October 20, 2014

HCMS Rolls Past Villa Rica 28-6

WR Kayo Bradfield battles for the football with a Wildcat defender during Thursday's 28-6 win over Villa Rica at HCMS

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Middle Braves extended their division winning streak to 11 games Thursday with a 28-6 win over the visiting Villa Rica Wildcats in the semi-finals of the West Georgia Athletic Conference Division Championships. The win earned the Middle Braves a chance at back-to-back titles and will mark their fourth consecutive appearance in … [Read more...]

Lady Braves trounce Bears en route to Sweet 16

Jordan Watson allowed only on hit to the Golden Bears in 11 innings Wednesday as the Lady Braves advanced to the Sweet 16

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves flexed some top-seeded muscle at HHS Wednesday afternoon sweeping their way into the Sweet 16 of the GHSA State Playoffs with two dominant shutouts over the visiting Golden Bears of Holy Innocents, a private Region 6-AA high school from Atlanta. Junior pitcher Jordan Watson pitched a no-hitter in an 8-0 win in game one (six … [Read more...]

Heard County Lineman Commits to Marshall University

Levi Brown

(Huntington, WV) -- Heard County Braves offensive lineman Levi Brown committed to play his collegiate football at Marshall University after visiting the school over the weekend. Brown was offered by the Division I school during the spring and finalized his decision after attending the Thundering Herd's 49-24 romp over Middle Tennessee State … [Read more...]

Lady Braves score elusive Region 5-AA Championship

Region Champs

(Bremen, GA) -- The Lady Braves traveled to Bremen Saturday with a lot to prove at the Region 5-AA Championship softball tournament after failing to capture the trophy the past two seasons despite very strong third place finishes at the state tournament in Columbus. At the end of the night, senior Cali Harrod and the rest of the team had a lot to celebrate … [Read more...]

Glenloch Baptist Church Yard Sale

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(Glenloch) -- Glenloch Baptist Church will host a one day yard sale next Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2807 Glenloch Road from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Furniture, household goods, and children's items will be among the many different offerings. … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Minutes (08/28/14)

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HEARD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING AUGUST 28, 2014 - 6:30 P.M. (Franklin) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners held a Commissioners Meeting on August 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the Heard County Courthouse. In attendance at the meeting were Chairman Lee Boone, District 1 Commissioner Larry Hooks, District 2 Commissioner Jacob … [Read more...]

Local Man Claims National Truck Driving Championship

2014 National Truck Driving Champion in the Sleeper Berth Class, Mr. Matt Awbrey (Photo: American Trucking Associations)

(Lagrange, GA) -- Friends, family and co-workers of Matt Awbrey gathered recently at the Walmart Distribution Center in Lagrange to honor Matt, a native and life-long resident of Heard County, on his achievements at a national competition in Pennsylvania this summer. A Walmart Transportation professional truck driver, Awbrey was recently named the National … [Read more...]

Middle Braves Rally to Stifle Wildcats 24-12

Braves offensive lineman #77 Micaiah Austin, #55 Paul Elkins, #54 Jacob Skipper (Photo: Khris Martin)

(Franklin) -- The HCMS football team used a last second first half score and a strong performance from the defense in the second half to rally to a 24-12 win over the visiting Villa Rica Wildcats Thursday to set up a divisional showdown with Temple this Thursday on the road. The Braves looked to be in trouble in the home contest Thursday as the Wildcats … [Read more...]

Home Runs Power Lady Braves over Devilettes

Lady Brave sophomore 3rd baseman Hannah Sanders is greeted at home plate by her teammates after a huge 3-Run Homer in the top of the fifth inning

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Lady Braves moved to 2-0 in Region 5-AA play Tuesday with a convincing 6-1 win road over the Bowdon Red Devilettes in Bowdon. Head Coach Matt Hornsby wanted his line-up to put at least a run on the board in the top of the first and that they did and better as they scored three. The big blast in the first was a 2-run homer off the bat of … [Read more...]

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...]