October 9, 2015

A Constitution Minute IV

On September 17, 1787 the United States Constitution was created. Eleven of the thirteen states sent delegates to the Convention and after many debates the Constitution was voted for favorably. Nine of the thirteen states were required to ratify the document for the Constitution to become the supreme law of the land. By July of 1788 all eleven states … [Read more...]

A Constitution Minute III

In September of 1787 a group of men convened a conference in Philadelphia with delegates from eleven of the thirteen colonies to begin debates for establishing a stronger central government. Rhode Island and North Carolina did not send delegates. An interesting note is that most of the delegates present were young men between the ages of 20-40. The few … [Read more...]

The Impact That Alcoholism Has on the American Family

~Written by Mel Canning Alcohol is the most commonly used and most commonly abused addictive substance in America. It is normal for social events to revolve around the drinking of beer, and drinking in front of minors at family events, such as BBQs or weddings, are the norm. Sadly, problematic drinking is also the norm in the United States with 17.6 … [Read more...]

Memorial Day, Tradition and Meaning

Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women's groups in the South were decorating graves before … [Read more...]

Heard County Rangers Camp 1996 Accepts New Camp Flag

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Rangers, Camp 1996 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans was presented with a Camp flag at the monthly meeting on May 4, 2015. Susy Primm, wife of Lt. Commander Jonathan Primm, presented  a new Confederate flag to Commander Tom Wise. Susy is deeply interested in American History, especially the War Between The States era. When … [Read more...]

Confederate Memorial Day

Written by Mary Lane, President Heard County Chapter 2587 Between 1861 and 1865, there was a war between the Union and the Confederate States of America. As slavery disappeared from the northern states, but remained viable in the south, two very different ways of life arose in these sections. Compromises regarding slavery, especially its extension to the … [Read more...]

Celebrate Georgia Day!

(Franklin) -- Thursday, February 12th is Georgia Day. The James Stewart Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution invites you all to join us as we wish Georgia a very “Happy Birthday!”  Take time to remember the birth of our great state. The story of how Oglethorpe came to bring colonists across the seas is a fascinating one. Not only did he get … [Read more...]

Remembering Pearl Harbor

The Natural Beauty of Hawaii – volcanic mountains, lush vegetation, and crystal water – should be Pearl Harbor’s main attraction, and it would be, if not for December 7, 1941. Instead, the island of Oahu’s stunning scenery has become merely the backdrop for the USS Arizona Memorial, a hallowed historic site that reminds us that 2,390 Americans died on a … [Read more...]

Uncomfortable High School Student

(Franklin) -- If you take a look into our school handbook, who do you think the majority of the dress code rules are geared towards? If you don’t know then let me tell you, it’s the girls. I am not allowed tear wear, leggings, tank tops, jeggings, there can be no holes in jeans, and my dress MUST fall two inches above my knee. Why you might ask? Because as … [Read more...]

Critters In Your Attic?

The lengthy cold snap and freeze we have been experiencing this year is causing more problems than we Georgians are accustomed to dealing with. Busted water pipes, flooded homes, high electric bills, icy road conditions, and critters in our attics to name a few. That’s right, critters in our attics! Eastern gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis), are … [Read more...]