March 18, 2018

Iron Braves Claim Fourth GACA State Weightlifting Title

(Louisville, GA) -- A large group of Heard County High School athletes and coaches traveled to Jefferson High School in Louisville, GA Saturday where they scored the school’s unprecedented fourth GACA Class AA State Weightlifting Championship. The Braves have been the class of the state competition over the last six years winning the title in 2013, 2014, … [Read more...]

In God We Trust: Durell’s Story

(Franklin, GA) -- For the past year or so, a local grandfather has enjoyed spending some special times with his grandchildren following a very serious health scare involving his liver that almost took his life in 2016. Mr. Durell Langley, a Vietnam veteran, began showing the early signs of liver troubles that became extensively worse in 2010. Doctors noted … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (02/15/18)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week. Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email … [Read more...]

Back-to-Back Champs at HCMS!

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School boys basketball team outlasted rival Bowdon Thursday night winning 43-39 to claim a second straight West Georgia Middle School Championship. The hosting and top-seeded Devils put up a strong fight in an exciting game that featured several long runs and a loud environment for hoops. After the Braves jumped out … [Read more...]

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...]