December 17, 2018

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...]

Heard County Schools delay opening until 10 AM Tuesday

(Franklin, GA) -- Acting on the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, the Heard County School System this evening announced that Heard County schools will delay opening until 10:00 AM on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The National Weather Service has warned that some counties basically north of I-20 may have black ice on roads as temperatures drop below … [Read more...]

State Championship Preview: Braves vs. Rockmart

Heard Co. Braves vs. Rockmart Yellow Jackets WHEN: Wednesday, December 12 @ 1:00 PM WHERE: Mercedes Benz Stadium ADDRESS: 1 AMB Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313 TELEVISION: The game will be broadcast live at 1:00 PM on GPBTV (Georgia Public Television) ON THE WEB: The game will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network (Fees do apply) RADIO: The game … [Read more...]

Heard Middle and Ephesus Elementary earn state recognition

(Franklin, GA) --  Heard County Middle School, Centralhatchee Elementary, and Ephesus Elementary were each recognized recently by the Georgia Department of Education for their outstanding achievements in education by ranking within the top 5% of Title I Schools within the state of Georgia. This ranking comes after a comparison between all Title I Georgia … [Read more...]

WGTC ending athletic programs

(Carrollton/ -- Citing low student participation and difficulty finding comparable opponents, among other factors, West Georgia Technical College announced today it will be ending its athletics programs June 30. “We have been looking at athletics for most of this calendar year,” WGTC President Dr. Scott Rule said. “Many of our sister … [Read more...]

Consignment Sale at Heard High this Saturday

Thank you for your interest in consigning your clothing and household items with us!  All proceeds will go toward Heard County High School National Honor Society and Student Council’s joint student activity account. Questions? Email Jessi Horn ( or Jessica Adams ( General Information: … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Kaden Forbus)

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 is Kaden Forbus. Kaden is a 2nd grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Kaden's design is inspired by Ancient Egyptian cats using patterns with … [Read more...]

First Lady Deal completes 1,000th school visit

(Atlanta, GA) -- First Lady Sandra Deal was today joined by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs to visit The Academy Child Development Center in Oakwood, marking Mrs. Deal’s 1,000th school visit since Gov. Nathan Deal took office in 2011. “My goal is to encourage students to enjoy reading … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Alexis Cash)

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 created by Alexis Cash. Alexis is a 5th grade student at Centralhatchee Elementary School. While using a grid to create proportion Alexis drew the … [Read more...]

Exciting School Year at Centralhatchee Elementary!

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Centralhatchee Elementary started the new school year by opening the doors to show off the exciting new additions to the school. Thanks to the Heard County SPLOST funds, Centralhatchee Elementary received a new bus entrance, new parking, and a newly paved car rider entrance. SPLOST funds also provided our students with tables and … [Read more...]