December 11, 2017

Filling Station Museum open for Winterfest

(Franklin) -- The 1932 Gulf Filling Station Museum will be open from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, December 8th during the Winterfest celebration in Franklin. In addition to station t-shirts, Chattahoochee River Books, Oracle of the Ages (Mayhayley Lancaster) books, and if you donate $1 you can have Heard County Deed Book 1 (1894-1898) and Book 2 (1894 through … [Read more...]

‘One Night in Bethlehem’ at Glenloch Church (Dec. 15-17)

(Glenloch) --  The 2017 version of “One Night in Bethlehem” will return to Glenloch Baptist Church on December 15, 16, and 17. Many months of preparation goes into the re-location and re-creation of this production which is enjoyed annually by the local community. "One Night in Bethlehem" is a live version of the town of Bethlehem during the time of Jesus’ … [Read more...]

Make your ‘Toys For Tots’ donations at State Farm

(Franklin) -- The Terry Harper State Farm Insurance office in Franklin is still accepting your 'Toys For Tots' donations at their office for the holidays. Harper Realty and State Farm Insurance is located at 270 E. Court Sq. in downtown Franklin across from the Piggly Wiggly. For more information call (706) 675-3093. The deadline for drop off is Friday, … [Read more...]

‘Trot for Tots’ and Team Challenge Barrel Race

(Franklin, GA) -- On December 9, 2017, The Cowboy Shop Productions, owned by Shari Wilkins of Roopville, will hold its second annual 'Trot for Tots' and Team Challenge barrel race. The idea behind this event is to raise money for the Heard County Sheriff Department’s Secret Santa program. ” We wanted a chance to make a difference in our community while … [Read more...]

Special Olympics ‘Duck Derby’ Winners

(Franklin) -- Heard County Special Olympics recently held a 'Duck Derby' fundraiser on the Chattahoochee River in downtown Franklin. First prize went to Judy Arrington, second prize went to Willie Bradfield, and third prize went to Joann Turner. Pictured above are the winners with several Heard County Special Olympics Athletes. HCSO would like to thank all … [Read more...]

Heard County Christmas 2017: A Guide to Local Holiday Events

(Heard County, GA) -- In keeping with the annual tradition this upcoming first weekend in December will feature a record number of Christmas celebrations in Heard County including community parades featuring the Marching Braves, holiday fundraisers, and several visits from jolly old Saint Nicholas himself. In order to help our readers keep up with this … [Read more...]

Major Troup pageants open to Heard County residents

(Troup County, GA) -- With the ever-rising cost of college tuition, scholarship applications have become as vital as college applications themselves which is why a scholarship program that focuses on local women is especially significant. The application process for the 2018 Miss Troup County and Miss LaGrange is now open and looking for women ranging from … [Read more...]

Franklin Christmas Parade moved to December 8

(Franklin) -- The City of Franklin announced Monday that Winter Fest 2017 and the Christmas Parade on the Square have been postponed until Friday, December 8, 2017 due to the semifinal State Playoff game that will be hosted at Heard County High School this Friday. The event was originally scheduled to take place this Friday, December 1. The activities will … [Read more...]

‘Spirit Night’ at Hometown Pizza raises funds for local teen

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard High School sophomore baseball player Caden Raines is at home and steadily improving after being released from the hospital a couple of weeks ago. Caden was hospitalized at Children’s healthcare of Atlanta for several weeks after being stricken with a very rare illness known as Stevens–Johnson syndrome. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a … [Read more...]

Christmas Musical at Centralhatchee First Baptist

(Centralhatchee) -- Centralhatchee First Baptist Church will perform their Christmas musical 'The Story of Christmas' on Sunday, Dec. 10th at 6:00 PM. 'The Story of Christmas' has something for everyone and is packed full of high-energy celebration songs, warm heartfelt moments, seasonal favorites, and meaningful worship moments. Make plans to join us. We … [Read more...]