August 25, 2016

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 HeardCitizen.com 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...]

Senior Brave chasing his dream

(Franklin, GA) -- A number of Heard County Brave football players have been working hard since last season to improve and ready themselves for the upcoming football campaign, but perhaps none have progressed as much as skill player DayVin Troy. The upcoming senior has worked out at several prospect and showcase camps throughout the southeast this year, and … [Read more...]

Tristan Brown wins prestigious Positive Athlete Award

(Atlanta, GA) -- A recent graduate of Heard County High School has been named a Georgia Positive Athlete Award winner. Senior Tristan Brown is one of only 30 student athletes to receive the statewide honor sponsored by Positive Athlete Georgia, a subsidiary of Celebrate Positive LLC, which promotes the benefits of positivity to young athletes around the … [Read more...]

Local cosplayer shares why she loves getting into costume

(Atlanta, GA) -- A record 28,377 people attended MomoCon, a four-day weekend of nonstop fun and festivities held over Memorial Day weekend in downtown Atlanta. MomoCon is a fast-growing national anime and gaming convention held each year in downtown Atlanta. The all-ages convention originally started in 2005 at Georgia Tech and has grown in popularity each … [Read more...]

Kids Exhibit Takes a Hands-on Approach to Health

(Franklin) -- As a part of a new summer health campaign, Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well is bringing its interactive Kids Exhibit to the Heard County Library. Get Healthy, Live Well kicked off its #SummerOfHealth campaign earlier this month and is organizing fun, family-friendly activities that encourage community members to lead healthy … [Read more...]

Weather forecast forces Friday night’s HHS Graduation indoors

(Franklin) -- Plans to christen the newly remodeled Staples Stadium for the 2016 Heard High School graduation ceremony have been changed due to a poor weather forecast for the Frankin area Friday night.  Instead, the commencement exercises will take place indoors at Roopville Road Baptist Church, the same site as Thursday night's scheduled … [Read more...]

Braves advance to Sweet 16

(Social Circle,GA) -- The Braves battled back from a painful loss in game one of a doubleheader Friday to knock off the Social Circle Redskins in round one of the GHSA Class AA playoffs. After dropping game one 8-7 on a walk-off base hit, coach Trent Bianco's squad persevered and won the nightcap of the twin bill 10-3 and Saturday afternoon's rubber game … [Read more...]