August 25, 2016

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...]

Heard Elementary Open House

Heard County Elementary School Open House August 3, 2016 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. (Franklin) -- All parents/guardians of students enrolled in the Heard County School System are required annually to complete an affidavit of residency and provide documentation of proof of residency (lease, mortgage, deed, or most recent property tax, home insurance bill, … [Read more...]

Student attends FBLA Officer Training

(Fort Valley, GA) -- Caitlin Shelnutt attended the FBLA Region Officer Training in Fort Valley at Camp John Hope on July 15-16. Caitlin submitted an application in the spring to become a Georgia FBLA Region officer and was accepted. Her training at camp prepares her for leadership roles at the 2016-17 FBLA state conferences and in our local FBLA … [Read more...]

Braves ‘Back To School Bash’ set for July 30

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Community Partnership, a Georgia Family Connection Affiliate, and its’ collaborative partners will hold their annual Back To School Bash Resource Fair on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Around 1,000 to 1,200 residents will take advantage of the event to glean a wealth of information and receive free school … [Read more...]

2016 ‘Back to School’ Sales Tax Holiday

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Revenue would like to remind all Georgians that they will be able to purchase certain items tax-free during the upcoming "Back to School" sales tax holiday. The sales tax holiday begins on Saturday, July 30, 2016 and runs through Sunday, July 31, 2016, and will allow shoppers in Georgia to purchase many work and … [Read more...]

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...]