June 30, 2015

Supreme Court ruling comes at perfect time for area couple


(Newnan, GA) -- A landmark ruling Friday by a divided Supreme Court allowing same-sex couples to marry nationwide came at the perfect time for a Heard County graduate and her life partner. Maria Whitten, a member of the HHS Class of 2002 and her new wife Angie Whitten were the first couple to file for a marriage license at the Coweta County courthouse … [Read more...]

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Needs Adoptive Families


(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is looking for adoptive families for approximately 200 children in its care. On June 3, DFCS launched a marketing campaign to recruit adoptive parents throughout Georgia for those children who have been permanently separated from their birth families. There is a particular need for … [Read more...]

The Impact That Alcoholism Has on the American Family

Silhouette of sad man drinking alcohol

~Written by Mel Canning Alcohol is the most commonly used and most commonly abused addictive substance in America. It is normal for social events to revolve around the drinking of beer, and drinking in front of minors at family events, such as BBQs or weddings, are the norm. Sadly, problematic drinking is also the norm in the United States with 17.6 … [Read more...]

Lagrange a Finalist for Dog Park


(Knoxville, TN) -- PetSafe brand, an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment and lifestyle product solutions, has announced that Watkinsville and LaGrange, Ga. are two of the 15 finalists in its fifth annual Bark for Your Park Contest. If Watkinsville wins this year’s Bark for Your Park contest, a PetSafe dog park would … [Read more...]

BRAG Pedals through Franklin

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(Franklin) -- The Bicycle Ride Across Georgia or BRAG for short is an annual week-long trek across the state. It's not a race but a time to pedal your problems away and explore this great state from the seat of your bike. On June 8th around 500 hundred BRAG riders traveled through Franklin on a 62.4 mile ride from Newnan to Carrollton. BRAG had a rest stop … [Read more...]

Georgia Fireworks Information


(Georgia) -- July 4th is less than a month away and that means a very wide selection of celebratory explosives or fireworks will be going off around the state and with the passage of Georgia House Bill 110 which goes into effect on July 1st, Troup County Sheriff James Woodruff would like to give the public some information regarding the state law regarding … [Read more...]

Local Artists Capture Top Prize at Coweta Art Show

2015 Best in Show Winner: 'Ain't Life Grand'

(Newnan, GA) -- Two well-known Heard County artists once again made a big splash Tuesday evening at the official event reception for one of the biggest annual art shows in the West Georgia area. The talented and innovative duo R.L. Hughey and Deborah McNeil brought home the 'Best in Show' award at the 10th-annual Juried Art Show sponsored by the … [Read more...]

West Georgia Composite Squadron hosts Basic Cadet Training


(Lagrange, GA) -- An early morning fog hovered over the ground as Lt. Daniel Barr and his staff woke cadets early to begin their long Basic Cadet Training weekend. BCT is a weekend school geared towards new CAP cadets. It teaches basic skills of the Cadet Program. The weekend focuses on the fundamentals of teamwork, drill and ceremonies, wear of the CAP … [Read more...]

Free 4-H Cooking Classes

Baking Class

(Franklin) -- Are you interested in cooking some delicious and healthy meals? Heard County 4-H is hosting a free six-week, hands-on Cooking Matters class series. You will learn how to: Make the most of your food resources Cook nutritious, delicious food Shop defensively at the grocery store Work with foods you've never used … [Read more...]

Ephesus Library One of 2015 Teens’ Top 10 Book Giveaway Winners


(Ephesus) -- Anna Lam, Communications Specialist for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), recently announced the recipients of the 2015 Teens' Top Ten Book Giveaway. Ephesus Public Library was one of 60 libraries nationwide chosen to receive a set of  24 young adult books of different genres. The funding for this comes from The Dollar … [Read more...]