March 2, 2015

Winter Storm Warning Closes Heard Schools on Wednesday


(Franklin) -- Heard County schools will be closed on Wednesday as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning effective for the area beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday and lasting through 10:00 a.m. Thursday. School officials made the decision to be on the safe side as the weather system will move through the area during school hours on … [Read more...]

HHS Faculty Member Awarded Grant


(Franklin) -- Mr. Lee Burson, or Señor Burson as his students at Heard High School know him, was recently named as a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Alice Huffard Richards Teacher Leadership Fellowship Grant. The Spanish teacher will receive a $5,000 grant on behalf of The Trustees of The Alice Huffard Richards Charitable Fund. Before arriving at HHS, … [Read more...]

Board of Education Meeting Minutes (01/27/15)


BOE MINUTES (01/27/15) (Franklin) -- The Heard County Board of Education met in a regular meeting on January 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Central Office in Franklin. Present were Chairman Roger Harrod, Vice Chairman Tim Holtzclaw, Ashley Awbrey, Mike Crockett and Superintendent Jerry Prince. Chad Wood was absent due to a job related emergency. I.  Mr. … [Read more...]

SPLOST Provides New Playgrounds for Heard County Schools

Ephesus Elementary

(Heard County) -- It was a memorable day across Heard County recently as 958 elementary students celebrated the addition of new playground equipment at all three elementary schools across the county. Centralhatchee, Ephesus and Heard Elementary playgrounds have been adorned with a variety of play sets which include climbing towers, swing sets, slides, … [Read more...]

EES 5th Graders enjoy Cooking Class


(Ephesus) -- On Wednesday, February 11th, Ephesus Public Library invited Ephesus Elementary School's 5th grade class and their teacher Ms. Debra Revis to the library for a cooking lesson from Chef Carlin Breinig. Chef Carlin, with help from her husband, had the children to prepare a complete breakfast, with Banana French Toast, Homemade Sweet Sausage, … [Read more...]

Five Local Students named to Dean’s List at UGA


(Athens, GA) -- The University of Georgia has announced the names of undergraduate students who achieved the dean’s list for the fall semester. Students named to the dean’s list have earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher out of a possible 4.0 while taking at least 14 credit hours and receive no unsatisfactory or incomplete grades. Heard County … [Read more...]

Class of 2015 DAR Good Citizen Honored

Cody and Guests (L-R): Becky Roberts, Carolyn Olinger, Cody Norris, Lane Nelms,  Dinah Rowe

(Franklin) -- The James Stewart Chapter recognized the Heard County High School Class of 2015 DAR Good Citizen Cody Norris on Saturday February 14th. Cody is the son of Allen Norris and Carolyn Olinger both of Franklin, Georgia. The DAR Good Citizen Award is a national award intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program … [Read more...]

HES Academic Bowl Team Undefeated

Academic Bowl Team

(Franklin) -- The 2015 Academic Bowl Team at Heard County Elementary School has had a phenomenal season. The team has won first place at each of the three meets and won first place in the Southern B Division. The team will now advance to the Academic Bowl Finals at Ithica Elementary on March 5, 2015 to compete with the top 16 teams in the West Georgia RESA … [Read more...]

4-H Cloverleaf District Project Achievement

4H Project

(Rome, GA) -- The following 4-H’ers recently competed in Cloverleaf District Project Achievement at Georgia Highlands College in  Rome, Georgia. Each participant gave a speech illustrated with posters. They all worked really hard and prepared for several weeks to get ready for the competition. Congratulations to each of them for a job well … [Read more...]

HHS Teacher/Student of the Month (January)


(Franklin) — Heard High School announced the teacher and student of the month this week. Congrats to Mr. Shane Lasseter (R) and Mr. Tony Nunley (L) for being named Student and Teacher of the Month for January! … [Read more...]