January 27, 2015

Heard County Chapter 2587 UDC February Meeting


Heard County Chapter 2587 UDC Meeting (Franklin) -- Heard County Chapter 2587 will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, February 11 at 1:00 p.m. at the Heard County Public Library. We will be celebrating Georgia Day.  … [Read more...]

National Freedom Day


National Freedom Day is an observance on February 1 honoring the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a resolution that became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865, although it was not ratified by the states until later. Major Richard Wright, Sr., a former slave believed there … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts are Mad About Science

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(Heard County) -- Girls at Ephesus and Centralhatchee Elementary Schools recently participated in the Girl Scouts Science Program. Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta provided a day of science fun to both schools through a grant they received from Carroll EMC. Girl Scouts was one of 57 local organizations to receive an Impact Grant through Operation Round Up®, … [Read more...]

Special Olympics Basketball


(Franklin) -- Friday, January 16 was great day for sports in Heard County! Several Special Olympics athletes received awards for participation in Local Basketball Skills Competition at Heard County Rec. Dept. Heard County athletes put forth their best efforts while competing against others in their age group. The events for high school, middle school and … [Read more...]

Movie Review: “The Wedding Ringer”

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad definitely display chemistry in this “Cool black guy, lame white guy” adult comedy. (Photo: Collider.com)

You can tell a lot about a person at a movie theater. By what they watch, who they’re with, what kind of snacks they order. So what do you make of a guy who shows up alone, with a notebook, and orders a large popcorn and a diet coke? You might think “wow, that guy looks lonely”, or “what a weirdo”. And though you might be right on both counts, I’m there to … [Read more...]

Ashlyn Summerlin named to Dean’s List at UWG


(Carrollton, GA) -- 2014 Heard High School graduate Ms. Ashlyn Summerlin was recently named to the School of Nursing Dean's List for the 2014 fall semester at the University of West Georgia. The School of Nursing Dean's List recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.5 in a minimum of 12 semester hours. Congratulations to Ashyln Summerlin … [Read more...]

Thank You from the Wiggins Family


We would like to take this opportunity to express our grateful appreciation to everyone who said a prayer, sent a card, brought food, made a phone call, sent a flower, or sent a monetary gift to the family of Gary E. Wiggins. Gary lived in Heard County in the Ephesus community for 41 years. He valued education and enjoyed sports. He was an avid reader until … [Read more...]

4-H Cooking Class


(Franklin) -- Are you interested in cooking some delicious and healthy meals? Heard County 4-H is hosting a six-week, hands-on Cooking Matters class series. You will learn how to: Make the most of your food resources Cook nutritious, delicious food Shop defensively at the grocery store Work with foods you've never used … [Read more...]

“TAKEN 3,” It Is What It Is

If you’re ready to see Liam Neeson beat up a bunch of generic bad guys, you’ve come to the right place. (Photo: projectcasting.com)

“Nobody likes a critic”. Truer words have never been spoken. But you know what else people don’t like? Blowing $20 on a crappy movie. So I’ve decided it’s my civic duty to weed through the weekly Hollywood offerings, and hopefully steer you away from the garbage and toward the gems. Now I understand that not everyone has the same opinions, and all genres … [Read more...]

CES Technology Fair Winners


(Newnan, GA) -- Centralhatchee Elementary fifth grade students Hunter Morris and McKenzie Gray recently participated in the West Georgia Technology Fair in Newnan. The two students entered Power Point presentations in the "5th/6th grade Multimedia Applications category." Hunter (right) was awarded first place for her presentation and McKenzie (left) earned … [Read more...]