December 20, 2014

First Annual Miss Snowflake Pageant


(Franklin, GA) -- The First Annual Miss Snowflake Pageant will take place in the Heard County Middle School Gymnasium on January 31, 2015 beginning at 4:00 p.m. and is open to all girls from Heard and any surrounding counties. Categories for the brand new pageant will include Itsy Bitsy Snowflake (Ages 1-4), Tiny Miss Snowflake (K-1st grade), Little Miss … [Read more...]

Charity Basketball Game helps local Toys For Tots

Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry (L) and Franklin Police Lt. Sammarintino Brooks

(Franklin) -- On Saturday, December 13, 2014 employees from the Heard County Emergency Agency, the Heard County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin Police Department came together and challenged the Heard County High School teaching staff  in a charity basketball game to benefit the Heard County Toys for Tots drive. During the holidays, we are reminded how … [Read more...]

Candlelight Vigil for Mr. Michael Wolfe

Wolfe Vigil

(Franklin) -- A candlelight vigil will be held in the parking lot at Hardee's at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 to honor an employee who recently passed away. Mr. Michael Lawson Wolfe, age 25 of Franklin, formerly of Ocala, Florida died at his home on Friday, December 5, 2014. All of Michael's friends, family, and everyone in the community is … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts of Heard County Canned Food Drive


(Franklin) -- The Girl Scouts of Heard County will be doing a canned food drive this Saturday, December 13th in front of Piggly Wiggly from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All donations will be taken to the Franklin Food Pantry to help people in our community during the holiday season. … [Read more...]

Heard County 4-H Presents Free Christmas Show


(Franklin) -- Heard County 4-H will soon present the fourth annual “A Clover Christmas”holiday performance. The show will take place on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the 4-H (Old Rec) gym at 7:00 p.m. “A Clover Christmas” is a Christmas performance showcasing the many talents of Heard County. Senior 4-H’er, Natalie Moncus serves as the student … [Read more...]

One Night in Bethlehem at Glenloch Baptist Church

Photo: Rodney East

(Glenloch) -- On December 19, 20, and 21 “One Night in Bethlehem” will return to Glenloch Baptist Church. After a two-year hiatus, many months of preparation went into the re-location and re-creation of this production which was enjoyed once again by the local community in 2013. "One Night in Bethlehem" is a live version of the town of Bethlehem during the … [Read more...]

Chapter 2587 UDC Welcomes New Members

Pam Rogers (L) and Sharon Frost (R) being inducted by President Mary Lane

(Franklin) -- President Mary Lane had the honor of inducting two more new members at our November meeting. Sisters Sharon Denney Frost and Pam Denney Rogers were approved and they received their membership certificates at our meeting. Sharon proved her lineage through their Great-great grandfather William Andrew Faver who fought in Company G, 7th Regiment, … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Community Pep Rally and Tailgate Party

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(Franklin) -- Heard High School will be hosting a community tailgate party and pep rally this Friday afternoon beginning at 2:00 p.m. before the Braves huge playoff game. The Braves will kickoff their quarterfinal tilt with Brooks County at 7:30 p.m. at Staples Stadium in Franklin. Fans are encouraged to bring tailgating supplies and set up in the main … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts of Heard County Food, Toy, and Coat Drive


(Franklin) -- The Girl Scouts of Heard County will be doing a canned food, toy, and gently used coat drive Saturday, November 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Piggly Wiggly in Franklin. The canned foods and coats will be donated to our local food pantry to help during the holidays and the toys will be donated to the Heard County Sheriff's Department … [Read more...]

Christmas Bazaar at Ephesus Elementary


(Ephesus) -- Please join us at Ephesus Elementary School for the annual Christmas Bazaar and Winter Festival on December 6, 2014. The Ephesus City Christmas Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. and will feature a parade of beautiful floats. Please plan to join us after the parade in the school gymnasium for lots of holiday shopping, food, fun, and … [Read more...]