December 7, 2016

2016 Heard County Christmas: A Guide to First Weekend Holiday Events

(Heard County, GA) -- In keeping with the annual tradition this upcoming first weekend in December will feature a record number of Christmas celebrations in Heard County including community parades featuring the Marching Braves, holiday fundraisers, and several visits from jolly old Saint Nicholas himself. In order to help our readers keep up with this … [Read more...]

Local man donates kidney to ailing father

(Franklin, GA) -- A local man and his father are recovering after kidney transplant surgery last week. 38-year-old Matthew Pollard of Franklin donated one of his kidneys to his father Harold Pollard at Emory University Hospital last Friday in order to improve Harold's way of life. Harold had been on dialysis since a health scare in March of 2015 and … [Read more...]

Town of Centralhatchee dedicates spectacular Veterans Memorial

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- A large crowd gathered on a cool and breezy Saturday morning to witness the dedication of the new Veterans Memorial at Centralhatchee Park in Heard County. The one hour program on Veteran's Day weekend featured several guest speakers, the Heard High School band, and the POW/MIA Honor Guard of the American Legion, Department of … [Read more...]

Guest columnist shares 911 story

(Editor's Note: Guest columnist Mr. Toby Nix is a former 911 employee and current deputy sheriff in Coweta County. We are pleased to announce he has agreed to share some of his writings with HeardCitizen.com readers in future editions.) I hear dead people… well not exactly, what I should say is that I hear people dying. I hear people crying. I hear people … [Read more...]

Local cosplayer shares why she loves getting into costume

(Atlanta, GA) -- A record 28,377 people attended MomoCon, a four-day weekend of nonstop fun and festivities held over Memorial Day weekend in downtown Atlanta. MomoCon is a fast-growing national anime and gaming convention held each year in downtown Atlanta. The all-ages convention originally started in 2005 at Georgia Tech and has grown in popularity each … [Read more...]

New principal and family eager to join Brave Nation

(Franklin, GA) -- The local community will have its first opportunity next week to meet newly hired Heard High School principal Brent Tisdale when Heard High School hosts "Meet the New Principal" night Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The Heard County school board approved the hiring of Mr. Tisdale in a called meeting last Monday. He will … [Read more...]

Coveted Brave quarterback humble about recruitment

 (Franklin, GA) -- The winter months of 2016 have been very exciting for one Heard County High School athlete. Sophomore Brave quarterback Emory Jones is rebounding nicely from the season-ending broken leg he suffered on the first play of the huge home playoff game with state Class AA power Fitzgerald. Jones started full rehab of his leg a few weeks ago in … [Read more...]

You Can Help DAR Set a World Record in Patriotism!

(Franklin, GA) -- The Daughters of the American Revolution need your help to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title! The DAR will be staging an official attempt to set a world record by collecting the “Most letters to military personnel collected in one month.” In order to set the world record, the DAR must collect and then mail at least 10,000 letters to … [Read more...]

Sole accident survivor overcomes injuries, prepares for college

Courtesy of  Melanie Ruberti/The Lagrange Daily News (Lagrange, GA) -- Jayvianna Johnson’s smile and personality light up almost every room she walks into — almost like a beacon in the foggiest of nights. The 18-year-old is genuinely happy and can usually be found laughing and cutting up with Julie Smith, the woman she lovingly refers to as a sister, best … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Most Inspirational Person of 2015

(Franklin, GA) -- We have covered many tragic events at The Heard Citizen, but none compares to the loss of Ms. Lilly Scott, Heard County High School's senior Marching Brave drum major. Lilly passed away on October 18, 2015 from injuries she suffered in a horrible car accident on October 12 near Franklin. No event we have covered has rocked the community … [Read more...]