October 22, 2020

Local teen competing in Georgia Forestry Pageant

(Franklin, GA) -- Miss Cora Betts, daughter of Andrew and Jennifer Betts will be representing Heard County on July 25th at the 81st Miss Georgia Forestry Scholarship Pageant at the Performing Arts Center in Tifton, GA. Cora is a 13-year-old eighth grade student at Heard County Middle School and has a platform to help stop bullying. She has a heart for … [Read more...]

10th Annual ‘Sweep the Hooch’ slated for August 29

(Franklin, GA) -- Volunteers are quickly signing up for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s 10th Annual Sweep the Hooch, to be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020. In the past nine years of Sweep the Hooch history, more than 113 TONS of trash have been removed with the help of more than 5,600 volunteers. This year on Saturday, August 29, 2020, the group will … [Read more...]

July 4th, the Birth of Our Nation

Written by Carla Brown During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the 13 Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776, when the Second Continental Congress voted to approve a resolution of independence that had been proposed in June by Richard Henry Lee of Virginia declaring the United States independent from Great Britain. After … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Association continues to provide virtual services as pandemic persists

(Atlanta, GA) -- While the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, it continues to create additional challenges for people living with Alzheimer's and all dementia, their families and caregivers, including 150,000 in Georgia and their estimated 540,000 caregivers. The Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

Local church honors Heard County’s heroes

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office and the Heard County Fire & Emergency employees were honored by the delivery of 'Plates of Love' on Wednesday, June 24. The lunch plates were prepared with love by all the members at Heaven Bound Church of God located in Centralhatchee. Heaven Bound Church of God also presented Heard County Sheriff … [Read more...]

Birth Announcement: Newborn baby girl

(Franklin) — Cody and Jessica Newborn of Franklin announce the birth of a 7-pound, 13-oz baby girl. Waylynn Charlotte Newborn was born at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton on May 8, 2020. She was 20 and 1/2 inches long. … [Read more...]

Glenloch Community Outreach (Food Pantry)

GLENLOCH COMMUNITY OUTREACH WHAT: Glenloch Food Pantry WHEN: Open each Tuesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ELIGIBILITY: We serve all of Heard County REQUIREMENTS: First time client we will need a valid drivers license plus 1 more proof of address MISSION STATEMENT: The need for food does not stop in a time of crisis; our Food Pantry should be open so no kids … [Read more...]

Ephesus Neighborhood Closet

(Ephesus, GA) -- The Ephesus Neighborhood Closet will be open this Friday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. The Closet has toys, clothes for all ages, and small household items. NO FURNITURE IS BEING ACCEPTED AT THIS TIME!!! Every item is absolutely free, so take home what you need. It is located in the big white house next to Ephesus Baptist Church on Highway … [Read more...]

Corinth resident inducted into GCWA Hall of Fame

(Corinth, GA) -- A Corinth resident was recently announced as the 2020 inductee into the Georgia Cattlewomen's Association Hall of Fame. 72-year-old Marcia Callaway was originally supposed to be honored at the GCA convention in Perry in April before that event was postponed due to COVID-19. The event was eventually held May 28-30. Marcia and her husband, … [Read more...]

Flag Day

James F. Burns a retired professor at the University of Florida, wrote the following definition of the American flag.  This was shared with me and as a member of the James Stewart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, I would like to share his words with our citizens. This flag represents us all! ~ Carla Brown Written by James F. Burns I’ve been … [Read more...]