September 24, 2020

Absentee Ballots Now Available

(Franklin, GA) -- Absentee ballots are now being mailed to voters across Georgia and Heard County. If you have not applied for a ballot but wish to do so, you may use the Secretary of State’s on-line absentee ballot application at You may also download an application from the following site … [Read more...]

Senior moments spark softball win over rival Callaway

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves celebrated their three senior players in a Senior Night ceremony prior to Tuesday night's big Region 5-AA home clash versus Callaway. Fittingly, it was those same three players that provided the late fireworks to push the squad to an important 9-1 region win. Seniors Beth Taylor, Alyssa Hall, and Sydney Goddard delivered … [Read more...]

Lady Braves split versus Panthers, Warriors

(Woodstock, GA) -- The Lady Braves traveled to Woodstock, GA Saturday to take on the Class AA Union County Panthers and the Class AAAAAAA Cherokee Warriors at the Twins Creek Softball Complex. The Lady Braves earned a 6-2 win over the 2A Panthers in game one before falling 9-3 to the 7A Warriors in game two. Freshman LilyRae Fulford took the mound and … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (09/22/20)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Sept. 22, 2020 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARINGS a.  Application to Rezone from Rural Development to Agricultural – Thomas Chesnut – 281 Eley Road b.  Special Use Application – Dog Kennel – 1121 Windy Hill Road c.  Special Use Application – … [Read more...]

HCMS volleyball season entering home stretch

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School volleyball team has put together a solid season thus far in 2020 posting a 9-5 record as the season enters the home stretch of games. The squad has posted some impressive wins over the first few weeks of the season including two wins each over Carrollton, Haralson County, and Temple. The HCMS team has both … [Read more...]

Braves upend Blue Devils at Staples Stadium

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves moved to 3-0 on the regular season at Staples Stadium Friday night where they upended the visiting Manchester Blue Devils by a final score of 35-20. A dominant first half propelled the Braves to the win as everything seemed to go right for the home team in the first 24 minutes of action. The Braves led at one point … [Read more...]

Tanner Collins scores first Crate win at Talladega Short Track

(Franklin, GA) -- Local dirt track driver Tanner Collins scored a big win last Saturday at the CRM Motors CRUSA 604 Crate Late model feature event held at The Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. The victory in the highly competitive race was the first Crate win for Collins who has been racing cars for several years after getting his start as a … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (09/18/20)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Shontavious Shontay Jackson 34, Redland Rd. Franklin, GA. 30217 arrested on 09/11/2020 charged with Failure to appear. Holly Stubbs 49, Franklin Pkwy. Franklin, Ga. 30217 arrested on 09/11/2020 charged with … [Read more...]

Carpool Cinema at the Heard County Covered Arena

(Franklin, GA) -- Carpool Cinema is coming soon to Heard County! Hosted by the Heard County Chamber of Commerce, the movie nights will take place a the Heard County Covered Arena located at 12080 HWY 100 in Franklin. The first showing next Friday, September 25 will feature 'Ferdinand' at 7:30 PM followed by 'Spies in Disguise' at 9:30 PM. There will be a … [Read more...]

Local artist being featured at ‘Artisans on the Square’

(Greenville, GA) -- Franklin artist Arthur "Jack" Riggs is one of two featured artists at Artisans on the Square in Greenville, GA from September 19-October 31. Jack and Scott Foxx of Carrollton both paint on wood using acrylic and mixed media, in styles sometimes referred to as “outsider art,” “art brut,” “modern naive” or “neo-primitive.” The opening … [Read more...]