May 5, 2016

Accused high school teacher resigns

(Franklin, GA) -- A teacher arrested last week and accused of an alleged inappropriate relationship with a student has resigned this week. Heard County Superintendent Jerry Prince confirmed to Heard Citizen Wednesday afternoon that Thomas W. Sickman tendered his resignation paperwork earlier this week. His resignation was accepted by a unanimous vote by … [Read more...]

Braves oust top seeded Trojans

(Barnesville, GA) -- The Heard County Braves swept the top seed from Region 4-AA in a doubleheader Wednesday to earn a trip to next week's GHSA Class AA State Quarterfinals for the second straight season. The back-to-back wins over the Lamar County Trojans came at an opportune time for Coach Trent Bianco's squad as they appear to be peaking at just the … [Read more...]

Local Special Olympics Spring Games

(Centralhatchee/Times~Journal) -- It was a beautiful day and the weather was perfect on Tuesday, April 26 as the crowd cheered for the athletes at the Heard County Special Olympics Local Spring Games Long Distance Walking/Running Competition. In the opening ceremony Centralhatchee Mayor, Barbie Crockett welcomed all to the event. Cody Meeks from Antioch … [Read more...]

Sweet 16 State Playoff Preview: Braves at Lamar Co.

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves will travel to Barnesville to take on the Lamar County Trojans in the second round (Sweet 16) best-of-three series of the 2016 GHSA Class AA State Baseball Playoffs. The series will begin with a doubleheader on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. with each team needing two wins to advance to the Elite-8. If the teams split … [Read more...]

Local man faces charge of Child Molestation

(Franklin,GA) -- A Heard County man was charged with one count of Child Molestation last week after allegedly exposing himself to a young girl. According to a report from Heard County investigator Deborah Williamson, 54-year-old David Eugene Byrom of Whitlock Drive was arrested on April 25 relating to the alleged incident involving a preteen … [Read more...]

Job Fair held at Heard High School

(Franklin) -- Heard County High School seniors had the opportunity to meet with local employers and agencies at the first annual Job Fair on April 20, 2016. The Job Fair was organized by Ms. Wylene Spearman and Mrs. Angela Thompson in coordination with the Career Tech (CTAE) Department at Heard High. The Job Fair ran from 9:00 am until 12 noon. At the … [Read more...]

Braves advance to Sweet 16

(Social Circle,GA) -- The Braves battled back from a painful loss in game one of a doubleheader Friday to knock off the Social Circle Redskins in round one of the GHSA Class AA playoffs. After dropping game one 8-7 on a walk-off base hit, coach Trent Bianco's squad persevered and won the nightcap of the twin bill 10-3 and Saturday afternoon's rubber game … [Read more...]

Local Veterans Honored on Confederate Memorial Day

(Franklin) -- Heard County Chapter 2587 celebrated Confederate Memorial Day on April 23, 2016 with two special programs. We met at the library and were pleased to have Commission Chairman Lee Boone, Mayor Joel Rogers, family members, and friends of both recipients join us to honor veterans Raymond Brown and Larry Denney by presenting each the Cross of … [Read more...]

HHS coach, teacher charged with having sex with student

(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard County High School teacher and coach is in jail this afternoon after being formally charged earlier today with having inappropriate sexual relations with a student. According to a press release issued Thursday afternoon by the Heard County Sheriff's Office, an investigation began last week after county school superintendent Jerry … [Read more...]

State Playoff Preview: Braves at Social Circle

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves will travel to Social Circle to take on the Redskins in the first round best-of-three series of the 2016 GHSA Class AA State Baseball Playoffs. The series will begin with a doubleheader on Friday at 4:00 p.m. with each team needing two wins to advance to the Sweet 16. If the teams split Friday's doubleheader, the two … [Read more...]