'Joshua Haynes will speak to Trail of Tears group' and more region news

'Joshua Haynes will speak to Trail of Tears group' and more region news

May 14th, 2012 by Wire Service in News

Haynes will speak to Trail group

WHITESBURG, Ga. -- Joshua S. Haynes will be the speaker when the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association meets Saturday at McIntosh Reserve Park in Whitesburg.

Haynes, a doctoral candidate at the University of Georgia, will speak about theft and violence on the Creek-Georgia Frontier between 1773 and 1812, according to a news release.

The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch and a chair.

For information about the May meeting, contact Leslie Thomas at aeriehollow@ellijay.com.

For information about McIntosh Reserve Park, call 770-830-5879, email the park ranger at dljohnson@carrollcountyga.com. More information and directions can be found at www.carrollcountyga.com/pages/mcintosh_reserve_park.

Crews find teen's body in lake

MOORESBURG, Tenn. -- A teenager has drowned in an East Tennessee lake.

WVLT-TV reported crews found the body of 18-year-old Joshua Travis Thacker near the Quarryville boat dock in Mooresburg on Saturday evening after a three-hour search. The boat dock is at the Cherokee Lake Campground in Hawkins County.

The station reported that Thacker tried to swim across an inlet, but yelled at a friend when he began to have trouble.