September 24, 2020

Ephesus Library Children’s Costume Contest and Movie Night

(Ephesus, GA) -- The Ephesus Public Library will be hosting a Children's Costume Contest and Movie Night on Saturday, October 17 in the parking lot at EPL. Bring your own chairs. Popcorn and water will be served, and treat bags for the kids. See flyer below for further details and social distancing requirements. … [Read more...]

Local artist being featured at ‘Artisans on the Square’

(Greenville, GA) -- Franklin artist Arthur "Jack" Riggs is one of two featured artists at Artisans on the Square in Greenville, GA from September 19-October 31. Jack and Scott Foxx of Carrollton both paint on wood using acrylic and mixed media, in styles sometimes referred to as “outsider art,” “art brut,” “modern naive” or “neo-primitive.” The opening … [Read more...]

Thursday Night Bingo at American Legion Post 148

(Franklin) -- Thursday Night Bingo takes place at the Heard County American Legion every Thursday! Doors open at 6:00 PM and game starts at 7:30 PM. Family fun, smoke-free area, and no alcohol served. We look forward to seeing you! $15.00 minimum cash only. Proceeds support the Heard County American Legion and the work they do for the veterans of Heard … [Read more...]

BettyJean Covington receives DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that BettyJean Covington has received the DAR Good Citizen Award and Scholarship for the Senior Class of 2020. The DAR Good Citizen Program has been in existence since 1934 and recognizes outstanding young people that exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in their homes, schools … [Read more...]

James Stewart DAR launches Patriot Bear Project with FPD

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, made the first delivery of their “Patriot Bear” Project to the Franklin Police Department on Friday, July 24, 2020. As our nation is looking to the 250th Anniversary of the country, chapter members adopted this project to honor their patriot ancestors, bring comfort to a child, and support local law … [Read more...]

2020 Alzheimer’s Association walk to end Alzheimer’s

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® will take place on Saturday, September 12. The LaGrange Walk to End Alzheimer’s which attracts hundreds each year to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease will look different this year. Instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging … [Read more...]

Local teen competing in Georgia Forestry Pageant

(Franklin, GA) -- Miss Cora Betts, daughter of Andrew and Jennifer Betts will be representing Heard County on July 25th at the 81st Miss Georgia Forestry Scholarship Pageant at the Performing Arts Center in Tifton, GA. Cora is a 13-year-old eighth grade student at Heard County Middle School and has a platform to help stop bullying. She has a heart for … [Read more...]

10th Annual ‘Sweep the Hooch’ slated for August 29

(Franklin, GA) -- Volunteers are quickly signing up for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s 10th Annual Sweep the Hooch, to be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020. In the past nine years of Sweep the Hooch history, more than 113 TONS of trash have been removed with the help of more than 5,600 volunteers. This year on Saturday, August 29, 2020, the group will … [Read more...]

July 4th, the Birth of Our Nation

Written by Carla Brown During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the 13 Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain. After … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Association continues to provide virtual services as pandemic persists

(Atlanta, GA) -- While the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, it continues to create additional challenges for people living with Alzheimer's and all dementia, their families and caregivers, including 150,000 in Georgia and their estimated 540,000 caregivers. The Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]