January 18, 2018

Roopville-born legend Keith Jackson dies at 89

(Jay Reeves/AP) -- Keith Jackson laid down the soundtrack to Saturday for a generation of college football fans with phrases such as his signature “Whoa, Nelly!” From the World Series to the Olympics, NFL to NBA, he did it all over five decades as a sportscaster, but most appropriately his final assignment before retiring 12 years ago was one of the … [Read more...]

#HuzzieFactor drops 33 in big Brave road win

(Barnesville, GA) -- The Braves improved to 3-1 in the Region 5-AA standings Friday night with a crucial 56-50 road win at Lamar County. Junior Brave Alijah Huzzie poured in 33 points to lead the Braves -- his second big scoring effort in the last week. Huzzie scored 37 in a loss at Jordan a week ago in Columbus and also led the way in Tuesday's home win … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (01/12/18)

(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...]

Braves sweep Tigers on home court

(Franklin, GA) -- The Brave basketball teams each moved to 2-1 in region play Tuesday night with home wins over the visiting Temple Tigers. The Lady Braves held off a late surge by the Lady Tigers to hold on for a 44-41 victory. The Lady Braves led 26-17 at the half and 38-28 after three quarters before the Tigers came back to make a game of it in the final … [Read more...]

Braves place 4th at Area Duals

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves hosted the Class AA Area 3 Dual wrestling meet this weekend and earned a fourth place finish after competing in matches versus four geographical opponents from the northwest Georgia area. The Braves knocked off Dade County and Pepperell but two losses to area champion Rockmart and area runner-up Armuchee left the Braves out of … [Read more...]

Lady Braves knock off Jackets

(Columbus, GA) -- The Lady Braves moved to 1-1 in Region 5-AA play with a lopsided 46-28 road victory over the Jordan Red Jackets in Columbus Friday night. The Lady Braves jumped out to a 24-10 halftime lead and never looked back. Again leading the way in scoring for the Lady Braves was junior Haley Bennett with 14 points including three first half 3-point … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (01/04/18)

(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...]

Braves take down Cavs in Region 5-AA Opener

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County boy's varsity basketball team scored a gritty 52-48 region opening win over rival Callaway Tuesday night at home. The rematch from last season's region title game looked much different with several players from both teams having moved on. Coach Keith Simmons' squad battled back from a seven point halftime deficit and … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Top 17 Good News Stories of 2017

(Franklin) -- With the arrival of the year 2018, the Heard Citizen takes a look back at the best good news stories we reported on locally during the year 2017. This list was comprised based on several factors including number of views, comments, and shares not only at our website but also on our facebook page. We hope our readers enjoy this look back and … [Read more...]

Blue-chip Brave signs with the University of Florida

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard High senior star quarterback Emory Jones announced Wednesday that he would be signing with the Florida Gators to play college football under new head coach Dan Mullen. The anticipation was high as several of the top programs in the nation awaited his final decision during the first day of the early signing period on Wednesday. Jones … [Read more...]