February 26, 2017

Passions Made Possible

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- Just about everyone from Heard County has knowledge of or has heard of JAC Products in Franklin. JAC was founded in 1967 and is a leading designer and manufacturer of original equipment roof racks and other auto body trim, supplying vehicles worldwide. With the most innovative roof rack patents globally, they stand alone as the … [Read more...]

Brave hoop, gridiron stand-outs bound for the next level

(Franklin, GA) — Four senior Heard County High School athletes signed letters of intent to play their respective fall and winter sports at the next level Wednesday morning. Kimberly Harris, Drew Hopkins, DayVin Troy, and Trey Wiggins were each accompanied by family, friends, coaches, and other HHS school officials to celebrate the big day. Senior hoop … [Read more...]

Heard County does well at Rome 4-H event

(Rome, GA) -- Thirty-Seven Heard County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers traveled to Rome to participate in District Project Achievement on February 4, 2017. “It took a lot of work and practice for each young person to prepare for this event. I am so proud of each and every one of them," said Head County 4-H director Dinah Rowe. "For most of them, it was their first time … [Read more...]

Move It Mondays Helps Ephesus Couple Improve Health

(Ephesus, GA) -- When Steve and Susan Daniel saw that Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well was offering a program to turn walkers into joggers in February 2016, it couldn’t have happened at a better time. Joining Move It Mondays not only provided the Daniels with an opportunity to improve their health, but to also spend even more time with each … [Read more...]

DAR Honors Class of 2017 Good Citizen

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter recognized the Heard County High School Class of 2017 DAR Good Citizen Matthew Levens on Saturday, February 11th. The DAR Good Citizen Award is a national award intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or … [Read more...]

Newnan man jailed after high speed chase ends near Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- A Newnan man is in jail in Coweta County after leading authorities on a high-speed chase that began near Powers Crossroads early Tuesday morning. … [Read more...]

Man facing Aggravated Assault charges

(Franklin, GA) -- A local man is facing several additional charges stemming from an incident that occurred in September of 2016. James Walter Jackson, age 63, of Franklin was arrested on February 9 and is charged with four counts of Aggravated Assault. According to a report by lead Heard County Sheriff's Office Investigator Sgt. Dan Boswell, Jackson was … [Read more...]

Making History: Braves claim first Region Championship since 1960

(Franklin, GA) -- Lagrange reporter Kevin Eckleberry stated it perfectly in the opening line of his report on Friday night's Region 5-AA Championship games in Franklin: "It was Heard County's night." Although the Braves entered the Championship clash as the top seed in the tournament and undefeated in the region, there were still many doubters that Coach … [Read more...]

New principal eager to assume role at Ephesus Elementary

(Ephesus, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Education named a new principal at Ephesus Elementary School last week to replace Stephanie McRae who stepped down from the position recently due to ongoing health concerns. The BOE approved the hiring of Melanie Brooks and she will be taking over the role on a full-time basis on February 21. Brooks is currently an … [Read more...]

HCHS receives ‘Safe Sports School Award’

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its athletics programs. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury … [Read more...]