May 18, 2021

Special Week Honors Georgia’s School Boards

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School District is joining in a statewide celebration this week to salute the efforts of local school board members. The week of March 15-19, 2021 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The weeklong observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. Citizens elect board … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight: Sarah Hannah

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- We regularly spotlight the art creations of Heard County students. Today's Student Artist Spotlight tempera painting, 'Snow Landscape with Evergreen Trees,' was created by HCMS 8th-grader Sarah Hannah. Advanced art students worked independently according to a visual theme that they each … [Read more...]

ESPLOST keeps Heard County athletics competitive

(Franklin, GA) -- The coaches and athletic personnel of the Heard County School System have worked to expand the number of sports and student participation in athletics over the past several years. The addition of fishing, volleyball, and junior varsity/B-teams have allowed far more students to be involved in athletics in the last five years. Research has … [Read more...]

Heard High FFA installs ‘Little Free Food Pantry’ at Franklin City Park

(Franklin, GA) -- Frequent Franklin City Park and nature walk visitors may have noticed something new at the park's trailhead entry the last couple of days. The Heard County Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter has constructed a "Little Free Food Pantry" that will be available for those in need throughout the Heard County community. With the partnering … [Read more...]

Heard High Chorus performing Winter Concert Thursday

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County High School Chorus is experiencing an exciting winter of music and competition and will perform its Winter Concert performance virtually for the local community this Thursday evening at 6:00 PM. Four students will be presenting their songs from the 2021 Kiwanis Art and Music Showcase held at the Carrollton Center for the … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight: Gracyn McKenzie

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- We regularly spotlight the art creations of Heard County students. Today's Student Artist Spotlight tempera painting, 'Giraffe,' was created by HCMS 7th-grader Gracyn McKenzie. Advanced art students worked independently according to a visual theme that they each selected. Instructor Jay Davis gave each … [Read more...]

HCHS announces Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School announced the Class of 2021 Valedictorian and Salutatorian recently via social media. The highest ranked graduate and Valedictorian of the class is Ms. Briley Porter (pictured above right) while the second ranked student and Salutatorian is Mr. Seth Flemming (pictured above left). The commencement ceremonies for … [Read more...]

Early Voting for March 16 Special Election begins today

(Franklin, GA) -- Early voting for the March 16, 2021 Special Election begins today at the Heard County courthouse. City of Franklin voters will be choosing a candidate to fill the remaining term for the POST 5 City Council Seat left vacant by Cliff Jiles who resigned late last year. The qualifying City Council candidates include Robert “Robbie” Hilton, … [Read more...]

ESPLOST critical for Heard County Schools and Students

(Franklin, GA) -- Maintaining a high quality school system is paramount to a small community. Providing a positive impact on the local economy, giving inhabitants a shared sense of community, and being a source of pride for the community members are just a few of the benefits of having a strong educational system in a small community. In small towns where … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight: Madilyn Denney

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- We regularly spotlight the art creations of Heard County students. Today's Student Artist Spotlight tempera painting, 'Oak Tree in the Snow with Red Cardinal,' was created by HCMS 8th-grader Madilyn Denney. Advanced art students worked independently according to a visual theme that they each … [Read more...]