April 22, 2019

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22

(Franklin, GA) -- On Earth Day 2019, enjoy the lovely smell of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter the weather! Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for … [Read more...]

Braves going into playoffs on a high note

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves closed out the regular season with a solid 10-4 home win over Class AAAA Central of Carrollton Friday at Alford Field. The win was a nice bounce-back from a 10-0 road loss at Class AAAAA Harris County on Thursday where the team just had two hits in a five inning loss. The Braves finished the regular season as the … [Read more...]

ALERT: Paving project begins this week in Downtown Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin roadway resurfacing project on the square and Davis Street will begin on Monday, April 22nd, resulting in limited parking and street closure. We ask that you pay close attention to the instructional signage that will be present during this time and be patient as progress is made as soon as possible. Thank you for your … [Read more...]

Local native gives Arbor Day presentation to James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR

(Franklin, GA) -- On Saturday, April 13th, the James Stewart Chapter was honored have Heard County native, Jon Johnson, as their special guest at their monthly meeting. Jon was born in Heard County, moved to Buford and attended the University of Kentucky. After graduating with a degree in Forestry, Jon moved to Florida where he currently holds the position … [Read more...]

Back-to-Back Baseball Champs at HCMS!

(Franklin, GA) -- After winning the first West Georgia Small Middle School Baseball Championship in school history in 2018, the Heard County Middle School Braves repeated that performance in almost every way Thursday to capture the second of back-to-back titles. Amazingly, the Braves not only defeated the same Villa Rica Wildcats team as a year ago -- they … [Read more...]

BRAKING MUSE: Big parade planned as Heard County celebrates new state record holders

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County is planning to celebrate a special group of baseball fans with a parade and other festivities after the remarkable folks set an unusual Georgia state record as the largest group of fans ever ejected from a single sporting event. The 47 fans were ejected from the game on April 11 near then end of a doubleheader in Lagrange as … [Read more...]

Indoor music groups finding early success at Heard High

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School's Indoor Percussion and Indoor Winterguard had an outstanding season this year. Indoor season is where groups go out without the marching band and compete against similar groups in their classification. The Indoor Season begins in January and goes through the beginning of April. Percussion and Winterguard are … [Read more...]

Braves punch ticket to middle school baseball championship

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School Braves baseball team survived a fierce comeback by the Temple Middle School Tigers in Franklin Tuesday to take the 9-6 win in the West Georgia Small School Semifinals. The Braves will now host the Championship game Thursday as they look to win back-to-back titles after capturing the very first crown in school … [Read more...]

Ellen Hyatt Crowe

Ellen Hyatt Crowe, a longtime resident of Heard County, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Born on January 8, 1937 in Centralhatchee to Render and Opal Harcrow Hyatt, Ellen grew up in this community. Ellen’s memorial service will be at 2 PM on Saturday, April 20 at Stutts Funeral Home in Franklin, Georgia. As a young girl growing up at the end of … [Read more...]

Pinwheel Garden recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

(Franklin, GA) -- April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month! This year we celebrated the 36th Anniversary of our national awareness month as April was first designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. It’s the time of the year again we recommit to giving every child a chance to succeed and to ensuring that every child … [Read more...]