January 21, 2021

BRAVE BLOG: From Guatemalan to Guate-Ballin’

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team will continue the quest for a State Championship Tuesday when they travel south to Nashville, GA to take on the Berrien Rebels in the third round of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs. Leading the way for the Lady Braves in the circle will be freshman hurler LilyRae Fulford, an open enrollment student from … [Read more...]

Opportunities Amidst the Chaos: BraveLIFE program thriving

(Franklin, GA) -- Even rural Georgia has not been spared the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Heard County School System, however, there has been one program that has risen above the pandemic and has continued to not only educate, but provide incredible opportunities for its students. The mascot of the school system is “Braves” and the … [Read more...]

Sunday School News: Heard County prepares for First Day back

(Franklin, GA) -- Students will return to Heard County schools this Wednesday, August 5 for the first face-to-face instruction since March 13, 2020. When in-person classes shut down for the first day on Monday, March 16, the impending pandemic was but a blip on the radar for any in the West Georgia area as there were only two confirmed cases in Coweta … [Read more...]

Sheriff Ross Henry awarded the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal

(Franklin, GA) -- At the monthly meeting of the Heard County Board of Commissioners held Tuesday, June 23, 2020, members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, presented the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal to Sheriff Ross Henry. Sheriff Henry was honored for his 20+ years of service in Heard County but also because of his outreach within the community. For … [Read more...]

Happy Berthaday! Beloved nursing home patient celebrates being coronavirus-free

(Franklin, GA) -- One of Heard County's most special citizens enjoyed a drive-by celebration Monday at the PruittHealth Nursing home on South River Road in Franklin. Bertha Brock was the honoree of the event after she tested negative for COVID-19 after being positive for several weeks. She was the last patient with the virus thus allowing the facility to … [Read more...]

City Councilman recalls importance of uncles in his life

(Franklin, GA) -- A city councilman and local business owner is remembering not just his own dad on this Father's Day, but his four uncles as well. He says that each of the men played a vital part in making him the successful man he is today. Councilman Willie "Bo" Almond, Jr. is the owner of Almond's Lawn Maintenance Service and is the longest serving … [Read more...]

BRAKING MUSE: Newly identified virus causing a ‘Big Stir’

(Heard County, GA) -- Local wellness professionals and government officials are concerned that a gross misunderstanding of a new ordinance by some residents may have led to a weekend outbreak of a new virus in western Heard County. While the new virus appears to be a sexually transmitted disease that only affects middle-aged married men, officials say they … [Read more...]

Community mourns death of Franklin Mayor Joel Rogers

(Franklin, GA) -- The death of Mayor Joel Rogers leaves more than just a vacancy in Franklin City government. Those who knew Joel W. Rogers believe his passing leaves a hole in Heard County after a lifetime of public service. Mr. Rogers passed away Sunday at age 69 after a battle with cancer and other recent health issues. His passing came during his … [Read more...]

Sara Claudia Tillman: Dating When You’re Blind

(Editor's Note: Special guest speaker Sara Claudia Tillman will be appearing at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church this Sunday, Feb. 23rd at 11:00 AM. All are invited to attend. Below is a recent blog post from her website about dating. To learn more about Sara Claudia's story and read more blog posts, visit saraclaudia.com or her Facebook page.) Dating … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Top 40 Good News Stories from the 2010’s

(Franklin, GA) — With the arrival of the year 2020, the Heard Citizen takes a look back at the top 40 good news stories we reported on locally during the last decade. 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 … [Read more...]