July 26, 2017

Aimee Copeland delivers inspiring message to UWG grads

(Courtesy of Julie Lineback/westga.edu) (Carrollton, GA) -- Aimee Copeland believes you can have faith or you can have fear. It’s a lesson taught to her by her father, and it’s a message that she shared with University of West Georgia graduates on July 25 at the summer commencement ceremony. Copeland is no stranger to faith and fear. She was a graduate … [Read more...]

Lions Club installs new officers

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Lions Club recently inducted and installed its 80th slate of officers and directors for the year. The club was formed in 1938 and has served the community in many ways. New officers are President Emily Rogers, First Vice President Denny Rogers, and Secretary/Treasurer Joyce McLain. The club is the oldest club in Heard … [Read more...]

Upcoming Bake Sale at Ephesus Library

(Ephesus) -- Come out to Ephesus Public Library for our annual Bake Sale on Saturday, August 5th, at 9:00 a.m.! We'll have fried pies, cakes, cookies, and more! All proceeds will go to Ephesus Public Library. If you would like to donate an item to the bake sale, please have it here no later than 8:30 a.m. on the 5th! … [Read more...]

New Director at Heard County Senior Center

(Franklin/ Times-Journal) -- The Heard County Senior Activity Center has a new Director Lou Wakeman. Wakeman replaces Terrie Kidd who retired on June 30, 2017. Lou has worked for the center 17 years as the Food Service Manager and the Assistance Director before starting her new position on July 1. Kelley Walker has worked for the center since 2014 and … [Read more...]

HES mini-reunion for Mr. Marcus Johnson

(Franklin) -- The collective sixth grade classes of Heard Elementary School taught by Mr. Marcus Johnson are having a "mini reunion." The purpose of this event is for all former students and/or co-workers of Mr. Johnson to come out and personally express their gratitude for the impact Mr. Johnson's foundational teaching had/has on their lives. The reunion … [Read more...]

First Baptist Church Senior Trip

First Baptist Church of Franklin members and their guests recently traveled to Gregg Farms to enjoy peach ice cream and find peaches and great vegetables. The group enjoyed lunch at Barnstormers Grill at Candler Air Field and toured the aviation museum that recreated the Atlanta Airport from the 1920's. The group finished the day in Senoia, enjoying seeing … [Read more...]

BIG SKY ENTERPRISE: Can Small Town Prices Give Entrepreneurs Room To Grow?

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- In a struggling economy, small business owners can find it difficult to cover their operating costs. One solution? Decrease expenses by moving into rural areas. Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown, co-founders of Trash Dogs Media, LLC, a publishing house in Franklin, Georgia, first moved to farm country for the lifestyle. “We … [Read more...]

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 16 at Vernon Woods Retirement Community in LaGrange. Nearly 350 people from Troup, Meriwether, Heard and Pike counties are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Walk participants will complete a … [Read more...]

Ephesus Neighborhood Closet

(Ephesus) -- The Ephesus Neighborhood Closet is open the third Friday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00. The Closet has everything from clothing and toys to linens and dishes, sometimes even furniture. Every item is absolutely free, so take home what you need! It is located in the big white house next to Ephesus Baptist Church on Highway 100 in … [Read more...]

Heard County Historical Society Meeting

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Historical Society welcomes Dr. Ann McCleary from the University of West Georgia to the July 20th meeting at Three Rivers at 5:30. Dr. McCleary and staff authored the book, "The West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail", which tells the history in pictures and words about the textile industry in West Georgia. Heard County and … [Read more...]