November 24, 2014

Chattahoochee Christmas 2014

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(Franklin) -- The square in downtown Franklin will once again play host to the annual Chattahoochee Christmas celebration on December 5, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The parade will be at 6:30 p.m. and this year's theme is Christmas: Past, Present, and Future. Admission is free and the celebration will feature food, drinks, arts & crafts, and holiday … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter NSDAR Donates Book

Pictured above (L-R) are Carla Brown, Selmah Bowen, and Beverly Baker with the book Cavaliers and Pioneers

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Historical Center and Museum received a book donation recently. The James Stewart Chapter, National Daughters of the American Revolution, in Franklin Georgia, donated 'Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Patents and Grants 1623-1666' ,Volume 1, by Nell Marion Nugent. This volume of Cavaliers and Pioneers contains … [Read more...]

Retiring Pro Wrestler Signs on with the CCSO

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Courtesy of Colton Campbell  and the Times-Georgian (Carrollton, GA) -- One of the newest Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies will retire from his previous profession in rare fashion — with a wrestling match. Dep. Barry Buchanan, a professional wrestler who’s been known under ring names including Bull Buchanan and Recon, was sworn in as a deputy … [Read more...]

Thank You from the Girl Scouts

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(Franklin) -- The Girl Scouts of Heard County would like to thank everyone who donated can goods this past Saturday at the Piggly Wiggly. The Franklin Food Pantry was very much in need of the can goods we brought them from our can food drive. Mrs Joanne wanted to let everyone know how thankful they are for the donations. If anyone is still wanting to … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts of Heard County Food, Toy, and Coat Drive

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(Franklin) -- The Girl Scouts of Heard County will be doing a canned food, toy, and gently used coat drive Saturday, November 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Piggly Wiggly in Franklin. The canned foods and coats will be donated to our local food pantry to help during the holidays and the toys will be donated to the Heard County Sheriff's Department … [Read more...]

Georgia 4-H Cotton Boll

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(Cartersville, GA) -- Recently, Heard County 4-H'ers participated in the Georgia 4-H Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging Contest that was held in Cartersville. They were required to judge and give oral reasons on various  consumer items and also present a public service announcement promoting cotton. The group is pictured above from left to right: Natalie … [Read more...]

‘We Shall Always Remember’ Program Honors Veterans

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(Franklin) -- One of the objectives of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is Patriotism. There is no better way to show our patriotism than to honor our veterans. On Saturday November 8, 2014, the James Stewart Chapter NSDAR held a program at the Veterans’ Park in Franklin to honor our veterans DAR members passed out poppies, … [Read more...]

CES Book Character Pumpkin Winners

1st Place Gracie Fuller, 2nd Place Daniel Lohr, and 3rd Place (tie) Maddie Wilson and Eli Boyd

(Centralhatchee) -- The annual Book Character Pumpkin Contest was held recently at Centralhatchee Elementary School. There were many excellent entries this year and the judges had a very difficult time making a decision. The Pre-K-1st grade winners were: 1st Place -- Gracie Fuller, 2nd Place -- Daniel Lohr, and 3rd Place (tie) -- Maddie Wilson and Eli … [Read more...]

The Power of One Kind Heart: Student Honors Fallen Classmate

HCMS student Kailey Culbertson was instrumental in obtaining this headstone for her classmate who passed away while they were in elementary school

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Middle School student, Kailey Culbertson, was a very good friend of Chelsey Marie Turner when they were in elementary school. During their fourth grade year Chelsey became very ill and was diagnosed with Leukemia - she fought the battle very bravely but died November of that year. All of Chelsey’s classmates were heartbroken … [Read more...]

DAR Chapters Host Luncheon

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(Carrollton, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter joined four other DAR chapters in hosting a luncheon for the new Georgia State Regent Ida Best “Bea” Fischer at the Sunset Hills Country Club in Carrollton on Friday, October 31, 2014. Seven members of the chapter attended the affair. Pictured above are (Back row L-R): Beverly Baker, Marifaythe Whitley, Pam … [Read more...]