July 31, 2016

Brave QB commits to storied national program

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County junior quarterback Emory Jones put an end to months of speculation Friday morning when he announced his commitment to play football at Ohio State University, one of the most storied programs in college football history. The No. 2 dual-threat quarterback and No. 37 overall player in the Class of 2018 chose the Buckeyes over … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (07/28/16)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, HeardCitizen.com brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week. Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email … [Read more...]

Unique education initiative targets ‘Baby Braves’

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School system is launching an innovative new program aimed at reaching the youngest people in the county well before they reach official school age. The Early Childhood Outreach Initiative (ECHO) less formally known as the 'Baby Brave' program is the brainchild of several local leaders and will seek to reach out to not … [Read more...]

It’s Miller Time at HHS

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Brave wide receiver Austin Miller recently received his first college scholarship offer from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Miller, a senior that coach Tim Barron and staff will be looking to this season for leadership, is excited about the offer and hopes to get more. Like some other Brave athletes, Austin spent … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (07/21/16)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, HeardCitizen.com brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week. Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email … [Read more...]

Calee Bell en route to National Finals

(Gillette, WY) -- A junior homeschool student from Franklin is competing at the NHSRA National Finals next week in Gillette, Wyoming. 17-year-old Calee Bell Duncan will be competing for a National Title in Pole Bending after finishing second in the event at the State Finals in Perry, GA during the spring. The trip to Wyoming caps off a strong rodeo season … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (07/14/16)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, HeardCitizen.com brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week. Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email … [Read more...]

Brave kicker preparing for senior campaign

(Franklin, GA) -- Arguably the best kicker in Heard County High School football history is preparing for the upcoming 2016 football season and at the same time hoping to earn a college scholarship in the process. Senior Trey Wiggins is coming off a perfect season in 2015 where he connected on all 42 PAT attempts and was 4-for-4 on field goal … [Read more...]

Lady Braves riding momentum

Article courtesy of Jordan Hofeditz / The Times-Georgian (Franklin) -- This summer is about riding a wave of success and finding ways to replace key pieces for the Heard County High School girls' basketball team as it comes off a Region 5-AA championship and Class AA state quarterfinal run. Even though the Lady Braves graduated just three players — Jordan … [Read more...]

State Champ bound for NHSRA Finals in Wyoming

(Franklin, GA) -- A local rodeo stand-out is aiming for big things when he heads to the National High School Rodeo Finals in Gillette, Wyoming July 17-23. Heard County High School freshman Hadley Sanders will compete against the best in the nation after claiming a Georgia High School Rodeo Championship in Steer Wrestling at Perry, GA in May. Sanders will … [Read more...]