September 1, 2014

A Constitution Minute


Constitution Week is commemorated September 17 – 23. Celebrating Constitution Week has been a tradition for many years. In 1955, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated to, or the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed … [Read more...]

Critters In Your Attic?

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The lengthy cold snap and freeze we have been experiencing this year is causing more problems than we Georgians are accustomed to dealing with. Busted water pipes, flooded homes, high electric bills, icy road conditions, and critters in our attics to name a few. That’s right, critters in our attics! Eastern gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis), are … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Missionary thanks Heard County

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To the citizens of Heard County: As an American we have an expectation of going on a mission trip and “fixing” the problems of the place and/or country we visit, and sadly most of the time when we go we try to “westernize” the existing culture and teach the people how we do what we do. Up until January 7, 2014 this was my idea of a mission trip as well. I … [Read more...]

Scouts lend helping hand at Heard County’s oldest church cemetery

Noah Pfaff, Spencer Barge, John Sims, SeanMinicucci,Jr.,Houston Sims, and Sean Minicucci Sr. of Troop 57. (Notshown: Mark Couch, AlexCouch, and Sean Gannon

(Franklin) -- A couple of years ago while following up on my father's genealogy project notes I located Bethel Baptist Church located just over the Coweta County line in Heard County, off of Charlie B. Johnson Road. Here is where I find fifth and sixth cousins, several times removed and a link to this area that I never knew I had or thought about. My living … [Read more...]

The History of Flag Day


The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. B. J. Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption … [Read more...]

Reader weighs in on eating disorder


So, you're looking to lose weight? Perhaps secretly you've begun to think to yourself, "I can do this," when considering, say, anorexia nervosa. Let's suppose that you can starve yourself thin, because there's no denying it-- you CAN. You can count and restrict calories, exercise hard daily, and browse through pro-ana, thinspo, and pro-mia websites to … [Read more...]

HCMS 6th Grade Students: The Poets Among Them


Submitted by: Laura Farmer As a new Language Arts teacher at Heard County Middle School, I have enjoyed reading the beautiful writing from many of our students. Several were submitted to the Georgia Poetry Society for a possible win in a poetry contest. The following were chosen by a panel of teachers as their favorites. I hope that you are inspired by … [Read more...]

How To Shop During Black Friday


Courtesy of THE WARCRY Written by: Kiara Robinson The best time of the year to shop is Black Friday. People line up around stores and wrap around the building for the biggest and best sales. When shopping during this time, you have to make sure that you get the best deals and I am here to show you how to do just that without getting stampeded by a horde … [Read more...]

A Tribute to Rodney Lee (11/20/1966-11/15/1997)

Rodney Lee

Rodney Lee (11/20/66 – 11/15/1997) Gone Day by day I think of you, How can all of this be true? I can't believe you're really gone, I still can't accept it, Even after so long. Just the thought of you makes me cry. Every picture makes me think of all of the times we've spent. I don't know if it will ever get better. I know we didn't always get … [Read more...]

Reader Submission: My Visit to Prospect Church


--Written by Autumn Lannen On September 9, 2012, I went to Prospect Church in Heard County with my new family. Everyone had this "southern hospitality" about them. Even though I kept to myself, I could feel the loving atmosphere that surrounded the church. I didn't speak to many people. I just sat back and observed everyone around me. I didn't want to … [Read more...]