November 12, 2019

November BOC Meeting Rescheduled

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners Monthly Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The location is Heard County Administration Building, 201 Park Avenue, Franklin. … [Read more...]

Large crowd gathers for Annual ‘Trunk or Treat’ at Heard Arena

(Franklin, GA) -- The rains cleared away just in time in for a near record crowd of children and adults to flock to the 11th annual “Trunk or Treat” event at the Heard County Covered Arena on a chilly Halloween night. This year’s event featured around 40 decorated “trunks” along with other types of vehicles thanks to volunteers from throughout the community … [Read more...]

HCPR named 4th district ‘Agency of the Year’

(Franklin, GA) -- The Georgia Parks and Recreation 4th District held their 2019 Annual Awards Banquet held on October 16, 2019 at the Heard County Recreation Department. Director Kathy Scott received the award on behalf of HCPR for "Agency of the Year" which is the most prestigious award given at the banquet. Heard County BOC Chairman Lee Boone stated, "I … [Read more...]

Turn Your Clocks Back This Weekend

(Franklin, GA) -- Clocks in Heard County will turn back one hour at 2:00 AM this Sunday, November 3 marking the beginning of regular standard time for the next few months. This means that this fall weekend will be one hour longer than normal and it will get dark one hour earlier in the coming evenings. Standard time will be used through March 8, 2020 when … [Read more...]

Upcoming Changes in Leadership at Heard County Schools

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System will have some new faces in leadership beginning in January 2020.  In reality, those faces won’t be new to Heard County, but they will be taking on new roles in the system. In January, current HCHS principal, Mr. Brent Tisdale, will shift to the district office level and take on the role of Assistant … [Read more...]

11th Annual Community Carnival Trunk-or-Treat

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Covered Arena will play host to the 11th Annual Community Carnival and Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween night (Thursday, October 31) from 6:30-8:00 PM. The night will be full of fun and festivities and feature hayrides, costume contests, prizes for most original trunks, and of course trick-or-treat candy giveaways. Trunkers … [Read more...]

Baby Braves announce next Class Reunion

(Franklin, GA) -- Baby Braves will host its next Class Reunion on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Heard County Elementary School. This event is free and open to all Baby Braves families. For the kids, the Class Reunion will feature inflatables, a ride on the Polar Express, balloon numerous Parent University stations. These stations are … [Read more...]

Level 1 Drought declared for Georgia, Water conservation requested

(Franklin, GA) -- Worsening drought conditions throughout most of the state have prompted a Level 1 Drought Response declaration from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD). This means public water utilities in 103 counties including Heard will be required to begin a public information campaign to help citizens better understand drought, its … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (10/22/19)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING October 22, 2019 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III. INVITED GUESTS – Jennifer Corcione, Executive Director, Community Action for Improvement, Inc. (CAFI) IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Sept. 24, 2019 V.  AMEND AGENDA VI.  OLD BUSINESS a.  Discuss County Ordinances … [Read more...]

Local art students shine bright at Hummingbird Festival

(Hogansville, GA) -- Several Heard County students were recognized for their impressive artwork over the weekend at the annual Hogansville Hummingbird Festival. Bringing home the 'Best in Show' award was Heard County High School senior Madison May. Claiming first place in the high school division was another HCHS senior Rayann Langley. This was the second … [Read more...]