August 1, 2014

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...]

Monument Unveiled at Veterans Memorial Park

Eagle pic

(Franklin) -- The beautiful American Eagle Monument pictured above was unveiled at the Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Franklin on July 4th, 2014 during the Annual Independence Day Celebration. Mr. Taylor Lee worked for several years toward this project and never gave up hope of having this beautiful monument at the park. Heard County would like to … [Read more...]

Heard County Parks and Recreation Youth Fishing Tournament


(Franklin) -- Heard County Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, August 2nd beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the recreation department on Thompson Road. There is no entry fee and prizes will be awarded in three different age groups. For more information see the flyer below or call the recreation department at … [Read more...]

Fabulous 50′s Senior Prom

2014 Senior Prom King and Queen Ken Hoopaugh and Bonnie Camp

(Franklin) -- The Heard Senior Activity Center held their 3rd annual Senior Citizen Prom on June 27th, 2014. Bonnie Camp was crowned the 2014 Prom Queen by the 2013 Queen, Barbara Ennis and Ken Hoopaugh was crowned 2014 Prom King by 2013 King, Jerry Ennis. The King and Queen are chosen by their fellow center members. The theme this year was the Fabulous … [Read more...]

Ephesus Library Book Club

Book Club Graphic

(Ephesus) -- Ephesus is proud of its book club, “Between the Covers.” The group meets every month, and has lively discussions about the books it reads.   Everyone brings snacks, and Ephesus Public Library furnishes the meeting room, and the drinks. Everyone gets a fair turn at choosing a book, so the topics are varied and interesting.   We also have … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts visit Heard County Food Pantry

Girl Scout Troop 14303 visited the Heard County Food Pantry last week

(Franklin) -- Heard County Girl Scout Troup 14303 and their leaders, Ms. Georgia Parker and Charlotte Irwin, visited the Heard County Food Pantry last week to learn about the food insecurities of many Heard County families. They listened to Ms. Joanna Fridley, Food Pantry part-time employee funded by the Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging Title 5 Senior … [Read more...]

Local Teen Enjoys Lavish Hispanic Celebration

Karina with the cake

(Lagrange, GA) -- An upcoming Heard High School sophomore recently celebrated a birthday with her quinceañera, a lavish Hispanic celebration  designating a girl’s transition from childhood to adulthood. Karina Diaz enjoyed the big celebration honoring her 15th birthday on June 14 at the Lafayette Inn in Lagrange. Karina is of Salvadorian descent and was … [Read more...]

Ephesus Girl Competing in National American Miss Georgia Pageant

Sarah Grace Spruell

(Atlanta, GA) -- Miss Sarah Grace Spruell  of Ephesus has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant being held this weekend at the beautiful Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. She was chosen in her 10-12 pre-teen age division. The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a … [Read more...]

Ephesus Summer Reading Program Winner

Caleb Phillips

     (Ephesus) -- The Ephesus Public Library’s Summer Reading Program has come to an end!  We had great performers and presentations, lots of fun, and learned a lot in the process!  We gave away a lot of prizes, to both adults and children.   Those children who turned in their completed activity sheets received a certificate, a small prize, and had their … [Read more...]