January 22, 2017

Sage Kelley sinks game winning 3-pointer to upend Cavs

(Franklin, GA) -- The largest crowd of fans in almost a decade packed into the Heard County High School gymnasium Friday night to see the resurgent Braves varsity basketball teams in action versus arch rival Callaway High School from Lagrange. The girls and boys teams delighted those in attendance as each knocked off the Cavaliers to extend winning streaks … [Read more...]

FBLA Chapter hosts Region Leadership Conference

(Franklin, GA) -- On Wednesday, February 11, over 400 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students from Region Seven descended upon Heard County High School for the Region Leadership Conference. Students from 30 high schools competed in individual and team speaking and performance events at the Region Leadership Conference. Students representing … [Read more...]

Drowning death at Lake Wedowee

(Courtesy of Vanessa Sorrell Burnside/The Randolph Leader) (Flat Rock, AL) -- A fisherman on Lake Wedowee drowned Tuesday afternoon while launching his boat. According to investigator Donnie Strain, who is also a diver with Randolph County Rescue Squad, the victim was identified as Timothy James Decourcey, 64, of Shady Grove Lane, Lineville. Around 5 … [Read more...]

Braves streak into big rematch with Callaway

(Franklin, GA) -- The varsity girls and boys basketball teams earned road wins at Spencer Tuesday night to push both teams' records to 15-4 overall and 5-0 in Region 5-AA. The wins were huge and puts both teams in the driver's seats for the top seed in the region as they have knocked off each region foe once and now must face each again. The first rematch … [Read more...]

Hall resigns as UWG football coach

(Carrollton/uwgsports.com) -- University of West Georgia head football coach Will Hall has resigned to accept the offensive coordinator position at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, UWG Athletic Director Daryl Dickey announced Wednesday morning. Dickey also announced that Sam Gregg, who has been the offensive coordinator at West Georgia for the past … [Read more...]

Team efforts lead Brave teams over Jackets

(Franklin) -- The Heard High varsity basketball teams continued to roll Saturday night sweeping the visiting Red Jackets of Jordan on the home floor. The Braves knocked off the Jackets 60-43 while the Lady Braves won by a final score of 43-31. Each team has won four in a row and they currently share overall records of 14-4 and 4-0 in Region 5-AA … [Read more...]

Solid start for both Braves teams in region hoops

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard High School boys and girls basketball teams continue to battle each other for the best record as each moved to 13-4 overall and 3-0 in region play Friday night with wins over Lamar County in Franklin. The girls, short-handed because of two injured senior starters, were able to overcome that to earn the 40-30 win over the … [Read more...]

Principal steps down amid health concerns

(Ephesus) -- The principal of Ephesus Elementary School, Stephanie McRae, submitted her resignation to the Heard County Board of Education earlier this week citing ongoing health concerns as the reason for her early departure. The principal has dealt with neck and spinal problems for several years and more recently has needed to undergo numerous … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Cason Holtzclaw)

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 created by Cason Holtzclaw. Cason is a 2nd grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Cason created a “Cool Penguin” using oil pastels. … [Read more...]

Braves sweep Tigers on the road

(Temple, GA) -- The Brave varsity basketball squads returned to action Tuesday night on the road for every important region games at Temple High School and both were able to walk away with big wins. Coach Keith Simmons and the Braves (12-4, 2-0) knocked off the Tigers by a final score of 58-52 to move to 2-0 in Region 5-AA action and they now sit atop the … [Read more...]