January 20, 2020

A Christmas Story: Valley Forge 1776

By Christmas Eve of 1776, the American Revolution was, in essence, over.  The Americans had lost. George Washington was out of options. His army, down to only a few thousand had lost seven battles in a row and was freezing on the west bank of the Delaware River awaiting the end. The British, on the other hand had 33,000 soldiers, well over a hundred ships … [Read more...]

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Each year on Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Survivors, veterans and visitors from all over the world come together to honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. A further 1,178 people were injured in the attack, which permanently sank two U.S. Navy battleships - the … [Read more...]

Heartfelt thank you from the family of Sgt. Jeff Terrell

Jeannie, Peg and I wanted to thank each and every one of you that took the time to share kind words, prayers, cards, flowers, and especially the stories about my dad, Sgt. Jeff Terrell. He lived a long full life, never meeting a stranger and always had a good joke or great story to tell! He was the greatest father and grandfather, loving us all without … [Read more...]

A Step Back in Time

(Franklin, GA) -- On Saturday, July 13, 2019, members of the Southside A’s Car Club of Newnan stopped by the Franklin Gulf Filling Station Museum to take pictures. Since our Filling Station was opened in 1932, their restored Ford A Model cars fit right in. When Museum volunteer Judy Miller told them that when she was a little girl, she rode in the rumble … [Read more...]

Friend writes poem in tribute to Mr. Tommy Stutts

Tommy Stutts was not only my friend, but he was like a brother to me. His passing has greatly impacted me as well as the entire community. It has compelled me to share this Poem I wrote that may help cope with a loss so overwhelming. ~ Lee Boone On the Death of a Friend Yesterday It’s just a word and holds so much meaning; For yesterday you were here … [Read more...]

National Vietnam War Veterans Day (3/29)

President Donald J. Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 making March 29th a National Holiday. “To ensure the sacrifices of the 9 million heroes who served during this difficult chapter of our country’s history are remembered for generations to come, I sign into law the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017, designating March … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Founding of Georgia (February 12)

Did you know that throughout Georgia history, its capital has moved 4 different times? The cities of Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, and Atlanta have all at one point served as the seat for our state government. Georgia celebrates their 286th birthday on Tuesday, February 12th. On this day in 1733, James Oglethorpe and over 100 colonists … [Read more...]

Thank You from Pastor Brooks and Prospect Church

(Franklin, GA) -- Pastor Brandon Brooks and Prospect Church would like to thank everyone that came out to attend the 142nd Camp Meeting at Flat Rock Campground! A special THANK YOU to all the supporting Pastors and Churches that supported the nightly services. Every service was Christ centered and the messages were inspiring to all in attendance. The Lord … [Read more...]

Heard High in Zambia

(Franklin, GA) -- My name is Clint Robinson, I am the visual art teacher at Heard High School, I am also a father to a little girl with Down syndrome. During the years of 2011 and 2012 I pursued a master’s degree in art education form the University of Florida. My degree culminated with a book titled “What down syndrome has to offer art education.” It … [Read more...]

Local resident completes education training program

(Franklin, GA) -- Sabrina South Thompson completed her Google for Education Certified Trainer Program this summer. She is a Franklin resident and Media Specialist at Temple High. After receiving her Google Educator Level I and Level II in February, she decided to complete the Google for Education Certified Trainer Program. She is one of the first Google … [Read more...]