October 16, 2018

Coach Hornsby surpasses 200-win milestone

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County's Matt Hornsby earned his 200th win as head coach earlier this season when the Lady Braves knocked off Jordan 15-0 at Heard High. The Lady Braves coach wasn't even aware of the milestone until his girls asked for a game ball prior to a game so they could autograph it as a memento for him. "I had not thought about reaching 200 … [Read more...]

Three Heard County Schools receive state recognition

(Franklin, GA) --  Heard County Middle School, Centralhatchee Elementary, and Ephesus Elementary were each recognized recently by the Georgia Department of Education for their outstanding achievements in education by ranking within the top 5% of Title I Schools within the state of Georgia. This ranking comes after a comparison between all Title I Georgia … [Read more...]

HCMS Lady Braves capture back-to-back softball titles

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School Lady Braves softball team claimed another small school division title Thursday by outlasting three other teams in an impromptu one day tournament at HCMS in Franklin. The tourney was originally scheduled to take place over several days last week, but bad weather forced the teams to play the semifinals and … [Read more...]

Braves crush Red Jackets 58-6

(Columbus, GA) -- The Heard County Braves (5-2, 3-0) scored an easy 58-6 Region 5-AA win over Jordan Friday night at Kinnett Stadium in Columbus. The win was the fourth in a row for the Braves who will now prepare for the biggest game of the season when region and long-time rival Callaway comes to Staples Stadium this Friday night looking to lock up the … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (10/12/18)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Tommy Lee Jones, 37, Hillcrest Road, Bowdon, GA 30108, arrested on 10/05/2018, charged with Driving While Unlicensed and Driving While License Suspended. Tammy Jenkins Dejan, 45, Hwy100 N, Franklin, GA 30217, … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Addison Crofts)

Heard Co. Student Art Spotlight (Franklin) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week’s Student Artist Spotlight was designed by Addison Crofts. Addison is a third student at Heard County Elementary School. In Art class, Addison and her classmates studied about … [Read more...]

Heard County Water Authority Promotes Early Detection

(Franklin, GA) -- With the arrival of Autumn many beautiful colors abound during the month of October. The landscape often resembles a mosaic created by fallen leaves, and pink begins to emerge to raise Awareness for Breast Cancer. Unfortunately Beast Cancer affects many people, both women and men. The best protection is early detection. Heard County … [Read more...]

Lady Braves move one step closer to Columbus

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves earned a hard-fought first round state playoff series win over Union County this week after battling back from a game one loss to take the final two games of the three game series and advance to the Sweet 16. The Lady Braves will next host Dade County, the No. 3 seed from Region 7-AA in another best-of-three series with a … [Read more...]

Lady Braves face elimination game versus Union County at 10 AM

(Franklin, GA) -- After enduring an hour plus rain delay and dropping game one 6-4 to the visiting Union County Panthers Tuesday night, the Lady Braves bounced back to win game two 8-3 and force a deciding game three this morning (Wed) at Heard High. Game two did not finish until after midnight and in an effort to beat the impending rains associated with … [Read more...]

No. 5 ranked UWG Wolves move to 6-0

(Carrollton, GA) -- Fifth-ranked West Georgia dominated every facet of the game Saturday at University Stadium, as the Wolves defeated North Greenville 31-7 in Gulf South Conference football action. West Georgia scored 31 unanswered points in the first three quarters of the contest, including one defensive touchdown and rattled off 24 first-half points in … [Read more...]