October 5, 2015

Brave teen battles back from Guillain-Barré Syndrome

(Franklin, GA) -- Undoubtedly, the return of the 2014 State Champion Heard High School softball team to the diamond this season has been a welcome event for Brave fans throughout the county, but the return to the infield by one player is one of the inspiring stories of the fall sports season. Ally Harris, a product of the Ephesus community, has seen … [Read more...]

Supreme Court ruling comes at perfect time for area couple

(Newnan, GA) -- A landmark ruling Friday by a divided Supreme Court allowing same-sex couples to marry nationwide came at the perfect time for a Heard County graduate and her life partner. Maria Whitten, a member of the HHS Class of 2002 and her new wife Angie Whitten were the first couple to file for a marriage license at the Coweta County courthouse as … [Read more...]

The Impact That Alcoholism Has on the American Family

~Written by Mel Canning Alcohol is the most commonly used and most commonly abused addictive substance in America. It is normal for social events to revolve around the drinking of beer, and drinking in front of minors at family events, such as BBQs or weddings, are the norm. Sadly, problematic drinking is also the norm in the United States with 17.6 … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Top 14 Good News Stories of 2014

(Franklin) -- With the arrival of the year 2015 today, the Heard Citizen takes a look back at the best good news stories we reported on locally during the year 2014. This list was comprised based on number of views, comments, and shares not just at our website but also on our facebook page. We hope our readers enjoy this look back and we at … [Read more...]

Jason’s Story

(Franklin) -- A Franklin boy celebrated his 30th birthday recently on December 5, 2013. You would not normally think of a 30-year-old man as a "little boy" but that is exactly how Jason Tinsley appears to his mom Judy  in her eyes. Jason was pretty much a normal little 8-year-old boy up until the night of August 6, 1992 when his life would be changed … [Read more...]

Tiny Brave cheerleader making a big mark

(Franklin) -- Many Heard County sports fans have noticed a very special cheerleader on the sidelines this season at Heard County Recreation Department flag football games. Kaylee Holcomb, a kindergarten student at Heard Elementary School, has been cheering on the 5-6 year old flag team all season long which is the fulfillment of a dream for the young girl, … [Read more...]

The Dedication of the Heard Citizen

I would like to personally welcome everyone to the Heard Citizen. One of the things I am most excited about is this Feature section of the site. This section will contain in-depth human interest stories about many different things, places, and most especially people who have made or are making a positive impact on Heard County. The first citizen I will be … [Read more...]