May 6, 2016

Letter To The Editor: Coach Barron addresses Brave Nation

Dear Braves fans, We are calling for all Parents, Fans and Alumni to get involved! We are currently in the process of restructuring our Touchdown Booster Club. We are seeking new officers in every position. Our coaches and players work hard to put the very best product on the field, one that will make this community proud. We take a lot of pride in … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Franklin Childcare

Dear Editor: I am writing to express my concern about the state of my daughters’ daycare. It is at risk of closing and I feel that’s only because no one knows it’s open! Community Action For Improvement's child care center is a wonderful place for children to LEARN, not just be babysat. My daughter is three years old and can say her A-B-C's, count to 30, … [Read more...]

Perdue Reflects on First Year in the Senate

(Washington, D.C.) -- Almost a year ago, I stood next to my wife Bonnie, put my hand on my Father’s Bible, and swore to uphold the Constitution and represent the people of Georgia in the United States Senate. This is a role I never imagined, but one I take very seriously. To emphasize the magnitude of this responsibility, I held my first staff meeting at … [Read more...]

The Value Of A “Bad” Gift

Written by Mohisha Vasa, M.D. Who hasn’t received that gift…the vacuum cleaner, ugly sweater, or pack of batteries?  None of us has escaped the experience of receiving a gift that is unwanted.  We all know the disappointment, the let down, sometimes even anger towards the gift-giver! As the holidays approach, well-meaning friends and family members may … [Read more...]

Echols: How about a ‘Blackout’ Saturday for Coach Richt?

By Tim Echols Regardless of where you were when you heard the news about Coach Mark Richt leaving the University of Georgia, you were probably as stunned as I was. Sure, we all want to win the Southeastern Conference football championship again, and even be national champions, and maybe we will someday. But Coach Richt deserves our respect, and he deserves … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Roopville/Ephesus Experience

Dear Editor: Please allow me to thank Ms. Donna Alvis, librarian, Mayor Rogers and Judge Harrod for my recent reception at the beautiful library in their extraordinary community of Ephesus. The personnel and library supporters created as enjoyable an author's event as I've had, and the most memorable. The attendance was more than gracious, the reception … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Field of Dreams

It’s extremely peaceful here. Just thinking of the green beneath me takes me back in time. I loved the breeze, the grass, and the way the sun beamed down, creating tall dancing shadows. My field of dreams wasn’t just any field. It isn’t filled with trees, butterflies, and flowers. In fact, a lot of the time it is very empty, leaving behind only memories of … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Coach Barron addresses the Brave Nation

To the Heard County Community: Let me start off by telling you that I have never taught and coached at a better place. From the very top to the very bottom, the Heard County School System has put kids above all others. I also want the fans to understand that I am not upset about fans questioning calls and being upset with the coaches about our … [Read more...]

Uncomfortable High School Student

(Franklin) -- If you take a look into our school handbook, who do you think the majority of the dress code rules are geared towards? If you don’t know then let me tell you, it’s the girls. I am not allowed tear wear, leggings, tank tops, jeggings, there can be no holes in jeans, and my dress MUST fall two inches above my knee. Why you might ask? Because as … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: We The Braves

To the Heard County Brave Nation: First of all, let me say I really appreciate the way our Heard County fans come out and support our Heard County Braves football team. The passion and enthusiasm for our team is truly evident not only at our home games at our road games where we on most every occasion bring more fans than the team we are facing. THIS IS … [Read more...]