January 16, 2018

The Heard Citizen’s Most Inspirational Person of 2017

(Franklin, GA) -- Each January, the Heard Citizen attempts to pinpoint the most inspiring local person in the news from the prior calendar year. In 2015 that person was the late Ms. Lilly Scott, and in 2016 that person was Mr. Brett Smith. Now we recognize Mr. Edward Potts as Heard County's Most Inspirational Person of 2017. Edward appeared in our news … [Read more...]

#HuzzieFactor drops 33 in big Brave road win

(Barnesville, GA) -- The Braves improved to 3-1 in the Region 5-AA standings Friday night with a crucial 56-50 road win at Lamar County. Junior Brave Alijah Huzzie poured in 33 points to lead the Braves -- his second big scoring effort in the last week. Huzzie scored 37 in a loss at Jordan a week ago in Columbus and also led the way in Tuesday's home win … [Read more...]

Historic Brave win sets up epic semifinal clash at Staples

(Thomasville, GA) -- Heard County fans were lined up at the gates a full two hours before kickoff time in South Georgia Friday night where the Brave varsity football team was looking to make school and county history by advancing to the GHSA Class AA State Semifinals for the first time. Those fans would not walk away disappointed as Heard would pound out a … [Read more...]

Happy Ending at Heard High

(Franklin, GA) -- Thanks to the local community, one man's golf cart accident turned into a very happy ending recently when cherished local Heard High School icon Mr. Edward Potts received brand new wheels. The presentation of the new cart was made prior to the senior night football game in front of a large crowd of Brave fans. An older golf cart had long … [Read more...]

Beloved Heard County icon injured in accident

(Franklin, GA) -- A beloved high school employee and Heard County community icon was injured in a golf cart accident early this morning on Franklin Parkway. According to a report issued by Lieutenant Tino Brooks of the Franklin Police Department, Edward Potts was driving his personal golf cart to the high school in the dark and rain early this morning when … [Read more...]

Braves Triumph in Epic War at Staples

(Franklin, GA) -- In high school locker rooms all around the nation Friday night, coaches told players all those things that coaches always say to try and inspire an underdog victory over bigger and more talented teams. In at least one of those locker rooms -- in Franklin, Georgia -- the players listened. The Heard County Braves pulled off one of the … [Read more...]

It’s THE Friday Night in Franklin! A Pulpwood Classic VI Preview

(Franklin, GA) -- The campus of Heard County High School will be abuzz today and tonight as the Braves host the arch rival Callaway Cavaliers in one of the most marquee Region 5-AA and state match-ups to ever be hosted at the campus. The anticipation for the rivalry battle has been high all week because it quite simply has everything you could want or … [Read more...]

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...]