January 17, 2019

2018 Heard County Cattleman of the Year

 Heard County Cattleman of the Year (Ephesus, GA) -- Mr. Larry Spruill was presented the 2018 Heard County Cattleman of the Year belt buckle at the recent family night meeting of the Heard Co. Cattlemen's Association, held in Ephesus Community Center. Congratulations to Mr. Larry Spruill on this award! … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Top 18 Good News Stories of 2018

(Franklin) -- With the arrival of the year 2019, the Heard Citizen takes a look back at the best good news stories we reported on locally during the year 2018. This list was comprised based on several factors including number of views, comments, and shares not only at our website but also on our facebook page. We hope our readers enjoy this look back and … [Read more...]

Tree Planting Ceremony hosted by James Stewart Chapter NSDAR

(Franklin, GA) -- Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, hosted a Tree Planting ceremony on Saturday, December 8th at This Old Farmhouse GA, located on Highway 27. The peach tree was dedicated to the Georgia State Regent, Melodye G. Brown. The ceremony was coordinated by Elizabeth Chapman as part of her Leadership Training Course with the … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Allie Awbrey)

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 Allie Awbrey. Allie is a first grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Allie’s artwork is inspired by the blue hippo sculptures … [Read more...]

HELP WANTED: Heard County 911 Communications Officer

Heard County 911 Communications Officer The Heard County 911 Department will be accepting applications for the position of Communication Officer. This is a full-time, night shift position- (6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.- 3 days one week and 4 days the next week). The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and must agree to a pre-employment drug … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

DPS Partnering with Toys for Tots

(Atlanta, GA) -- This year marks the tenth year that the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS) is teaming up with the United States Marine Corps Reserve for the annual Toys for Tots program to collect new, unwrapped toys for less fortunate children during the Christmas season. Colonel Mark W. McDonough, DPS Commissioner, announced today that all 52 … [Read more...]

Heartsaver CPR and AED Training

(Franklin) -- Heard County Fire and Emergency Services will be having Heartsaver CPR and AED training on the 3rd Saturday of every other month at 9:00 AM for anyone interested. The next class will be on Saturday, January 19, 2018. See below for more details: Training Classes WHO: Heard County Fire & Emergency Services WHAT: Heartsaver CPR, First … [Read more...]

American Legion Receives Award for Flag Programs

(Franklin, GA) -- George Washington once said of our Flag, “We take the stars from Heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing freedom.” On Tuesday December 4th, local American Legion Post #148 were presented with a … [Read more...]