October 28, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Heard County schools to close Thursday due to Tropical Storm Warning

(Franklin, GA) -- The National Weather Service at 11:00 AM this morning has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for much of North Georgia including Heard County. As a result of the impending weather system, Heard County Schools will be closed on Thursday. Heard County Superintendent Rodney Kay released the following statement Wednesday afternoon: We are … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Tropical Storm Watch in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for much of North Georgia including Heard County and the West Georgia area as the Southeast braces for strong winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Zeta. Zeta made landfall in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Monday evening as a Category 1 Hurricane.  It briefly weakened to a Tropical Storm but … [Read more...]

BRAVE BLOG: From Guatemalan to Guate-Ballin’

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team will continue the quest for a State Championship Tuesday when they travel south to Nashville, GA to take on the Berrien Rebels in the third round of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs. Leading the way for the Lady Braves in the circle will be freshman hurler LilyRae Fulford, an open enrollment student from … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (10/27/20)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Oct. 27, 2020 – 6:30 P.M. Heard County Administration Building 201 Park Ave., Franklin, GA 30217 I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  INVITED GUEST - Jonathan Parker IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – September 22, 2020 V.  AMEND AGENDA VI.  NEW BUSINESS a.  Discussion – … [Read more...]

Farmers’ Market program provides local seniors with fresh produce

(Franklin, GA) -- Thanks to a collaborative effort by several local agencies, some local Heard County seniors were recently provided with a heaping portion of fresh produce. Agencies joining together to make the event a success included the Three Rivers Regional Commission, McIntosh Trail Management Services, Franklin First Baptist Church, Glenloch Baptist … [Read more...]

Heard County Halloween: HCPR hosting special drive-thru ‘Trunk or Treat’ this year

(Franklin, GA) -- The Parks and Recreation Department on Thompson Road is hosting a new drive-thru style 'Trunk or Treat' this year in an effort to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines and keep the Heard County community event family-friendly. The Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 at 2020 Thompson Road from 6:30 - 8:00PM. Several county and … [Read more...]

Heard County Food Pantry reopening this Friday

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Food Pantry will reopen to the public this Friday, October 23 from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM at its new location! Pick-up will be drive-thru style at the back of 1191 Franklin Parkway (Health Department Building). Please be sure to bring ID.   … [Read more...]

Lyndsey Pike selected as DAR Good Citizen for Class of 2021

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that Lyndsey Elizabeth Pike was selected as the DAR Good Citizen Award recipient by the Heard County High School Class of 2021. The DAR Good Citizen Program has been in existence since 1934 and recognizes outstanding young people that exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in … [Read more...]

Opportunities Amidst the Chaos: BraveLIFE program thriving

(Franklin, GA) -- Even rural Georgia has not been spared the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Heard County School System, however, there has been one program that has risen above the pandemic and has continued to not only educate, but provide incredible opportunities for its students. The mascot of the school system is “Braves” and the … [Read more...]

Troup County man charged in 2019 shooting of store clerk

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County authorities have arrested a man this week in connection with a 2019 armed robbery in the Glenn community where a convenience store owner was shot three times. Brandon Lamar Thompson, age 25, of Lagrange, GA was arrested Tuesday and charged with Robbery and Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder from the incident that took place in … [Read more...]