July 5, 2015

West Georgia Regional Library System Now Offers Free E-Magazines


(West Georgia) -- The West Georgia Regional Library System now offers free e-magazine titles for checkout to anyone with a computer or tablet. Including popular titles such as People, Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, and Southern Living, this new collection will bring the newsstand to your closest device. Serving Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, and Paulding … [Read more...]

Vacation Bible School at Prospect Church


(Franklin) -- Prospect Church is excited to announce the dates for our “God is the Highest Power” Vacation Bible School. Join us July 13, 14 and 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm as we teach God’s Word to the children in our community. We will enjoy a Bible lesson, music, game time, crafts and a special prize every night for every child. Supper will be … [Read more...]

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Needs Adoptive Families


(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is looking for adoptive families for approximately 200 children in its care. On June 3, DFCS launched a marketing campaign to recruit adoptive parents throughout Georgia for those children who have been permanently separated from their birth families. There is a particular need for … [Read more...]

Local Library Seeks Old Heard County Brave T-shirts


(Ephesus) -- The Ephesus Public Library is taking donations of Heard County Braves t-shirts. If you have any old t-shirts like this that you do not use anymore, please bring them to the Ephesus Library, 200 Rogers Street, Roopville, Georgia, 30170.  Thanks so much for all your help! … [Read more...]

The Impact That Alcoholism Has on the American Family

Silhouette of sad man drinking alcohol

~Written by Mel Canning Alcohol is the most commonly used and most commonly abused addictive substance in America. It is normal for social events to revolve around the drinking of beer, and drinking in front of minors at family events, such as BBQs or weddings, are the norm. Sadly, problematic drinking is also the norm in the United States with 17.6 … [Read more...]

Career Expo Tuesday in Douglasville


(Douglasville, GA) -- The number of employers expected to participate in this week’s career expo in Douglas County has more than doubled in recent days, providing more opportunities for area job seekers. The expo is co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and West Georgia Technical College. It will be held Tuesday, June 23, from 4-7 p.m. at … [Read more...]

Lagrange a Finalist for Dog Park


(Knoxville, TN) -- PetSafe brand, an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions, has announced that Watkinsville and LaGrange, Ga. are two of the 15 finalists in its fifth annual Bark for Your Park Contest. If Watkinsville wins this year’s Bark for Your Park contest, a PetSafe dog park would … [Read more...]

Future Braves Cheer Camp a Huge Success

2015 Future Braves Cheer Camp

(Franklin) -- There was a lot of cheering going on at Heard County High School on Friday, June 5th as parents and grandparents gathered to watch 81 girls complete the Future Braves Cheerleading Camp. Heard County High School Cheerleaders spent three days teaching girls ages 3-12 years old. At the end of the training an award ceremony was held after the … [Read more...]

Senator Speaking in Franklin Tuesday Night

28th District Senator Mike Crane

(Franklin) -- Georgia State Senator Mike Crane will be the guest speaker tonight at the GOP monthly meeting at the Heard County Library on Main Street in Franklin. Crane was elected to the State Senate in December of 2011. He represents the 28th District, which includes Coweta and Heard counties as well as portions of Carroll, Fulton and Troup … [Read more...]

WGTC Awards Cords to Dual Enrolled Franklin Graduates

WGTC Dual Enrolled graduates from left to right: Taylor Brazeal, Cierra Burgess, Stephanie Warren, Ford Carden, Skylar Israel, and Kala Wilkie proudly show their cords and certificates.

(Franklin) -- West Georgia Technical College Dual Enrollment students at the College’s Franklin Site were awarded cords to wear at their graduation from Heard County High School. The cords are a way for those students to be recognized for completing college courses while still in high school. “We congratulate these graduates on their achievement,” said … [Read more...]