April 15, 2021

Student Artist Spotlight: Gracyn McKenzie

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- We regularly spotlight the art creations of Heard County students. Today's Student Artist Spotlight tempera painting, 'Giraffe,' was created by HCMS 7th-grader Gracyn McKenzie. Advanced art students worked independently according to a visual theme that they each selected. Instructor Jay Davis gave each … [Read more...]

HCHS announces Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School announced the Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian recently via social media. The highest ranked graduate and Valedictorian of the class is Ms. Briley Porter (pictured above right) while the second ranked student and Salutatorian is Mr. Seth Flemming (pictured above left). The commencement ceremonies for … [Read more...]

Early Voting for March 16 Special Election begins today

(Franklin, GA) -- Early voting for the March 16, 2021 Special Election begins today at the Heard County courthouse. City of Franklin voters will be choosing a candidate to fill the remaining term for the POST 5 City Council Seat left vacant by Cliff Jiles who resigned late last year. The qualifying City Council candidates include Robert “Robbie” Hilton, … [Read more...]

ESPLOST critical for Heard County Schools and Students

(Franklin, GA) -- Maintaining a high quality school system is paramount to a small community. Providing a positive impact on the local economy, giving inhabitants a shared sense of community, and being a source of pride for the community members are just a few of the benefits of having a strong educational system in a small community. In small towns where … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight: Madilyn Denney

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- We regularly spotlight the art creations of Heard County students. Today's Student Artist Spotlight tempera painting, 'Oak Tree in the Snow with Red Cardinal,' was created by HCMS 8th-grader Madilyn Denney. Advanced art students worked independently according to a visual theme that they each … [Read more...]

Potential weather hazards force closure of Heard County Schools Tuesday

(Franklin, GA) -- Acting on the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, the Heard County School System this evening announced that Heard County schools will be closed on Tuesday, February 16. Tomorrow's closure includes all faculty and staff and previously scheduled extracurricular activities are also cancelled including the Brave baseball's … [Read more...]

Heard County School System invests in Music Program

(Franklin, GA) -- Over the past several years, the Heard County School System has made an investment of time, manpower, and financial resources into an ever expanding music program. The central motivation behind this new musical movement is the desire to expose all of Heard County’s students to the fine arts, while additionally providing opportunities for … [Read more...]

Kim Tisdale named HCES Principal

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Education has selected Kim Tisdale to become the new principal at Heard County Elementary School. The school board approved Tisdale at their annual retreat held on February 5. “We put Kim’s name before the board because she has proven herself again and again to be an invaluable school leader for our system,” … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight: Abigail Hampson

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- We regularly spotlight the art creations of Heard County students. Today's Student Artist Spotlight tempera painting was created by HCMS 7th-grader Abigail Hampson. Advanced art students worked independently according to a visual theme that they each selected. Instructor Jay Davis gave each student … [Read more...]

BraveLIFE first grader inspired CES second graders to learn sign language

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The second graders at Centralhatchee Elementary School made big headlines for Heard County last week when they made a television appearance on 11 Alive News from Atlanta. Inspired by South Fulton County Fire Captain Andrea Hall, who signed the Pledge of Allegiance at President Joe Biden's inauguration, the CES second-grade class … [Read more...]