December 8, 2016

3rd Annual Charity Basketball Game Benefits Needy Children

(Franklin, GA) -- The third annual 'Toys for Tots' Charity Basketball Game was played last Saturday night with the Heard High School. Teachers and staff from HCHS took on the Public Safety team featuring members from the Franklin City Police Department and Heard County Sheriff's Office along with members of the Heard County Fire and Emergency Services. For … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (12/06/16)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, HeardCitizen.com brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week. Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email … [Read more...]

Second northern tragedy brings further grief to local family

(Bethel, AK) -- A former Heard County resident and her husband died tragically in a house fire early Saturday morning in Bethel, Alaska. According to a report by KTUU-TV in Anchorage, the Bethel Fire Department arrived at the blaze just after 1 A.M. to find the home on fire. They were able to extinguish the flames, however while responders inspected the … [Read more...]

Braves off to best start in eight years

(Carrollton, GA) -- Head coach Keith Simmons and the Brave varsity boys basketball team improved to 3-1 with a convincing 76-56 win over Central of Carrollton Saturday afternoon. The 3-1 start is the team's best record through four games since 2008 and the new got even better with the return of stand-out athlete Emory Jones who stepped onto the court for … [Read more...]

Local children take joy in ‘Breakfast with Santa’

(Franklin, GA) -- Over 150 local children were treated to 'Breakfast with Santa' at the old recreation department gym Saturday morning. Sponsored by the Heard County 4-H program, the event featured not only pictures and breakfast with Santa Claus himself but also ' Christmas Storytime with Granny and a visit to Santa's workshop. The program was very … [Read more...]

Commissioners Approve Purchase Of New Fire Truck

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- Heard County Commissioners met on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 6:30 PM in the courthouse in Franklin. Under new business, Chief Steve Wirth, EMS Director for Heard County requested the board to approve the purchase of a new fire truck along with the needed equipment. On October 30, 2016, one of the 10 fire trucks used in … [Read more...]

Warning issued locally about mail theft uptick during holidays

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Department and Franklin Postmaster Melanie Spradlin are warning local citizens to beware of mail thieves who are targeting residences during the holiday season. There have already been several reports of stolen mail over the past few weeks including numerous incidents of theft in the Centralhatchee area. Mail … [Read more...]

Fire Chief lifts local burn ban

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Fire Chief Steve Wirth issued a press release lifting the county’s burn ban Thursday afternoon following some much-needed rain earlier this week. "With the recent rains and higher humidity levels the county-wide burn ban on recreational fire is being lifted at the guidance of Georgia forestry," said Wirth in the statement. … [Read more...]

2016 Heard County Christmas: A Guide to First Weekend Holiday Events

(Heard County, GA) -- In keeping with the annual tradition this upcoming first weekend in December will feature a record number of Christmas celebrations in Heard County including community parades featuring the Marching Braves, holiday fundraisers, and several visits from jolly old Saint Nicholas himself. In order to help our readers keep up with this … [Read more...]

Braves sweep OLM Bobcats on the road

(Fairburn, GA) -- Both the Braves and Lady Braves varsity basketball teams returned to the hard court Tuesday night following the holiday week and both scored hard-fought wins over a Class A private school in Our Lady of Mercy from Fayette County. The Braves moved to 2-1 on the season under first year coach Keith Simmons after 49-42 win that was a close … [Read more...]