October 27, 2016

Teen Cupcake Wars

(Ephesus) -- On Monday, November 7th, at 3:45 p.m., Ephesus Public Library will host Teen Cupcake Wars! If you are a teen/tween aged 11 and over, please come to the library and decorate a cupcake any way you like. There will be prizes for first, second, and third places. May the best teen win! … [Read more...]

Deer Hunting, sort of…

Last year my son and I went to get our hunter safety cards. I never had any desire to hunt growing up, but the more I live in the country, and the more I strive to become more self-sufficient, the more I wanted to start hunting. The two of us finished as much as we could complete of the hunter safety process online. We then signed up for the classroom … [Read more...]

2016 Heard Elementary Fall Pageant Winners

(Franklin) -- The Heard Elementary Fall Beauty Pageant was held Saturday afternoon, October 15 in the Heard County Middle School gymnasium. The proceeds from the event organized by Ms. Wylene Spearman went to support Heard County Special Olympics. A large crowd filled the auditorium at HCMS. The girls in the fall pageant are judged in six different … [Read more...]

4-H Shooting Sports Meeting

4-H SHOOTING SPORTS MEETING (For those interested in archery) WHEN: Monday, October 24 WHERE: 4-H Building (Old Recreation Dept.) TIME: 6:00-7:00 PM WHO: Grades 4-12 Boys & Girls and parents WHAT: BB (4th-8th grader) and Shotgun (7th-12th grade) … [Read more...]

Benefit For Baby KJ

(Franklin, GA) -- A benefit  for Baby KJ will be held at the Franklin Community Center at 2484 Franklin Parkway on October 15, 2016 from 12 noon-until. Kamdyn Jace was born August 25, 2016 with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalas. Since birth he has been at Scottish Rite in Atlanta and has had three major surgeries, one on his back and two on his brain. By … [Read more...]

Guest columnist shares 911 story

(Editor's Note: Guest columnist Mr. Toby Nix is a former 911 employee and current deputy sheriff in Coweta County. We are pleased to announce he has agreed to share some of his writings with HeardCitizen.com readers in future editions.) I hear dead people… well not exactly, what I should say is that I hear people dying. I hear people crying. I hear people … [Read more...]

Breakfast with Santa

(Franklin) -- The Heard County 4-H program will host a very special 'Breakfast with Santa' event on Saturday morning, December 3, 2016 at the 4-H office (Old Recreation Dept. Gym) in Franklin. Tickets are $5 each but seats are limited. All activities are included in the admission cost. See the flyer below for more information. … [Read more...]

Local talents receiving big market country music exposure

(Atlanta, GA) -- A couple of talented local country singers are currently receiving some big market exposure on Atlanta's 94.9 'The Bull' Backyard Country program. Airing on Saturday nights from 9-10 PM, Backyard Country rolls out local and regional country music acts from right here in Georgia and the southeast. Not one but two Franklin artists, Corey … [Read more...]

New restaurant at Butler’s Mill

Courtesy of Vanessa Sorrell Burnside/The Randolph Leader (Graham, AL) -- One of the oldest structures in Randolph County has once again been given new life as restauranteurs Chris and Tabitha E. Phillips reopened Butler's Mill in Graham. Tabitha says it was a passion for history and a desire to carry that history into the future that led them to purchase … [Read more...]

Columbus Day

The second Monday in October is designated in the United States as Columbus Day. It commemorates Christopher Columbus' first voyage and sighting of the Americas on October 12, 1492. However, Columbus Day, as a federal holiday was not officially recognized until 1937. The first recorded ceremony commemorating Columbus in America occurred in 1792, 300 years … [Read more...]