October 28, 2020

Heard County School System announces launch of ‘Baby Braves Academy’ in 2021

(Franklin, GA) -- In any community where poverty exists in a sizable portion of the population, an equally large percentage of students will begin school missing critical academic and social skills. To counteract this reality and to make sure ALL Heard County students have an opportunity to succeed, the Heard County School System along with the Heard County … [Read more...]

2020 Heard County Homecoming Highlights

(Franklin, GA) -- A festive atmosphere took center stage in Heard County last week as the Brave Nation and Heard County High School hosted its annual Homecoming celebration. The celebration of course included the crowning of the 2020 Homecoming Queen during the halftime of Friday night’s football game versus Central. The eager home crowd screamed loudly as … [Read more...]

DPH urges all Georgians to get a Flu Shot

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has a message for Georgians: Everyone needs a flu shot. Yes, you! That’s the focus of a new campaign urging all Georgians over the age of six months to get a flu shot this year. “Now more than ever, influenza vaccination is critical not only to protect people from getting sick, but to reduce … [Read more...]

Local law enforcement participate in ‘National Faith & Blue Weekend’

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry and Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah held a meet and greet with community Faith Leaders of Heard County on Friday, October 9 as part of the NFBW (National Faith & Blue Weekend). NFBW was created as an outreach project to join national law enforcement groups and faith leaders across the country to work … [Read more...]

GBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Coweta County

(Newnan, GA) -- On Sunday, October 11, 2020, at approximately 10:14 PM, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting. Preliminary information provided by the GBI in a press release this morning indicates that at approximately 9:21 PM, the Coweta County Sheriff’s … [Read more...]

Early Voting for the Nov. 3 General Election

(Franklin, GA) -- Early Voting (AKA Advance Voting) is held prior to all elections. It is a way to exercise the right to vote when it is most convenient for the voter. It also allows voters to avoid longer lines that typically develop on Election Day. For Primaries, Special Elections, and the General Election, Early Voting begins on the fourth Monday before … [Read more...]

Brave alumnus in critical need of a Heart Transplant

(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard High Class of 1989 graduate and former standout Brave athlete is in need of a heart transplant and a family member is trying to help raise funds to make the surgery possible. Dante Emory is on a journey to becoming eligible for the Heart Transplant list. Dante was born and raised here in Franklin, and has previously worked for … [Read more...]

Body found in Heard County along with missing woman’s car

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County law enforcement confirmed today that the vehicle of missing 27-year-old Natalie Jones was been discovered this afternoon in a wooded area well off the roadway near the intersection of Roosterville Road and Welcome Road in northern Heard County. The vehicle (a Hot Pink 2002 Chevy Cavalier) was located by an local resident … [Read more...]

Heard County reports 6th death and 200th case of COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- According to reports from the Georgia Department of Public Health, a total of six people have now died in Heard County with COVID-19. Although case numbers have been really low over the past few weeks, Heard County has now also reached its 200th confirmed case of the Coronavirus. The first case in the county was confirmed on March 18 … [Read more...]

BOC NEWS: Heard County awarded $750,000 CDBC Grant

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners met on September 22 in the Heard County Administration Building for their regular monthly meeting in Franklin. All commissioners were present. Commission Chairman Lee Boone called the meeting to order, welcomed everyone, gave the invocation and lead the pledge of allegiance to the flag. The meeting … [Read more...]