Pyramidal Cottage, GriffinVanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Sacred Heart Church, 1910, GriffinVanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Spalding County Courthouse, 1984, GriffinVanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Folk Victorian House, GriffinVanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Old Spalding County Courthouse + Old Spalding County Jail, 1860, GriffinVanishing GeorgiaNewsBreak Contributor
Pyramidal Cottage, Griffin
I’ve always documented Georgia’s finest homes alongside its more common dwellings, and this is a great example of the latter. I maintain that the living spaces of the working classes are more important in a broader historical sense than the “grand old ladies” that have always gotten the most coverage from historians and photographers, because […]
Folk Victorian House, Griffin
The recent photographs I’ve shared from Griffin were made in 2017. I’ve recently recovered them after thinking they were lost. Griffin is growing but still feels like a small town to me, at least in its historic core neighborhoods. Many of its homes have been converted for various commercial uses. I’ve identified this house as […]
Check your tickets: $100K Powerball ticket sold at food mart in Henry County
The Georgia Lottery confirmed that one lucky winner matched four of five numbers and the Powerball during Wednesday night’s drawing. The numbers announced on Channel 2 were: 6, 47, 50, 61, 68 and Powerball of 4.
Old Spalding County Courthouse + Old Spalding County Jail, 1860, Griffin
The old Spalding County Courthouse is a rare example of the early use of the Italianate Style in public buildings in Georgia and is one of just a few surviving antebellum courthouses in the state. Spalding County was created in 1854 and this was its first official courthouse. It was the work of David Demarest […]
Teen sisters missing in Henry County, spotted at local hotels, police say
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Two teen sisters are missing in Henry County, according to police on Thursday; one hasn't been seen for nearly a month. Henry County Police Department said that 13-year-old Elaina Moody was last seen on Nov. 26, and her sister, 15-year-old Hannah Moody, has not been seen for three weeks.
Craftsman Cottage, 1923, Barnesville
This superb Craftsman cottage is made even more interesting with its Ludowici Tile roof and shingle siding. It’s a two-story version of the more common single-story bungalow that is synonymous with the Craftsman style. There are some great homes in Barnesville’s historic residential area but I haven’t had much luck identifying any of them. Nonetheless, […]
Sacred Heart Church, 1910, Griffin
It took some detective work, but I finally identified this old church. A recent sign indicated it was the New Life United Holy Church, but I knew it was an older church. The mission-inspired belfry led me to believe it was a Catholic church, and it turns out it was Sacred Heart Church. Their parish […]
GBI, Crawford County Sheriff's Office investigating after woman shot and killed
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ga. — The Crawford County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a woman was shot on Tuesday, according to a press release. They say around 5:48 p.m. deputies responded to a call about a person down outside the Pleezing Food Store on Highway 80 West. When deputies arrived,...
Administrators ignored warnings before Georgia middle schooler stabbed fellow student, lawsuit claims
Administrators at a Georgia middle school ignored multiple warnings before a student stabbed a classmate over a dozen times, leaving her with “catastrophic” injuries, according to a lawsuit filed this month. In March, a knife-wielding student stabbed a classmate in gym class at least 14 times “across her...
Construction Financing Loan Secured for River Park 10
The industrial development will have direct access to both Atlanta and Savannah.
GA jackson's Most Loveable Kittens Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to jackson..
Draft Map Has Two Open Georgia House Seats in 2024
Henry County voters could be choosing two new state representatives in 2024, based on a draft map published by the Georgia House. The map would result in two open house seats, one each in McDonough and Hampton. [...]. You have reached subscriber-only content. Unlock the full article and get the...
Don't Miss Out on the Magical Santa Dinner at Chick-fil-A Lake Dow - 2023!
Get ready for a magical evening as "Santa Dinner at Chick-fil-A Lake Dow - 2023" is coming your way! This much-anticipated event will be held on Fri, Dec 01 from 5pm to Sat, Dec 02 until 7pm. The venue for this enchanting occasion is none other than the Chick-fil-A Lake Dow located at 860 Highway 81, McDonough, GA 30252.
Savor the Flavor: Top 4 Must-Visit Cafes in McDonough
In this article, we're exploring four unique cafes in McDonough. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? We'd love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to share your experiences in the comment section below!
Benjamin Gachet House, 1828
LaFayette didn't visit, but it's still a gem... This is among the most important surviving early Plantation Plain houses in Georgia. For many years it was suggested that LaFayette visited the house in 1825, an anecdote perpetuated by the D.A.R. and Georgia Historical markers but now proven to be apocryphal. The myth was so revered that the local D. A. R. chapter even named themselves the Lamar-Lafayette Chapter. The area, still located in Pike County at the time, had only recently been opened by land lotteries. Benjamin Gachet (born in 1790, in France), bought property in this area in 1825 and subsequently acquired adjoining lots and built this house sometime in 1828. A small number of enslaved people were integral to this endeavor. Benjamin died in 1829 and his widow, Caroline Matilda Stubbs Gachet, lived in this house for another 20 years. She began selling off the land to her son-in-law, Benjamin M. Milner. Benjamin and Margaret Gachet Milner’s youngest son, J. S. Milner, lived in the house as late as the 1930s. In 1954 Dudley Cannafax, whose sister had married a Milner, purchased the house. Cannafax enlisted Atlanta architect (also Cannafax’s son-in-law) to restore the house. They rebuilt the detached kitchen, which had been lost since 1938. Upon the death of Mrs. Dudley Cannafax, the estate offered the house to the local D.A.R. Chapter, but they were unable to afford its upkeep and it was subsequently rented for many years. In 1987, it was purchased by the Geiger family, owners of the Barnesville Herald-Gazette. They have further restored the house under the direction of Atlanta architect W. Lane Greene. It's on the National Register of Historic Places.
Jackson Christmas Parade rescheduled for Dec. 8
JACKSON — The annual Jackson Christmas Parade, hosted by the Butts County Chamber of Commerce, has been rescheduled for Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. The change was made in anticipation of the rainy weather expected on Friday, Dec. 1. The parade will begin at Jackson High School and end at Red Devil Hill on Franklin St.
Henry County Museum’s Website Now Allows Genealogy Library Personal Messages
You can message the Genealogy Library personally with any of your ancestral search needs. To get to the Genealogy page on their website: https://www.hcmomuseum.org/. From there you Will have the option to call Pat or any of their helpful volunteers/staff, as well as the email address. The newest feature as...
Weekly Crash Report for Henry County from Missouri State Highway Patrol
On Saturday, November 25, 2023 a crash occurred as vehicle 1, driven by Xzavier M Ray, age 18 of Clinton, MO failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the roadway, and struck a tree. Driver 1 was ejected. The crash was assisted by TPR T.R. Williams #595. The driver of the vehicle was taken to Research Hospital by Life Flight with serious injuries.
Henry County Residents Remember Founder of Locust Grove Animal Sanctuary
LOCUST GROVE — Those who knew Jama Hedgecoth remember her gentle soul and giving nature, but what resonates for most who reflect on her legacy is her advocacy for humans and animals in the community. On Monday, Nov. 20 Hedgecoth succumbed to her battle with cancer, her family reported.
Zebulon Pike County escapes close call with Macon Rutland
Zebulon Pike County finally found a way to top Macon Rutland 50-45 in a Georgia boys basketball matchup on Nov. 29.