July 6, 2020

Heard BOC approves budget, discusses Old Jail

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners met for its July meeting Tuesday night at the Heard County Administration Building in Franklin. In attendance were Chairman Lee Boone, District 1 Commissioner Larry Hooks, District 3 Commissioner Gwen Caldwell, District 4 Commissioner Larry Hammond, and District 5 Commissioner David Walls. The … [Read more...]

Family confirms Class of 72 HCHS graduate died from COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard County native was laid to rest Monday after passing away from COVID-19 and her family is asking the public to be mindful of the seriousness of the current coronavirus pandemic. 66-year-old Lugenia Lewis of Franklin passed away on May 18 at Tanner Hospital in Carrollton. The 1972 graduate of Heard County High School was well-known … [Read more...]

Regions Bank announces Wednesday reopening in Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- A spokesperson for Regions Bank announced in an email Tuesday evening that the local bank will reopen today. The Franklin branch temporarily closed last Friday after Regions learned that an individual who spent time in the branch had experienced COVID-19 symptoms. Under these circumstances, Regions initiates a thorough cleaning of the … [Read more...]

Brave Tennis Senior Spotlight: Alannah McQuain

(Franklin, GA) -- This week we are highlighting the 2020 Brave and Lady Brave senior tennis players. The Brave tennis season was abruptly ended by COVID-19 when school was closed in mid March. Today's spotlight is on senior Lady Brave Allanah McQuain. "Alannah has always been passionate about tennis, and you could see that passion every day at practice by … [Read more...]

Charles Israel sworn in as new City Councilman

(Franklin, GA) -- New Post 3 Franklin City Councilman Charles Israel was sworn into office by City of Franklin Election Supervisor Karen Boyd on Monday, April 27 in the Joel W. Rogers Municipal Courtroom. Israel will take over the seat and for Kevin Hayes who stepped down to seek the Mayor position after the passing of Mayor Rogers in February. "I am … [Read more...]

Katy Gray receives excellence in American History Medal

(Franklin, GA) -- At the recent chapter meeting for the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, Katy Gray from Heard County Middle School was awarded the Excellence in American History Medal for her chapter-winning essay on “The Voyage of the Mayflower.” Katy also received a Certificate of Award for her essay. Katy’s parents, Beth and Billy Gray, were also present to … [Read more...]

Basketball Championship Week at HCMS

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Middle School will play host this week to the 2019-2020 West Georgia Small Middle School Basketball Championships. The tournament will get started with play-in games today followed by the girls semifinals tomorrow and the boys semifinals on Wednesday. The Championship games will take place Friday beginning with the girls … [Read more...]

Spring Signings at Heard High

(Franklin, GA) -- Six senior Heard County High school athletes from six different sports took part in the Spring Signing Day last month at Heard County High School. Family, friends, administrators, faculty and coaches were all on hand for the festivities organized multiple times each year by HHS athletic director Shane Lassetter. The future collegiates … [Read more...]

Medal finishes for three Braves at State Championships

(Macon, GA) - Three Heard County Brave varsity wrestlers earned medals after finishing in the top six in Class AA at the Centreplex in Macon this week at the 2019 GHSA Traditional State Wrestling Championship Meet. One of the most exciting Georgia High School events of the year featured almost 500 wrestlers competing in all seven classifications under one … [Read more...]

State Wrestling Championships Preview

Class AA State Wrestling Championships WHEN: Thursday, February 14- Saturday, February 16 WHERE: The Macon Centreplex (Coliseum) ADDRESS:  200 Coliseum Dr, Macon, GA 31217 ON THE WEB: Family, friends and fans can watch all matches and all mats of Traditional State Championships LIVE at NFHSNetwork.com/GHSA and trackwrestling.com. DVDs can also be ordered … [Read more...]