July 24, 2014

West Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball holding next Open Workout on June 14

Golden Knight Head

(Carrollton, GA) -- West Georgia Tech men’s basketball coach Niki Okolovitch has announced that the program will hold its next open workout of the offseason on June 14 starting at 11 a.m. The workout will be held at Oak Mountain Academy, located at 222 Cross Plains Road in Carrollton. The workout is open to graduating high school seniors, college transfers … [Read more...]

Students Rally to Save Senior Prom for Classmate

Allison with her prom date Austin Yates

(Franklin, GA) -- Almost every young girl dreams of her senior prom but for one Heard County High School student, that amazing experience came in a very different way this year thanks to some of her caring fellow classmates. Allison Crockett was so excited to be going to the Heard High Prom with her long time boyfriend Austin Yates held at West Georgia … [Read more...]

BOC Agenda February 27, 2014


AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING FEBRUARY 27, 2014 – 6:30 P.M. I. CALL TO ORDER II. WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES IV. AMEND AGENDA V. NEW BUSINESS a. Discuss Equipment Purchase – Public Works Director, Darold Wiggins b. Non-Conforming Use Application, Mr. Lance Ethridge, 8227 Frolona Road, … [Read more...]

Five killed in New Year’s traffic statewide


(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia State patrol reports that traffic crashes across Georgia during the New Year's holiday travel period resulted in five fatalities. Individual traffic deaths were reported by the Georgia State Patrol post in Cartersville, the Waycross Police Department, and the Marietta Police Department. Two fatalities were reported by the Cobb … [Read more...]

Jake Edwards primed to play at Citrus Bowl

Braves Senior offensive lineman Jake Edwards

(Orlando, FL) -- Heard County Braves senior offensive lineman Jake Edwards is in Orlando, FL this week practicing for the 8th Annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, an All-Star football game showcasing over 80 of the top high school seniors in the country. The all-star game, taking place at the Citrus Bowl tomorrow at 5:00 p.m., has featured NFL pros … [Read more...]

Braves earn spot in Christmas Tournament Final

Senior Taylor Smith (#2) and Junior Elijah Toney (#0) helped lead the Braves to their first two wins of the season Friday and Saturday in Buchanan.

(Buchanan, GA) -- After an 0-10 start to the season against some tough competition, coach Phillip Manning and the Braves basketball team needed some good news and they found it this weekend at the 38th Annual Haralson County Christmas Tournament in Buchanan. The Braves got back-to-back wins Friday and Saturday night to earn a spot in Monday night's … [Read more...]

Lady Braves collect postseason awards

Pictured above are the 2013 Lady Braves honored at the banquet. Front Row (L-R): Anna Shelnutt, Alexis Raines, Cali Harrod, Aspen Barker. Back Row (L-R): Shea Person, Shelby O'Neal, Hannah Stephens, Jordan Watson, Shemeka Parks, Ashlyn Nelms, Jasmine Jacobs, Johanna Beyer.

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves softball team held their annual end of the year banquet Thursday night at Heard High School where many postseason awards were handed out. Not only were team awards given out but several players were recognized for being named to the all-region and all-state teams. Very impressively, the Lady Braves accounted for 25% of the … [Read more...]

Jason’s Story

Jason graduated from Heard High School in 2005 as all of his classmates stood and cheered for him.

(Franklin) -- A Franklin boy celebrated his 30th birthday recently on December 5, 2013. You would not normally think of a 30-year-old man as a "little boy" but that is exactly how Jason Tinsley appears to his mom Judy  in her eyes. Jason was pretty much a normal little 8-year-old boy up until the night of August 6, 1992 when his life would be changed … [Read more...]

Braves share Fox 5 Team of the Week Honors with Falcons

Young Annley Cook was home sick from school Tuesday but still did her part by voting for her favorite Braves team all day long

(Franklin) -- After a close hard-fought voting battle with the Dacula Falcons for Fox 5 Team of the Week honors and a few computer glitches in the voting system due to late voter volume, Fox 5 declared the contest "too close to call" Tuesday afternoon and named both the Braves and Falcons as Team of the Week. Sources within Fox 5 report that over 300,000 … [Read more...]

Staples Stadium rocks! Braves win back to back Region Championships

The Braves won their 4th Region Championship in school history Friday night as they defeated Bowdon 42-19. (Photo by Rodney East)

(Franklin) -- Well over 4,000 people, arguably the largest crowd in Heard County sports history, gathered at Staples Stadium Friday night to celebrate Senior Night and see the Braves win their fourth region championship in 42 years of football. The dominating 42-19 win over the previously unbeaten Bowdon Red Devils gives coach Tim Barron back to back region … [Read more...]