August 20, 2014

Zumbathon for Ginger Stutts

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Zumbathon Fundraiser for Ginger Stutts! Mark your calendars August 23, 2014 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Centralhatchee Elementary School Gym. Fun for the whole family! Kids corner (jumper/slide, cotton candy, face painting, popcorn, snowcones) we have some awesome raffle and silent auction prizes!!! Vendors (Origami owl, Thirty-one, Doterra … [Read more...]

Carrollton Native Wins Summer Reading Grand Prize

WGRL Assistant Director Martha Goodson (left) giving the grand prize to Mildred Brady (right) at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton, GA.

(West Georgia) -- Mildred Brady is this year’s West Georgia Regional Library Adult Summer Reading winner! The Carrollton native received her prize package from WGRL Assistant Director Martha Goodson. Brady is a regular library patron, and she was thrilled to have won. “I never win anything” she remarked to one library staff member. The prize package … [Read more...]

HHS Graduate in Pageant to “Stomp Out Hunger”

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(South Georgia) -- A 2013 graduate of Heard High School, Ms. Tyesha Wright, is currently competing in South Georgia's Miss Heart of the USA pageant which funds its own charity called "Stomp out Hunger." Stomp Out Hunger donates non-perishable food items and donation proceeds to the surrounding counties of Georgia. Tyesha's  job is to get the most votes for … [Read more...]

Local Family Needs Help


(Franklin) -- Finding the right resources that provide help for cancer patients is a daunting task. Cancer patients have many medical expenses, but also additional expenses outside of doctor bills. Just traveling back and forth to the doctor visits can be costly on a fixed income. That is the case involving Larry Price in Franklin. Price had the big garden … [Read more...]

Local Firefighter Uses Jaws of Life to Rescue Kitten

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(Franklin) -- The community of Franklin now has a new namesake feline after a small kitten was rescued from a storm drain last week near Dollar General. The four-week-old male kitten is faring much better this week thanks to some local good samaritans. Carrie Stryker first noticed the kitten, which she has now dubbed "Franklin," last Thursday afternoon … [Read more...]

Local Teen Wins USA National Cover Model Teen 2014

Photo: Amanda Ferguson Photography

(Daytona Beach, FL) -- Heard County teen Ms. Abbie Padgett, recently won the coveted national title of USA National Cover Model Teen 2014. The competition, which took place in Daytona Beach, Florida, and included young women from across the country, was held during the USA National Miss national pageant. As a national title holder, Abbie will represent the … [Read more...]

2014 Zumbathon to Benefit Local School Teacher

Mrs. Ginger Stutts

(Centralhatchee) -- For the last five years, Zumba instructor Danielle Thompson has coordinated an annual "Zumbathon" for a local medical charity. This year she decided to host the event for one of her dear friends, Centralhatchee Elementary teacher Mrs. Ginger Stutts who is currently facing a difficult battle with cancer. The "2014 Zumbathon Shake and … [Read more...]

California Kidney Donor Helping Local Grandmother

Sara Wiggins (L), Beverly Wiggins (C), and Trey Wiggins during the Fox-5 interview last December.  Beverly is tentatively scheduled for her transplant on August 26

(Franklin, GA) -- It appears that an effort by two local teenagers to find a kidney for their grandmother has finally paid off in the form of a living donor on the other side of the country. Two Heard High School students, Trey and Sara Wiggins, got creative and began using the internet and social media late last year to try and help fulfill the biggest … [Read more...]

Guest Presentations at Ephesus Library

Frye Gaillard will be speaking at the Ephesus Public Library on August 19

(Ephesus) -- On Tuesday night, August 19th, at 6:00 p.m., Ephesus Public Library will have presentations by two authors and journalists, Frye Gaillard and Rheta Grimsley Johnson.  Gaillard wrote the acclaimed book Watermelon Wine: Remembering the Golden Years of Country Music, exploring themes of musical rebels such as Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, and … [Read more...]

Award-Winning Christian Band to Perform at TRUST 2014 Youth Explosion

Big Daddy Weave will play at Callaway Stadium in Lagrange on Saturday, August 9 as part of the TRUST 2014 Youth Explosion Event

(Lagrange, GA) -- Big Daddy Weave, a Dove Award-winning Christian band, will headline the TRUST 2014 Youth Explosion hosted by Teaver Road Baptist Church in Lagrange. The local church is hoping to attract thousands of youth to the event at Callaway Stadium at Lagrange College. The concert will kick off at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2014. “The goal of … [Read more...]