August 5, 2015

Local Librarian named West Georgia Region Star of the Month

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(Ephesus) -- Debra Camp has been chosen as Library Star of the Month for the West Georgia Region, consisting of five counties. Debra is an assistant librarian at Ephesus Public Library, and was chosen for her excellence in customer service. She is such a help and a blessing at Ephesus Library, and we appreciate her so much. Congratulations, Debra! … [Read more...]

HCMS National Honor Society Students Travel to NYC

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(New York City, NY) -- As this year’s summer vacation draws to a close, many people wonder what our Heard County students did over their summer break. Some of the top Heard County Middle School students had the amazing opportunity to travel to New York City. Students who travelled were 8th grade members of the school’s National Junior Honor Society. The … [Read more...]

PruittHealth Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony

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(Franklin) -- A wonderful ceremony was held for the many volunteers that give their time to the residents of PruittHealth of Franklin on Tuesday, July 22nd at 2:30 pm. The ceremony began with prayer led by Sheila Moody, Director of Healthcare Services. Rebecca South, Assistance Director of Healthcare Services gave the welcome and the introduction to the … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools: Come On Over (Video)

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Heard County Schools Come on Over from Mike Roberts on Vimeo. Heard County Schools is now accepting qualifying out of district tuition students. … [Read more...]

Local Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday

Family members of Mrs. Bell that attended the 100th Birthday celebration. Backrow L-R: Judy Miller, Thomas Miller, Hal Miller, and Carolyn Miller, Front Row L-R: Ernestine Miller, Harriet Imogene Miller Bell the birthday girl, and Wayne Miller

Courtesy of The Times~Journal (Franklin) -- Harriet Imogene Miller Bell was born at home in Franklin on July 19, 1915. The home she was born in is now Cartown Auto at the corner of Bevis Road and Highway 34. She has lived her entire life in Heard County. Mrs. Bell celebrated her 100th Birthday at Pruitt Health of Franklin last Friday. She is the daughter; … [Read more...]

Spearman named SOG Volunteer of the Month

SOG Volunteer of the Month Amber Spearman

(Georgia) -- A Heard High School graduate was recently selected as the Georgia Special Olympics volunteer of the month for June. Amber Spearman is a 23 year-old student at the University of Georgia, where she majors in Nutritional Science. When she completes her bachelors degree, Amber plans to enroll in the School of Pharmacy. Her goals are to earn a … [Read more...]

Local 4-H’ers named Summer Camp Counselors

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(Franklin) -- Gracie Rowe and Cody Norris are two outstanding 4-H’ers from Heard County, that were been selected as 4-H Camp Counselors. Both were members of the Shawnee tribe this summer. Gracie served in a leadership position returning for her third summer. This summer was Cody’s first year where he served as a lifeguard and HOP (Health is Our Pledge) … [Read more...]

Heard County residents asked to update CodeRED information

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(Franklin) -- The Heard County Emergency Management Agency has an important message for all residents and businesses located in Heard County. Due to recent changes in the CodeRED Community Notification System residents who have signed up for Code Red need to update their information. All residents and businesses are encouraged to go to the Heard County … [Read more...]

Deal orders flags to half-staff to honor fallen soldiers

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday ordered flags across Georgia lowered to half-staff in honor of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Skip Wells of Marietta and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith of Rossville, who were killed when a gunman attacked two military recruitment centers in Chattanooga on July 16. Flags will remain at half-staff through sunset … [Read more...]

Times-Georgian All-Area Coach: Trent Bianco

Braves head coach Trent Bianco (Photo: Ricky Stilley/Times-Georgian)

Article written by Jordan Hofeditz and provided courtesy of The Times-Georgian (Carrollton) -- A season 30 years in the making for the Heard County High School baseball team was almost over before it really got started. A mark of 1-5 is where it began, actually. Knowing potential was there, Trent Bianco wanted to test his team early and often in the season … [Read more...]