July 11, 2020

Prayer Vigil for missing mother tonight in Downtown Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- A Prayer Vigil for Natalie Jones will be held at 8:30 PM tonight (Saturday) near the Chattahoochee River in Downtown Franklin. The 27-year-old Heard County resident has been missing for almost a full week. There have been no confirmed sightings of Natalie since early Sunday morning on July 5. She was last seen near Jackson’s Gap in east … [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...]

Happy Berthaday! Beloved nursing home patient celebrates being coronavirus-free

(Franklin, GA) -- One of Heard County's most special citizens enjoyed a drive-by celebration Monday at the PruittHealth Nursing home on South River Road in Franklin. Bertha Brock was the honoree of the event after she tested negative for COVID-19 after being positive for several weeks. She was the last patient with the virus thus allowing the facility to … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Hate Crimes Legislation

June 15, 2020, Pastor Dennis Farr preached for the Troup Baptist Association’s Monday Morning Pastors’ Prayer Fellowship. I got a takeaway line from his sermon as he spoke about the condition of America today. He said, “The problem is, we have wicked men trying to tell other wicked men how to live a righteous life!” He continued, “We don’t have a race … [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...]

Refreshed, refocused and revived at Centralhatchee First Baptist!

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Refreshed, refocused and revived at Centralhatchee First Baptist! During our down time, we have taken the opportunity to refocus on many different areas. When you visit you will see many refreshing changes. One exciting change is our new service. Join us  Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM for a casual atmosphere, contemporary worship and … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Look for the Helpers

“When I was a boy and would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” … Mister Rogers. In Luke 10:25-37 we find the Biblical story of The Good Samaritan. In a nutshell, the story is about a man who was a Samaritan … a half-breed. He was half Jew and half Gentile. And he … [Read more...]

Memorial Service for Mr. Dave Lannen

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- A memorial service for Mr. Dave Lannen will take place at 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church. Mr. Lannen, age 63, owner and operator of Store to Door Pizza, of Franklin, passed away May 17, 2020. Survivors include his wife, Tracy Lannen of Franklin; one daughter, Autumn Lannen of Baton Rouge, … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: The Runt of the Litter

(Personal Note: Today’s Pastor’s Column marks a personal milestone for me. This is the 400th article I have written since I resumed writing them. It is an honor for me to be your Newspaper Pastor! ~ Brother Aaron) One of the greatest obstacles we face as Christians is … learning to see ourselves as God sees us. In other words, knowing our true … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: When the Building Becomes a Burden

During part of the verbal exchange between Jesus and the Samaritan Woman, (The Woman at the Well) a question arose regarding the correct place to worship God. Take a moment to read the exchange between them: “The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet." "Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the … [Read more...]