November 23, 2017

‘Spirit Night’ at Hometown Pizza raises funds for local teen

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard High School sophomore baseball player Caden Raines is at home and steadily improving after being released from the hospital a couple of weeks ago. Caden was hospitalized at Children’s healthcare of Atlanta for several weeks after being stricken with a very rare illness known as Stevens–Johnson syndrome. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a … [Read more...]

American Indian Heritage Day

Since early in the twentieth century Americans of all heritages have worked together to establish a day that could be put aside to honor Native Americans. Many states have recognized American Indian Day at different times throughout the century. In 2009, President George W. Bush signed legislation that recognized the Friday after Thanksgiving as Native … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Preston Crockett)

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 created by Preston Crockett. Preston is a third grade student at Centralhatchee Elementary School. Preston created a fall scene using overlapping … [Read more...]

Hardee’s donates $8,000 to James Stewart Chapter

Courtesy of Pam Lyle/The News and Banner (Franklin, GA) -- Over 3000 Hardee's locations nationwide raised almost $1 million dollars in their 'Stars for Heroes' fundraiser. This annual fundraiser benefits various charities that serve veterans and veteran families. Hardee's reports that 50 percent of these donated funds go to national charity beneficiaries … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter NSDAR Honors Veterans

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution treated 51 Heard County Veterans and their guests to a concert by the George Britt Band for Veterans Day 2017, with over 120 people in attendance. The members of the chapter spent Friday afternoon decorating the 4-H building with a patriotic red, white and blue theme, … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Emily Skinner)

Heard Co. Student Art Spotlight (Franklin) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. Emily is a second grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Emily created a landscape showing the horizon line. She learned the horizon line separates the sky from the ground. … [Read more...]

Spirit Night for Caden Raines

(Franklin, GA) -- Hometown Pizza in Franklin will be hosting a 'Spirit Night' for Caden Raines this Monday night, November 13. Caden, a Heard County sophomore baseball player, has been hospitalized at Children' Healthcare of Atlanta since late October. He was diagnosed with a rare disorder known as Stevens–Johnson syndrome. It is believed the condition … [Read more...]

2017 Franklin Christmas Parade

(Franklin) -- The City of Franklin invites the community to come out and participate in Winter Fest 2017 on the Square and watch our amazing Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1st.  The activities will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the Christmas Parade starts at 6:00 p.m.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the end of the parade. Come out and start your … [Read more...]

Historical Society November Meeting

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Historical Society will have its monthly meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Three Rivers Commission Building at 5:30 P.M. Our member, Mr. Vernon Abbott, will have the program on "A Missionary's Journey". Mr. Abbott has been to Uganda, Africa several times and he will describe the hardships and triumphs of the children … [Read more...]

Georgia’s State Parks Open on Holidays

(Atlanta, GA) -- This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike. All of Georgia’s state parks are open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings. State parks are a great way to showcase Georgia’s natural beauty to out-of-town visitors as well.  For just $5 parking, … [Read more...]