June 23, 2021

Brooks receives top honors

(Franklin, GA) -- Sammarintino Brooks received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Relations and Humanitarianism from Global International Alliance University on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Legacy Phase Theater in Alpharetta, Georgia. Established in 2016, the GIobal International Alliance University  is an accredited program under IACET standards … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (06/22/21)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING June 22, 2021 – 6:30 P.M. Heard County Administration Building 201 Park Ave., Franklin, GA 30217 I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III. SPECIAL GUEST -- Pam Lyle (James Stewart Chapter DAR) IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS -- Special Use Application (Tillman Infrastructure LLC) V. … [Read more...]

Tickets go on sale July 1 for ‘Miss Lillian – More Than a President’s Mother’

(Carrollton, GA) -- Tickets go on sale July 1 for the one-woman play “Miss Lillian – More Than a President’s Mother,” which is coming to Carrollton at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, at the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center. The show is a fundraising event for the Community Foundation of West Georgia’s Power of the Purse, a women’s giving … [Read more...]

‘Starting in Style’ to help young ladies with back-to-school shopping

(Franklin/Carrollton) -- 'Starting in Style' is a new project that is aimed at giving middle school girls from both Heard and Carroll counties a chance to go back to school shopping with the help of Jules & James Boutique as well as City Station -- located in Carrollton. Middle school can be a tough time for many students but with the right outfit it … [Read more...]

Fatal crash leaves one dead, one seriously injured near Centralhatchee

(Franklin, GA) -- A two-vehicle crash near Centralhatchee Wednesday evening claimed the life of an Alabama woman and seriously injured another man from Troup County. 54-year-old Dianne Oliver of Luverne, AL was killed on impact during the collision which occurred at around 6:00 PM on U.S. HWY 27 just south of Hyatt Road. Reports from the Georgia State … [Read more...]

Approved Franklin City Council Minutes (05/06/21)

Franklin City Council Meeting Minutes JOEL W. ROGERS MUNICIPAL COURTROOM May 6, 2021 (6:30 PM) MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, May 6, 2021 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. All Councilmembers were in attendance.  Mayor Hayes began the meeting by welcoming everyone in … [Read more...]

Free zoom webinar on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

(Franklin, GA) -- Members of the public are invited to join the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District  of Georgia, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Prosecuting Attorneys’ Council of Georgia, and the American Bankers Association for a free Tele-Townhall. In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, we will be … [Read more...]

Celebrate Father’s Day in Georgia’s State Parks

(Georgia) -- For outdoorsy dads, fresh air and adventure are often the best gift of all. With Father’s Day just around the corner on June 20, Georgia’s State Parks and Historic Sites make it easy to share the gift of heartwarming memories. Check out these top five ideas below, and find even more on GaStateParks.org: Go “Glamping” If Dad enjoys camping, … [Read more...]

Preserving Our History… Honoring Our Ancestors

Written by Paige Rogers Harrod and Pamela Lyle (Ephesus, GA) -- As people travel this summer, they will pass churches with their cemetery close by. Some will be very neat and some will be overgrown with weeds due to neglect. At Ephesus Baptist Church, Homecoming or their Memorial Day always fall on the third Sunday in May. William T. “Bud” Hill donated the … [Read more...]

The Centralhatchee Gym and the Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Written by 2020 HCHS graduate Alannah McQuain (Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Old Centralhatchee Gym has been a staple in the community since it was built in 1935. I remember playing in this gym before there was a new one built. I also remember going to the Fall festivals held by Centralhatchee Elementary in the Old Gym. I even volunteered at those same Fall … [Read more...]