November 17, 2017

Jesus Take The Heels

(Franklin, GA) -- After being overweight and out of shape for most of his life a local man took a big step and decided to get fit. Now just over two years later he is taking an even bigger step by attempting his first marathon this weekend in Savannah -- and he will be doing so in honor of his father and to help raise money to cure blood cancer. Ben … [Read more...]

Georgia State Patrol celebrates oldest surviving trooper

(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard County native is being celebrated by the Georgia State Patrol as the oldest surviving member in the state. Retired Sgt. James Franklin Terrell, Jr. (a.k.a. Jeff) celebrated his 93rd birthday earlier this week, and his son Stuart says the GSP have been amazing to his father, recently visited him at his nursing home in Carrollton … [Read more...]

BRAKING MUSE: Uproar Ensues after Heard County cancels Solar Eclipse

(Franklin, GA) -- A group of citizens are upset today following a decision by local authorities to cancel Monday's solar eclipse in Heard County. The ordinance banning Monday's eclipse passed by a margin of 6-2 with one abstention at an emergency called meeting late Saturday evening at the Heard County Courthouse. Voting at the meeting were head officials … [Read more...]

Unsilenced Cheers: Tragedy gives rise to UWG’s National Cheerleading Dynasty

(Article courtesy of Gary Leftwich/UWG News) "The triumph can't be had without the struggle," --Olympic gold medalist Wilma Rudolph. (Carrollton, GA) -- Former State University of West Georgia cheerleader Mandy Sterling Hill remembers the trip starting like any other. In the very early morning hours of Aug. 10, 1997, members of the university's 15-strong … [Read more...]

Second grader enjoys red carpet experience at Joy Prom

(Bowdon, GA) -- One lucky Heard Elementary School special needs student recently enjoyed a very special night at the Joy Prom held at Copeland Hall in Bowdon last Saturday night. Joy Prom is an annual prom that invites anyone with special needs to participate, regardless of age and location. It is a free event and a free makeover is offered for the … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Most Inspirational Person of 2016

(Franklin, GA) -- Clearly no other Heard County citizen experienced a more inspirational or noteworthy year in 2016 than one 22-year-old Franklin man, Mr. Brett Smith. Smith, a 2012 Heard High School honor graduate and avid follower of politics since his early teens, made not only state and local news, but national headlines after an emotional moment with … [Read more...]

Tiny Fighter: Courageous Baby’s First Christmas in the Hospital

(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard County infant boy is spending his first Christmas at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta after battling with severe birth defects during his first four months of life. Kamdyn Jace Mcafee was born on August 25, 2016 weighing almost 11 pounds and was first diagnosed with Spina Bifida and hydrocephalus while still in his mother's … [Read more...]

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...]