July 6, 2020

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...]

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...]

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...]

Chairman Boone urges community prayers in wake of virus, storms

To the Citizens of Heard County: I hope this message finds all of you doing well. Another week has gone by, and I am so proud of the calm spirit that hovers over our county. Not only are most citizens doing their part to protect our borders, but also preventing the dark spirit of chaos and confusion from controlling our lives. Passover has ended, and I … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Something Horrific to Something Good

In Matthew 16:18(KJV), Jesus told Peter, “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” And the good news for us today is: Neither shall the Coronavirus prevail against Jesus’ church! When this virus is nothing more than a fleeting memory, His church will still … [Read more...]

GOOD NEWS: Church food pantry continues to fight local hunger amid outbreak

(Franklin, GA) -- A local church program is continuing to make sure everyone has a chance to eat amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Glenloch Baptist Church Community Outreach Program continues to offer a growing number of citizens in need a food pantry every Tuesday morning at the church. The director of the program, Durell Langley, says his team of … [Read more...]

Local church to host ‘drive-up’ Easter Sunday worship service

(Franklin, GA) -- Prospect Church is planning to host a very special "drive-up" worship service this weekend to celebrate Easter Sunday. The event will take place at the Flat Rock Campgrounds on HWY 34 about four miles west of Franklin this Sunday, April 12 beginning at 11:00 AM. The Easter service will be led by Prospect Pastor Brandon Brooks who says all … [Read more...]