July 23, 2014

Heard County Parks and Recreation Youth Fishing Tournament


(Franklin) -- Heard County Parks and Recreation will hold its annual Youth Fishing Tournament on Saturday, August 2nd beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the recreation department on Thompson Road. There is no entry fee and prizes will be awarded in three different age groups. For more information see the flyer below or call the recreation department at … [Read more...]

Fabulous 50′s Senior Prom

2014 Senior Prom King and Queen Ken Hoopaugh and Bonnie Camp

(Franklin) -- The Heard Senior Activity Center held their 3rd annual Senior Citizen Prom on June 27th, 2014. Bonnie Camp was crowned the 2014 Prom Queen by the 2013 Queen, Barbara Ennis and Ken Hoopaugh was crowned 2014 Prom King by 2013 King, Jerry Ennis. The King and Queen are chosen by their fellow center members. The theme this year was the Fabulous … [Read more...]

Ephesus Library Book Club

Book Club Graphic

(Ephesus) -- Ephesus is proud of its book club, “Between the Covers.” The group meets every month, and has lively discussions about the books it reads.   Everyone brings snacks, and Ephesus Public Library furnishes the meeting room, and the drinks. Everyone gets a fair turn at choosing a book, so the topics are varied and interesting.   We also have … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts visit Heard County Food Pantry

Girl Scout Troop 14303 visited the Heard County Food Pantry last week

(Franklin) -- Heard County Girl Scout Troup 14303 and their leaders, Ms. Georgia Parker and Charlotte Irwin, visited the Heard County Food Pantry last week to learn about the food insecurities of many Heard County families. They listened to Ms. Joanna Fridley, Food Pantry part-time employee funded by the Three Rivers Area Agency on Aging Title 5 Senior … [Read more...]

Local Teen Enjoys Lavish Hispanic Celebration

Karina with the cake

(Lagrange, GA) -- An upcoming Heard High School sophomore recently celebrated a birthday with her quinceañera, a lavish Hispanic celebration  designating a girl’s transition from childhood to adulthood. Karina Diaz enjoyed the big celebration honoring her 15th birthday on June 14 at the Lafayette Inn in Lagrange. Karina is of Salvadorian descent and was … [Read more...]

Ephesus Girl Competing in National American Miss Georgia Pageant

Sarah Grace Spruell

(Atlanta, GA) -- Miss Sarah Grace Spruell  of Ephesus has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss Georgia Pageant being held this weekend at the beautiful Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel. She was chosen in her 10-12 pre-teen age division. The winner of the pageant will receive a $1,000 cash award, the official crown and banner, a … [Read more...]

Ephesus Summer Reading Program Winner

Caleb Phillips

     (Ephesus) -- The Ephesus Public Library’s Summer Reading Program has come to an end!  We had great performers and presentations, lots of fun, and learned a lot in the process!  We gave away a lot of prizes, to both adults and children.   Those children who turned in their completed activity sheets received a certificate, a small prize, and had their … [Read more...]

West Georgia Tech Women’s Basketball Team Shares Life Lessons with Area Youth

Little Buckaroos GROUP

(Carrollton, GA) -- Representatives from the West Georgia Tech women’s basketball team made an appearance last Monday at the Little Buckaroos summer camp in Carrollton, where they spoke with the camp attendees, which consisted of area youth ranging from ages four to twelve. WGTC women’s basketball coach Kenny Edwards led the discussion period, emphasizing … [Read more...]

The Fourth of July


Known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the United States since 1941, but the tradition of Independence Day celebrations goes back to the 18th century and the American Revolution (1775-83). In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies then fighting in the revolutionary struggle weighed a resolution that … [Read more...]

Paddle Georgia Journey’s End Celebration Fish Fry Dinner


(Franklin, GA) -- This year marks the 10th anniversary of the extraordinary event known as Paddle Georgia -- a Project of Georgia River Network. Each summer, over 350 paddlers spend a week on a Georgia river, camping and visiting nearby "water towns" while traveling an average of 16 miles per day by canoe and kayak. Flint Riverkeeper welcomed paddlers in … [Read more...]