June 30, 2016

HHS grads complete cross-country road trip

(Franklin, GA) -- Some Heard County High School Class of 2016 honor graduates celebrated their achievements by embarking on a 7,000 mile plus cross-country road trip soon after they completed commencement exercises on May 20. Valedictorian Hannah Rogers, Salutatorian Jaime Conlan, and fellow honor grads Brian Hill and Riley Curbow had been planning the … [Read more...]

HHS names new basketball coach

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County school board approved the hiring of a new varsity men's basketball coach at Tuesday night's meeting of the BOE. Keith Simmons will take over after the sudden departure recently of first year head coach Paul Fitz-Simons. Fitz-Simons resigned to accept an assistant principal job at Carrollton High School. Simmons will … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter Honors 5 Local Students

(Franklin) -- The James Stewart Chapter NSDAR was pleased to be able to honor five Heard County students this May. The chapter presented its first $100 DAR Good Citizen Contest Winner scholarship to our Class of 2016 DAR Good Citizen Brian Hill at the Heard County High School Awards Program on Tuesday May 3rd. As the 2016 DAR Good Citizen, Brian chose to … [Read more...]

HHS Seniors attend job fair

(Franklin) -- Heard High School Seniors had the opportunity to attend a mini job fair held by Malone Staffing Solutions. Under the direction of Staffing Specialist, Donna Gosdin, and Youth Ventures In-school Coordinator, Wylene Spearman, the students completed online applications. Many of the students who applied were happy to report that they received … [Read more...]

4-H Shooting Sports Meeting

4-H SHOOTING SPORTS MEETING (For those interested in archery) WHEN: Thursday, June 23 WHERE: 4-H Building (Old Recreation Dept.) TIME: 6:00-7:00 PM WHO: Grades 5-12 Boys & Girls and parents … [Read more...]

Tristan Brown wins prestigious Positive Athlete Award

(Atlanta, GA) -- A recent graduate of Heard County High School has been named a Georgia Positive Athlete Award winner. Senior Tristan Brown is one of only 30 student athletes to receive the statewide honor sponsored by Positive Athlete Georgia, a subsidiary of Celebrate Positive LLC, which promotes the benefits of positivity to young athletes around the … [Read more...]

Masonic Lodge # 403 Honors Teachers and Student

(Centralhatchee) -- On May 17, 2016 Centralhatchee Masonic Lodge #403 presented Centralhatchee Elementary's Teacher of the Year Amanda Stephens, Support Teacher of the Year  Liz Mitchell, and Outstanding Student of the Year Hannah Estoll with gifts of appreciation. Centralhatchee Lodge # 403 takes a very active roll in the community in which it lives. The … [Read more...]

Fitz-Simons resigns, search underway for new basketball coach

(Franklin, GA) -- The search is underway at Heard County High School for a new head basketball coach after the surprising resignation of coach Paul Fitz-Simons last week. Fitz-Simons stepped down after being offered a non-coaching administrative job as assistant principal at Carrollton High School. The first-year head coach that led the Braves to a 13-13 … [Read more...]

HHS hosts retirement luncheon for Mr. Brown

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- Heard County High School hosted a retirement luncheon for beloved educator Mr. Ed Brown last week. Mr. Brown retired last November after teaching science at the school for over 34 years. At the retirement luncheon among those in attendance was former student Nikki Jackson, a recent graduate of the University of Georgia. Jackson … [Read more...]

America Is My Favorite Country

(Editor's Note: The following was written by our editor's nephew, Wyatt Holt, a 4th-grade student at Ocean Shores Elementary School in Washington State. Wyatt won several awards for his paper and agreed to let us share it here at HeardCitizen.com for Memorial Day.) America Is My Favorite Country America is my favorite country. There are so many wonderful … [Read more...]