May 22, 2018

Students remorseful about senior prank

(Franklin, GA) -- A small group of Heard High seniors are apologetic and remorseful about a senior prank that sparked some outrage on social media early this morning and the school principal is using the incident as a teaching moment. The Heard Citizen spoke with all five of the students today to find out exactly what they were thinking when they used an … [Read more...]

Young Braves poised for Class AA state playoffs

(Franklin, GA) -- Making the state playoffs is nothing new for Coach Trent Bianco and his coaching staff after earning appearances in the postseason in all of his first five seasons with the team. However, being in the starting line-up for a postseason series will be new for most of these Braves as they take the field for an opening round best-of-three … [Read more...]

Iron Braves Claim Fourth GACA State Weightlifting Title

(Louisville, GA) -- A large group of Heard County High School athletes and coaches traveled to Jefferson High School in Louisville, GA Saturday where they scored the school’s unprecedented fourth GACA Class AA State Weightlifting Championship. The Braves have been the class of the state competition over the last six years winning the title in 2013, 2014, … [Read more...]

In God We Trust: Durell’s Story

(Franklin, GA) -- For the past year or so, a local grandfather has enjoyed spending some special times with his grandchildren following a very serious health scare involving his liver that almost took his life in 2016. Mr. Durell Langley, a Vietnam veteran, began showing the early signs of liver troubles that became extensively worse in 2010. Doctors noted … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (02/15/18)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, HeardCitizen.com brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week. Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email … [Read more...]

Back-to-Back Champs at HCMS!

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School boys basketball team outlasted rival Bowdon Thursday night winning 43-39 to claim a second straight West Georgia Middle School Championship. The hosting and top-seeded Devils put up a strong fight in an exciting game that featured several long runs and a loud environment for hoops. After the Braves jumped out … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Most Inspirational Person of 2017

(Franklin, GA) -- Each January, the Heard Citizen attempts to pinpoint the most inspiring local person in the news from the prior calendar year. In 2015 that person was the late Ms. Lilly Scott, and in 2016 that person was Mr. Brett Smith. Now we recognize Mr. Edward Potts as Heard County's Most Inspirational Person of 2017. Edward appeared in our news … [Read more...]

#HuzzieFactor drops 33 in big Brave road win

(Barnesville, GA) -- The Braves improved to 3-1 in the Region 5-AA standings Friday night with a crucial 56-50 road win at Lamar County. Junior Brave Alijah Huzzie poured in 33 points to lead the Braves -- his second big scoring effort in the last week. Huzzie scored 37 in a loss at Jordan a week ago in Columbus and also led the way in Tuesday's home win … [Read more...]

Historic Brave win sets up epic semifinal clash at Staples

(Thomasville, GA) -- Heard County fans were lined up at the gates a full two hours before kickoff time in South Georgia Friday night where the Brave varsity football team was looking to make school and county history by advancing to the GHSA Class AA State Semifinals for the first time. Those fans would not walk away disappointed as Heard would pound out a … [Read more...]

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...]