May 18, 2021

National Vietnam Veterans Day

To our Vietnam Veterans in Heard County: “Thank you for your service and welcome home” The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, wishes to commemorate the Vietnam War on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Monday, March 29, 2021. There’s no doubt that the Vietnam War was one of the most brutal. In fact, over three million people were killed during the 20 years it … [Read more...]

DAR hosts local artist during Women’s History Month

(Franklin, GA) -- Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, met on March 13th to commemorate March being Women’s History Month. Their special guest speaker was local writer and photographer, Debbie R. Hudson. Author of “Putting Nature in Focus,” Ms. Hudson spoke about her desire to capture nature’s beauty and her passion for photography. She shared the … [Read more...]

Celebrate Georgia Day

(Franklin, GA) -- Georgia Day is celebrated each year on February 12. This important day commemorates the landing of the first colonists in our state under the leadership of James Oglethorpe in 1733. The colonists arrived in Anne, later to be renamed to Savannah. Savannah would later be our first capital. Oglethorpe volunteered to lead the first group of … [Read more...]

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...]