December 7, 2016

Second northern tragedy brings further grief to local family

(Bethel, AK) -- A former Heard County resident and her husband died tragically in a house fire early Saturday morning in Bethel, Alaska. According to a report by KTUU-TV in Anchorage, the Bethel Fire Department arrived at the blaze just after 1 A.M. to find the home on fire. They were able to extinguish the flames, however while responders inspected the … [Read more...]

Stephens’ walk-off magic sends Lady Braves back to Columbus!

(Franklin, GA) -- Senior Hannah Stephens delivered a clutch walk-off extra inning base hit to score senior Aspen Barker and end a scintillating Sweet 16 series versus Bleckley County Thursday afternoon with a 4-3 win and send the Lady Braves back to Columbus for a fifth consecutive season. It was appropriate that the two evenly-matched squads would go to … [Read more...]

3-Peat! Lady Braves reap 5-AA trophy in dramatic fashion

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team captured a third straight Region 5-AA crown Saturday night with a dramatic come-from-behind 4-3 walk-off victory over Lamar County in Franklin. The hard-fought win by the 2016 edition of head coach Matt Hornsby's squad was indicative of a season where games were almost always won because of the efforts both … [Read more...]

Marching Braves thriving under new leadership

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County High School Marching Braves are preparing for a championship season of their own this week as they travel to Central High School this Saturday, October 1 for the 34th annual  'Super Bowl of Sound' Marching Band Festival and Contest. First year band director Mr. Eric Vogel is excited for the opportunity this Saturday to … [Read more...]

Braves crush Tigers in Region 5-AA Opener

(Franklin, GA) -- After much anticipation this week, legendary Atlanta broadcaster Bill Hartman and High 5 Sports discovered an electric atmosphere as they descended on the Heard County community Friday night for the Fox 5 Game of the Week at Staples Stadium featuring the Heard County Braves versus the Temple Tigers in a Region 5-AA opener. The Braves (5-1) … [Read more...]

Support and fellowship dominates Heard-Temple rivalry

(Franklin, GA) -- It is only fitting that when the Heard County Braves (4-1) host the Temple Tigers (4-0) Friday night, the game will have the extra luster of being Fox 5 Atlanta's High 5 Sports Game of the Week. It seems any time these two schools get together for a big game that something special is going to happen. Several times over the past six years … [Read more...]

Heard County’s oldest event slated for August 17-21

(Franklin, GA) -- The Flat Rock Camp Meeting, the longest running event in Heard County history, is once again planned to take place this year from August 17-21. This will be the 140th edition of the camp meeting taking place at the Flat Rock Campgrounds about four miles west of Franklin. The campground was originally built in 1876 and meetings have been … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen celebrates 5 years of local news coverage

(Franklin, GA) -- Five years ago today, we created and launched in hopes of reinventing the way that news and other information is delivered to our local community. While we have great respect for our two weekly print newspapers, we saw an obvious need for information and news to be shared more than just once per week and we attempted to … [Read more...]

Heard County artists shine at Coweta Art Show

(Newnan, GA) -- Heard County artists R.L. Hughey and Deborah McNeil once again wowed the crowd Tuesday night at awards reception of the 11th annual Performing Arts Juried Art Show sponsored by the Newnan Coweta Art Association. The inventive and creative couple were honored with the "Best in Sculpture' award for their extremely complex and interactive piece … [Read more...]

HHS grads complete cross-country road trip

(Franklin, GA) -- Some Heard County High School Class of 2016 honor graduates celebrated their achievements by embarking on a 7,000 mile plus cross-country road trip soon after they completed commencement exercises on May 20. Valedictorian Hannah Rogers, Salutatorian Jaime Conlan, and fellow honor grads Brian Hill and Riley Curbow had been planning the … [Read more...]