January 23, 2022

Superintendent Kay addresses community about GPAC concert series funding

Happy New Year Brave Nation, I hope everyone is off to a great start to 2022!  In an effort to continue our transparency I am writing to disclose the details of the upcoming Concert Series at the new Heard County GPAC. There have been community members who have expressed concerns about the building being used for community events that may become a burden … [Read more...]

Heard County celebrates ‘Red Ribbon’ week

(Franklin, GA) -- Red Ribbon Week is celebrated yearly nationwide from October 23 – 31.  Red Ribbon Week was started in 1985 after drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered a DEA Agent.  With this being the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, it’s message is to present a commitment to a Drug Free society. Each year Heard County Schools … [Read more...]

Mary Hines Johnson Day proclaimed in Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- In a special program hosted by the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, Mary Hines Johnson was posthumously awarded the NSDAR Women in American History Award on Saturday, October 9, 2021.   Mary Hines Johnson received this award because of her impact on the education of African-American children during the early to mid 1900’s in Heard County.  … [Read more...]

Langston coming to Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- The legacy of the Franklin Music Park will be alive and well starting this January, as the Heard County School System is proud to announce that rising country music star Jon Langston is coming to Franklin to perform at the opening date of the new performing arts center. On Saturday, January 22, Langston and his band will perform at the … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools continues excellence in Academics

(Franklin, GA) -- The 2020-2021 school year was tough on school systems across the nation, as schools were forced to deal with quarantines, social distancing, and virtual education. Heard County Schools were not immune from these issues, and it would have been easy for everyone in the system to lower academic expectations due to the pandemic. This did not … [Read more...]

Fall Festival at Heard Elementary School (October 1)

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Elementary School will be hosting its annual Fall Festival outdoors on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Activities will include BINGO, cake walk, pick-a-duck, putt putt golf and many others! Heard County FFA will also be providing a hayride! Unlimited activity bracelets can be pre-purchased at  HCES for $10 or $15 … [Read more...]

GACD now accepting 2022 scholarship applications

(Franklin, GA) -- Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) awards an annual scholarship of $1,000 to encourage study and careers in soil and water conservation related fields. Awards will be given to students majoring in, or intending to major in, a soil and water conservation related area. Acceptable areas of study include, but are not limited … [Read more...]

Braves Patrol at CES completes training on Flag Etiquette

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Braves Patrol at Centralhatchee Elementary had a couple of visitors on Friday, August 20th. Jane Barker, Chairman of the Flag of the USA Committee for the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, and Georgia State NSDAR Flag Chairman, Pamela Lyle, stopped by the school to review flag etiquette and other topics with the new patrol members … [Read more...]

Heard County Head Start registration now open for the 2021-2022 school year

(Franklin, GA) -- The Community Action for Improvement, Inc. (CAFI) Heard County Head Start program is now registering for the 2021-2022 school year. The program is open to ages six weeks to five years of age. Documents needed for registration include the applicants birth certificate, verification of home address (lease, utility bill, etc), verification of … [Read more...]

DAR announces American History Contest for 2021-22

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County students are invited to participate in our DAR American History Essay Contest. The contest is open to Grades 5 – 8. Title of Essay: “The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.” November 11, 2021, marks the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Imagine that you had a brother who lost his life on the … [Read more...]