September 25, 2016

HHS combines art and science to bring kids back to the beginnings of photography

(Franklin) -- Carrie Poole and Laura Barido (Physical Science) and Clint Robinson (Visual Arts) teamed up with physical science students to drive home the understanding of light waves by creating photographs using simple paint cans. Yes, the paint cans you get from the local hardware store. Students got to experience how the simplest form of Photography … [Read more...]

Fall Festival returns to HES

(Franklin) -- The Fall Festival is coming back to Heard County Elementary School on Friday, September 30, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 PM! We are going to have an inflatable slide, inflatable obstacle course, and a CAMO bounce house. Games and activities will include BINGO, a cake walk, a coke bottle toss, pick-a-duck, go fish, candy corn bowling, a bean bag toss, … [Read more...]

HHS Class of 1970 Reunion

(Franklin) -- The Heard County High School Graduating Class of 1970 will be having their 46th class reunion on Friday, October 14, 2016@ 7:00 p.m. Anyone interested in attending or needing more information about the reunion, please contact Randy Chesnut at 706-675-6579. We hope to see everyone there! … [Read more...]

“A Magical Moment” Pageant at HCMS

“A Magical Moment” (a pageant open to all girls ages 1 to 18) Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Heard County Middle School Gym 6 Divisions (divisions may vary based on participation) Ages 1-4: Itsy Bitsy (may be escorted by one parent) Grades K-1: Tiny Miss Grades 2-3: Little Miss Grades 4-5: Junior Miss Grades 6-8: Miss Middle School 9-12: … [Read more...]

Book Fair at HCMS

(Franklin) -- There will be a Scholastic Book Fair at Heard County Middle School the last week in September (Sept. 26-30), with online shopping available beginning Sept. 20. Students are invited to fill out applications (include parent signature permissions) for PINES Cards prior to Sept. 20 for an invitation to the online preview of the book fair. Leslie … [Read more...]

Carroll EMC Impact Grant used to purchase AED’s

(Franklin, GA) -- The Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative Foundation recently awarded the Franklin Police Department, along with many other organizations, with Impact Grants for special projects designed to benefit local communities. Chief Kevin Hannah and Officer Nikki Chapman attended the reception at the Carroll EMC main office in Carrollton, where … [Read more...]

State officials urge motorists to be cautious as school resumes and buses board

(Atlanta, GA) -- As students return to school, the Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are urging motorists to use caution when approaching a school bus and to brush up on the law regarding passing a bus. According to Georgia law, vehicles traveling in BOTH directions must stop when a school bus activates its … [Read more...]

Holcomb sworn in as new school board member

(Franklin) -- The Heard County school board unanimously approved the appointment of District 4 board member elect Greg Holcomb to serve the remaining term of former board member Tim Holtzclaw. Holtzclaw's resignation from the position was approved during a June 14 BOE meeting. A long-time board member, Holtzclaw chose not to run for re-election and … [Read more...]

Back to School Safety Tips

 (Franklin, GA) -- Heard County schools resume normal activities tomorrow and everyone is reminded to review the following safety tips regarding buses, driving, and other important reminders: School Bus Safety Get out of bed on time so you don’t have to rush to the bus stop Arrive at the bus stop five minutes early Stand about 5 giant … [Read more...]

Unique education initiative targets ‘Baby Braves’

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School system is launching an innovative new program aimed at reaching the youngest people in the county well before they reach official school age. The Early Childhood Outreach Initiative (ECHO) less formally known as the 'Baby Brave' program is the brainchild of several local leaders and will seek to reach out to not … [Read more...]