July 22, 2014

Hospice Volunteers Needed

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Volunteer at VITAS Innovative Hospice Care®  Patients and families in OUR community need YOUR help today!  Become a volunteer and make a difference: Friendly visits, End of Life Review, Sew Memory Bears and comfort items, Pet-Pal Visits, Letter Writing, Veterans Support, Patient Feeding  Call or email now!  Betty A. Edwards, Volunteer Services … [Read more...]

Heard County Parks and Recreation Youth Fishing Tournament


(Franklin) -- Heard County Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, August 2nd beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the recreation department on Thompson Road. There is no entry fee and prizes will be awarded in three different age groups. For more information see the flyer below or call the recreation department at … [Read more...]

Fabulous 50′s Senior Prom

2014 Senior Prom King and Queen Ken Hoopaugh and Bonnie Camp

(Franklin) -- The Heard Senior Activity Center held their 3rd annual Senior Citizen Prom on June 27th, 2014. Bonnie Camp was crowned the 2014 Prom Queen by the 2013 Queen, Barbara Ennis and Ken Hoopaugh was crowned 2014 Prom King by 2013 King, Jerry Ennis. The King and Queen are chosen by their fellow center members. The theme this year was the Fabulous … [Read more...]

Marching Braves Drumline needs your help!

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(Franklin) -- Recently with temperatures into the 90’s Heard County band members stood on the street corners in Franklin collecting funds for a planned trip to Washington, D.C. this November. The Braves drumline had their drums set up and played for the traffic passing through downtown while other members collected funds. Some members were decked out in … [Read more...]

July Meeting of the Heard County Republican Party

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(Franklin) -- Everyone is invited to participate at the next monthly meeting of the Heard County Republican Party on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The meeting will take place from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at the Heard County Public Library located at 564 Main Street in Franklin. Bring your friends and relatives. All are invited to attend. … [Read more...]

Ephesus Library Book Club

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(Ephesus) -- Ephesus is proud of its book club, “Between the Covers.” The group meets every month, and has lively discussions about the books it reads.   Everyone brings snacks, and Ephesus Public Library furnishes the meeting room, and the drinks. Everyone gets a fair turn at choosing a book, so the topics are varied and interesting.   We also have … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts visit Heard County Food Pantry

Girl Scout Troop 14303 visited the Heard County Food Pantry last week

(Franklin) -- Heard County Girl Scout Troup 14303 and their leaders, Ms. Georgia Parker and Charlotte Irwin, visited the Heard County Food Pantry last week to learn about the food insecurities of many Heard County families. They listened to Ms. Joanna Fridley, Food Pantry part-time employee funded by the Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging Title 5 Senior … [Read more...]

Ephesus Girl Competing in National American Miss Georgia Pageant

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Miss Sarah Grace Spruell  of Ephesus has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant being held this weekend at the beautiful Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. She was chosen in her 10-12 pre-teen age division. The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a … [Read more...]

Marching Braves Fundraiser on the Square

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(Franklin) -- The Heard County Marching Braves will be selling BBQ sandwiches made by T-Roy's BBQ on the square in Franklin on Friday, July 4, 2014 beginning at 5:00 pm. You can get a sandwich, chips and a drink for $5.00. We will also have Braves T-shirts and hats for sale. Donations gladly accepted. We hope to see you there! (Photo Courtesy of Rodney … [Read more...]

Ephesus Summer Reading Program Winner

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     (Ephesus) -- The Ephesus Public Library’s Summer Reading Program has come to an end!  We had great performers and presentations, lots of fun, and learned a lot in the process!  We gave away a lot of prizes, to both adults and children.   Those children who turned in their completed activity sheets received a certificate, a small prize, and had their … [Read more...]