August 21, 2019

Franklin Housing Authority residents get help from local church

(Franklin, GA) -- On August 1 and 2, volunteers from First Baptist Church launched 'Operation: Franklin.' One of the project’s goal was to beautify the yards of Franklin Housing Authority residents by planting mulch, removing old lawn furniture and equipment, and helping in whatever small yard projects residents might have. The Housing Authority provided … [Read more...]

Area residents invited to join 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting LaGrange and surrounding area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Vernon Woods Retirement Community in LaGrange. On Walk day, participants will honor those … [Read more...]

Thank you from the Ephesus Library

(Ephesus, GA) -- Ephesus Public Library would like to thank everyone that made the Bake Sale last Saturday so successful! We would like to thank the following people specifically for all their help: Phyllis Wiggins, Paige Harrod, Rhiannon Chandler, Liddie and Brady Wiggins, Luauna Cumming, Karen Rogers, Elaine Howle, Pat Watson, Mary Ellen Wiggins, Cheryl … [Read more...]

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census (August 23-24)

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter NSDAR, and other around Heard County will be participating in The Great Georgia Pollinator Census. This project is an historic initiative where all Georgians can record the numbers and types of pollinators that populate our state during the late summer. This census was designed so that everyone in Heard County … [Read more...]

Rebel With A Cause

(Haralson County, GA) -- Despite facing an enormous amount of difficulty in his life, Brandon McClure has never lot his signature smile. Brandon was born several months prematurely and diagnosed with cerebral palsy which has limited him to the confines of his wheelchair for most of his life. The 34-year-old Haralson County native has never let his physical … [Read more...]

Langley receives ‘Legionnaire of the Year’ award for 5th District

(Franklin, GA) -- American Legion Post 148 Adjutant Mr. Durell Langley recently received a prestigious award during the 5th District Officer Installation at Post 160 in Smyrna, GA. Langley was presented with the American Legion 5th District, Department of Georgia LEGIONNAIRE OF THE YEAR Award for 2018-2019. The award recognizes Mr. Langley for his … [Read more...]

Heartfelt thank you from the family of Sgt. Jeff Terrell

Jeannie, Peg and I wanted to thank each and every one of you that took the time to share kind words, prayers, cards, flowers, and especially the stories about my dad, Sgt. Jeff Terrell. He lived a long full life, never meeting a stranger and always had a good joke or great story to tell! He was the greatest father and grandfather, loving us all without … [Read more...]

Bake Sale at Ephesus Library

(Ephesus, GA) -- Ms. Phyllis Wiggins is hosting a bake sale to benefit Ephesus Public Library on Saturday, August 10, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00. There will be fried pies, cakes, pies, cookies and more. All proceeds will benefit Ephesus Public Library. Please come out and support us! … [Read more...]

American Legion Post 148 installs 2019-2020 Officers

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County American Legion Post 148 in Franklin recently installed their new officers for the 2019-2020 year. Pictured above (L-R) are V.D. Massey, Finance Officer; Durell Langley, Adjutant; Lawrence Lipford, Jr. Vice Commander; Wayne Miller, Chaplain; Charlie Frost, Commander; and Doug Crawford, Jr. Vice Commander. Not pictured are Jim … [Read more...]

Help needed for Heard High graduate battling Stage IV cancer

(Troup County, GA) -- Billy Baker, a deputy with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer along with a very poor prognosis. His law enforcement family are asking local communities to assist Deputy Baker and his family during this difficult time. Baker grew up in the Franklin area and graduated from Heard County High … [Read more...]