April 27, 2015

Summer Reading Program at EPL

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(Ephesus) -- Everyone Has A Story! Readers will explore all things pertaining to heroes at this year's library Summer Reading Program! The 2015 Summer Reading Program is open to everyone, toddler to adult. The program will be held at all libraries throughout the region. Registration for Ephesus Public Library's program will be at our "Super Saturday" … [Read more...]

Village Inn Employee Reunion

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(Franklin) -- Please join Virginia Smith for a reunion to celebrate all those that were a part of the Village Inn Family. Over the years, so many of you woke up early, worked double shifts, baked cakes, delivered food, waited tables and fried chicken. It took each of you to make breakfast, lunch and supper a success. We would love to spend the afternoon … [Read more...]

Confederate Memorial Day

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Written by Mary Lane, President Heard County Chapter 2587 Between 1861 and 1865, there was a war between the Union and the Confederate States of America. As slavery disappeared from the northern states, but remained viable in the south, two very different ways of life arose in these sections. Compromises regarding slavery, especially its extension to the … [Read more...]

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper presents: The 2nd Annual Art of Water

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(Lagrange, GA) -- In 2014, the first annual Art of Water brought together over 300 people of all ages and backgrounds from the middle Chattahoochee region to celebrate the Chattahoochee River and the works of art it has inspired. Thanks to its overwhelming success last year, we look forward to hosting the 2nd Annual Art of Water in 2015 with the same … [Read more...]

Local DAR Chapter to Offer Genealogy Workshop in May

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(Franklin) -- For many it is exciting to learn about their ancestors and the historical period in which they lived. It is so gratifying to uncover nuggets of information about their lives through a variety of sources including census records, history books, county records, photographs, obituaries, bible records, etc. How fulfilling for this ancestor to … [Read more...]

Victim’s Rights Week Blood Drive

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(Franklin) -- On Monday, District Attorney Pete Skandalakis and his Victim Assistance staff sponsored a Red Cross Blood Drive at the Franklin Community Center to commemorate National Crime Victim’s Rights Week. The Victim Assistance Program with the District Attorney’s was created to assist innocent victims of violent and personal crime during their … [Read more...]

Ephesus Library hosts Author and Nashville Singer/Songwriter

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(Ephesus) -- On Tuesday night, April 14th, Ephesus Library was host to author Frye Gaillard and Nashville singer/songwriter Anne E. DeChant. Gaillard read excerpts from his book, Watermelon Wine: Remembering The Golden Years of Country Music, and DeChant filled in performing songs she had written, some co-written with Gaillard. Frye Gaillard is an … [Read more...]

Red Cross Blood Drive in Franklin

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(Franklin) -- National Crime Victim’s Rights Week will be observed this year the week of April 19th. The goal of this annual observance is to unite communities in honoring and empowering victims of crime and bringing awareness to the local community about victim’s rights. This year the Victim Assistance Program in District Attorney Pete Skandalakis’ Office … [Read more...]

Hillside Art, Music and Food Festival

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(Lagrange, GA) -- The inaugural Hillside Art, Music and Food Festival on April 18th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Garfield Street in LaGrange (625 Jefferson Street). Over 40 local vendors are planning to attend that will have unique finds including pottery, watercolors, crochet, beadwork and much more. An array of “Do It Yourself” artisans will have … [Read more...]

Local DAR Chapter hosts Guest Speaker

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(Franklin) -- Thomas Miller was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the James Stewart Chapter NSDAR. He gave an interesting talk about when he was in the Peace Corp from 1962-1964 in Sharaz, Iran. He was placed in the Agricultural School where he taught English. Thomas also traveled in the Middle East where he learned quite a bit about the culture. … [Read more...]