February 6, 2016

No violations reported in Heard during Operation Watchful Eye inviative

(Georgia) -- Two hundred and twenty-one registered sex offenders were arrested across the state during the week of October 26 – 31 for violations of state registration laws, thanks to Georgia sheriffs. The first official duty of Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson, President of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, was to propose a coordinated effort involving … [Read more...]

Marching Band Receives Outpouring of Support after Tragedy

(Franklin, GA) -- It was a little more than five years ago that the Temple High School and Heard County High School marching bands performed together before a Friday night football game between the two Region 5-AA schools at Staples Stadium in Franklin. The two bands joined together on October 8, 2010 to play "Amazing Grace" as a pregame tribute to James … [Read more...]

Back-to-Back Region Champs!

(Bremen, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team found a great deal of redemption in Bremen Monday night where they defeated the Lady Blue Devils 9-1 via the run rule in six innings to capture back-to-back Region 5-AA championships. The win capped off a dominating performance in the region tournament with Lady Braves defeating the top two seeds by a combined … [Read more...]

7th Graders Shut Down Blue Devils

(Franklin) -- The 7th grade Braves football team got a nice win over Bremen Monday at HCMS, dominating the game by a final score of 18-0. Ayden Cannon scored on a 86-yard TD run and Tae Gray had a 56-yard score to lead the offense. Drew Cornelius and Joseph Sanchez had big games on the defensive side of the ball. The highlight defensively was a 45-yard … [Read more...]

HCMS Pep Band Brings the Brave Spirit

(Franklin) -- When visiting fans from the West Georgia area arrive on the hill at Heard County Middle School for Thursday afternoon football games they are usually surprised at what they find in the home stands, a fully functional middle school pep band. It is a rare tradition around this area for a middle school team to have a pep band, but at HCMS they … [Read more...]

Stories in the Garden

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Teen dies from injuries suffered in crash

(Lagrange, GA) -- A teen passed away earlier today after being involved in a two-vehicle collision in Lagrange Saturday evening. 16-year-old Marquavious Strickland, of Lagrange, died Sunday morning at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, where he had been flown for treatment following the crash. According to reports, it was just after 7:00 p.m. Saturday when police … [Read more...]

JV Lady Braves split with Trojans

(Carrollton, GA) -- The junior varsity Lady Braves softball team traveled to Carrollton Monday afternoon to take on the Lady Trojans and came home with a split in the doubleheader winning game one 16-5 and dropping game two 6-4. Katelyn Jiles got another win on the hill tossing five innings in game one to remain undefeated. Katlyn Henderson was the hot … [Read more...]

Brave teen battles back from Guillain-Barré Syndrome

(Franklin, GA) -- Undoubtedly, the return of the 2014 State Champion Heard High School softball team to the diamond this season has been a welcome event for Brave fans throughout the county, but the return to the infield by one player is one of the inspiring stories of the fall sports season. Ally Harris, a product of the Ephesus community, has seen … [Read more...]

Braves play entire roster at final scrimmage

(Franklin) -- The Braves varsity football team rolled over Greenville at last night's final scrimmage before next week's regular season opener versus Fitzgerald. The Braves scored early and often in the controlled scrimmage and in the process were able to play every kid in the program including the JV. The Braves led 31-0 after the first quarter and 38-0 … [Read more...]