January 17, 2017

Baby Brave Reunion

(Franklin, GA) -- The Baby Braves will be holding their first class reunion on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at Heard County Elementary School in Franklin. The event will start at 6:30 PM and feature food, festival games, classroom visits, door prizes and more! Baby Braves are asked to wear their official Baby Brave shirts for the first class photo! The … [Read more...]

Principal steps down amid health concerns

(Ephesus) -- The principal of Ephesus Elementary School, Stephanie McRae, submitted her resignation to the Heard County Board of Education earlier this week citing ongoing health concerns as the reason for her early departure. The principal has dealt with neck and spinal problems for several years and more recently has needed to undergo numerous … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Cason Holtzclaw)

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 Cason Holtzclaw. Cason is a 2nd grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Cason created a “Cool Penguin” using oil pastels. … [Read more...]

Gov. Deal announces three local schools as award winners

(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal, along with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), today announced that 218 Georgia public schools in 53 districts will receive Highest Performing or Greatest Gains school awards, an increase of 31 schools from last year. Three Heard County schools were recognized as Greatest Gains award winners. These schools … [Read more...]

Library Reading Program Allows Kids to DREAM BIG and Earn Circus Tickets!

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY  - Reading with Ringling Bros.!  (Ephesus) -- Kids, are you interested in reading some cool library books?  Are you interested in earning a circus ticket at the same time?  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey and area libraries will be hosting some serious fun with 'Reading with Ringling Bros.'  Ephesus Public … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Katelyn Young)

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 Katelyn Young. Katelyn is a Kindergarten student at Heard County Elementary School. Using oil pastels, Katelyn has designed a drawing of … [Read more...]

Thank you from the Barido Family

(Franklin) -- The Barido Family would like to thank everyone who helped make Alex's Spirit Night a success. We are truly humbled by how generous our community is, and want everyone to know how much we appreciate their support. We would like to give a special thank you to Molly Engel for organizing the event, to Betty and Sandy Covington for all the work … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Winter Storm Warning prompts early school release Friday

(Franklin, GA) -- The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Heard County and much of north Georgia due to an impending winter weather event this weekend. The winter precipitation is expected to begin as a rain only event Friday afternoon before developing into a wintry mix and snow later tonight. Temperatures are expected to dip … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (M.J. McLendon)

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 M. J. McClendon. M. J. is a third grade student at Heard County Elementary School. M. J. used lines and shapes to design a nutcracker/toy … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Top 16 Good News Stories of 2016

(Franklin) -- With the arrival of the year 2017, the Heard Citizen takes a look back at the best good news stories we reported on locally during the year 2016. This list was comprised based on several factors including number of views, comments, and shares not only at our website but also on our facebook page. We hope our readers enjoy this look back and … [Read more...]