May 16, 2021

Firefighters celebrate 32nd annual ‘Give Burns The Boot’ drive

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Fire Department will join more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot” during their upcoming annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, firefighters from Heard County Fire & Emergency Services will be collecting donations on May 27-29, 2021 … [Read more...]

Heard County Cattleman’s Association Rodeo (April 16-17)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Cattlemen’s Association is hosting their annual rodeo April 16-17, 2021 at the Heard County Covered Arena in Franklin. Gates open at 6:00 PM each night. The PCA sanctioned Rodeo will begin at 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday night. The rodeo will feature cowboys and cowgirls competing in Bull Riding, Team Roping, Calf Roping, … [Read more...]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month Recognizes Every Community’s Role in Growing a Better Tomorrow for All Children, Together

(Franklin, GA) -- We all share a responsibility for the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children and their families in Georgia. And since April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, it’s the perfect time to help people understand that it’s possible to do the things they love and help families and their community thrive. Small steps can … [Read more...]

4-H Vidalia Onion Sale

(Franklin, GA) -- 4-H's annual Vidalia Onion Sale is underway! Orders and money are due by April 16! Heard County 4-H office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM at 101 Glover Road in Franklin (across from the Franklin Dollar General at the Old Recreation Department. Payments can be mailed to: Heard County 4-H (ATTN: Onions), P.O. Box 503, Franklin GA … [Read more...]

Homecoming Concert at Centralhatchee First Baptist

Homecoming Concert! (Centralhatchee, GA) -- Centralhatchee First Baptist Church is honored to announce Appointed Quartet, from Tunnel Hill, GA will be in concert with us on Homecoming Sunday, May 2nd. Appointed Quartet is a multi-talented, Southern gospel group that loves to minister with song, testimony, and comedy. They will join us during the 10:00 … [Read more...]

Free food and hygiene items available at Franklin City Hall

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin has had an outpouring of very generous food and hygiene donations dropped off at City Hall. Officials say food and supplies are there for anyone that needs them so please stop by and get what you need! … [Read more...]

Book Sale at the Heard County Public Library (April 9-26)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Public Library in Franklin is having a book sale starting April 9-22, 2021. We have a large selection of books and novels! … [Read more...]

35 tons of trash removed from Chattahoochee river, nearby creeks and parks

(Atlanta, GA) -- Volunteers picked up more than 35 tons of litter pollution from local waterways as part of 'Sweep the Hooch,' a free day of service led by nonprofit Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), who has worked to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River since 1994. 'Sweep the Hooch' is an annual watershed-wide trash cleanup that brings together … [Read more...]

Community Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at HCPR

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Parks and Recreation at 2020 Thompson Road in Franklin will be the site for a Community Easter Egg Hunt and other activities this Saturday April 3, 2021 beginning at 10:30 AM. The event will kick off with bingo for seniors starting at 10:30 AM. There will also be several activities for the kids including a bouncy houses, arts … [Read more...]

National Vietnam Veterans Day

To our Vietnam Veterans in Heard County: “Thank you for your service and welcome home” The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, wishes to commemorate the Vietnam War on National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Monday, March 29, 2021. There’s no doubt that the Vietnam War was one of the most brutal. In fact, over three million people were killed during the 20 years it … [Read more...]