December 5, 2016

HELP WANTED: Beck Facility Services

HELP WANTED Beck Facility Services is currently taking applications for General Cleaners in the Heard County area. Please visit to fill out an application. All applicants must pass a drug test and background check prior to hire. … [Read more...]

Make your ‘Toys For Tots’ donations in Franklin (Deadline-Dec. 9)

(Franklin) -- The Terry Harper State Farm Insurance office in Franklin is still accepting your 'Toys For Tots' donations at their office for the holidays. Harper Realty and State Farm Insurance is located at 270 E. Court Sq. in downtown Franklin across from the Piggly Wiggly. For more information call (706) 675-3093. The deadline for drop off is Friday, … [Read more...]

Fire Chief lifts local burn ban

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Fire Chief Steve Wirth issued a press release lifting the county’s burn ban Thursday afternoon following some much-needed rain earlier this week. "With the recent rains and higher humidity levels the county-wide burn ban on recreational fire is being lifted at the guidance of Georgia forestry," said Wirth in the statement. … [Read more...]

2016 Heard County Christmas: A Guide to First Weekend Holiday Events

(Heard County, GA) -- In keeping with the annual tradition this upcoming first weekend in December will feature a record number of Christmas celebrations in Heard County including community parades featuring the Marching Braves, holiday fundraisers, and several visits from jolly old Saint Nicholas himself. In order to help our readers keep up with this … [Read more...]

Polar Express Party at EPL

(Ephesus) -- Ephesus Public Library invites you to our Polar Express Party, to be held on Saturday, December 10, from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Wear your pajamas!  We'll have snacks, a hot chocolate bar, games, and crafts, and Santa himself will be here! Bring your cameras and make your child's picture with Santa! (Photo: Warner Bros.) … [Read more...]

Food Drive at Ephesus Public Library

(Ephesus) -- Ephesus Public Library is having a Food Drive for the Ephesus Food Pantry. Come by the library and donate a canned good or other non-perishable food item to help feed the hungry. This food drive was the brain child of several children in this community. Donations will be taken until December 13th, then the items will be delivered to the food … [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...]

Breakfast with Santa

(Franklin) -- The Heard County 4-H program will host a very special 'Breakfast with Santa' event on Saturday morning, December 3, 2016 at the 4-H office (Old Recreation Dept. Gym) in Franklin. Tickets are $5 each but seats are limited. All activities are included in the admission cost. See the flyer below for more information. … [Read more...]

Local Law Enforcement Issue Holiday Safety Reminders

(Franklin) -- “Well friends, 2016 has almost come and gone with 2017 just around the corner. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving planned and will be able to enjoy time with family and friends and remember to be thankful for all your blessings,” states Sheriff Ross Henry. “This is the time of year when many of us will be taking trips to visit … [Read more...]

2016 Youth Winter Baseball Camp at HCHS

(Franklin) -- Head coach Trent Bianco and the Braves varsity baseball team will be hosting their annual Winter Baseball Camp from December 13-15, 2016 at Heard High School. The camp is open to grades K-8 and will focus on the fundamentals of baseball including hitting, fielding, throwing, and catching. This is the third year the high school coaches have … [Read more...]