September 28, 2020

Braves ranked No. 6 after downing unbeaten Tigers

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves outlasted the Darlington Tigers in a battle of unbeatens at Staples Stadium in Franklin Friday night. The Braves held on for the 35-30 win after converting a 4th and 7 with just over a minute to go in the game to seal the win. Junior Brave quarterback Maurice Fench found Chief Borders across the middle and the home … [Read more...]

Youth football opens on high note for Little Braves

(Franklin, GA) -- The youth football season got underway Saturday at the Heard County Parks and Recreation Department. All three Heard County teams were in action and each pulled off a big opening day wins. The 10U Braves took down Mt. Zion by a final score of 26-6 to begin their season with a 1-0 record. Leading the way for the Braves on offense were … [Read more...]

Mr. Benjamin Edward Parker

On September 20, 2020 Mr. Benjamin Edward Parker of Douglasville, GA passed away tragically. He was born in Pasco County, FL to mother Tonya Shelnutt And father Robert Anthony Bliss On May 11, 1976. He is preceded in death by his father Robert Anthony Bliss. Ben was a veteran truck Driver with 15 yrs of experience for Coker transportation. Beyond his … [Read more...]

Softball Round-Up: JV, HCMS Lady Braves score big wins

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School Lady Braves softball team recognized its five 8th grade players prior to Wednesday's home game versus rival Bowdon. The Lady Braves rounded out the day's celebration with a 5-0 win over the Red Devilettes to earn the top seed for next week's middle school championship tournament. Starting pitcher Kinley … [Read more...]

Absentee Ballots Now Available

(Franklin, GA) -- Absentee ballots are now being mailed to voters across Georgia and Heard County. If you have not applied for a ballot but wish to do so, you may use the Secretary of State’s on-line absentee ballot application at You may also download an application from the following site … [Read more...]

Senior moments spark softball win over rival Callaway

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves celebrated their three senior players in a Senior Night ceremony prior to Tuesday night's big Region 5-AA home clash versus Callaway. Fittingly, it was those same three players that provided the late fireworks to push the squad to an important 9-1 region win. Seniors Beth Taylor, Alyssa Hall, and Sydney Goddard delivered … [Read more...]

Pastoral Nuggets: Optional church attendance and Christianity

In my opinion, one of the greatest problems facing the church and America today is the fact that attendance has become optional. I was raised in Bill & Betty McCollough's home. This meant that church attendance was not optional. In fact, the only option associated with it was whupped or non-whupped. But let there be no mistake - you were going - like … [Read more...]

HELP WANTED: Full Time Tag and Tax Clerk

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Tax Commissioner’s Office is now accepting applications for a full time Tag and Tax Clerk. Applicants must have computer and multitasking skills, the ability to work with the public with a professional, positive , and courteous attitude. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to pass a criminal … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (09/22/20)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Sept. 22, 2020 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARINGS a.  Application to Rezone from Rural Development to Agricultural – Thomas Chesnut – 281 Eley Road b.  Special Use Application – Dog Kennel – 1121 Windy Hill Road c.  Special Use Application – … [Read more...]

JOB OPENINGS: Production Workers

(West Point, GA) -- Malone Workforce Solutions is now hiring Production Workers for temp-to-hire positions with KIA in West Point, GA! Come join the team that builds the award-winning KIA Sorento and all new KIA TELLURIDE; proudly named by J.D. Power as the Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality, 2 out of 3 years in a row; named Best 3-Row SUV for … [Read more...]