Covington receives DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that BettyJean Covington has received the DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship for the Senior Class of 2020. The DAR Good Citizen Program has been in existence since 1934 and recognizes outstanding young people that exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools … [Read more...]

James Stewart DAR launches Patriot Bear Project with FPD

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, made the first delivery of their “Patriot Bear” Project to the Franklin Police Department on Friday, July 24, 2020. As our nation is looking to the 250th Anniversary of the country, chapter members adopted this project to honor their patriot ancestors, bring comfort to a child, and support local law … [Read more...]

HCMS student receives DAR Youth Citizenship Medal

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce their 2019-20 recipient of the DAR Youth Citizenship Award for Heard County Middle School. Landon McLendon was chosen by the school faculty as the student who best exemplifies the qualities of a good citizen. Those qualities are honor, service, courage, leadership and … [Read more...]