October 22, 2019

Rebel With A Cause

(Haralson County, GA) -- Despite facing an enormous amount of difficulty in his life, Brandon McClure has never lot his signature smile. Brandon was born several months prematurely and diagnosed with cerebral palsy which has limited him to the confines of his wheelchair for most of his life. The 34-year-old Haralson County native has never let his physical … [Read more...]

DPS Officers focus on unsafe driving behavior during ‘Operation Safe Driver Week’

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is participating in Operation Safe Driver Week, July 14-20, which focuses on commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors with an emphasis on speeding. During Operation Safe Driver Week, MCCD Officers will issue warnings … [Read more...]

Brave tennis nets close wins over Troup

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County High School tennis teams each scored 3-2 wins over Troup County top open the 2019 tennis season Monday afternoon at HCHS. In boy's action, No. 3 Dave Dunn earned an 8-6 win while No. 1 Garrett Callahan lost 8-4 and No. 2 Jordan Cornelius fell 8-5. In doubles' action No. 1 team Duncan Googe and Ethan Hahn won 9-7 … [Read more...]

Goliath defensive effort leads Braves over Dublin

(Dublin, GA) -- For a second straight season, the Heard County Brave football team and fans decided to forego the latter portion of the Thanksgiving holiday to travel to South Georgia for a state quarterfinal match-up and for the second straight season, the Braves walked away victorious scoring an 18-3 win over the Dublin Fighting Irish at the famous … [Read more...]

Braves ‘Take Care of Business’ in playoff win over Douglass

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves continued with the 'Taking Care of Business' mentality Friday night at Staples Stadium where they upended the Douglass Astros 27-6 in round two of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs. The solid win over a team that entered the night at 10-1 earned the Braves a berth in the quarterfinals for the second straight season … [Read more...]

Not Enough Cowbell: Brave Defense Stymies Devils to Claim Region 5-AA Crown

(Bremen, GA) -- The Bremen High School student section were certain all signs pointed to a Blue Devil win just prior to Friday night's huge region clash -- but in the end (and on the field) all signs pointed to another Region 5-AA Championship for the Heard County Braves. In the battle between two of the top five ranked teams in the state, a stellar … [Read more...]

Student Body Right: Young Lady with Autism Voted as Heard County Homecoming Queen

(Franklin, GA) -- Jessica Kirkpatrick may be a little different from her classmates, but that hasn't kept her from receiving the royal treatment this week after being nominated and then selected by her classmates to be a part of Heard County High School's Homecoming Court. The senior ended her special week with a bang after the Heard County High School … [Read more...]

Levi Brown: A Mainstay for the Thundering Herd

(Huntington, WV) -- Former Heard County Brave football player and 2015 HCHS graduate Levi Brown has already become one of the most accomplished NCAA athletes in school history during his first three years as a member of the offensive line at Marshall University in West Virginia. Brown, a redshirt junior and the Herd's starting center for the last two years, … [Read more...]

1968 graduate reunited with lost class ring after 50 years

(Franklin, GA) -- A 1968 graduate of Heard County High School had almost forgotten about her senior class ring after not seeing it for almost 50 years until a good samaritan and social media helped her reunite with the priceless lost memento this week. As it turns out, Susan Jacks (maiden name Crockett) had lost the ring while playing in a softball … [Read more...]

Students remorseful about senior prank

(Franklin, GA) -- A small group of Heard High seniors are apologetic and remorseful about a senior prank that sparked some outrage on social media early this morning and the school principal is using the incident as a teaching moment. The Heard Citizen spoke with all five of the students today to find out exactly what they were thinking when they used an … [Read more...]