March 22, 2019

Longtime HCHS Assistant Principal Resigns

(Franklin, GA) -- According to a statement released by Heard County School Superintendent Rodney Kay this week, longtime Heard County High School assistant principal Chris Edwards has resigned from the school system after 16 years. "Heard County Schools received the resignation of Mr. Chris Edwards this morning. Mr. Edwards served as assistant principal and … [Read more...]

Heard students get creative as part of first ‘Robotics’ team

(Franklin, GA) -- A group of young students are getting "creative" this school year as part of the first ever Robotics Team at Heard County Elementary School. The team represented Heard County for the very first time at a competition late last year at West Georgia Technical College in Waco, GA and earlier this year advanced to the Super Regional at Columbus … [Read more...]

Georgia State Park and Employees receive awards during Ranger Conference

(Helen, GA) -- Several Georgia State Park and Historic Site employees were honored recently during a statewide Rangers Conference. More than 150 assistant managers, park rangers and maintenance technicians gathered at Unicoi State Park in Helen for the event. After two days of hands-on training activities, the conference ended with an awards ceremony … [Read more...]

Keris Kares donates Art Supplies to HCES

(Franklin, GA) -- Last week, Keris Kares, Inc. donated art supplies to the Heard County Elementary School as part of its outreach to communities via the Keris Kares 4 the Arts program. Keris Kares, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in order to raise money and awareness for the needs of families with a pediatric cancer diagnosis. Keris Bembry was … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Colton Fuller)

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- 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 Colton Fuller. Colton is a 2nd Grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Colton designed a Google Doodle using a selected … [Read more...]

Braves look to bounce back after tough series vs. Bremen

(Bremen, GA) -- The No. 1 ranked Bremen Blue Devils got the best of the Heard High Braves Thursday afternoon, sweeping the doubleheader to take all three games in the Region 5-AA series featuring two top 10 teams. The Blue Devils (11-3, 3-0) took game one by a score of 7-3 and again edged the Braves 4-2 in the nightcap. As it was in Tuesday's first game, … [Read more...]

Officer Nikki Chapman Recognized for Women’s Safety Program

(Franklin, GA) -- Officer Nikki Chapman of the Franklin Police Department received a Certificate of Award for her Safety Program for Women at the recent meeting of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR. Officer Chapman spent the morning with chapter members and shared important information about self-defense and preventive measures women can utilize to stay … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (03/08/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Jaquay Savage, 26, Hwy. 100 Franklin, Ga 30217, Arrested on 03/01/2019, charged with Failure to Appear. Corissa Thompson, 44, Marsha Way Sharpsburg, Ga 30277, Arrested on 03/01/2019, charged with Suspended License, … [Read more...]

Time to ‘spring forward’ tonight for daylight savings time

(Franklin, GA) -- It’s time to spring forward again! Georgians will set their clocks ahead an hour this weekend for daylight savings time. The shift moves one hour of daylight to the evening from the morning. The change officially occurs at 2:00 AM local time early Sunday morning. Most people find it’s a good idea to set their clocks ahead before heading … [Read more...]

Local churches sponsoring donation drive for Alabama tornado victims

(Heard County, GA) -- A collection of area churches and individuals in Heard County are sponsoring a donation drive in order collect much-needed supplies for the storm devastated Lee County in Alabama. Caney Head United Methodist Church, Glenloch Baptist, and First Baptist Church of Franklin along with numerous individuals are collecting emergency … [Read more...]