August 28, 2015

Brave teen battles back from Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Ally plays for the Mystics travel ball squad in the spring and summer

(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

The Braves were leading 38-0 over Greenville Friday night at the half. The scoreboard was turned off for the second half.

(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...]

Lady Braves Aim to Defend State Title

2015 Senior Lady Braves (L-R): Katie Minix, Madison Whitehead, Sarah Schofield, Anna Shelnutt, Jordan Watson, Johanna Beyer, Alexis Raines (Photo: Yolonda Shelnutt)

(Franklin) -- After delivering Heard County's first ever State Championship just over nine months ago, head coach Matt Hornsby is preparing for yet another season featuring a loaded line-up and high expectations. They officially open the regular season Tuesday afternoon when they battle Class AAAAA power Columbus on the campus of Columbus State … [Read more...]

Heard High Class of 1970 Reunion

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(Franklin) -- The Heard High School graduating class of 1970 will be having a 45th class reunion at Heard High on October 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. If interested in helping organize this reunion, please meet at the Centralhatchee Parkway Baptist Church on August 27th at 6:00 p.m. Please call Randy Chesnut at 706-675-6579 if interested in attending the planning … [Read more...]

Two hospitalized after single-vehicle crash

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(Franklin, GA) -- Two people were seriously injured late Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash north of Franklin near the Centralhatchee community. According to a report released by Georgia State Patrol Trooper Bryce King the accident was caused by a malfunction of the left front wheel assembly of the vehicle. Trooper King reports that a 1995 Acura … [Read more...]

2015 Braves Varsity Football Season Tickets

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(Franklin) -- 2015 Heard High School varsity football reserved season tickets are now available for $75 each (entry to the game plus reserved Maroon seats in front of the press box) for all preseason and regular season home games. Season passes for general admission seating are $50 each. Tickets at the gate this year will be $8 per game. Please … [Read more...]

Supreme Court ruling comes at perfect time for area couple

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(Newnan, GA) -- A landmark ruling Friday by a divided Supreme Court allowing same-sex couples to marry nationwide came at the perfect time for a Heard County graduate and her life partner. Maria Whitten, a member of the HHS Class of 2002 and her new wife Angie Whitten were the first couple to file for a marriage license at the Coweta County courthouse as … [Read more...]

Escapee Captured in Bremen

Casey Summerville was last seen in the Roopville area on Tuesday

(Carroll County) -- A Carroll County escapee is back in police custody after two days on the run. 18-year-old Casey Summerville was captured in Bremen Wednesday by the U.S. Marshal's Service Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force.  Summerville escaped late Monday afternoon from investigators who had taken him into the edge of Heard County to recover … [Read more...]

Blue Knights Ride for Troup County CASA

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(Pine Mountain) -- The Blue Knights GA Chapter XVIII sponsored a ride to raise money for the Troup County CASA, (Court Appointed Special Advocate for children) on Saturday April 11, 2015. They raised $2638.00 and had 32 bikes on the 1 hour ride that went from the Elks Lodge on Davis Road to Pine Mountain and back to the Elks Lodge. This was the second … [Read more...]

Deal: ‘Wait is over’ for families in need of cannabis oil

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal Thursday signed HB 1, legislation that permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat certain conditions. The law took effect immediately upon Deal’s signature. Deal signed an executive order last month instructing state agencies, physicians and law enforcement officials to prepare for the law’s enactment. “For the … [Read more...]