January 17, 2019

The Heard Citizen’s Most Inspirational Person of 2018

(Franklin, GA) -- Each January, the Heard Citizen attempts to pinpoint the most inspiring local person in the news from the prior calendar year. In 2015 that person was the late Ms. Lilly Scott, in 2016 that person was Mr. Brett Smith and in 2017 we recognized Mr. Edward Potts. Now we are pleased to announce Ms. Jessica Kirkpatrick as Heard County's Most … [Read more...]

Middle Braves sweep Red Devils

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School basketball teams each defeated Bowdon Monday evening at HCMS. The middle girls led by coach Shaqueri Talmadge knocked off the Red Devilettes 38-25. Leading the scoring for the Lady Braves was Jasmine Owens with 10 points and Samantha Williams with nine points. In boy's action Coach Zerick Green's squad … [Read more...]

December at HCES Typifies First Semester

(Franklin, GA) -- The teachers at Heard County Elementary School were given the motto of “Teach, Love, Inspire” at the start of the 2018-19 school year. The goal of the motto was to refocus the entire school community. “It is so easy to lose what is truly important under the pressure of standardized test scores,” claims Paul Mixon, principal at Heard County … [Read more...]

Times-Georgian Offensive Player of the Year: Aaron Beasley

Courtesy of Mason Wittner and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- Aaron Beasley made no significant changes to his preseason routine entering his final year of high school football. The Heard County High School senior says he trained and worked on perfecting his craft, just as he has has every offseason since he first began playing. But his dedication to … [Read more...]

UPDATE: TCSO asking for public’s assistance in case of deceased infant

(Troup County, GA) -- Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff's office attended the autopsy for the deceased child found on Boy Scout Road Sunday afternoon. Preliminary information revealed yesterday that the child was a full-term, white female and showed no obvious signs of trauma or injury. A cause of death has not be determined at this point as … [Read more...]

Coding for a Better Community at UWG’s Hackathon for Teens and College Students

Written by Kim C. Huett (Carrollton, GA) -- The halls of the University of West Georgia’s newly-renovated Biology building will soon be buzzing with teams of students designing computer-based solutions to a community problem. Now in its third year, plans for the popular University of West Georgia Hackathon: Coding for a Better Community are well … [Read more...]

Swag Surf’s Up for Heard County State Championship Parade Wednesday!

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County community will celebrate the 2018 State Champion Heard County Brave football team with a Championship Parade through downtown Franklin Wednesday at 6:00 PM. Heard County students and Brave Nation fans are all encouraged to attend and celebrate with "Extreme Spirit" by wearing school colors and making congratulatory signs … [Read more...]

Deceased newborn baby discovered in cooler on side of road

(Troup County, GA) -- On Sunday afternoon, January 6 at 3:20 PM deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Boy Scout Rd off of New Franklin Road regarding a deceased newborn that was found on the side of the road. Once on the scene deputies and investigators discovered what appeared to be a deceased newborn child in a portable … [Read more...]

Times-Georgian Defensive Player of the Year: Zaylin Wood

Courtesy of Mason Wittner and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- It’s no secret that the Heard County High School football defense toyed with opposing offenses on a weekly basis en route to closing the year out with 12 straight victories and a Class AA state championship — the first state title in program history. At the heart of the defensive effort for … [Read more...]

Middle Braves aiming for third straight title

(Franklin, GA) -- The HCMS Boys' basketball team is aiming for a third straight West Georgia Middle School Championship and appear to be one of the favorites following a 5-0 start in action versus West Georgia teams. The lone loss on the season for the middle Braves came to Valley, AL at a holiday tournament in Lagrange. Jonathan Echols has led the way for … [Read more...]