June 19, 2019

New Alzheimer’s Campaign encourages families to discuss cognitive problems sooner

(Atlanta, GA) -- It’s a conversation no family wants to have – talking to a loved one about memory loss or cognitive decline. Close family members are typically the first to notice memory issues or cognitive problems, but they are often hesitant to say something – even when they know something is wrong. A new survey released today by the Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

Steen receives award from James Stewart Chapter for historical donation

(Franklin, GA) -- On Thursday, June 13th, Dorothy Lipham Steen and her daughter and grandson made a special trip from her home in North Carolina to Heard County to personally donate her father’s World War I gas mask and its carry bag to the museum. … [Read more...]

Spring Signings at Heard High

(Franklin, GA) -- Six senior Heard County High school athletes from six different sports took part in the Spring Signing Day last month at Heard County High School. Family, friends, administrators, faculty and coaches were all on hand for the festivities organized multiple times each year by HHS athletic director Shane Lassetter. The future collegiates … [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...]

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...]

Friend writes poem in tribute to Mr. Tommy Stutts

Tommy Stutts was not only my friend, but he was like a brother to me. His passing has greatly impacted me as well as the entire community. It has compelled me to share this Poem I wrote that may help cope with a loss so overwhelming. ~ Lee Boone On the Death of a Friend Yesterday It’s just a word and holds so much meaning; For yesterday you were here … [Read more...]

CES students host ‘color run’ to help local vets

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Prior to the end of the school year some local elementary students enjoyed a fun day of exercise for a good cause. Mrs. Tracey Hunt's fifth grade class at Centralhatchee Elementary raised funds by hosting a school "color run" as a part of their yearly community service project. The class made an awesome donation of $827.52 to the … [Read more...]

Groundhog sees rabid shadow in Carroll County

(Carroll County) -- The Georgia Public Health Lab has confirmed that a groundhog in Carroll County recently tested positive for rabies. It was sent for testing after fighting with a resident’s dogs in the Lowell area. Both dogs were vaccinated and received a booster shot. All residents are encouraged to take precautions to protect their families and pets … [Read more...]

Miss Crystal Michelle Forehand

Funeral services for Miss Crystal Michelle Forehand, age 29, of Wedowee will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 2:00 PM CST (3:00 PM EST) at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Pastor Debbie Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Grove Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST (Noon -- 3:00 PM … [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...]