The Coachmen were the first folk group in Chattooga County and included, from left to right, Jimmy Burgess, Mason Gibson, and Hunt Turner. This photograph, circa 1961, was taken inside Dodd's record shop and electronics store on Economy Street in Summerville.
John Turner, who contributed the photograph shown above, also contributed several Turner, Maxie, and Lawrence family photographs for a feature this month. You can find John's photographs here.
Did you know Chattooga County has the oldest church congregation in Georgia? Thanks to Trion historian Brad Hayes, you can learn more about it by clicking here.
I just got back from a trip to Florida to attend a collector car show and auction, and got to thinking about my 1976 foray into classic cars. You can learn about the error of my ways in this feature.
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 March 1974.
A group portrait of the Trion mill's office staff, circa 1940, is the subject of this month's High Res(olution) Photo of the Month. Just click on the March thumbnail for the photograph.
Don't forget to check out the Chattooga County Historical Society Facebook page here as they move forward with celebrations for the county's 175th birthday.
Greg McCollum, Editor