November 11, 2019

November BOC Meeting Rescheduled

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners Monthly Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The location is Heard County Administration Building, 201 Park Avenue, Franklin. … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (11/01/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: David Junior Keeler 39, Victory Rd. Franklin Ga. 30217 arrested on 10/31/2019 charged with Disorderly conduct (city ordinance). Baudie Allen Schwarzburg 22, Hwy 5 Roopville Ga. 30170 arrested on 10/31/2019 charged … [Read more...]

Large crowd gathers for Annual ‘Trunk or Treat’ at Heard Arena

(Franklin, GA) -- The rains cleared away just in time in for a near record crowd of children and adults to flock to the 11th annual “Trunk or Treat” event at the Heard County Covered Arena on a chilly Halloween night. This year’s event featured around 40 decorated “trunks” along with other types of vehicles thanks to volunteers from throughout the community … [Read more...]

HCPR named 4th district ‘Agency of the Year’

(Franklin, GA) -- The Georgia Parks and Recreation 4th District held their 2019 Annual Awards Banquet held on October 16, 2019 at the Heard County Recreation Department. Director Kathy Scott received the award on behalf of HCPR for "Agency of the Year" which is the most prestigious award given at the banquet. Heard County BOC Chairman Lee Boone stated, "I … [Read more...]

Turn Your Clocks Back This Weekend

(Franklin, GA) -- Clocks in Heard County will turn back one hour at 2:00 AM this Sunday, November 3 marking the beginning of regular standard time for the next few months. This means that this fall weekend will be one hour longer than normal and it will get dark one hour earlier in the coming evenings. Standard time will be used through March 8, 2020 when … [Read more...]

Upcoming Changes in Leadership at Heard County Schools

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System will have some new faces in leadership beginning in January 2020.  In reality, those faces won’t be new to Heard County, but they will be taking on new roles in the system. In January, current HCHS principal, Mr. Brent Tisdale, will shift to the district office level and take on the role of Assistant … [Read more...]

Chorus performs Fall Concert at HCHS

(Franklin, GA) -- A large crowd gathered at HCHS Monday evening to see the Heard County High School Chorus perform its 2019 Fall Concert in the cafeteria. Led by director Nancy Heard, the group of students performed several songs including among others Yonder Come Day, Hallelujah, You Are My Music, and a Mexican Folk song entitled Cielito Lindo. The … [Read more...]

Lady Braves finish stellar season with 27 wins

(Franklin, GA) -- Following a 1-2 record at the State Tournament, the Lady Braves softball team ended the season with a fifth place finish at the 2019 GSHA Class AA State Softball Tournament last week. The Lady Braves finished the year with an outstanding overall record of 27-8 with a record of 11-1 and a second straight title in Region 5-AA. The 27 wins … [Read more...]

11th Annual Community Carnival Trunk-or-Treat

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Covered Arena will play host to the 11th Annual Community Carnival and Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween night (Thursday, October 31) from 6:30-8:00 PM. The night will be full of fun and festivities and feature hayrides, costume contests, prizes for most original trunks, and of course trick-or-treat candy giveaways. Trunkers … [Read more...]

Braves fall to No. 2 Cavs at Pulpwood Classic

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Heard County Braves fell hard in the 8th Annual Pulpwood Classic Friday night in Lagrange. After a promising start with two defensive stops and a long drive on offense, the Braves came up empty after a botched field goal attempt early in the second quarter and the state's No. 2 ranked Callaway Cavaliers would control the game for the … [Read more...]