January 20, 2017

‘Silly Selfie’ Challenge for youth

(Ephesus) -- Coming to Ephesus Library this month...we will be having a "Silly Selfie" challenge for youth! You can post your silly selfie on the library's Facebook page, or you can email it to us at donna@wgrl.net. You can also turn a picture in at the library. At the end of January, we will choose a winner based on how silly and unique the selfie … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Most Inspirational Person of 2016

(Franklin, GA) -- Clearly no other Heard County citizen experienced a more inspirational or noteworthy year in 2016 than one 22-year-old Franklin man, Mr. Brett Smith. Smith, a 2012 Heard High School honor graduate and avid follower of politics since his early teens, made not only state and local news, but national headlines after an emotional moment with … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Cason Holtzclaw)

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 Cason Holtzclaw. Cason is a 2nd grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Cason created a “Cool Penguin” using oil pastels. … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Katelyn Young)

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 Katelyn Young. Katelyn is a Kindergarten student at Heard County Elementary School. Using oil pastels, Katelyn has designed a drawing of … [Read more...]

Thank you from the Barido Family

(Franklin) -- The Barido Family would like to thank everyone who helped make Alex's Spirit Night a success. We are truly humbled by how generous our community is, and want everyone to know how much we appreciate their support. We would like to give a special thank you to Molly Engel for organizing the event, to Betty and Sandy Covington for all the work … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (M.J. McLendon)

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 M. J. McClendon. M. J. is a third grade student at Heard County Elementary School. M. J. used lines and shapes to design a nutcracker/toy … [Read more...]

New Year’s Resolutions for Pets: The top five for 2017

(Atlanta, GA) -- Your pet’s idea of advance planning is to wait for the next tasty treat to fall from your fingertips. But we humans know 2017 is almost here and that New Year’s is a traditional time to look to the future. So BluePearl Veterinary Partners is offering this short list of New Year’s resolutions, all aimed at preparing you and your pets for … [Read more...]

In Appreciation Of Those Who Served

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- On Tuesday December 20th Jim Bishop, Commander; Charles Norwood, Sr., Vice Commander; V.D. Massey, Finance Officer; and Lawrence Lipford, Adjutant and Chaplin; members of The American Legion Post 148 presented the veterans at Pruitt Health of Franklin a bag containing fruit and a box containing a blanket. The gifts were prepared … [Read more...]

Tiny Fighter: Courageous Baby’s First Christmas in the Hospital

(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard County infant boy is spending his first Christmas at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta after battling with severe birth defects during his first four months of life. Kamdyn Jace Mcafee was born on August 25, 2016 weighing almost 11 pounds and was first diagnosed with Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus while still in his mother's … [Read more...]

Tanner, Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging offers class for caregivers

(Carrollton, GA) -- Caring for a loved one who is ill or has a disability can be stressful emotionally, financially and physically. Research has found high rates of anxiety and depression among family caregivers, as well as increased vulnerability to health problems. Caregivers frequently cite restriction of personal activities and social life as … [Read more...]