October 1, 2016

Marching Braves thriving under new leadership

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County High School Marching Braves are preparing for a championship season of their own this week as they travel to Central High School this Saturday, October 1 for the 34th annual  'Super Bowl of Sound' Marching Band Festival and Contest. First year band director Mr. Eric Vogel is excited for the opportunity this Saturday to … [Read more...]

Braves crush Tigers in Region 5-AA Opener

(Franklin, GA) -- After much anticipation this week, legendary Atlanta broadcaster Bill Hartman and High 5 Sports discovered an electric atmosphere as they descended on the Heard County community Friday night for the Fox 5 Game of the Week at Staples Stadium featuring the Heard County Braves versus the Temple Tigers in a Region 5-AA opener. The Braves (5-1) … [Read more...]

Support and fellowship dominates Heard-Temple rivalry

(Franklin, GA) -- It is only fitting that when the Heard County Braves (4-1) host the Temple Tigers (4-0) Friday night, the game will have the extra luster of being Fox 5 Atlanta's High 5 Sports Game of the Week. It seems any time these two schools get together for a big game that something special is going to happen. Several times over the past six years … [Read more...]

Heard County’s oldest event slated for August 17-21

(Franklin, GA) -- The Flat Rock Camp Meeting, the longest running event in Heard County history, is once again planned to take place this year from August 17-21. This will be the 140th edition of the camp meeting taking place at the Flat Rock Campgrounds about four miles west of Franklin. The campground was originally built in 1876 and meetings have been … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen celebrates 5 years of local news coverage

(Franklin, GA) -- Five years ago today, we created and launched HeardCitizen.com in hopes of reinventing the way that news and other information is delivered to our local community. While we have great respect for our two weekly print newspapers, we saw an obvious need for information and news to be shared more than just once per week and we attempted to … [Read more...]

Heard County artists shine at Coweta Art Show

(Newnan, GA) -- Heard County artists R.L. Hughey and Deborah McNeil once again wowed the crowd Tuesday night at awards reception of the 11th annual Performing Arts Juried Art Show sponsored by the Newnan Coweta Art Association. The inventive and creative couple were honored with the "Best in Sculpture' award for their extremely complex and interactive piece … [Read more...]

HHS grads complete cross-country road trip

(Franklin, GA) -- Some Heard County High School Class of 2016 honor graduates celebrated their achievements by embarking on a 7,000 mile plus cross-country road trip soon after they completed commencement exercises on May 20. Valedictorian Hannah Rogers, Salutatorian Jaime Conlan, and fellow honor grads Brian Hill and Riley Curbow had been planning the … [Read more...]

Senior Brave chasing his dream

(Franklin, GA) -- A number of Heard County Brave football players have been working hard since last season to improve and ready themselves for the upcoming football campaign, but perhaps none have progressed as much as skill player DayVin Troy. The upcoming senior has worked out at several prospect and showcase camps throughout the southeast this year, and … [Read more...]

Tristan Brown wins prestigious Positive Athlete Award

(Atlanta, GA) -- A recent graduate of Heard County High School has been named a Georgia Positive Athlete Award winner. Senior Tristan Brown is one of only 30 student athletes to receive the statewide honor sponsored by Positive Athlete Georgia, a subsidiary of Celebrate Positive LLC, which promotes the benefits of positivity to young athletes around the … [Read more...]

Local cosplayer shares why she loves getting into costume

(Atlanta, GA) -- A record 28,377 people attended MomoCon, a four-day weekend of nonstop fun and festivities held over Memorial Day weekend in downtown Atlanta. MomoCon is a fast-growing national anime and gaming convention held each year in downtown Atlanta. The all-ages convention originally started in 2005 at Georgia Tech and has grown in popularity each … [Read more...]