Scholarship established in Forgety’s honor

Longtime Anderson County educator Joe Forgety passed away after a battle with COVID-19 recently.

Forgety spent some 40 years with the Anderson County school system as a teacher, an administrator and later, the first safety director in the history of the school system.

His family says that his passion was making sure every student got their diploma.

A scholarship has been established in his memory and it already has collected about $6,000. The goal of the scholarship is to help high school students get everything they need to graduate but also to honor Joe Forgety’s memory and legacy.

Send your donations to:

Education Foundation of Clinton City and Anderson County Schools
Joe Forgety Memorial Scholarship Fund
212 North Hicks Street
Clinton, TN 37717

or visit

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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  1. Thanks Jim. Anything to get the info out about Dad’s scholarship.

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