Sacred Harp

December 14, 2012 Ron Rollins 0

Ben edited a weekly newspaper in Hamilton, Ga. In the music section of the paper, where” fasola ” songs were printed, he placed 13 of his songs. After 13 weeks of printing songs, they became so popular that the songs from the 13 issues of the newspaper were clipped out and pinned together to make the first ” The Sacred Harp “. [continue reading]

Harris County Flat Shoal Spider Lily

December 14, 2012 Editor CGO 0

In Harris County,Ga.; we know when Summer is near, because of special events in nature; we are blessed to have here and to protect for future generation to enjoy. Spring here is a special floral event for us. In the lower Piedmont area of this County, we have a group of native plants, that thrive here, that are rare in most other areas. [continue reading]

Goat Man part 1

December 14, 2012 Ron Rollins 0

His name was Charles McCartney born in 1900 on the farm of his parents near Van Buran Township, Keokuk County, Iowa; the son of Albert and Louise E. Russell McCartney. His nickname was Ches. [continue reading]

Snipe Hunt Harris County Style

December 12, 2012 Ron Rollins 1

9 pm arrives, the boys are loaded on the golf cart with their gear: flash light, duct tape, club stick, croaker sack, and the most important tool the owl call. I now take the two teenagers to the field and sit them in the middle of the twenty acre field. Their instructions on how to hunt Snipe are: sit quietly, don’t wander around, stay put. Call every once in a while with the owl call; when you here the Snipe calling call some more with the owl call, they will leave the woods and come to you. [continue reading]

Graveyard Vandalized

December 12, 2012 Ron Rollins 0

It’s the Hutcherson Family Cemetery off Monument Road out of Whitesville, Ga. Well now this shrine left for a loving, caring family to it’s dead love ones has been 75% destroyed by vandals! [continue reading]