June 16, 2019

Friend writes poem in tribute to Mr. Tommy Stutts

Tommy Stutts was not only my friend, but he was like a brother to me. His passing has greatly impacted me as well as the entire community. It has compelled me to share this Poem I wrote that may help cope with a loss so overwhelming. ~ Lee Boone On the Death of a Friend Yesterday It’s just a word and holds so much meaning; For yesterday you were here … [Read more...]

CES students host ‘color run’ to help local vets

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Prior to the end of the school year some local elementary students enjoyed a fun day of exercise for a good cause. Mrs. Tracey Hunt's fifth grade class at Centralhatchee Elementary raised funds by hosting a school "color run" as a part of their yearly community service project. The class made an awesome donation of $827.52 to the … [Read more...]

Groundhog sees rabid shadow in Carroll County

(Carroll County) -- The Georgia Public Health Lab has confirmed that a groundhog in Carroll County recently tested positive for rabies. It was sent for testing after fighting with a resident’s dogs in the Lowell area. Both dogs were vaccinated and received a booster shot. All residents are encouraged to take precautions to protect their families and pets … [Read more...]

Miss Crystal Michelle Forehand

Funeral services for Miss Crystal Michelle Forehand, age 29, of Wedowee will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at 2:00 PM CST (3:00 PM EST) at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Pastor Debbie Kendrick officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Grove Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST (Noon -- 3:00 PM … [Read more...]

NEW Student Registration at HCHS

Heard County High School NEW Student Registration Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. These days are only for NEW students transferring to HCHS (not for students entering 9th grade coming from HCMS). Please bring the following to register your student on either July 18th or 19th: Withdrawal form from previous … [Read more...]

Mr. Tommy Stutts

Mr. Thomas Edward “Tommy” Stutts, age 60, prominent citizen of Franklin and owner of Stutts Funeral Home passed away Friday June 7, 2019. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM from Glenloch Baptist Church with Neil Awbrey, Tate Gosdin, and Lynn Janney officiating. His body will lie in state at the church from 1:00 PM until … [Read more...]

Head of the Class

(Franklin, GA) -- Valedictorian is just one of the many impressive accomplishments for recent Heard County High School graduate Mr. Jordan Cornelius. The popular senior led the Class of 2019 across the graduation stage at Staples Stadium on May 24 and it came as no surprise that he made the ceremony after attaining perfect attendance throughout his entire … [Read more...]

Miss Stars and Stripes Pageant at HCMS

***** Miss Stars and Stripes***** (a pageant open to all girls ages 1 to 21) Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. Heard County Middle School Gym 7 Divisions (divisions may vary based on participation) Ages 1-4: Itsy Bitsy (may be escorted by one parent) Grades K-1: Tiny Miss Stars and Stripes Grades 2-3: Little Miss Stars and Stripes Grades 4-5: … [Read more...]

Chase Tibbits to perform Free Concert at The Carrollton AMP

(Carrollton, GA) -- Heard County local Chase Tibbitts says “Bring your coolers and lawn chairs and come out for a free concert at The AMP in Carrollton on Friday, July 19 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.” His shirt says "I stand somewhere between Amazing Grace, Back in Black, and Simple Man" and that couldn't be any more true when you see and hear Chase Tibbitts and … [Read more...]

HCHS Salutatorian receives Tenaska Scholarship

(Franklin, GA) -- Tenaska Georgia Partners, L.P., owner of Tenaska Georgia Generating Station near Franklin, has awarded a $1,500 college scholarship to a deserving Heard County High School senior. Since 2002, Tenaska Georgia Partners has presented 45 scholarships totaling $36,000 to local students. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate good character, … [Read more...]