April 18, 2015

Open Range Cowboy Church in Carrollton


(Carrollton, GA) -- Open Range Cowboy Church will host its first annual Bike Ride and Cowboy Church event on May 9, 2015 at the VFW Complex/ Fairgrounds in Carrollton. In addition to the Bike Ride, the event will also feature lunch, music, horseback rides, and Cowboy Church beginning at 1:00 p.m. All are invited to attend. For more information call … [Read more...]

National Infant Immunization Week


(Franklin) -- With National Infant Immunization Week beginning April 18th now is the perfect time to get acquainted with the staff at the Heard County Health Department and the services they provide. Vaccines are offered for children and adults of all ages. The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps provide vaccines to children, up to 18 years of age, … [Read more...]

Hillside Art, Music and Food Festival


(Lagrange, GA) -- The inaugural Hillside Art, Music and Food Festival on April 18th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Garfield Street in LaGrange (625 Jefferson Street). Over 40 local vendors are planning to attend that will have unique finds including pottery, watercolors, crochet, beadwork and much more. An array of “Do It Yourself” artisans will have … [Read more...]

Local competing at Bodybuilding Show

Photo: KSH Photography

(Newnan, GA) -- Qua Reid, a 2013 graduate of Heard County High School will be competing this Sunday at the 2015 NGA Georgia Natural Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Bikini Championship. This will be Reid's second year competing at the show presented by Elite Fitness. The event takes place at the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium at 25 Jefferson St. in … [Read more...]

Local DAR Chapter hosts Guest Speaker

Thomas Miller speaks to the ladies on April 11 at the Heard County Public Library

(Franklin) -- Thomas Miller was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the James Stewart Chapter NSDAR. He gave an interesting talk about when he was in the Peace Corp from 1962-1964 in Sharaz, Iran. He was placed in the Agricultural School where he taught English. Thomas also traveled in the Middle East where he learned quite a bit about the culture. … [Read more...]

$100 Reward offered for Missing Dog

Stumpoy Final

(Franklin) -- A $100 cash REWARD is being offered for a male Miniature Dachsund named "Stumpy" missing for about one week from the Armstrong Mill Road area in northern Heard County. If you have any information please call 678-654-8016 or email editor@heardcitizen.com. Names will be kept confidential upon request.       … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Roopville/Ephesus Experience


Dear Editor: Please allow me to thank Ms. Donna Alvis, librarian, Mayor Rogers and Judge Harrod for my recent reception at the beautiful library in their extraordinary community of Ephesus. The personnel and library supporters created as enjoyable an author's event as I've had, and the most memorable. The attendance was more than gracious, the reception … [Read more...]

Upcoming Health Fair in Franklin

Health Fair

(Franklin) -- Fun for the whole family. Prutt Health of Franklin and Peach State Health Plan will host a fun filled informational health fair Saturday May 2,2015 on the Square in Franklin, Georgia near the Heard County Police Department from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Join us in staying healthy. Free Safe Link Cell Phones, Free Blood Pressure & Finger … [Read more...]

Lagrange Amphitheatre Gets Sweet New Name


(Lagrange, GA) -- A sweet name and logo for the new amphitheatre at Boyd Park was unveiled during a press conference at Del’avant Event Center on April 9. What was formerly LaGrange’s city park and pool, is now Sweetland Amphitheatre at Boyd Park. This new name reflects the amphitheatre’s history as a spot for families to gather and the home of LaGrange’s … [Read more...]

Bass’N for the Braves Fishing Tournament ($1,000 Grand Prize)


(Lagrange, GA) -- A big fishing tournament will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015 to benefit the Heard County Braves varsity football program. The tournament will begin at safe light and continue until 3:00 p.m. from the Yellow Jacket Access on West Point Lake in Troup County. The entry fee is $70.00 per two-man team and the top prize will be … [Read more...]