July 16, 2019

Steen receives award from James Stewart Chapter for historical donation

(Franklin, GA) -- On Thursday, June 13th, Dorothy Lipham Steen and her daughter and grandson made a special trip from her home in Tennessee to Heard County to personally donate her father’s World War I gas mask and its carry bag to the museum. … [Read more...]

Explore Mother Nature with Man’s Best Friend: 5 Tail-Wagging Adventures in Georgia’s State Parks

(Atlanta, GA) -- Leash up and explore Georgia’s State Parks with the four-legged family member this summer. Kickstart the adventure on a hiking trail, camp under the stars, and even join a dog-walking quest. No matter what type of adventure you seek with your pet, summer in Georgia’s State Parks guarantees a wagging good time. Tails on Trails Club – … [Read more...]

Friend writes poem in tribute to Mr. Tommy Stutts

Tommy Stutts was not only my friend, but he was like a brother to me. His passing has greatly impacted me as well as the entire community. It has compelled me to share this Poem I wrote that may help cope with a loss so overwhelming. ~ Lee Boone On the Death of a Friend Yesterday It’s just a word and holds so much meaning; For yesterday you were here … [Read more...]

CES students host ‘color run’ to help local vets

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Prior to the end of the school year some local elementary students enjoyed a fun day of exercise for a good cause. Mrs. Tracey Hunt's fifth grade class at Centralhatchee Elementary raised funds by hosting a school "color run" as a part of their yearly community service project. The class made an awesome donation of $827.52 to the … [Read more...]

National Flag Day (Friday, June 14)

(Franklin, GA) -- When the American Revolution broke out in 1775, the colonists weren’t fighting under a single flag. Instead, most regiments fighting against the British fought under their own flags. In June of that year, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to create the Continental Army. This led to the creation of the first “American” … [Read more...]

Miss Stars and Stripes Pageant at HCMS

***** Miss Stars and Stripes***** (a pageant open to all girls ages 1 to 21) Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Heard County Middle School Gym 7 Divisions (divisions may vary based on participation) Ages 1-4: Itsy Bitsy (may be escorted by one parent) Grades K-1: Tiny Miss Stars and Stripes Grades 2-3: Little Miss Stars and Stripes Grades 4-5: … [Read more...]

Chase Tibbits to perform Free Concert at The Carrollton AMP

(Carrollton, GA) -- Heard County local Chase Tibbitts says “Bring your coolers and lawn chairs and come out for a free concert at The AMP in Carrollton on Friday, July 19 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.” His shirt says "I stand somewhere between Amazing Grace, Back in Black, and Simple Man" and that couldn't be any more true when you see and hear Chase Tibbitts and … [Read more...]

75th Anniversary of D-Day

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, would like to thank Heard County’s World War II veterans for their service to our country. During World War II, the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle … [Read more...]

New Junior Ranger Program gets kids exploring Georgia

(Atlanta, GA) -- Learning and adventure go hand-in-hand with the new Junior Ranger program offered by Georgia’s State Parks. Just in time for summer, the free quest will get kids exploring Georgia’s natural areas and history, earning badges along the way. The new program features activity books specific to 59 state parks and historic sites. After … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Anson Ahlstrom)

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 Anson Ahlstrom. Anson is in third grade at Heard County Elementary School. Anson created his drawing of Notre Dame by using lines, shapes, … [Read more...]