May 25, 2017

Former Brave named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

(Huntington, WV) -- Marshall University redshirt sophomore center and former Heard County Brave lineman Levi Brown has been named to the Rimington Trophy’s 2017 Spring Watch List, the award’s committee announced this week. The Rimington Trophy has been presented annually to the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A college football. Since its … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (05/23/17)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING May 23, 2017 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES (April 25,2017) IV.   AMEND AGENDA   V.  NEW BUSINESS      a.   Discuss ATV Park – Mr. David Barker, Heard County Resident b.   Discuss Appointments to Heard County Board of Elections – Mr. … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (05/19/17)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Jaylon Lavell Mathews, 23, Lowell Avenue, Memphis, TN 38114, arrested on 05/12/2017, charged with Passing in No Pass Zone, Windshield Requirement, Driving on Suspended License and Driving While Unlicensed. Allison … [Read more...]

Public Meeting Held On Proposed ATV Park In Heard County

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- A public meeting was held Tuesday, May 16, at the Heard County Extension office concerning the proposed ATV Park. The meeting was held to allow residents to ask questions and voice their opinions on the proposed park. Many attending showed strong opposition to building it on the Bush Head Shoals State Park property. Bush Head … [Read more...]

Heard High Graduates 146

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County High School Class of 2017 received their hard-earned diplomas during the 2017 commencement ceremony held at Staples Stadium on the campus of Heard County High School Friday night. The graduation returned to its traditional location after a brief one year hiatus in 2016 due to weather concerns, and this was the first … [Read more...]

CES kindergarten class hosts community helper celebration

(Centralhatchee) -- This year at Centralhatchee Elementary, each grade level participated in a community service project. The kindergarten classes of Mrs. Debra Holland and Ms. Becky Miller chose to thank our community helpers by hosting a celebration in their honor. In attendance were representatives from the Heard County Sheriff Department, Franklin … [Read more...]

Brave Senior Student-Athletes Moving Up

(Franklin, GA) -- Several Heard County High School senior student-athletes have signed to compete at the next level and were celebrated at Heard County High School Tuesday afternoon prior to the Spring Sports Banquet. The students were accompanied by family, coaches, faculty, and friends for the big moment. Auston Wilson (baseball), Savannah Stephens … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Gracie Brown)

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 painted by Gracie Brown. Gracie is a fifth grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Gracie painted a landscape of a house showing emphasis. … [Read more...]

Important details and online viewing instructions for Heard County’s 2017 Graduation

(Franklin, GA) -- HHS faculty, staff, and students are eagerly preparing for the 2017 Heard County High School Graduation Friday night at Staples Stadium. Final preparations have been ongoing all this week to celebrate that big day for around 145 students expected to receive their diplomas and walk across the stage tomorrow night. The 8:00 PM commencement … [Read more...]

State Parks contribute more than $1 Billion to Georgia’s economy

(Atlanta, GA) -- Newly released economic impact figures from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources show that Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites contributed more than $1 billion to the state’s economy last year. Using a formula from the U.S. Travel Association, officials estimate the park system’s 10 million visitors spent $1,021,984,509 on … [Read more...]