March 5, 2015

Georgia High School Rodeo at the Covered Arena


(Franklin) -- The Heard County Covered Arena will host a school rodeo on March 14-15, 2015 beginning at 10:00 a.m. each day. Admission is FREE to the event which will feature high school and junior high school cowboys and cowgirls. Concessions will be available at the event. The covered arena is located at 12080 Hwy. 100 in Franklin. The Georgia High … [Read more...]

Centralhatchee Masonic Lodge Turkey Shoot


TURKEY SHOOT March 14, 2015 10:00 A.M. (Rain date March 21, 2014) Centralhatchee Masonic Lodge # 403 F. & A.M. 851 Centralhatchee Parkway Franklin, GA 30217 12 gauge and 20 gauge ONLY for adults Age 14 and under allowed 410 gauge as well as 12 and 20 gauge Factory Stock & Barrels NO Scopes $ 3.00 per shot … [Read more...]

Heard County Chapter 2587 UDC March Meeting


Heard County Chapter 2587 UDC Meeting (Franklin) -- The regular meeting of Heard County Chapter 2587 Daughters of the Confederacy will be held on Wednesday March 11, 2015. The meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. as soon as the library opens and we get set up. Our program is on war trivia. Come see how much you know. Our chapter is responsible for the April … [Read more...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Franklin


Invitation to Bid (Franklin) -- The City of Franklin is taking sealed bids for architectural services to include normal structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering design drawings for a city hall. Sealed bids will be received until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the City of Franklin City Hall, 118 Davis Street, Franklin, Georgia … [Read more...]

Ephesus Library Hosting Author of Civil War Novel


(Ephesus) -- How did Stonewall Jackson really die? On Tuesday, March 17th, at 6:00 p.m., you just may find out. Ephesus Public Library will have a visit from Author Skip Tucker. Mr. Tucker's book, Pale Blue Light, is a Civil War Novel, but also full of action and adventure, and a murder mystery to boot. Mr. Tucker will speak about his book, and will have … [Read more...]

2015 Heard County March for Babies Kickoff

Emma Rylee Cothran, 2015 March of Dimes Ambassador Baby

Article: Times~Journal (Franklin) -- March of Dimes had a March for Babies Kickoff Luncheon on Friday, February 20 at Certus Bank Community Room in Franklin, Georgia. Carla Starling, Senior Community Director of March of Dimes welcomed everyone. Bobby Cothran gave the invocation. Carla spoke about her love of working for the March of Dimes and hoped that … [Read more...]

EES 5th Graders enjoy Cooking Class


(Ephesus) -- On Wednesday, February 11th, Ephesus Public Library invited Ephesus Elementary School's 5th grade class and their teacher Ms. Debra Revis to the library for a cooking lesson from Chef Carlin Breinig. Chef Carlin, with help from her husband, had the children to prepare a complete breakfast, with Banana French Toast, Homemade Sweet Sausage, … [Read more...]

Five Local Students named to Dean’s List at UGA


(Athens, GA) -- The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean’s list for the fall semester. Students named to the dean’s list have earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher out of a possible 4.0 while taking at least 14 credit hours and receive no unsatisfactory or incomplete grades. Heard County … [Read more...]

Miss Snowflake Pageant Results

Miss Snowflake (L-R): Kiara Robinson, Kristen Johnson, Nikki Grier, and Victoria Pounds (Photo: Rodney East)

(Franklin) -- On Saturday, January 31st an array of gorgeous dresses adorned the stage at Heard County Middle School as 47 girls from Georgia and Alabama competed in the First Annual Miss Snowflake Pageant. This event was coordinated by Tiana Spearman who worked diligently to make sure the first pageant of this type was one to remember by spectators, the … [Read more...]

Locals Shine at Special Olympic Master’s Bowling Tournament


(Newnan, GA) -- Tonya Hull, Todd Hendricks, and Dennis Shaw represented Heard County recently at the Special Olympics Master's Bowling Tournament held on February 6, 2015. Tonya Hull finished in third place on Lane 10 competing with ladies from Fayette and Coweta Counties. Dennis Shaw brought home first place on Lane 35 defeating men from Spalding and … [Read more...]