May 29, 2016

Weather forecast forces Friday night’s HHS Graduation indoors

(Franklin) -- Plans to christen the newly remodeled Staples Stadium for the 2016 Heard High School graduation ceremony have been changed due to a poor weather forecast for the Frankin area Friday night.  Instead, the commencement exercises will take place indoors at Roopville Road Baptist Church, the same site as Thursday night's scheduled … [Read more...]

Braves advance to Sweet 16

(Social Circle,GA) -- The Braves battled back from a painful loss in game one of a doubleheader Friday to knock off the Social Circle Redskins in round one of the GHSA Class AA playoffs. After dropping game one 8-7 on a walk-off base hit, coach Trent Bianco's squad persevered and won the nightcap of the twin bill 10-3 and Saturday afternoon's rubber game … [Read more...]

Franklin Hardee’s Biscuit Maker Wins Regional Competition

(Franklin, GA) -- Who bakes the best Hardee’s® Made from Scratch™ Biscuits in America? It just might be Alma Van Vorst from the local Hardee's right here in Franklin. Alma turned up the kitchen heat and beat out all the other bakers in both her district and regional competitions recently and as a result she, along with her general manager and district … [Read more...]

New principal and family eager to join Brave Nation

(Franklin, GA) -- The local community will have its first opportunity next week to meet newly hired Heard High School principal Brent Tisdale when Heard High School hosts "Meet the New Principal" night Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria. The Heard County school board approved the hiring of Mr. Tisdale in a called meeting last Monday. He will … [Read more...]

Coveted Brave quarterback humble about recruitment

 (Franklin, GA) -- The winter months of 2016 have been very exciting for one Heard County High School athlete. Sophomore Brave quarterback Emory Jones is rebounding nicely from the season-ending broken leg he suffered on the first play of the huge home playoff game with state Class AA power Fitzgerald. Jones started full rehab of his leg a few weeks ago in … [Read more...]

No violations reported in Heard during Operation Watchful Eye inviative

(Georgia) -- Two hundred and twenty-one registered sex offenders were arrested across the state during the week of October 26 – 31 for violations of state registration laws, thanks to Georgia sheriffs. The first official duty of Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson, President of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association, was to propose a coordinated effort involving … [Read more...]

Marching Band Receives Outpouring of Support after Tragedy

(Franklin, GA) -- It was a little more than five years ago that the Temple High School and Heard County High School marching bands performed together before a Friday night football game between the two Region 5-AA schools at Staples Stadium in Franklin. The two bands joined together on October 8, 2010 to play "Amazing Grace" as a pregame tribute to James … [Read more...]

Back-to-Back Region Champs!

(Bremen, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team found a great deal of redemption in Bremen Monday night where they defeated the Lady Blue Devils 9-1 via the run rule in six innings to capture back-to-back Region 5-AA championships. The win capped off a dominating performance in the region tournament with Lady Braves defeating the top two seeds by a combined … [Read more...]

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...]