December 16, 2019

Lady Brave Softball Players Honored with Postseason Awards

(Franklin, GA) -- The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) recently named several Heard County High School Lady Braves to their 2019 Class AA All-State softball team. Leading the way were four players who were named to the first team including pitcher Katelyn Jiles, outfielder Beth Taylor, catcher Mackenzie White, and shortstop Emma Helton. Senior … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (11/19/19)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING December 17, 2019 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARINGS a.  Public Hearing Regarding a Request to Rezone – Ala-Ga Roll Off Containers, Inc. / Andy Ethridge, 7727 U.S. Hwy. 27N b.  Public Hearing Regarding Amendment to Heard County Zoning – Article … [Read more...]

Chief Scott Parrott presented with Service Award

(Franklin, GA) -- At the November Heard County Board of Commissioner's meeting, Chairman Lee Boone presented Battalion Chief Scott Parrott with a 35-year Service Award. The Board of Commissioners recognized and thanked Scott for his 35 years of dedicated Fire & EMS service to the citizens of Heard County. Pictured above (L-R) are Commissioner David … [Read more...]

Lady Braves top Greenwave in Region 5-AA opener

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Lady Braves varsity basketball team scored a much-needed 50-25 win over Spencer Friday night at HCHS in the Region 5-AA opening game of the season. Coach Helen Akins' squad put together a strong team effort on the offensive end of the floor with six Lady Braves scoring at least four points including all five starters. The … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools unveil plan for new Performing Arts Center, Gymnasium

(Franklin, GA) -- In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Heard County Board of Education approved the construction of a new $18 million dollar facility to be located next to the campus of Heard County High School. The construction bid was awarded to J & R Construction out of Carrollton, GA. The state of the art facility will house two separate facilities … [Read more...]

Jury finds Joe Randall Bryan guilty of Enticing a Minor

(Franklin, GA) -- A jury found defendant Joe Randall Bryan guilty of enticing a child for indecent purposes Monday in Heard County Superior Court. Bryan was investigated by Investigator Dan Boswell with the Heard County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Paul Spann. This was the first jury trial held in Heard County’s … [Read more...]

‘One Night in Bethlehem’ at Glenloch Baptist Church

(Glenloch, GA) --  The 2019 version of “One Night in Bethlehem” will return to Glenloch Baptist Church on December 13-15, 2019 from 6:00-8:30 PM each night. Many months of preparation goes into the re-location and re-creation of this production which is enjoyed annually by the local community. "One Night in Bethlehem" is a live version of the town of … [Read more...]

Approved Franklin City Council Minutes (11/07/19)

Franklin City Council Meeting Minutes CITY HALL COURTROOM Nov. 7, 2019 (6:30 PM) MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday November 7, 2019 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. All Councilmembers, except for Councilmember Jiles, were in attendance. Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming … [Read more...]

Local Law Enforcement Issue Holiday Safety Reminders

(Franklin) -- “Well friends, 2019 has almost come and gone with 2020 is just around the corner. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving planned and will be able to enjoy time with family and friends and remember to be thankful for all your blessings,” states Sheriff Ross Henry. “This is the time of year when many of us will be taking trips to visit … [Read more...]

Middle Braves 2-0 after win over Tigers

(Temple, GA) -- The HCMS boys basketball team moved to 2-0 on the young season Thursday with a 43-26 at Temple. A staunch defensive effort was key for the Braves as they allowed the Tigers to score just five first half points. The Braves led 23-5 at the half and 37-13 after three quarters before some of the younger guys saw significant minutes in the … [Read more...]