December 19, 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, Troup, Carroll, and Coweta Counties. Categories for the brand new pageant will include Itsy Bitsy Snowflake (Ages 1-4), Tiny Miss Snowflake (K-1st grade), Little … [Read more...]

CES Pre-Kindergarten Letters to Santa


Centralhatchee Elementary School Mrs. Becky’s Pre-K Letters to Santa   Dear Santa: I want a pogo stick and a motorcycle. Love, Rilee Boyd   Dear Santa: I would like a dream house, my very own tablet, and a new swimming pool. Love, Helen Butzon   Dear Santa: I want a Batman, Spiderman, and Superman. Love, Chase Herb   Dear Santa: I want an … [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...]

Library offers free circus tickets through Ringling Bros. Reading Program

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(Ephesus) -- Kids, are you interested in reading some cool library books?  Are you interested in earning a circus ticket at the same time? Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey along with area libraries will be hosting some serious fun with Reading with Ringling Bros.! Ephesus Public Library, located at 200 Rogers Street, Roopville, Georgia, will be … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter NSDAR Donates Book

Pictured above (L-R) are Carla Brown, Selmah Bowen, and Beverly Baker with the book Cavaliers and Pioneers

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Historical Center and Museum received a book donation recently. The James Stewart Chapter, National Daughters of the American Revolution, in Franklin Georgia, donated 'Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Patents and Grants 1623-1666' ,Volume 1, by Nell Marion Nugent. This volume of Cavaliers and Pioneers contains … [Read more...]

Retiring Pro Wrestler Signs on with the CCSO


Courtesy of Colton Campbell  and the Times-Georgian (Carrollton, GA) -- One of the newest Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies will retire from his previous profession in rare fashion — with a wrestling match. Dep. Barry Buchanan, a professional wrestler who’s been known under ring names including Bull Buchanan and Recon, was sworn in as a deputy … [Read more...]

Thank You from the Girl Scouts


(Franklin) -- The Girl Scouts of Heard County would like to thank everyone who donated can goods this past Saturday at the Piggly Wiggly. The Franklin Food Pantry was very much in need of the can goods we brought them from our can food drive. Mrs Joanne wanted to let everyone know how thankful they are for the donations. If anyone is still wanting to … [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...]

Georgia 4-H Cotton Boll

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(Cartersville, GA) -- Recently, Heard County 4-H'ers participated in the Georgia 4-H Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging Contest that was held in Cartersville. They were required to judge and give oral reasons on various  consumer items and also present a public service announcement promoting cotton. The group is pictured above from left to right: Natalie … [Read more...]

‘We Shall Always Remember’ Program Honors Veterans

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(Franklin) -- One of the objectives of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is Patriotism. There is no better way to show our patriotism than to honor our veterans. On Saturday November 8, 2014, the James Stewart Chapter NSDAR held a program at the Veterans’ Park in Franklin to honor our veterans DAR members passed out poppies, … [Read more...]