September 25, 2017

Football Preview: Braves vs. Darlington

Heard Co. Braves vs. Darlington WHEN: Friday, Sept. 8 @ 7:30 PM WHERE: Heard County High School RECORDS: Braves (2-1, 0-0 in Region 5-AA), Tigers (1-1, 0-0 in Region 6-A Private) HEAD COACHES: Braves – Tim Barron (119-56 in his 15th season with Heard County),Tigers — Tommy Atha (124-50 in his 16th season with Darlington) RANKINGS: Braves (Composite … [Read more...]

Braves usher in new season with scrimmage at Staples

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves varsity football team ushered in the 2017 season with an early home scrimmage versus Lagrange Friday night, outlasting the Grangers by a composite score of 26-14. The majority of the Brave Nation fans were clad in blue to honor freshman Granger, 14-year-old Nar’Quevious Tucker, who passed away tragically during a team function … [Read more...]

‘Baby Braves’ Program Off and Running

(Franklin, GA) -- The eldest group of 'Baby Braves' are entering Pre-K classes in the Heard County School system for the first time today, with members of the future Heard High Class of 2030 officially enrolling at local elementary schools. While the first group of Baby Braves is only 19 strong, the entire program has really taken off during its inception … [Read more...]

The Agony of Defeat: Brave season ends in heart-wrenching loss at Bleckley

(Cochran, GA) -- The Heard County Brave baseball team and fans that traveled to middle Georgia this weekend experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows during a dramatic three game Sweet 16 series that ended with a heartbreaking 6-5 loss to the Bleckley County Royals. The walk-off loss Saturday afternoon capped the best four-year run in the … [Read more...]

Disqualified effort by injured runner inspires track team

(Franklin, GA) -- After straining her right quadriceps muscle in  the first leg of the 4 x 100 relay during the Region 5-AA Championship finals last Thursday, Macey Freeman knew her season and high school track career would end that day. Despite that knowledge, the senior Lady Brave would still go onto to make a huge impact on her team that day when she … [Read more...]

River cleanup volunteers remove 1600 pounds of trash

(Franklin, GA) -- Despite heavy rains and flooding along with concerns about unsafe levels of E-coli contamination, the 7th annual 'Sweep the Hooch' campaign sponsored by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper organization took place last Saturday with some modifications. After deciding that water-based activities (paddlers and waders) would be limited to land-based … [Read more...]

Chattahoochee Old Town hosts annual HCSO Egg Hunt

(Franklin) - Chattahoochee Old Town (formerly Brush Creek Park) played host over the weekend to a large group of young children who enjoyed the 20th annual Heard County Community Easter Egg Hunt. The spring weather was ideal for the annual holiday event sponsored by Sheriff Ross Henry and the Heard County Sheriff’s Department. The 2017 edition of the hunt … [Read more...]

Memorable Brave season ends with loss to Irish

(Franklin, GA) -- A memorable and historic season for the Heard County boys' basketball program ended Thursday night in Franklin with a 50-45 setback to the Fighting Irish from Dublin. The No. 9 state ranked and Region 5-AA No. 1 seeded Braves battled to the bitter end in a very physical state playoff contest but were unable to fully rebound from a 16-2 … [Read more...]

Lady Braves shock No. 3 Indians in front of another frenzied home crowd

(Franklin, GA) -- For the second time in a week, the Lady Braves basketball team dug deep to find a fourth quarter rally n order to survive in the state tournament. The never-say-die Lady Braves again erased a nine-point late third quarter deficit in front of a huge home crowd of spectators to shock the No. 3 team in the state Dodge County by a final score … [Read more...]

Making History: Braves claim first Region Championship since 1960

(Franklin, GA) -- Lagrange reporter Kevin Eckleberry stated it perfectly in the opening line of his report on Friday night's Region 5-AA Championship games in Franklin: "It was Heard County's night." Although the Braves entered the Championship clash as the top seed in the tournament and undefeated in the region, there were still many doubters that Coach … [Read more...]