June 19, 2019

2019 Rogers Family Reunion

(Ephesus, GA) -- To the Descendants of Daniel LaFayette Rogers: The 2019 Rogers Reunion will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 12 noon, Ephesus Baptist Church Fellowship Hall located at 24164 Georgia Highway 100, Roopville, GA 30170. For additional information, contact Linda Rogers at 770-854-8535 or via email at rar1@netzero.net … [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...]

Local student awarded WGCD Scholarship

(Tifton, GA) -- Every year, Conservation Districts in Georgia sponsor high school students to attend the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop (NRCW) held annually at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA. The five day Workshop allows students to take part in lectures and hands-on activities to boost their knowledge of Georgia’s vital natural … [Read more...]

Heard Elementary student receives DAR Youth Citizenship Medal

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, attended the Awards Program at Heard County Elementary School on Friday, May 24, 2019, to announce their 2018-19 recipient of the DAR Youth Citizenship Award. Kathryn Marie Gray was chosen by the school faculty as the student who best exemplifies the qualities of a good citizen. Those qualities are … [Read more...]

SummerFest 2019 – Food, Fun & Fireworks over the ‘Hooch

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Chamber of Commerce is excited to continue the tradition of SummerFest on the square in downtown Franklin, GA on Saturday, July 6. Folks, young and old, are invited to come out and enjoy great food, good music, a street dance, and some fantastic fireworks. Free Admission. This family-friendly festival will provide a wide … [Read more...]

NEW Student Registration at HCHS

Heard County High School NEW Student Registration Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. These days are only for NEW students transferring to HCHS (not for students entering 9th grade coming from HCMS). Please bring the following to register your student on either July 18th or 19th: Withdrawal form from previous … [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...]

HCHS Salutatorian receives Tenaska Scholarship

(Franklin, GA) -- Tenaska Georgia Partners, L.P., owner of Tenaska Georgia Generating Station near Franklin, has awarded a $1,500 college scholarship to a deserving Heard County High School senior. Since 2002, Tenaska Georgia Partners has presented 45 scholarships totaling $36,000 to local students. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate good character, … [Read more...]