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January 2015 Features

Outdoor baptisms were common events for Chattooga County churches. In 1966, Pastor Earlie H. Carson baptized a group of young people at Teloga Creek.

Gene Espy, editor of the Summerville News, contributed many photographs for my Chattooga County book and was a big help in publicizing my photo search and subsequent publication. Here are several of Gene's photographs which were not used in the book or previously on this website.

Several Girl Scout Brownies enjoyed hunting for Easter eggs in 1968. Perhaps you'll recognize some of these kids in this photograph.

Volunteers were essential in running the Chattooga County Hospital. This 1968 photograph shows several women volunteers receiving recognition for their dedicated service.

Once again, this issue could be called the T. Emmett Nunn edition. Not only are many the photographs taken by "T", but we also have the final part of a tribute to the legendary Trion photographer written by Brad Hayes. (If you read the first part last month, just scroll to the ***** down the page.) If you haven't seen Brad's Facebook page, Making Memories Last In Trion, GA, you'll enjoy his many photographs and visitor comments.


Chattooga resident Joe Speer kept a daily journal of life in the county from 1944 to 2001. This month, Uncle Joe's Journal features excerpts written in January 1978.

This month's High Res(olution) Photo of the Month shows a person being loaded into an ambulance outside the Chattooga County Sheriff's office, circa 1965. Just click on the January 2015 thumbnail for the photograph.

You can learn more about Chattooga County by visiting the Chattooga County Historical Society's Facebook page here. The Society is also developing a website which will feature photographs of the county. I'll link to it as soon as it's available online.

Happy Viewing!

Greg McCollum, Editor


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