October 25, 2014

Worst to First Tigers Upset Middle Braves

The Middle Braves offense sporting the varsity's newest grey uniforms early on in Thursday's big game at HCMS

(Franklin) -- By far the largest crowd of the year arrived at HCMS Thursday evening for the West Georgia Athletic Conference Small School Championship game and were treated to an exciting game between the Heard County Middle Braves and the Temple Middle School Tigers from Carroll County. In the end, the Tigers brought home their first ever middle school … [Read more...]

Lady Braves punch ticket to Columbus

Three of the top performers in Wednesday's sweep (L-R): Center fielder Johanna Beyer (3-run HR), left fielder Madison Whitehead (2-5, 2 RBI's), and first baseman Hannah Stephens (3-6, 3  runs scored)

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves continued to shine in all facets of the game Wednesday afternoon as they shut down the visiting Armuchee Indians by final scores of 4-0 and 8-0 in the Sweet-16 round of the GHSA fast pitch state softball playoffs. Coach Matt Hornsby's squad once again combined solid defense, timely hitting, and stellar pitching from ace Jordan … [Read more...]

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...]