December 19, 2018

Student Artist Spotlight (Emma Lawson)

Heard Co. Student Art Spotlight (Franklin) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week’s Student Artist Spotlight was designed by Emma Lawson. She is a fourth grade student at Ephesus Elementary School. Emma learned to use a grid for balance as she designed an … [Read more...]

Lady Braves edge Spencer in Region 5-AA opener

(Columbus, GA) -- The Lady Braves scored a hard-fought 31-27 road win over Spencer Friday night in the first Region 5-AA contest of the season. In a solid defensive effort, Coach Helen Akins' said allowed just seven first half points to the Greenwave and led 15-7 at the break. The Lady Braves extended the lead to nine before the home team closed it to … [Read more...]

Authorities issue warning in regards to holiday mail theft

(Franklin, GA) — The Heard County Sheriff’s Department is warning local citizens to beware of mail thieves who might be targeting residences during the holiday season. Mail customers are encouraged to be vigilant about checking their mail regularly and to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. December is by far the worst month for mail theft, and … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (12/18/18)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Dec. 18, 2018 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARING a. (continued from last month) Special Use Application; Encounter Ministries, Inc.-Property located on Notnomis Road, Franklin, GA IV.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES – November 27, 2018 V.  AMEND … [Read more...]

Holy Heard County! Brave Nation ‘Rocks the Benz’

(Atlanta, GA) -- It was the greatest day to be a Brave. An immense legion of Heard County fans filed into Mercedes-Benz Stadium Wednesday afternoon in hopes of seeing the Braves capture the first ever state championship in the 47-year history of the football program. The group would not leave disappointed as Coach Tim Barron's squad battered and bruised … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (12/14/18)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Cedric Lamont Ogletree, 40, Redland Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 12/13/18, charged with Violation of Probation. Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in … [Read more...]

Georgia State Football Champions in Heard County!

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Brave Nation 'descends on the Benz' Wednesday afternoon where the Heard County Braves defeated the Rockmart Yellow Jackets 27-6 to claim Heard County's first ever Georgia State High School Football Title. The Heard Citizen is still celebrating. Stay tuned in the coming days for a complete recap and photos from the most exciting day in … [Read more...]

Gas leak contained in the City of Franklin Monday

(Franklin, GA) -- Chief Kevin Hannah of the Franklin Police Department confirmed yesterday that crews responded to a gas leak at the corner of College and Maple Streets in the city near Heard High. Around 5:30 PM Monday some residents in the immediate area were evacuated from their residences and Main Street was closed for short time period. The leak … [Read more...]

FFA students finish strong at area career development events

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard FFA would like to congratulate Callum McCay and Bailey Hefner. Callum placed second in the state for the Tractor Operations and Maintenance Career Development Event which took place last Saturday Tifton, GA. He won the area event in September which took place at Camp John Hope. We are proud of the effort that Callum put into … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools delay opening until 10 AM Tuesday

(Franklin, GA) -- Acting on the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, the Heard County School System this evening announced that Heard County schools will delay opening until 10:00 AM on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The National Weather Service has warned that some counties basically north of I-20 may have black ice on roads as temperatures drop below … [Read more...]