On March 14, the city of Ghent was visited by Christie Taylor and her teen-age son Frank, of Houston, Texas, who were in the area to research the life of her great-grandmother Claudia McCann Walne, a Ghent native who was for many years a Baptist Missionary to Japan. She was the daughter of John J. and Nancy O’Neal McCann of Ghent.
The Carrollton Waffle House held a balloon release in memory of employee Amy Johnson Perkins on March 16. Perkins died in a car accident on March 10. She will be missed dearly by her fellow co-workers and family members who loved her very much.