November 18, 2019

8U Little Braves wrap up football season with big win

(Franklin, GA) -- The 8U Braves finished off a solid season on Saturday, November 2 at Staples Stadium with a 37-13 win over Carroll County Maroon in the C- Bracket Championship game of the First Annual Kenneth Farmer Bowl (formerly the Kiwanis Bowl). The 8U squad coached by Jay Endicott earned the spot in the title game by defeating Carroll County Silver … [Read more...]

Heard County celebrates 2019 REACH Scholars

(Franklin, GA) -- Five Heard County eighth graders recently signed contracts agreeing to get good grades and attendance, meet with academic coaches and mentors and to graduate from high school and pursue postsecondary education. As their reward, the State of Georgia will provide them $10,000 ($2500 per year) toward four years of college or technical … [Read more...]

Veterans Day Celebration at Centralhatchee Park this Saturday

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Veterans and citizens are invited to Centralhatchee Park this Saturday at 10:00 AM for a Veterans Day Celebration. The keynote speaker will be B. T. McCutchen, Jr. (Retired) Col. USA/AV MI. The program will also feature the Heard County High School Chorus, a performance of 'Taps' by Daniel Burgos, and the singing of 'God Bless … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (11/07/19)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM Nov. 7, 2019 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Joel Rogers Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting Oct. 3, 2019) AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen Boyd Police Department – Chief Kevin … [Read more...]

Ephesus and Centralhatchee Election Results

(Centralhatchee/Ephesus) -- Following early voting which ended last week, city election day was held in both the Town of Centralhatchee and the City of Ephesus Tuesday. In Ephesus, the only contested position saw Christopher Lynn Cumbie win the Post 2 City Council seat with 50 votes (75.76%), defeating Ralph Cates who garnered 16 votes. The seat was left … [Read more...]

November BOC Meeting Rescheduled

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners Monthly Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The location is Heard County Administration Building, 201 Park Avenue, Franklin. … [Read more...]

Large crowd gathers for Annual ‘Trunk or Treat’ at Heard Arena

(Franklin, GA) -- The rains cleared away just in time in for a near record crowd of children and adults to flock to the 11th annual “Trunk or Treat” event at the Heard County Covered Arena on a chilly Halloween night. This year’s event featured around 40 decorated “trunks” along with other types of vehicles thanks to volunteers from throughout the community … [Read more...]

HCPR named 4th district ‘Agency of the Year’

(Franklin, GA) -- The Georgia Parks and Recreation 4th District held their 2019 Annual Awards Banquet held on October 16, 2019 at the Heard County Recreation Department. Director Kathy Scott received the award on behalf of HCPR for "Agency of the Year" which is the most prestigious award given at the banquet. Heard County BOC Chairman Lee Boone stated, "I … [Read more...]

Upcoming Changes in Leadership at Heard County Schools

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System will have some new faces in leadership beginning in January 2020.  In reality, those faces won’t be new to Heard County, but they will be taking on new roles in the system. In January, current HCHS principal, Mr. Brent Tisdale, will shift to the district office level and take on the role of Assistant … [Read more...]

Friday Night Preview: Braves @ Lamar County Trojans

Heard Co. Braves @ Lamar Co. Trojans WHAT: Region 5-AA Football WHEN: Friday, Nov. 1 @ 7:30 PM WHERE: Lamar County High School, 1 Trojan Way, Barnesville, GA 30204 DIRECTIONS: RADIO: Live broadcast on WTRP 620 AM Lagrange with Doug Stephens RECORDS: Braves (3-5, 3-1 in Region 5-AA), Trojans (6-2, 2-2 in Region 5-AA) HEAD … [Read more...]