Twiggs County High School
The Annual Gathering - Class of 1960 .........
Mark your calendar for Saturday May 2 at RedHill. More details as the time approaches.
Three Weeks In Argentina ...........
Be sure to travel along with Robert and Jeanie by reading their post on the Travel Log.
Over 100 Years Ago ..... a statue was born
Over 100 years ago a Confederate statue was purchased by the Daughters of the Confederacy and was to be placed on the courthouse lawn in honor of the sons who fought and died for the states rights and preservation of the republic that was created by the founding fathers. But, the courthouse lawn was not to be it's home.
As soon as the statue arrived on the train from St Louis, a spat quickly arouse about where it was to be placed.
Eventually, the stature was placed, not on the courthouse square, but on an obscure corner next to a store on the south side of Highway 80 in what was then the edge of a pasture, well away from a position of honor on the courthouse lawn. Yep, the war was still being fought in the early 1900's
and it continued for almost a hundred years, long after our class graduated in 1960. But alas....... over 100 years have passed and a few funerals have occured, allowing the statue to be moved to the courthouse lawn. A more complete story will be provided after the dedication is held sometimes in early 2015. In the meantime, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, the old marble confederate has been exhumed from it temporary resting place and now proudly stands in front of the courthouse to honor all our Twiggs County soilders who fought in Mr Lincoln's War of Northern Aggression.
|Compliments of Kinnie Russell
God Bless America
The Macon Telegraph July 7, 2014 … Jenna Mink, reporter
Hawthorne Named Chairwoman
Sarah Hawthorne, president and founder of AlphaSkills -- a Georgia literacy organization -- and retired educator, was recently elected as chairwoman of the board of directors for Central Georgia Technical College.
Hawthorne, a resident of Twiggs County, has served as vice chair following the July 2013 merger of the former Central Georgia Tech and Middle Georgia Technical College. She will serve a one-year term that begins July 1.
Danny Carpenter, retired superintendent for the Houston County Board of Education, was elected vice chairman.
ANNUAL GATHERING - 54th - SATURDAY MAY 3, 2014 -
UPDATE - REUNION ACCOMPLISHED!
(Sunday May 4, 2014)
The 54th year Gathering was another big success. The weather was perfect with moderate temps, low humidity, abundant sunshine, gentle breezes accompanies by 32 classmates and spouses. Food was catered by Southern Heritage BBQ from Dublin .... Of coures, southerners have never made and bad batch of bareque. But, the brunswick stew was a killer and so were all the wonderful deserts made by Arlene, Faye and Paul's Aunt Dot.
Again, Ann prepared those "so well done" videos and special picture books to preserve the memories for posterity. Many wonder? Others marvel at the story of a class reunion every year. How can one little high school class meet year after year and still enjoy a reunion as much as the first. The truth is ....... we don't! We enjoy each one more than the last. If you haven't been, you are missing what has now become a Twiggs County High School historical event. Never in the history of the school, has their been a class to have so many reunions. There's a reason. The 55th will be special but you'll never read about it, you'll never heard about. You must discover it for yourself. Mark your calendar NOW for Saturday May 2, 2015 when the TCHS of 1960 again migrates from around the country to RedHill for the 55th reunion.
The new summer travel season is approaching....... Tell us the whole story or simply a picture and a short paragraph from your smartphone. We'll share it with classmates.
NEW.... Robert and Jeanie are back on the road again, this time in Argentina read about it in the Travel Log.
WEBSITE INTERACTIVE FEATURES
Interactive features allow classmates to post content to our website - no webmaster needed.
Message Forum .... Click on the Message Forum, then "Post Response" and enter your message. When you finish posting your message, click "submit". It's that easy. You can return and edit your message at any time.
Announcements .... appear on the Home Page. An email email notifications is sent automatically when posting to either "Announcements" or the "Message Forum".
Discussion Forum .... is particularly useful with large classes. There's currently one open forum, soliciting suggestions for the class website.
Photo Albums .... A photo gallery entitled "Community Gallery" has been setup that allows classmates to include an album of pictures without aid of the class webmaster. Give it a try with a few of your own pictures.
Email Notifications ..... Notify Me, a menu item under Member Functions , allows you to set your email notification preferences to instantly, daily or never.
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