October 16, 2018

Thank You from Pastor Brooks and Prospect Church

(Franklin, GA) -- Pastor Brandon Brooks and Prospect Church would like to thank everyone that came out to attend the 142nd Camp Meeting at Flat Rock Campground! A special THANK YOU to all the supporting Pastors and Churches that supported the nightly services. Every service was Christ centered and the messages were inspiring to all in attendance. The Lord … [Read more...]

Heard High in Zambia

(Franklin, GA) -- My name is Clint Robinson, I am the visual art teacher at Heard High School, I am also a father to a little girl with Down syndrome. During the years of 2011 and 2012 I pursued a master’s degree in art education form the University of Florida. My degree culminated with a book titled “What down syndrome has to offer art education.” It … [Read more...]

Local resident completes education training program

(Franklin, GA) -- Sabrina South Thompson completed her Google for Education Certified Trainer Program this summer. She is a Franklin resident and Media Specialist at Temple High. After receiving her Google Educator Level I and Level II in February, she decided to complete the Google for Education Certified Trainer Program. She is one of the first Google … [Read more...]

UDC celebrates Confederate Memorial Day

(Franklin, GA) -- On May 5, 2018, the United Daughters of the Confederacy celebrated Confederate Memorial Day with speeches from President Sharon Frost, President Elect Eve Holder and member Marifaythe Whitley. The members had taken the time to clean off their Confederate Soldier’s grave and place flags on other Confederate Soldiers’ graves,  place a flag … [Read more...]

American Indian Heritage Day

Since early in the twentieth century Americans of all heritages have worked together to establish a day that could be put aside to honor Native Americans. Many states have recognized American Indian Day at different times throughout the century. In 2009, President George W. Bush signed legislation that recognized the Friday after Thanksgiving as Native … [Read more...]

First Baptist visits Carter Presidential Library

(Atlanta, GA) -- Franklin First Baptist Church members and their guests recently visited the Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta. This excellent resource chronicles the life of President Jimmy Carter, with emphasis on his presidency. Afterwards, the group enjoyed a great Southern meal at Mary Mac's Tea Room, a true Atlanta institution. … [Read more...]

Unsung Heroes of Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- We want to thank the Heard County Food Pantry for their unending support this year! We received food bags packed and ready to send home with our Heard County Elementary kids every Friday. "Mr. Mike and Ms. Becky" Porter faithfully packed and delivered the bags to our school - we love and appreciate you! Two other faithful volunteers at … [Read more...]

American Indian Heritage Day 2016

Since early in the twentieth century Americans of all heritages have worked together to establish a day that could be put aside to honor Native Americans. Many states have recognized American Indian Day at different times throughout the century.  In 2009, President George W. Bush signed legislation that recognized the Friday after Thanksgiving as Native … [Read more...]

Columbus Day

The second Monday in October is designated in the United States as Columbus Day. It commemorates Christopher Columbus' first voyage and sighting of the Americas on October 12, 1492. However, Columbus Day, as a federal holiday was not officially recognized until 1937. The first recorded ceremony commemorating Columbus in America occurred in 1792, 300 years … [Read more...]

Local riders find success in Ringgold

(Ringgold, GA) -- The Cowboy Shop team, Ridin' 4 A Reason won the second Fallon Taylor squad race Sunday night in Ringgold, GA. The team was carefully picked and chosen largely in part due to the 122 years combined experience in this sport! The team members, Shari Wilkins, from Franklin, Ga (owner of The Cowboy Shop), Tanya Shelnutt of Franklin, GA, Louise … [Read more...]