April 8, 2020

Letter To The Editor: Time Well Spent

To the Senior students: I can't tell you what it’s like to have my senior prom taken away at the last minute. I can't tell you what it feels like to hear that my graduation has been postponed indefinitely… potentially cancelled altogether. I can, however, tell you what it’s like to face adversity. I can tell you what it’s like to question every single … [Read more...]

Superintendent Kay to HCHS Senior Class: “You’ve Done Enough”

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County students won't get the chance to complete the current school year in a classroom setting. "I will sign an executive order today closing K-12 public schools for the rest of the school year," Gov. Brian Kemp said in a news conference Wednesday. Gov. Kemp said the decision came after recommendations from numerous health … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: Superintendent Rodney Kay addresses Brave Nation

Brave Nation, I wanted to take just a moment to communicate with you about a couple very important topics. But before I dive into those two things I just wanted to say, “THANK YOU.” Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your perseverance. Thank you for your unending support of our school system and the respect you show to our teachers and staff on a … [Read more...]

Further details on Heard County’s COVID-19 feeding program for students

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School system announced this week the implementation of a new COVID-19 Feeding Program for Heard County students. Starting Monday, March 23, Heard County School Nutrition will be offering FREE meal packages on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:30 PM at Heard County Elementary School. Between these two pick up days, you … [Read more...]

Heard County schools launching emergency COVID-19 feeding program

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School system announced Thursday morning the implementation of a new COVID-19 Feeding Program for Heard County students. Superintendent Rodney Kay says the program will take place on Mondays and Thursday from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM at Heard County Elementary School in Franklin. The program will lunch next Monday, March 23 … [Read more...]

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 16-20, 2020 has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The week-long observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. Citizens elect board … [Read more...]

Makayla Red takes next step in Panther career

Article written by Trevor Wenners, Assistant Director of Sports Information at Lagrange College (Lagrange, GA) -- Makayla Red loves the art of competing. The second-year player on the LaGrange College women's tennis team has a friendly personality, but when it comes to being in between the lines, she has an intense competitive spirit. Red is off to a … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools to close Monday amid coronavirus concerns

(Franklin, GA) -- Following Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s statewide press conference and after reviewing the information provided by state health agencies, the Heard County School System will close all schools beginning Monday for a minimum two-week period. The decision was made late Thursday by the Board of Education during a special called meeting. Heard … [Read more...]

Tray Owens twirls 11-K gem at Alford Field

(Franklin, GA) -- Tray Owens was masterful on the mound Monday afternoon at Alford Field where the Braves knocked off the Lamar County Trojans 4-0 in game one of the 2020 Region 5-AA schedule. Owens put together some stellar numbers in his complete game performance as he allowed just three hits and one walk. The senior hurler struck out 11 Trojan hitters … [Read more...]

Braves earn ‘Diamond Day’ sweep over Red Devils, Bulldogs

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Braves varsity baseball team had a big day Saturday as they notched wins over the Ranburne Bulldogs and the Bowdon Red Devils on 'Diamond Day' at W.C. Roop Field at Bowdon High. The wins came at a great time as the squad was looking for some momentum with the important Region 5-AA slate of games kicking off with a three-game series … [Read more...]