January 17, 2019

Ephesus Library collecting items for nursing home patients

(Ephesus, GA) -- Ephesus Library is currently collecting items for the senior citizens at PruittHealth Nursing Home in Franklin. Some things they might need are: shampoo, lotion, shower gel, sugar-free candy, chap stick, scarves, shawls, cotton socks, gripper socks, large print books, large print puzzle books, cotton or knit gloves and robes. Deadline for … [Read more...]

City of Franklin to hold annual Christmas parade

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin is pleased to announce their Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 6:00 PM.   The parade is open to churches, groups, and businesses to participate.   Our theme this year is “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.”  The parade will start in the parking lot of Heard County High School and … [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. … [Read more...]

Heard County Veterans Honored at Annual Program

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter of the National Daughters of the American Revolution hosted 55 veterans and their guests at a Veterans Day program held on Saturday, November 10th. Chapter members began decorating for the annual event Friday afternoon with patriotic colors and informative displays from each of the wars and conflicts beginning … [Read more...]

‘One Night in Bethlehem’ at Glenloch Baptist Church (Dec. 14-16)

(Glenloch) --  The 2018 version of “One Night in Bethlehem” will return to Glenloch Baptist Church on December 14, 15, and 16. 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...]

Historical Society guest speaker to discuss her new book “Parakeets in Whitesburg”

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Historical Society will meet Thursday, November 15, at 5:30 P.M. at Three Rivers Building. We are pleased to have as our speaker, Carla Smith, from West Point, GA. Mrs. Smith is an author, speaker and writer and will speak on her last book, 'Parakeets in Whitesburg.' This book is an epilogue to the 1948 murder in Coweta … [Read more...]

Local Hurricane Relief Item Collection

(Franklin, GA) -- Please help us collect items to assist victims of Hurricane Michael. Items will be collected at the Franklin Police Department 24 hours a day over the next few weeks and taken to the gulf coast in partnership with local disaster relief efforts assisting in helping storm victims. We will also be collecting items at the Trunk or Treat Event … [Read more...]

Honoring Our Veterans

(Franklin, GA) -- On Saturday, November 10th, at 1:30 pm, veterans are invited to attend the Veterans Day Program at the 4-H Center. The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is excited to host this event to recognize the sacrifices made by our local veterans. Invitations have been mailed. If you did not receive an invitation and would like to attend, please … [Read more...]

Heard Historical Society Artwork Auction

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Historical Society invites the public to bid on the art work of Mr. Lonnie Bell displayed at the Old Jail Museum. Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 AM-5 PM (closed for lunch 12-1) thru December 11th. Pictured above is Mr. Lonnie Bell, Rural Artist of Heard County 1919-2001. … [Read more...]

10th Annual Community Carnival Trunk-or-Treat

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Covered Arena will play host to the 10th Annual Community Carnival and Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween night (Wednesday, October 31) from 6:30-8:00 PM. The event is being presented by the Franklin Police Department, Heard County Sheriff's Office, Heard EMA, The Heard County Commissioners, and Heard High School FFA. The night … [Read more...]