September 3, 2014

2014 Heard Elementary Fall Pageant


2014 Heard Elementary Fall Pageant Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Please pick up an entry form at Heard Elem. School or visit the Heard Elem. website to print one. Also, you will find a pageant information sheet on the website. Entry fee is $30 per contestant. Deadline to enter is Tuesday, September 9th Admission tickets will … [Read more...]

HHS Graduate Studies Abroad in Europe

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~Written by Jessica McQuain I imagine that a baby kangaroo inside of its mother’s pouch must feel the same way I felt while growing up in Heard County. Everything is cozy; everything is familiar. In a small town, you know everyone and everyone knows you. Life is simple, the world is small, and you are rarely outside of your comfort zone. For many people, … [Read more...]

Special Piggly Wiggly Grocery Baggers


(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves varsity basketball team will be bagging groceries at the Piggly Wiggly in Franklin this Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. in order to earn money for the upcoming season. Tips are appreciated. The Lady Braves will tip off the 2014-2015 season in late November/early December under new head coach Helen Akins. … [Read more...]

Heard County First Grader Killed in Tragic ATV Accident


(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard Elementary school first grader was killed in a tragic ATV accident Saturday afternoon at her home located near the Corinth community in southeastern Heard County. According to a report released by Sergeant Dan Boswell with the Heard County Sheriff's Office, 6-year-old female Joshalyn "Josh" Baxter died after the ATV she was riding … [Read more...]

West Awards Scholarship To Local Student


(Franklin) -- West Corporation recently announced the recipients of its West Education Foundation scholarship program. The students will be awarded scholarships ranging between $1,000 to $3,000 which will be disbursed through Scholarship America, a non-profit student aid and support organization. Among the recipients was local Heard County High School … [Read more...]

Deal announces start of statewide tax-free holiday weekend


(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday announced the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday weekend taking place today through Saturday. The sales tax-free holiday was reinstated under the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan in 2012 and extended for an additional two years through this year’s tax reform package. “Reducing the tax burden on … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Primed for the 2014 Season

FSU commit Anna Shelnutt will be behind the plate full time this year taking pitches from Jordan Watson as the Lady Braves seek their first State Crown

(Franklin) -- The Heard High Lady Braves softball team faces high expectations once again as they prepare for the start of the 2014 season in a couple of weeks. The squad is aiming for a third consecutive trip to the GHSA Class AA State Tournament in Columbus and hopes to finally earn state title rings after coming so close the last two years. The Lady … [Read more...]

West Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball Team Participates in Southwire’s Back-to-School Giveaway

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(Carrollton, GA) -- The West Georgia Tech men’s basketball team represented the school at Southwire’s Back-to-School Supply Giveaway last Saturday. West Georgia Tech players and coaches greeted kids and their parents as they came through the line and encouraged each child to nominate their favorite teacher for Southwire’s My Favorite Teacher Contest. “We … [Read more...]

HCMS Students to Perform in Thanksgiving Day Parade at Disney World

Pictured above (L-R): Tristen Corbin, Tori Manders, Morgan Kay, and Jade Sanchez

(Memphis, TN) – Jade Sanchez, Tristen Corbin, Tori Manders and Morgan Kay from Heard County Middle School are part of a group of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that will perform in the 2014 UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. The individuals … [Read more...]

Marching Braves Drumline needs your help!

HCHS Drumline

(Franklin) -- Recently with temperatures into the 90’s Heard County band members stood on the street corners in Franklin collecting funds for a planned trip to Washington, D.C. this November. The Braves drumline had their drums set up and played for the traffic passing through downtown while other members collected funds. Some members were decked out in … [Read more...]