May 26, 2017

Student Artist Spotlight (Gracie Brown)

Heard Co. Student Art Spotlight (Franklin) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week’s Student Artist Spotlight was painted by Gracie Brown. Gracie is a fifth grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Gracie painted a landscape of a house showing emphasis. … [Read more...]

State Parks contribute more than $1 Billion to Georgia’s economy

(Atlanta, GA) -- Newly released economic impact figures from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources show that Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites contributed more than $1 billion to the state’s economy last year. Using a formula from the U.S. Travel Association, officials estimate the park system’s 10 million visitors spent $1,021,984,509 on … [Read more...]

EES students enjoy visit to library

(Ephesus) -- On Tuesday, May 2nd, the Pre-K and Kindergarten students from Ephesus Elementary School came down to Ephesus Library for a special story time with actor, educator, storyteller and writer Barry Stewart Mann. The children were delighted with his story of Arty Barty's Smarty Party. Barry has been delighting audiences for nearly three decades. A … [Read more...]

Heard County 4-H State Archery Competition Results

(Eatonton, GA) -- Heard County 4-H Archery Team, recently competed on April 28th, at Rock Eagle 4-H Center for State Archery Competition. Congratulations to each of the participants! Senior Individuals: 158 total Dallas Hand – Score 570 #68 Chase Powell – Score 506 #106 Junior Team: #8 out of 34 teams Cody Hand – Score 652 Landon Holliday – Score … [Read more...]

Second Annual Heard County Farm Day

(Franklin, GA) -- The Second Annual Heard County Farm Day was held on May 2nd at the Heard County Arena. It was a fun day out of the classroom for third and fourth graders across the county. They had a great opportunity to be outside and learn about agriculture! The Farm Day was coordinated and sponsored by the West Georgia Soil and Water Conservation … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Audrieann Nachtigall)

Heard Co. Student Art Spotlight (Franklin) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week’s Student Artist Spotlight was painted by Audrieann Nachtigall. Audrieann is a fifth grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Audrieann painted a landscape of a farm by … [Read more...]

Royal Run 5K and Fun Run in Downtown Newnan Saturday

Article Courtesy of Kandice Bell/Newnan Times-Herald (Newnan, GA) -- Superheroes, kings, princes and princesses will flood downtown Newnan in a couple of weeks to raise awareness about pediatric cancer. Keris Kares will host its annual Royal Run on May 13 in downtown Newnan, with the support and help of Main Street Newnan and downtown merchants. Organizers … [Read more...]

Local Veterans Honored on Confederate Memorial Day

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Chapter 2587 celebrated Confederate Memorial Day on April 22, 2017 with a special program at Veterans’ Park in downtown Franklin. Military service awards were presented to three local veterans and the McDaniel-Curtis Camp 165 Honor Guard provided a wonderful military salute to our past and present veterans. Brandon Durell … [Read more...]

Heard County Historical Society Meeting

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Historical Society will meet on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 5:30 P.M. at Three Rivers Building. The program will be presented by Kathy Jenkins on Genealogy. Everyone welcome. Refreshments provided. For questions, call Sharon Frost at 770-301-8788. … [Read more...]

Second grader enjoys red carpet experience at Joy Prom

(Bowdon, GA) -- One lucky Heard Elementary School special needs student recently enjoyed a very special night at the Joy Prom held at Copeland Hall in Bowdon last Saturday night. Joy Prom is an annual prom that invites anyone with special needs to participate, regardless of age and location. It is a free event and a free makeover is offered for the … [Read more...]