April 19, 2015

National Infant Immunization Week


(Franklin) -- With National Infant Immunization Week beginning April 18th now is the perfect time to get acquainted with the staff at the Heard County Health Department and the services they provide. Vaccines are offered for children and adults of all ages. The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps provide vaccines to children, up to 18 years of age, … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (04/17/15)


Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Tara Lynn Whalen, 37, Franklin Parkway, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 04/13/2015, charged with Violation of Probation. Jerry Foster Burrage, 73, Miller Road, Hogansville, GA 30230, arrested on 04/14/2015, charged … [Read more...]

Walk-off hit lifts Braves over Blue Devils

Senior Zack Stephens had the game-tying single in the bottom of the 7th sending the game to extra innings

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves baseball program got a huge win in Franklin Thursday night as they knocked off Region 5-AA favorite and the No. 9 team in the state Bremen on an extra-inning walk-off single up the middle by junior Zack Hill. The Braves won the game 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth on Hill's pinch-hit after being fueled all game long by … [Read more...]

Local competing at Bodybuilding Show

Photo: KSH Photography

(Newnan, GA) -- Qua Reid, a 2013 graduate of Heard County High School will be competing this Sunday at the 2015 NGA Georgia Natural Bodybuilding, Fitness, and Bikini Championship. This will be Reid's second year competing at the show presented by Elite Fitness. The event takes place at the Charles Wadsworth Auditorium at 25 Jefferson St. in … [Read more...]

Local DAR Chapter hosts Guest Speaker

Thomas Miller speaks to the ladies on April 11 at the Heard County Public Library

(Franklin) -- Thomas Miller was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the James Stewart Chapter NSDAR. He gave an interesting talk about when he was in the Peace Corp from 1962-1964 in Sharaz, Iran. He was placed in the Agricultural School where he taught English. Thomas also traveled in the Middle East where he learned quite a bit about the culture. … [Read more...]

$100 Reward offered for Missing Dog

Stumpoy Final

(Franklin) -- A $100 cash REWARD is being offered for a male Miniature Dachsund named "Stumpy" missing for about one week from the Armstrong Mill Road area in northern Heard County. If you have any information please call 678-654-8016 or email editor@heardcitizen.com. Names will be kept confidential upon request.       … [Read more...]

8th Annual Silent Auction this Saturday Night


(Franklin) -- The 8th Annual Heard County Athletic Booster Silent Auction will take place Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Heard High School Cafeteria (Doors open at 5:30). All proceeds from this event will go to support Heard High School athletics. Tickets are $50 each which includes admission to the auction, a very nice dinner, and a raffle … [Read more...]

Heard County Benefits From Federal Surplus Property Program

Surplus Property purchased for Heard County Back Row Standing L-R- Stanley Hodge, Chairman Lee Boone, Alan Head, Jarrad Bailey, Charlie Towler, Wes Noles Front Row Kneeling L-R- Greg Harris, Junior Garrett, Keith Jenkins, PW Director Darold Wiggins, Jordan Elkins, Shane Britt, Cody Buchanan, Allen Ray, Jackie Arrington

(Written by Heard County BOC Chairman Lee Boone) (Franklin) -- The Federal Government has a program in place that allows qualified government agencies to requisition and acquire surplus property. The registration is done by a lengthy application process and qualification to participate in the program. Requisitions are done through the State Department of … [Read more...]

Heard BOE Minutes (03/24/15)


The Heard County Board of Education met in a regular meeting on March 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Centralhatchee Elementary School. Present were Chairman Roger Harrod, Vice Chairman Tim Holtzclaw, Ashley Awbrey, Mike Crockett, Chad Wood and Superintendent Jerry Prince. I.  Mr. Harrod called the meeting to order and Mr. Wood gave the invocation. II.  Mr. … [Read more...]

Braves enjoy undefeated spring break


(Franklin) -- While many students were enjoying spring break last week, the Braves varsity baseball team was taking care of business on the diamond, extending their Region 5-AA winning streak to 11 games after blasting the Manchester Blue Devils and Temple Tigers in five games. The Braves knocked off the Blue Devils 14-1 on Monday and 18-1 on Wednesday to … [Read more...]