August 27, 2014

Braves Prepare for Huge Season Opener

Freshman Emory Jones carries the ball towards the end zone during Friday night's scrimmage versus Greenville. Jones will lead the Braves into this Saturday night's opener versus Fitzgerald at Mercer University in Macon. (Photo Courtesy of Rodney East)

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves will travel to Mercer University in Macon this Saturday night for one of the most anticipated season opening football games in school history. The Braves will battle the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes, a powerhouse program from South Georgia with at least 10 wins during 11 of the last 14 years and several deep runs in the … [Read more...]

Community Rallies around CES Teacher Fighting Cancer

Kathy Denney, Danielle Thompson, Ginger Stutts, and Cassie Manley at Saturday's Zumbathon

(Franklin) -- The Heard County community has rallied in a big way over the last few weeks to help raise money for local school teacher Ginger Stutts, who is facing a difficult battle with cancer. Two of the biggest fundraisers over the past couple of weekends have been especially successful in raising over $16,000 to help the Centralhatchee teacher and her … [Read more...]

Large Crowd at Staples for Final Scrimmage

Cole Holliday (#73) looks to the sidelines during Friday night's final tune-up before the season

(Franklin) -- Seven different players found the end zone for the Braves Friday night during the final scrimmage tune-up before the regular season opens next Saturday night versus Fitzgerald at Mercer University. The Braves varsity squad rolled over the Greenville Patriots 40-12 during the first three quarters before the score was reset to 0-0 for the JV … [Read more...]

Authorities Search for Hit-and-Run Driver


(Franklin) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating the person or persons responsible for a hit-and-run accident which took place on the afternoon of August 5, 2014. According to reports, the hit-and-run took place between 4:00-4:30 pm on Highway 34 West near the Alabama state line. The victim in the incident, … [Read more...]

Zumbathon for Ginger Stutts

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Zumbathon Fundraiser for Ginger Stutts! Mark your calendars August 23, 2014 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Centralhatchee Elementary School Gym. Fun for the whole family! Kids corner (jumper/slide, cotton candy, face painting, popcorn, snowcones) we have some awesome raffle and silent auction prizes!!! Vendors (Origami owl, Thirty-one, Doterra … [Read more...]

Early Voting Hours for District 5 Special Election


Dates and times for early voting in the District 5 Commissioner Special Election: August 18 – August 22              8:30 AM – 5:00 PM August 25 – August 29              8:30 AM – 5:00 PM September 2 – September 5      8:30 AM – 5:00 PM  ***Early Voting will take place in Room #14 of the Courthouse*** … [Read more...]

54-0! Lady Braves quash the field at Callaway Classic

The 2014 Varsity Softball Team - Front Row (L-R): Ally Harris, Aspen Barker, Anna Shelnutt, Alexis Raines, Alyssa Cosper, 2nd Row (L-R): Madison Whitehead, Hattie Yarbrough, Johanna Beyer, Hannah Stephens, Cali Harrod, Katie Minix, Back Row (L-R): Coach Matt Hornsby, Coach Kelly Hadley, Sarah Schofield, Hannah Sanders, Jordan Watson, Coach Trent Bianco, Coach Ryan Duffey

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Lady Braves jumped out to the hottest start possible at this weekend's Callaway Classic softball tournament held at the Shuford Fields Complex in Lagrange. Head coach Matt Hornsby was more than pleased with the way his girls competed as they not only won the two day tournament but did so in the most dominating fashion. The Lady Braves … [Read more...]

Heard County First Grader Killed in Tragic ATV Accident


(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard Elementary school first grader was killed in a tragic ATV accident Saturday afternoon at her home located near the Corinth community in southeastern Heard County. According to a report released by Sergeant Dan Boswell with the Heard County Sheriff's Office, 6-year-old female Joshalyn "Josh" Baxter died after the ATV she was riding … [Read more...]

West Awards Scholarship To Local Student


(Franklin) -- West Corporation recently announced the recipients of its West Education Foundation scholarship program. The students will be awarded scholarships ranging between $1,000 to $3,000 which will be disbursed through Scholarship America, a non-profit student aid and support organization. Among the recipients was local Heard County High School … [Read more...]

2014 HCMS Iron Brave Awards

Pictured above from L-R: Iron Brave Winner Gage Cannon, Jacob Skipper, Paul Elkins, Connor Nutt, Michael Cheney, Komari Clark, Andrew Leak, Riley Diedrich, Trey Dunson, David Urquilla, Logan Moore, and Will Posey

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Middle School football team held their annual Iron Brave competition last week at HCMS. 8th-grade student Gage Cannon claimed the overall prize with 89 points in the event which consists of several strength, speed, and agility drills. Finishing in a strong second place was Will Posey with 85.5 points. Not far behind Posey was … [Read more...]