July 25, 2017

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...]

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...]