December 8, 2021

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...]

Important information about Heard County’s after school program

HEARD COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM Home of the Braves Below are some frequently asked questions about the After School Program at the elementary schools within the Heard County School System: * What are the days and times of the After School Program (ASP)? Monday through Friday, 3:00pm (following the 2:45 student dismissal) until 6:00pm. Parents/guardians are … [Read more...]

‘Starting in Style’ to help young ladies with back-to-school shopping

(Franklin/Carrollton) -- 'Starting in Style' is a new project that is aimed at giving middle school girls from both Heard and Carroll counties a chance to go back to school shopping with the help of Jules & James Boutique as well as City Station -- located in Carrollton. Middle school can be a tough time for many students but with the right outfit it … [Read more...]

Heard County school system announces 2020-21 retirees

(Franklin, GA) -- Every year, the Heard County School System loses high quality employees to retirement. The 2020-2021 school year was no exception as several longtime faculty and staff members call it a career. “Make no mistake, our school system’s success is merely a reflection of the high quality of our dedicated personnel,” stated Heard County School … [Read more...]

Ken Wiggins named next CES Principal

(Franklin, GA) -- On May 11, the Heard County Board of Education selected Ken Wiggins as the new principal at Centralhatchee Elementary School beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. The position of principal at Centralhatchee Elementary opened when current principal Dawn Bennett was selected to serve as Heard County’s instructional leadership coach for … [Read more...]

Impassioned 10-year-old earns grant for community cleanup project

(Franklin, GA) -- Motorists passing along Franklin Parkway in Heard County this weekend may see a group of folks cleaning the trash from the roadsides thanks to the initiative shown by a local 10-year-old Ms. Ava Childers. The Heard Elementary fourth-grader recently applied for and received some money through the Hershey Heartwarming Young Heroes Grants for … [Read more...]

GHSA State Playoff Baseball Preview: Braves at Elbert County

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves will travel to Elberton, GA to take on the Blue Devils in the first round best-of-three series of the 2021 GHSA Class AA State Baseball Playoffs. The series will begin with a doubleheader on Thursday at 5:00 PM with each team needing two wins to advance to the Sweet 16. If the teams split Thursday's doubleheader, … [Read more...]

Heard High Senior awarded full music scholarship

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School is proud to announce that senior Charity Abrahamson-Anglin is receiving a full tuition music scholarship to Southern Union State College in Alabama. The awarding of the scholarship stems from a March 8 audition for the Southern Union Sound, the college's prestigious show choir. A lifetime resident of Heard County, … [Read more...]

Strong start from Cornelius leads Braves in 10-1 region win

(Franklin, GA) -- A strong performance starting pitcher Drew Cornelius led the Braves to a 10-1 win over the Temple Tigers Tuesday in Franklin. The senior hurler tossed five innings allowing just two hits and no earned runs as the Braves scored a crucial Region 5-AA win after Friday's doubleheader versus Callaway was postponed until later in the season due … [Read more...]