Catoosa County Historical Society Meeting March 10

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

The Catoosa County Historical Society will meet on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 7 PM in the Old Stone Church Museum, Ringgold, GA.

Marshall M. Bandy, Jr., a member of the society, will be the speaker. He is a local attorney and was born, reared and attended public schools in Ringgold, GA.  He graduated from Mercer University in Macon, GA in 1971 and received his J.D. from John Marshall Law School in 1974. He began practicing law in Ringgold in 1975, soon after his marriage to the former Alice Evitt, also of Ringgold. They have two daughters, Madelyn and Celeste.

Mr. Bandy has practiced before the Georgia Superior Court, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts in TN and other courts in the state  of  GA. Marshall was elected Parliamentarian of the Georgia Republican Party and has held positions at all levels in the Georgia Republican Party. He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and the Georgia Bar Association among other professional organizations.                                    

He is a member of the Limited Government and Inalienable Rights Society.  His presentation will be on the Historical Origins of America’s Limited Government. Among origins discussed will be the first Limited Government and Constitution given in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible) and the English Civil War of the 17th century also known as the Puritan Revolution. He will present us with ways we can encourage individual freedom and limit local, state and federal government.

The public is invited to the meeting and enjoy the social hour following.  We will have drawings for two door prizes.

Membership dues are $7.50 for one person and $10.00 for a family.

If you have not yet renewed yours or would like to become a member, please see Jemima Shirley or Joy Mahan. You may mail a check to Catoosa County Historical Society, PO Box 113, Ringgold, GA 30736.

We still have for sale the Catoosa County Cemetery and Genealogy book which has 789 pages with the names of all cemeteries in Catoosa County at the time it was published in 1998. It also has the names with birth and/or death dates for persons buried there. The price is $25.00. If you would like to purchase one or know someone who does, please contact Joy Mahan or George Wilson.


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