May 24, 2016

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...]

The Heard Citizen’s Top 15 Good News Stories of 2015

(Franklin) -- With the arrival of the year 2016, the Heard Citizen takes a look back at the best good news stories we reported on locally during the year 2015. This list was comprised based on several factors including number of views, comments, and shares not only at our website but also on our facebook page. We hope our readers enjoy this look back and … [Read more...]

Friends Rally to Help Local Flood Victim

Courtesy of The Lagrange Daily News (Hogansville, GA) -- Friends are rallying to help a 30-year-old Troup County man who lost everything including his home during last week's torrential rains and flooding. Brennan Taylor’s parents were visiting from Florida on Christmas Eve as Yellow Jacket Creek behind his home on Timberlake Trail in northern Troup County … [Read more...]

The Christmas Tortoise by Jesse Workman

The Christmas Tortoise There was once a tortoise that lived in a tribal village in Africa. The tortoise's name was Henry. Henry heard about a holiday, that is celebrated in most countries, through his best friend Miles, a dolphin. Miles, every year, leaves the continent of Africa and swims to England to celebrate Christmas. "Santa Claus has a time limit, … [Read more...]

Mrs. Ernestine Miller Recognized as an NSDAR Woman in American History

(Franklin) -- The DAR is a patriotic organization dedicated to God, Home, and Country. Every daughter has been able to document her lineage to someone – man, woman, or child – who had a part in the fight for our freedom. We honor veterans, we honor our heritage, we support our youth, and we honor our citizens. One of the awards that we may give to … [Read more...]

Rodney Kay LifeChanger of the Year Video

(Franklin) -- The video above was filmed recently highlighting Heard County High School principal Rodney Kay. Mr. Kay was nominated in October for the 2015-2016 National LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school … [Read more...]