September 21, 2014

Middle Braves wear down Devils with strong 2nd half

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(Bowdon, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School football team traveled to arch rival Bowdon Thursday afternoon and walked off the field with a 30-8 win fueled primarily by a strong second half performance. Several turnovers by both teams had the game tied at 8-8 at the half before the Braves broke it open in the third quarter. Tough pounding runs by … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Crush Panthers

Johanna Beyer cracked her first homer of the season in an 18-2 rout Wednesday at HHS

(Franklin) -- After facing a barrage of state ranked opponents and larger schools this season the Lady Braves finally got a break Thursday in their first region game with the Chattahoochee County Panthers. The Lady Braves dominated from start to finish winning 18-2 in game called after three innings. Hannah Sanders hit her third homerun in two days for the … [Read more...]

Lady Braves edge #2 ranked Vikings

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(Franklin) -- Jordan Watson pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday night to secure perhaps the biggest win in school history as the Lady Braves knocked off the Northgate Lady Vikings 6-5 at HHS. The Vikings (12-4) entered the game ranked #2 in the state in Class AAAAA and sporting a five game winning streak while the Lady … [Read more...]

Braves lose Dunson to injury in first win


(Franklin) -- The Heard High Braves were able to overcome injuries to three crucial seniors Friday night and shutout the visiting South Atlanta Hornets 14-0 in the opening game at Staples Stadium. Standout seniors Levi Brown and Elijah Toney were able to play through their injuries at less than 100 percent but the big blow came early in the game when … [Read more...]

Lady Braves battle nationally-ranked Wolves

Anna Feature

(Kennesaw, GA) -- Head coach Matt Hornsby knew his varsity softball squad would face a huge challenge when he added the Buford Lady Wolves to the schedule several months ago and that was indeed just what he was aiming for, a chance for his girls to face the best competition out there. The Lady Braves traveled to Kennesaw State University Saturday afternoon … [Read more...]

The Gift of Life

Beverly Wiggins and her living donor Leslie Calderoni

(Atlanta, GA) -- A long search by one local family came to a successful end last week for one local family after the generous donation of a kidney by a living donor from over 3,000 miles away. Two Heard High students, Trey and Sara Wiggins along with the help of their mom Angela began an internet campaign late in 2013 hoping to find a new kidney for their … [Read more...]

Braves Fall in Season Opener at North-South Classic

Braves Captains Saturday Night: #9 Elijah Toney, #5 Duranta Dunson, #1 Zack Stephens, #58 Levi Brown

(Macon, GA) -- Coach Tim Barron and the 2014 edition of the varsity Braves kicked off the regular season Saturday night with a 43-27 loss to the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes at Anderson Field on the campus of Mercer University as part of the inaugural North-South Kickoff Classic. The Braves and Purple Hurricanes kicked off at 8:27 p.m. in the night cap of … [Read more...]

GSP Encourages Everyone to Make Safety a Priority this Labor Day Weekend


(Atlanta, GA) -- Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and one of the heaviest traveled holiday periods of the year. “Troopers will be out actively looking for impaired and unsafe drivers this holiday weekend,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The 78 hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins at 6 … [Read more...]

Hospice Volunteers Needed

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Help Wanted ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER If you’ve thought about volunteering for hospice but you’re more comfortable at a desk than at a bedside, VITAS is looking for you. VITAS VOLUNTEERS Available immediately to work in busy hospice office and the front desk of inpatient units. Duties may include processing mail, alphabetizing and filing, telephone … [Read more...]

Dennis Dixon Promoted to Commander of GSP Troop D

Captain Dennis Dixon of the GSP

(Atlanta, GA) - Dennis Dixon from Coweta County has been appointed as commander of Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troop D. Troop D is comprised of patrol posts located in Griffin, Lagrange, Villa Rica, Newnan, Thomaston, Manchester, and Forsyth that cover 20 counties in West Georgia. Troop D headquarters is located in Thomaston. Capt. Dixon began his career … [Read more...]