January 17, 2021

$1000 bonus for every Georgia public school teacher, staff member

(Atlanta, GA) -- Governor Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods plan to pro​​vide a one-time, $1,000 bonus payment to every K-12 public-school teacher and school-level staff member in the state. The bonus payments are intended for all school-level staff in Georgia's K-12 public schools, including teachers, paraprofessionals, school … [Read more...]

4-H Summer Camp Survey

(Franklin, GA) -- Georgia 4-H wants to hear your thoughts on your child/ren’s participation in 4-H camp this summer, with COVID-19 likely to remain a concern. What you tell us is very important as we gather information to inform our decision-making and communication regarding 4-H camp in 2021. Please follow this … [Read more...]

Registration for new 2021-2022 PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students

Heard County School System Registration for NEW 2021-2022 PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Students WHO: Any child who is not currently attending school in the Heard County School System and … will be four years old prior to September 1, 2021 and is a Georgia resident can register for PreK  will be five years old prior to September 1, 2021 … [Read more...]

HCMS student named American History Essay winner

(Franklin, GA) -- Rylee Reeves, an eighth grade student at Heard County Middle School, was awarded the American History Essay Medal and Certificate of Award on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The 2020 essay topic was the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre is considered to be a pivotal event that paved the way to the American … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight: Trystan Rowell

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- We regularly spotlight the art creations of Heard County students. Today's Student Artist Spotlight color pencil drawing was created by an advanced art student, HCMS 8th-grader Trystan Rowell. Advanced art students developed a theme of their own choice that they wanted to create artwork around, and then … [Read more...]

2020 Heard County “Shop With A Cop” event goes virtual

(Franklin, GA) -- Many holiday traditions are being sidelined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but organizers of the Heard County's 5th Annual "Shop With A Cop" event did their best to keep the tradition going. Each December, area law enforcement officers typically take part in the event, accompanying local special needs kids via motorcade to the Carrollton … [Read more...]

Heard County Student receives Dar Youth Citizenship Medal

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that Caroline Cammon is the recipient of the DAR Youth Citizenship Award for 2019 -20. Before moving to the 6th grade at Heard Middle, Caroline was selected by the 5th grade teachers at Heard Elementary. Caroline was chosen by the school faculty as the student who best exemplifies … [Read more...]

Bianco named as new Heard County Athletic Director

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Education voted unanimously this week to make Mr. Trent Bianco the new athletic director for the Heard County School System. The announcement came on the heels of Coach Shane Lasseter being promoted to the head football coaching position. Mr. Bianco began his teaching career at Carrollton High School in the … [Read more...]

Tim Barron steps down as Heard County football coach

(Franklin, GA) -- Tim Barron announced today that he is stepping down as the head football coach at Heard County High School after 19 years as the team's leader. Coach Barron shared a letter to the community explaining his decision. Barron plans to remain in coaching, but has not publicly announced his future plans. Barron leaves behind a strong legacy of … [Read more...]

Lagrange College profiles HCES teacher Blake Alford

Article written by Trevor Wenners, Assistant Director of Sports Information at Lagrange College (Franklin, GA) -- LaGrange College offered Blake Alford the best of both worlds. The institution gave autonomy and a new chapter, while keeping her close to home in Franklin, Georgia. Alford played three years of competitive tennis at LC, built authentic … [Read more...]