July 21, 2017

New Director at Heard County Senior Center

(Franklin/ Times-Journal) -- The Heard County Senior Activity Center has a new Director Lou Wakeman. Wakeman replaces Terrie Kidd who retired on June 30, 2017. Lou has worked for the center 17 years as the Food Service Manager and the Assistance Director before starting her new position on July 1. Kelley Walker has worked for the center since 2014 and … [Read more...]

New Teacher Spotlight: Dalton Reed

(Franklin) — The Heard County school system is releasing a personal bio for several new faculty members who will begin teaching at Heard County for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. The sixth in this series comes from new Heard County Middle School teacher, Dalton Reed. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more personal bios from other new faculty … [Read more...]

First Baptist Church Senior Trip

First Baptist Church of Franklin members and their guests recently traveled to Gregg Farms to enjoy peach ice cream and find peaches and great vegetables. The group enjoyed lunch at Barnstormers Grill at Candler Air Field and toured the aviation museum that recreated the Atlanta Airport from the 1920's. The group finished the day in Senoia, enjoying seeing … [Read more...]

Mr. Roderick Echols

Mr. Roderick Lemont Echols passed away Saturday at Piedmont Fayetteville Hospital in Fayetteville, Georgia. He was born August 1, 1973 to Tommie Echols and the late, Robert Lee Echols in Newnan, Georgia.  “Rod” confessed his faith and was baptized at an early age at Heard Wesley United Methodist Church in Franklin, Georgia. He attended and graduated from … [Read more...]

BIG SKY ENTERPRISE: Can Small Town Prices Give Entrepreneurs Room To Grow?

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- In a struggling economy, small business owners can find it difficult to cover their operating costs. One solution? Decrease expenses by moving into rural areas. Erin Michelle Sky and Steven Brown, co-founders of Trash Dogs Media, LLC, a publishing house in Franklin, Georgia, first moved to farm country for the lifestyle. “We … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 16 at Vernon Woods Retirement Community in LaGrange. Nearly 350 people from Troup, Meriwether, Heard and Pike counties are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Walk participants will complete a … [Read more...]

‘Operation Southern Shield’ to target speeders next week

(Franklin, GA) -- The National Highway Safety Administration is providing a heads up for fast drivers all over the Southeast. The administration has partnered with the Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Alabama, and South Carolina Highway Safety Patrols to construct 'Operation Southern Shield.' Operation Southern Shield is an initiative that focuses on getting … [Read more...]

‘Walking Dead’ stuntman gravely injured in Senoia

(Senoia, GA) -- A professional stuntman, John Bernecker, working on the set of “The Walking Dead” suffered a serious injury Wednesday and later died at an Atlanta hospital. The AMC show has shut down production as a result. "We are saddened to report that John Bernecker, a talented stuntman for 'The Walking Dead' and numerous other television shows and … [Read more...]

New Teacher Spotlight: Tyler Napier

(Franklin) — The Heard County school system is releasing a personal bio for several new faculty members who will begin teaching at Heard County for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. The fifth in this series comes from new English teacher and coach at HCHS, Tyler Napier. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more personal bios from other new faculty … [Read more...]

‘Back To School Bash’ scheduled for July 29

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Community Partnership, a Georgia Family Connection Affiliate, and its’ collaborative partners will hold their annual Back To School Bash Resource Fair on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Heard County Covered Arena in Franklin. Around 1,000 to 1,200 residents will take advantage of the event to glean a … [Read more...]