October 21, 2014

Ephesus Library Book Presentation


(Ephesus) -- On Tuesday, October 21st, at 6:30 p.m., Ms. Cheryl Pollard will be doing a book presentation at Ephesus Public Library. Having published 2 books previously, Ms. Pollard now has her third book ready, Love Lifted Me. This is the story of Fannie Billingsley Cooley Sullivan, a black woman born in the South during the depression. Ms. Pollard will … [Read more...]

WWE Salutes America’s Armed Forces with the 12th Annual Tribute to the Troops


(Stamford, CT) -- WWE and Georgia State Governor Nathan Deal this week announced that the 12th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops event will be held on Tuesday, December 9 at the Columbus Civic Center for the military personnel and their families stationed at United States Army post at Fort Benning. In the tradition of Bob Hope, WWE brings together the best … [Read more...]

5th Annual Heard County Lion’s Club Car Show


(Franklin) -- The 5th Annual Heard County Lions Club Car Show will be held on the town square in Franklin on Saturday, October 18, 2014  from 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. EST. Registration for the event begins at 9:00 a.m. Heard County High School students will provide the food this year with the proceeds going towards helping Will Hutchins in his continued recovery … [Read more...]

Ephesus Library Welcomes Australian Visitors


(Ephesus) -- Ephesus Library hosted visitors from Australia, Ken and Carol Duval earlier this week. They've spent the past several years touring the world on a motorcycle. Their tales of adventure included a Power Point presentation. Right now they're touring the United States, and are guests of their friends, David and Emy Woodburn, for a few days. David … [Read more...]

Heard County Chapter 2587 October Meeting


(Franklin) -- The October meeting of Heard County Chapter 2587 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday October 8th at the Heard County Library. Any ladies interested in learning more about the UDC are invited to join us. There will be an executive board meeting at 12:30 at the Old Jail Museum prior to the meeting. … [Read more...]

Local Toddler Wins at Miss Hummingbird Festival

Pictured above is Dessaleigh seated with the 2015 Hummingbird Festival Pageant title winners.

(Lagrange, GA) -- Dessaleigh Hannah of Franklin is the new 2015 Toddler Miss Hummingbird Festival. The pageant was held at the LaGrange High School Auditorium on September 27, 2014 and featured girls ages 0-24. Dessaleigh (3-years-old) won the Toddler title in her age group of 2 and 3-year-olds. Her parents are Josh and Holly Hannah from Franklin and her … [Read more...]

4-H Shooting Sports Meeting


(Franklin) -- If you are interested in participating on a  shooting sports team, then this meeting is a must for you! We’ll be discussing BB, 22, and shotgun. There will be coaches from all three disciplines there to answer questions and go over the requirements. The meeting will start at 7:30 at the 4-H Gym (Old Rec Dept.) on Oct 13, 2014. We look forward … [Read more...]

Local Independent Film Debuts This Weekend

Backfired Feature

(Bremen, GA) -- A new film called "Backfired" and produced by Nivek Co Partner Productions will debut Saturday night (7:00 PM) at Mount Holly Church in Bremen, GA and features several local talents. The film is written and directed by Franklin's own Kevin Raines who is also one of the producers. Backfired is a low-budget independent film and was shot in … [Read more...]

Quilting Class


(Ephesus) -- The Introduction to Quilting Class held at Ephesus Library on Monday, September 29th, was a big success. Ms. Clenette Todd gave the class handouts and went over various methods of quilting, showing examples of quilts, runners, hot pot pads, etc., and the different patterns. She also gave instructions on various tools to use, where to buy … [Read more...]

2014 Little Miss Heard Elementary Pageant Winners

Jr. Miss Heard Elementary (L-R): Emily Mattison Mock (Queen), Ally Huey (1st RU), and Jayden Boykin (2nd RU)

(Franklin) -- The Heard Elementary Fall Pageant took place last Saturday night in Franklin and this year’s theme was “Little Princess.” The proceeds from the event organized each year by Ms. Wylene Spearman are used to help support the Heard County Special Olympics program. A large crowd of over 350 people filled the auditorium at Heard Elementary … [Read more...]