Donald Garrett

On a warm, Sunday afternoon, the Turner County Project sat down with Donald Garrett and his daughter Lisa Garrett Bonnell to talk about car hops, milk routes, and his family legacy in Turner County. What made this interview so special was sitting in Old Hopewell Church which stands today due to a generous land donation from Donald’s great-grandparents, Alvah Pinkney “A.P.” and Mary Rooks Haman in 1903.

Joan Sellars Lorenzen

The first of this “mini interview” People of Turner County series is Joan Sellars Lorenzen who currently lives in Rebecca, GA but has lived in Turner County her whole life. She shares her memory of the Turner Theatre, which unfortunately burned down on July 25, 1972.

Shingler Pullman Vehicle

In what appears to be a nationally reported interest article, the Shingler family owned what looks to be what we know today as an R.V. Check out these articles from across the nation.

WWII POW German Camp in Ashburn, Georgia

One of the lesser-known histories of Turner County was the existence of the German POW Camp that was located in Ashburn during World War II. One can wonder if it was lost to memory since it was one of many, but the frank reality is that it was not heavily talked about or documented.

When it comes to history, memories fade, but what remains are the written words.
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