August 7, 2020

Shealynn Sumner named to Dean’s List at UWG

UWG DEAN'S LIST  (Carrollton, GA) -- Shealynn Sumner was recently named to the Dean's List at the University of West Georgia for the spring semester. She will graduate in December of 2020 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. The Dean’s List is reserved for students who achieve a minimum GPA of 3.5. Congratulations Shealynn! … [Read more...]

Links for Virtual ‘Friday Night in Franklin’ tonight on YouTube

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School Senior Class of 2020's Virtual Graduation ceremony will be broadcast Friday night beginning at 8:00 PM. One hour prior to the graduation ceremony Heard High's 2019-2020 Awards ceremony will be broadcast at 7:00 PM. The traditional ceremony at Staples Stadium would have taken place tonight, and the hope is for … [Read more...]

Centralhatchee student receives DAR Youth Citizenship Medal

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce their 2019-20 recipient of the DAR Youth Citizenship Award for Centralhatchee Elementary School. Ethan Penados-Johnson was chosen by the school faculty as the student who best exemplifies the qualities of a good citizen.  Those qualities are honor, service, courage, leadership … [Read more...]

Franklin Shines with the Heard County High School Class of 2020

(Franklin/GA) -- Franklin is already known as a caring and loving community but beginning last Thursday evening it truly shines brighter with the smiling faces of the Heard County Class of 2020. Those who passed through downtown in the month of May are sure to notice an unusually large number of smiling faces on the square, despite mandated social … [Read more...]

VIDEO: A Tribute to the 2020 HCHS Senior Cheerleaders

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School cheerleading coach Mrs. Amanda Horn prepared the slideshow video above to honor the graduating seniors cheerleaders. Senior cheerleaders included Jamira Boleware, Betty Covington, Marissa Garza, Lily Langley, Tori Manders, J.J. Swint, and basketball cheer manager Alissa Philpott. Mrs. Horn will enter her 11th … [Read more...]

Ephesus student receives DAR Youth Citizenship Medal

(Ephesus, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce their 2019-20 recipient of the DAR Youth Citizenship Award for Ephesus Elementary School. Abbi Wilson was chosen by the school faculty as the student who best exemplifies the qualities of a good citizen. Those qualities are honor, service, courage, leadership and patriotism. Abbi … [Read more...]

Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations through June 1

(Franklin, GA) -- The deadline for the Heard County Athletics Hall of Fame nominations is June 1, 2020. The 2020 class of the Heard County Hall of Fame will be inducted during a ceremony prior to the preseason football scrimmage at Staples Stadium on August 7, 2020 if the game is not cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The nomination … [Read more...]

Heard School System releases tentative FY21 Budget

(Franklin, GA) -- As required by Georgia Code the Heard County Board of Education is posting a Tentative FY21 Budget. The budget will be considered for approval at the May 12, 2020, regular meeting at Heard High School. Citizens with questions about financial matters (including the FY21 Budget) are welcome to contact Superintendent Rodney Kay at … [Read more...]

Garrett Curbow named Heard County Star Student

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Comprehensive High School senior Garrett Whit Curbow has been named the school’s 2020 PAGE STAR Student. Curbow selected Mrs. Penny Hood, Media Specialist at Heard County High School, as his STAR Teacher. Melinda Brown, President of the Heard County Chamber of Commerce, the local STAR program sponsor, has announced the … [Read more...]

Jayda Stone qualifies for Duke Gifted Program

(Franklin, GA) -- Jayda Stone, a fifth-grade student at Heard County Elementary School, has been invited to join the Duke University Talent Identification Program’s prestigious 4th–6th Grade Talent Search. Each year, a select group of academically talented students in the United States are identified as academically gifted based on their exceptional … [Read more...]