November 18, 2017

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...]

The Agony of Defeat: Brave season ends in heart-wrenching loss at Bleckley

(Cochran, GA) -- The Heard County Brave baseball team and fans that traveled to middle Georgia this weekend experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows during a dramatic three game Sweet 16 series that ended with a heartbreaking 6-5 loss to the Bleckley County Royals. The walk-off loss Saturday afternoon capped the best four-year run in the … [Read more...]

Disqualified effort by injured runner inspires track team

(Franklin, GA) -- After straining her right quadriceps muscle in  the first leg of the 4 x 100 relay during the Region 5-AA Championship finals last Thursday, Macey Freeman knew her season and high school track career would end that day. Despite that knowledge, the senior Lady Brave would still go onto to make a huge impact on her team that day when she … [Read more...]

River cleanup volunteers remove 1600 pounds of trash

(Franklin, GA) -- Despite heavy rains and flooding along with concerns about unsafe levels of E-coli contamination, the 7th annual 'Sweep the Hooch' campaign sponsored by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper organization took place last Saturday with some modifications. After deciding that water-based activities (paddlers and waders) would be limited to land-based … [Read more...]