November 28, 2014

Mr. Hilton Brooks, Sr.

Mr. Hilton Obit

Mr. Hilton Hammett Brooks, former Franklin City Police Chief, age 72 of Franklin, Georgia passed away November 25, 2014, at the Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Georgia. Funeral services for Mr. Brooks will be conducted Saturday November 29, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. from the Stutts Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, Georgia. The interment will follow in the … [Read more...]

HHS Placed on the College Board’s Annual AP® Honor Roll


(Franklin) -- Heard County School System is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on AP Exams. 2014 is a … [Read more...]

Mrs. Ginger Stutts

Ginger Obit 2

Much beloved Heard County school teacher, Mrs. Ginger Ann Gentry Stutts, age 51 of Franklin, Georgia passed away on November 24, 2014 at the Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange, Georgia. Funeral services for Mrs. Stutts will be conducted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. from the Glenloch Baptist Church with the Reverend Neil Awbrey officiating. The … [Read more...]

Chattahoochee Christmas 2014


(Franklin) -- The square in downtown Franklin will once again play host to the annual Chattahoochee Christmas celebration on December 5, 2014 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The parade will be at 6:30 p.m. and this year's theme is Christmas: Past, Present, and Future. Admission is free and the celebration will feature food, drinks, arts & crafts, and holiday … [Read more...]

Sweet 13! Monster defensive effort leads Braves to State Quarterfinals

Ethan Brant (#15), Matt Brown (#21), and Diamond Delgado (#8) were a huge part of on one of the Braves best defensive efforts in recent memory during Friday night's 28-6 win over Screven County

(Sylvania, GA) -- Near flawless play by the defense Friday night and an explosive second half by the offense and special teams propelled the Heard County football team to the biggest road win in recent history Friday night in Sylvania, Georgia where the Braves upended the Region 3-AA champion Screven County Gamecocks 28-6. A large crowd of Heard County fans … [Read more...]

State School Superintendent visits CES

Pictured above are (L-R): Rodney Evans (Blue Bell Ice Cream), Heard County Superintendent Jerry Prince, CES Principal Dr.Carol Thomas, Gary Bane ( Blue Bell Ice Cream), and Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge, along with several
CES Students who are about to enjoy some celebratory ice cream (Photo: The Rosen Group)

(Centralhatchee) – Georgia State School Superintendent, Dr. John Barge, landed by helicopter at Centralhatchee Elementary School Thursday afternoon to present CES with the National Blue Ribbon School Award for the second time. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools where students … [Read more...]

Maroon Braves bring home Kiwanis Trophy

2014 B-Bracket 10U Kiwains Bowl Champions Bottom Row (L-R): Ty Hannah, Noah Cantrell, Rashard Burden, Tristan Harris, Jameer Cook, Kaydon Minix , Ashton Bonner, Eli Dean, Andrew Rogers, Wesley Crabtree, Logan Patterson, Brent Hull, Lance Skinner, Tyler Arnold, Joseph Muller - Cheerleaders (L-R): Cheyenne Burden, Amber Elkins, Asia Burden, Ashton Crabtree, Kaylee Warren, Aubree Warren - Coaches (L-R):

(Carrollton, GA) -- Coach Cain Dean and his 10 under Maroon Braves squad shut out Villa Rica White 24-0 recently in the B-Bracket Kiwanis Bowl Championship game at the Carroll County Recreation Center in Carrollton. Ashton Bonner led a strong rushing attack for the Braves and scored all three touchdowns including one long 75-yard romp in the third … [Read more...]

Defendant in rape case pleads guilty on two charges

Kelcey Jermaine Moreland was sentenced Tuesday to serve 20 years in prison and 20 years on sex offender registered probation

(Franklin) -- In  an unexpected turn of events Tuesday, Kelcey Jermaine Moreland plead guilty in Heard County Superior Court on two of the charges he was facing relating to an incident that occurred in Franklin on January 18, 2014. He appeared before Judge John Simpson and plead guilty to one count of first degree burglary with intent to rape and one count … [Read more...]

Deal: Flags to fly at half-staff to honor former Gov. Carl Sanders

Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders

(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order yesterday ordering that flags on all state buildings and grounds be lowered to half-staff to honor the memory of former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders. Gov. Sanders, 89, passed away on Sunday evening. He served as Georgia's 74th governor from 1963-1967. "Sandra and I are greatly saddened by the … [Read more...]

World Languages Poetry Recitation


(Newnan, GA) -- Several Heard High students competed in the World Languages Poetry Recitation competition at East Coweta High School on Saturday. Pictured above left to right are Heaven Jackson, Harlee Rood, Jaime Conlan, Hannah Rogers, Bren Meacham, and Riley Curbow. Congrats to these students! The instructors are Señora Garcés and Señor Burson. … [Read more...]