October 7, 2015

7th Graders Shut Down Blue Devils

(Franklin) -- The 7th grade Braves football team got a nice win over Bremen Monday at HCMS, dominating the game by a final score of 18-0. Ayden Cannon scored on a 86-yard TD run and Tae Gray had a 56-yard score to lead the offense. Drew Cornelius and Joseph Sanchez had big games on the defensive side of the ball. The highlight defensively was a 45-yard … [Read more...]

HCMS Pep Band Brings the Brave Spirit

(Franklin) -- When visiting fans from the West Georgia area arrive on the hill at Heard County Middle School for Thursday afternoon football games they are usually surprised at what they find in the home stands, a fully functional middle school pep band. It is a rare tradition around this area for a middle school team to have a pep band, but at HCMS they … [Read more...]

Stories in the Garden

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Teen dies from injuries suffered in crash

(Lagrange, GA) -- A teen passed away earlier today after being involved in a two-vehicle collision in Lagrange Saturday evening. 16-year-old Marquavious Strickland, of Lagrange, died Sunday morning at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, where he had been flown for treatment following the crash. According to reports, it was just after 7:00 p.m. Saturday when police … [Read more...]

JV Lady Braves split with Trojans

(Carrollton, GA) -- The junior varsity Lady Braves softball team traveled to Carrollton Monday afternoon to take on the Lady Trojans and came home with a split in the doubleheader winning game one 16-5 and dropping game two 6-4. Katelyn Jiles got another win on the hill tossing five innings in game one to remain undefeated. Katlyn Henderson was the hot … [Read more...]

Heard County Chapter 2587 Meeting

Heard County Chapter 2587 Meeting (Franklin) -- The September meeting of Heard County Chapter 2587 will be held at the Heard County Library on Wednesday September 9 at 1:00. We have new members to induct and two wonderful programs: one on Aeronauts and one on the Meadow Garden Museum in Augusta. … [Read more...]

Brave teen battles back from Guillain-Barré Syndrome

(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

(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...]

Mrs. Nell Barrett

Mrs. Nell Sheppard Barrett, age 67 of Franklin, Georgia passed away at her home on Friday, August 14, 2015. Funeral services for Mrs. Barrett were conducted on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. from the Stutts Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Tina Deese and Horace Harper officiating. The interment followed in the Prospect Church Cemetery. Music … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Aim to Defend State Title

(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...]