August 25, 2016

4-H Halloween Lock-In

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Heard County’s ‘Fill the Boot’ Fundraiser set for Sept. 1-3

(Franklin, GA/Times~Journal) -- Members of the Heard County Fire Department are coordinating their annual 'Fill the Boot' fundraising campaign to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. More than 75 fire fighters at the … [Read more...]

Chief Hannah thanks citizens for recent support

(Franklin, GA) -- On Monday, August 1, the Beautifully Designed Ministry organized a 'Back the Blue' day to honor some law enforcement agencies across the nation. A local woman, Terrie Sikes, organized the effort in Heard County and accepted donations to make goodie bags which she delivered to both the Franklin Police Department and the Heard County … [Read more...]

Bake Sale at EPL

(Ephesus) -- Ephesus Public Library will hold a Bake Sale on Saturday, August 27th, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the library. Anyone willing to donate baked goods or to help with the sale, please contact Phyllis Wiggins at 770-854-8281. … [Read more...]

August Art Display at EPL

(Ephesus) -- Ms. Kelli Cadena, a 17-year-old from Douglasville, Georgia, will have a few of her art pieces on display at the Ephesus Public Library during the month of August. Kelli won the state championship in a competition for advertising and design. Congratulations to Kelli, and we hope everyone will come out to see her artwork! … [Read more...]

Heard County firefighters perform a labor of love

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- Some off-duty Heard County firefighters recently spent their days off building a wheelchair ramp for a Heard County resident. Firefighters Jeff Coleman, JB Guiler, Mark Rogers, Michael West and Deputy Chief Jim Short, not only fight fires and rescue lives, but also fight to make a difference in the community. Martha … [Read more...]

Summer Salad Contest Winners

(Ephesus) -- Ephesus Public Library held a Summer Salad Contest for children ages 6 - 13 on Monday, July 25th. The kids did a fabulous job, and it was difficult for the judges to decide which salad was best! After much tasting and deliberation, the following winners were determined: Maria Gunter, won 1st place, with a prize of a $50.00 gift card; Nathanael … [Read more...]

Back The Blue Memorabilia

(Franklin, GA) -- Let's Support our law enforcement! This is a support campaign for our nation's hardworking and courageous law enforcement officers. This is not a fundraiser. If you are interested in a yard sign $10, t-shirt $10, bumper sticker $2, bracelet $3, or coozie $1 please contact Mandy Stephens @ 706-594-2916 or PLEASE … [Read more...]

Back the Blue Day – August 1

(Franklin, GA) -- The Beautifully Designed Ministry has over 16,000 women from all over the nation in their community. On August 1st they are coming together for “Back the Blue” day. The women and families are committing to go to their Law Enforcement Precincts that day and pray, give cards, bottled water, and pre-packaged snacks. Right now they have … [Read more...]

Unique education initiative targets ‘Baby Braves’

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School system is launching an innovative new program aimed at reaching the youngest people in the county well before they reach official school age. The Early Childhood Outreach Initiative (ECHO) less formally known as the 'Baby Brave' program is the brainchild of several local leaders and will seek to reach out to not … [Read more...]