December 17, 2018

Authorities issue warning in regards to holiday mail theft

(Franklin, GA) — The Heard County Sheriff’s Department is warning local citizens to beware of mail thieves who might be targeting residences during the holiday season. Mail customers are encouraged to be vigilant about checking their mail regularly and to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. December is by far the worst month for mail theft, and … [Read more...]

Braves honored with Region 5-AA football awards

(Franklin, GA) -- The names of the 2018 All Region 5-AA football teams were released this week and not surprisingly the Heard County Braves amassed a plethora of awards including three of the biggest that were announced. Senior safety/running back Aaron Beasley, senior defensive lineman Zaylin Wood, and head coach Tim Barron led the way for the Class AA … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (12/18/18)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Dec. 18, 2018 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARING a. (continued from last month) Special Use Application; Encounter Ministries, Inc.-Property located on Notnomis Road, Franklin, GA IV.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES – November 27, 2018 V.  AMEND … [Read more...]

Holy Heard County! Brave Nation ‘Rocks the Benz’

(Atlanta, GA) -- It was the greatest day to be a Brave. An immense legion of Heard County fans filed into Mercedes-Benz Stadium Wednesday afternoon in hopes of seeing the Braves capture the first ever state championship in the 47-year history of the football program. The group would not leave disappointed as Coach Tim Barron's squad battered and bruised … [Read more...]

Georgia State Football Champions in Heard County!

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Brave Nation 'descends on the Benz' Wednesday afternoon where the Heard County Braves defeated the Rockmart Yellow Jackets 27-6 to claim Heard County's first ever Georgia State High School Football Title. The Heard Citizen is still celebrating. Stay tuned in the coming days for a complete recap and photos from the most exciting day in … [Read more...]

Gas leak contained in the City of Franklin Monday

(Franklin, GA) -- Chief Kevin Hannah of the Franklin Police Department confirmed yesterday that crews responded to a gas leak at the corner of College and Maple Streets in the city near Heard High. Around 5:30 PM Monday some residents in the immediate area were evacuated from their residences and Main Street was closed for short time period. The leak … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools delay opening until 10 AM Tuesday

(Franklin, GA) -- Acting on the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, the Heard County School System this evening announced that Heard County schools will delay opening until 10:00 AM on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The National Weather Service has warned that some counties basically north of I-20 may have black ice on roads as temperatures drop below … [Read more...]

State Championship Preview: Braves vs. Rockmart

Heard Co. Braves vs. Rockmart Yellow Jackets WHEN: Wednesday, December 12 @ 1:00 PM WHERE: Mercedes Benz Stadium ADDRESS: 1 AMB Drive Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30313 TELEVISION: The game will be broadcast live at 1:00 PM on GPBTV (Georgia Public Television) ON THE WEB: The game will be broadcast live on the NFHS Network (Fees do apply) RADIO: The game … [Read more...]

Heartsaver CPR and AED Training

(Franklin) -- Heard County Fire and Emergency Services will be having Heartsaver CPR and AED training on the 3rd Saturday of every other month at 9:00 AM for anyone interested. The next class will be on Saturday, January 19, 2018. See below for more details: Training Classes WHO: Heard County Fire & Emergency Services WHAT: Heartsaver CPR, First … [Read more...]

Heard Middle and Ephesus Elementary earn state recognition

(Franklin, GA) --  Heard County Middle School, Centralhatchee Elementary, and Ephesus Elementary were each recognized recently by the Georgia Department of Education for their outstanding achievements in education by ranking within the top 5% of Title I Schools within the state of Georgia. This ranking comes after a comparison between all Title I Georgia … [Read more...]