May 20, 2019

HCHS Senior Chase Powell awarded scholarship from West Georgia non-profit

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School senior Chase Powell was recently presented a scholarship from the West Georgia 2 Cylinder club. His parents, Terry and Amanda Bailey, brother( Mason Bailey), Memaw (Sue Chandler), and his FFA teacher Mr. Cliff Collins were all there in support of Chase's hard work and dedication. Chase had to write an essay, … [Read more...]

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

(Franklin, GA) -- On Earth Day 2019, enjoy the lovely smell of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter the weather! Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for … [Read more...]

CHATT ART helps the Easter Bunny

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- Taking a lesson from the Heard County Sheriff’s Office and the great job they do at Christmas with their Toy for Tots and their annual Easter Egg Hunt, CHATT ART starting helping at Easter by donating Easter baskets. Since 2005, CHATT ART has donated approximately 450 baskets to the Heard County Sheriff’s Office and directly to … [Read more...]

Local native gives Arbor Day presentation to James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR

(Franklin, GA) -- On Saturday, April 13th, the James Stewart Chapter was honored have Heard County native, Jon Johnson, as their special guest at their monthly meeting. Jon was born in Heard County, moved to Buford and attended the University of Kentucky. After graduating with a degree in Forestry, Jon moved to Florida where he currently holds the position … [Read more...]

The ‘Ride for Pamela’ Motorcycle Ride & Car Show (May 11)

(Franklin, GA) -- The family of Pamela Tucker are hosting a benefit motorcycle ride and car show in Pamela's honor on May 11, 2019. Pamela is fighting stage 4 lung cancer. The ride will be from Newnan High School to Heard County High School and the Car Show will be at Heard High. For more information or to register for the event you may call Candi Rogers … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Trevor Strickland)

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week’s Student Artist Spotlight is Trevor Strickland. Trevor is a second grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Trevor created a seascape showing a horizon line. … [Read more...]

Little ones flock to annual Easter Egg Hunt

(Franklin, GA) - Chattahoochee Old Town (formerly Brush Creek Park) played host over the weekend to a large group of young children who enjoyed the annual Heard County Community Easter Egg Hunt. The spring weather was ideal Saturday at noon for the annual holiday event sponsored each year by Sheriff Ross Henry and the Heard County Sheriff’s Department. The … [Read more...]

‘Sweep the Hooch’ volunteers clean up at Brush Creek Park

(Franklin, GA) -- Volunteers descended on Brush Creek Park last Saturday for the 9th annual 'Sweep the Hooch' event. Organizers called the event very successful after more than 2000 pounds of trash was collected and removed from just the park. Similar cleanups took place involving a total of about 1200 volunteers at many other locations up and down the … [Read more...]

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Brush Creek Park (April 13)

(Franklin) -- Sheriff Ross Henry and the Heard County Sheriff's Office will host its 22nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Brush Creek Park beginning at Noon on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The traditional event will feature prize eggs and candy for various age groups in several different hunting areas. Children are encouraged to arrive early as the egg … [Read more...]

Spring Book Sale

(Ephesus, GA) -- The Ephesus Public Library will be having its annual Spring Book Sale, beginning Monday, April 22nd and running through Saturday, May 4th, during normal library hours. We will have all types of books, audiobooks and DVDs for sale. Items will be individually priced, or you can fill up a bag for $5.00, and we furnish the bag! Please come out … [Read more...]