June 13, 2021

The Centralhatchee Gym and the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Written by 2020 HCHS graduate Alannah McQuain (Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Old Centralhatchee Gym has been a staple in the community since it was built in 1935. I remember playing in this gym before there was a new one built. I also remember going to the Fall festivals held by Centralhatchee Elementary in the Old Gym. I even volunteered at those same Fall … [Read more...]

July 4th, the Birth of Our Nation

Written by Carla Brown During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the 13 Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain. After … [Read more...]

Flag Day

James F. Burns a retired professor at the University of Florida, wrote the following definition of the American flag.  This was shared with me and as a member of the James Stewart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, I would like to share his words with our citizens. This flag represents us all! ~ Carla Brown Written by James F. Burns I’ve been … [Read more...]

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...]