October 22, 2021

Michael Maxwell of Heard County named 2021 Conservationist of the Year

(Franklin, GA) -- West Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District held their Annual Banquet on September 11, 2021 at the farm of Mr. Tommy Waldrop in Winston, GA. During this event, the Conservation District announced Mr. Michael Maxwell as their 2021 Conservationist of the Year. The Conservationist of the Year Award is presented to an individual living … [Read more...]

Impassioned 10-year-old earns grant for community cleanup project

(Franklin, GA) -- Motorists passing along Franklin Parkway in Heard County this weekend may see a group of folks cleaning the trash from the roadsides thanks to the initiative shown by a local 10-year-old Ms. Ava Childers. The Heard Elementary fourth-grader recently applied for and received some money through the Hershey Heartwarming Young Heroes Grants for … [Read more...]

Georgia State Troopers pay respects to local businessman

(Franklin, GA) -- A contingent of Georgia State Troopers came together on Sunday, February 21 to honor a respected local businessman who passed away recently. Mr. James R. "Jim" Fuller passed away on February 18. He was 82 years old. Jim and his son Terry purchased Westside Tire and Alignment on Franklin Highway, Newnan in 1987 and for many years the shop … [Read more...]

Julie Galvez aims to teach locals how to eat healthy and get moving!

(Franklin, GA) -- A new 'Food Talk Virtual' series is being made available to Heard County citizens ages 18 and over next month through the UGA SNAP-Ed program. SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education) is the nutrition promotion and obesity prevention component of SNAP. The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons … [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...]

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...]