May 5, 2016

Meet the Artists Reception

(Ephesus) -- On Saturday, April 30th, Ephesus Public Library held a  "Meet the Artist" reception for artists and twin sisters Annice Sorrells and Janice Cook. A display of their artwork, "Growing Up Country" was shown during the last two weeks of April. The artists are pictured above with good friend Phyllis Wiggins. … [Read more...]

Heard County Chapter 2587 Meeting

Heard County Chapter 2587 Meeting (Franklin) -- The May meeting of Heard County Chapter 2587 will be held at the Heard County Library on Wednesday, May 11 at 1:00 p.m. Newly elected officers for the 2014-2016 term will be inducted. There is one supplemental certificate to be awarded and one new member to be welcomed. All committee reports for the … [Read more...]

Local Veterans Honored on Confederate Memorial Day

(Franklin) -- Heard County Chapter 2587 celebrated Confederate Memorial Day on April 23, 2016 with two special programs. We met at the library and were pleased to have Commission Chairman Lee Boone, Mayor Joel Rogers, family members, and friends of both recipients join us to honor veterans Raymond Brown and Larry Denney by presenting each the Cross of … [Read more...]

Student Art Spotlight (Gracie Kulanko)

Heard Co. Student Art Spotlight (Franklin) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week’s artwork is designed by Gracie Kulanko, a 4th grade student at Heard Elementary School. Gracie drew a self-portrait as part of a class project entitled "Selfies With Attitude." … [Read more...]

Heard FFA holds Annual Banquet

(Franklin, GA) -- The 2016 Heard High Future Farmers of America (FFA) banquet and awards ceremony was conducted in the cafeteria at HHS on Thursday, April 21. The evening left the heart full, with plenty of laughter, food, and a sense of companionship. Guest speakers included David Huddleston, Randy Nix, and Matt Brass. The program was led by FFA Chapter … [Read more...]

Possible New Heard County Welcome Center

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- The Historical Society met on Thursday April 21 at Three Rivers Regional Commission in Franklin. Guest speaker for the meeting was Heard County Commission Chairman Lee Boone. Boone spoke on ideas to bring tourism to Heard County and ways the Historical Society can get involved. Tourism drives significant business growth and … [Read more...]

JAC Products Celebrates Earth Day

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- Friday, April 22 was Earth Day, an annual celebration of the planet we live on and the environmental movement to protect it. As the rain fell and replenished the earth, JAC Products in Franklin celebrated their first annual “Earth Day” with a community recycling event at their plant located on Mary Johnson Drive in Franklin. JAC … [Read more...]

Student Art Spotlight (Jason Howard)

Heard Co. Student Art Spotlight (Franklin) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week’s artwork is designed by Jason Howard, a 4th grade student at Heard Elementary School. Jason drew a self-portrait as part of project entitled "Selfies With Attitude." … [Read more...]

West Georgia Counties Show Improvements in Health

(West Georgia) -- Residents in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties have made significant improvements in their health behaviors, according to new county health rankings. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released its annual County Health Rankings report on March 16. The rankings provide an … [Read more...]

Heard County Chapter 2587 celebrates Confederate Memorial Day

(Franklin) -- Heard County Chapter 2587 will celebrate Confederate Memorial Day on April 26. Confederate Memorial Day, also known as Confederate Decoration Day (Tennessee) and Confederate Heroes Day (Texas), is an official holiday or observance day in a number of states in the Southern United States as a day to honor those who died fighting for the … [Read more...]