July 10, 2020

City Councilman recalls importance of uncles in his life

(Franklin, GA) -- A city councilman and local business owner is remembering not just his own dad on this Father's Day, but his four uncles as well. He says that each of the men played a vital part in making him the successful man he is today. Councilman Willie "Bo" Almond, Jr. is the owner of Almond's Lawn Maintenance Service and is the longest serving … [Read more...]

Upcoming changes at The Heard Citizen

(Franklin, GA) -- My name is Russ Massa and I am currently the publisher, editor, reporter, moderator, social media publicist, janitor, secretary, and treasurer here at The Heard Citizen. For those unfamiliar with my story, I started this online Heard County news site in August of 2011. At the time, my hopes were high and while I hoped to bring lots of … [Read more...]

BREAKING VIEWS: Let Them Pray or Send Them Away?

(Disclaimer: The following submission does not reflect the views or opinions of The Heard Citizen, its staff, or its sponsors, and is solely the opinion of the individual writer) To Heard County Citizens: With the intent of full disclosure (especially for anyone reading that doesn't know me), my name is Russ Massa and I'm not personally a … [Read more...]

Heard County’s First Female Football Player

(Franklin, GA) -- The high school football season came to an end for the Heard County Braves last Friday night with a 27-7 loss at Pepperell in the first round of the state playoffs. One of the team members that took the loss very hard was a brand new player that only began playing the sport of football for the first time this season -- sophomore Ellen … [Read more...]

Rebel With A Cause

(Haralson County, GA) -- Despite facing an enormous amount of difficulty in his life, Brandon McClure has never lot his signature smile. Brandon was born several months prematurely and diagnosed with cerebral palsy which has limited him to the confines of his wheelchair for most of his life. The 34-year-old Haralson County native has never let his physical … [Read more...]

DPS Officers focus on unsafe driving behavior during ‘Operation Safe Driver Week’

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) is participating in Operation Safe Driver Week, July 14-20, which focuses on commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers engaging in unsafe driving behaviors with an emphasis on speeding. During Operation Safe Driver Week, MCCD Officers will issue warnings … [Read more...]

Brave tennis nets close wins over Troup

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County High School tennis teams each scored 3-2 wins over Troup County top open the 2019 tennis season Monday afternoon at HCHS. In boy's action, No. 3 Dave Dunn earned an 8-6 win while No. 1 Garrett Callahan lost 8-4 and No. 2 Jordan Cornelius fell 8-5. In doubles' action No. 1 team Duncan Googe and Ethan Hahn won 9-7 … [Read more...]

Goliath defensive effort leads Braves over Dublin

(Dublin, GA) -- For a second straight season, the Heard County Brave football team and fans decided to forego the latter portion of the Thanksgiving holiday to travel to South Georgia for a state quarterfinal match-up and for the second straight season, the Braves walked away victorious scoring an 18-3 win over the Dublin Fighting Irish at the famous … [Read more...]

Braves ‘Take Care of Business’ in playoff win over Douglass

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves continued with the 'Taking Care of Business' mentality Friday night at Staples Stadium where they upended the Douglass Astros 27-6 in round two of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs. The solid win over a team that entered the night at 10-1 earned the Braves a berth in the quarterfinals for the second straight season … [Read more...]

Not Enough Cowbell: Brave Defense Stymies Devils to Claim Region 5-AA Crown

(Bremen, GA) -- The Bremen High School student section were certain all signs pointed to a Blue Devil win just prior to Friday night's huge region clash -- but in the end (and on the field) all signs pointed to another Region 5-AA Championship for the Heard County Braves. In the battle between two of the top five ranked teams in the state, a stellar … [Read more...]