October 13, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Brave Teen Fighting for Life After Crash

(Franklin, GA) -- A local teenager is fighting for her life this morning at Midtown Medical Center in Columbus after a vicious Monday car crash just outside the city limits of Franklin. 17-year-old Lilly Scott, a senior at Heard County High School, was taken to West Georgia Medical Center in Lagrange by ambulance before being transported by Life Flight to … [Read more...]

October Book Fair Winners at HCMS

(Franklin) -- Four Heard County Middle School students won prizes from the book fair Oct. 6 in a live video drawing on the morning news show. Numbers were generated randomly online by Principal Brian Hadley and projected to the Smart Board for students to see during the newscast. Gracie Spradlin’s name was on line 311, which was generated for the grand … [Read more...]

Local DAR Chapter Announces Good Citizen Award Winner

(Franklin) -- The James Stewart Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to announce that Brian Hill has been selected as the DAR Good Citizen Award Recipient by the Heard County Class of 2016. Brian is the son of Brian and Jill Hill of Franklin, GA. Brian’s peers, the students in the Heard High Class of 2016, chose … [Read more...]

HES Dictionary Donation

(Franklin) -- Dan and Sandy Fambro of the Union City Elks Lodge # 1617 recently donated dictionaries to Third Grade students at Heard County Elementary School. In addition to donating the dictionaries the Union City Elks Lodge also donated Red Ribbon Week (October 26-30) stickers for all students. Pictured above with Dan and Sandy Fambro are third grade … [Read more...]

CES Welcomes New Principal

(Centralhatchee) -- Dr. Dawn Bennett is the daughter of Ned Harman and Karen Marlow. She is the oldest of five children (Luke, Shane, Holly, and Josh), and grew up on a large farm on Bethesda Church Road, near Tyus. She is a graduate of Carrollton High School. Dr. Bennett is married to Tad Bennett of Carrollton and has four children: Barr Wilborn, Dustin … [Read more...]

Lagrange College “Panther Palooza”

PANTHER PALOOZA Friday, October 9, 6–9:30 p.m. Downtown LaGrange (Lagrange, GA) -- Come join this street party sponsored by the Alumni Association and the Downtown Development Authority—and featuring the American Rolling Stones tribute band The U.S. Stones beginning at 7:30. Join the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” on Bull Street downtown as … [Read more...]

Heard County Stars on Broadway Pageant

“Heard County Stars on Broadway” (a pageant for all Heard County girls ages 1 to 18) Sat. Nov. 7th at 4:00 p.m. At Heard Middle School Gym FORMAL WEAR ENTRY FEE - $30.00 FOR THIS PAGEANT, WE HAVE THREE NEW OPTIONAL CATEGORIES, MOST PHOTOGENIC, PEOPLE’S CHOICE AND BEST COSTUME.  TO ENTER EACH ONE OF THESE CATEGORIES, THE FEE IS $5.00 PER … [Read more...]

HHS Freshman Advances to State Tractor Competition

(Fort Valley, GA) -- Heard County High School freshman Justin George placed second at the Area 3 FFA Tractor Operations Competition last week at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley. The competition consisted of three different sections. Part one consisted of operating the tractor through a course designed to challenge driving skills and knowledge of safety and … [Read more...]

HHS Class of 1959 Reunion

(Franklin) -- The Heard High School Class of 1959 held a reunion last weekend at the Fried Tomato Buffet in Newnan. Included in the group were five member's of the first ever Heard County Band, five ladies from Mason Alford's 1959 girl's basketball team, and one member of Don Staple's 1959 boy's basketball team. The reunion had a great turnout with over 50 … [Read more...]

HCMS Pep Band Brings the Brave Spirit

(Franklin) -- When visiting fans from the West Georgia area arrive on the hill at Heard County Middle School for Thursday afternoon football games they are usually surprised at what they find in the home stands, a fully functional middle school pep band. It is a rare tradition around this area for a middle school team to have a pep band, but at HCMS they … [Read more...]