January 17, 2019

Middle Braves aiming for third straight title

(Franklin, GA) -- The HCMS Boys' basketball team is aiming for a third straight West Georgia Middle School Championship and appear to be one of the favorites following a 5-0 start in action versus West Georgia teams. The lone loss on the season for the middle Braves came to Valley, AL at a holiday tournament in Lagrange. Jonathan Echols has led the way for … [Read more...]

Four Lady Braves reach double figures in region win

(Franklin, GA) -- Four Lady Brave starters reached double figures in Friday night's 64-43 home win over region foe Jordan. The win extended the Lady Braves' regular season record to 8-6 and evened up the important Region 5-AA record at 2-2. The girls built a halftime lead of 27-18 but it was a huge second half effort on both ends of the court that keyed … [Read more...]

Huzzie reaches milestone as Braves top Jackets

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves notched a big 56-45 region win over Jordan at home Friday night as Alijah Huzzie eclipsed the 1000 point mark for his varsity career. The milestone came on a drive to the bucket in the third quarter and the senior guard was fouled to turn the play in to three points for good measure. The Braves (3-10, 1-3) jumped … [Read more...]

Times-Georgian Coach of the Year: ‘Heard County’s Humble Leader’

Courtesy of Mason Wittner and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- Standing on a platform at midfield on the turf of Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Dec. 12, Tim Barron hoisted the Class AA state championship trophy in the air while tilting his head back and beaming with pure elation. In his 17th season as the head coach of the Heard County High School football … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Top 18 Good News Stories of 2018

(Franklin) -- With the arrival of the year 2019, the Heard Citizen takes a look back at the best good news stories we reported on locally during the year 2018. 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...]

Braves take two at Lagrange Classic

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Heard County Braves (2-9, 0-2) earned their first two wins of the basketball season over the weekend at the Lagrange Toyota Basketball Classic where they knocked off WD Mohammed and Grady. The wins on Thursday and Friday followed an upending by Class AA Douglass in the first round on Thursday. The most exciting victory came in … [Read more...]

Lady Braves take 3rd place at Haralson Invitational

(Tallapoosa, GA) -- The Lady Brave varsity basketball team bounced back from an opening round loss Thursday to win two in a row on Friday and Saturday to claim third place at the 43rd Annual Hilburn-Patterson Haralson County Invitational Tournament. The Lady Braves (7-5, 1-1) knocked off Region 5-AA rival Temple 43-38 in an exciting overtime game in … [Read more...]

Curbow influence runs deep for Braves

Courtesy of Nick Simon and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- The Class AA state football championship means the world for the entire Heard County High School football community, especially so for a coaching trio whose relationship spans back to childhood. Growing up as next-door neighbors in Mableton, head coach Tim Barron developed a lifetime bond with … [Read more...]

Braves look to rebound after slow start

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves varsity boys basketball team will look to run things around after Christmas following a slow start to the 2018-2019 season. The obvious reason for the 0-8 start was of course the absence of the several football players that helped lead the way to the first ever football state title less than two weeks ago. While the team went … [Read more...]

HCMS Lady Braves off to a hot start

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School Lady Braves basketball team defeated Valley, AL 20-15 in Lagrange Thursday to close out the pre-holiday basketball schedule. The middle Lady Braves 2018-2019 record now stands at a perfect 7-0 following a scorching hot start to the season under second year head coach Shaqueri Talmadge. The season started … [Read more...]