September 30, 2014

Smokey the Bear Visits Centralhatchee Elementary


(Centralhatchee) -- Mrs. Becky’s Pre-K students were happy to meet Smokey the Bear recently. Each year, Smokey visits CES to teach fire safety to our Pre-Kindergarten class and to Mrs. Becky and Mrs. Susan. Thanks Smokey! … [Read more...]

Local Man Claims National Truck Driving Championship

2014 National Truck Driving Champion in the Sleeper Berth Class, Mr. Matt Awbrey (Photo: American Trucking Associations)

(Lagrange, GA) -- Friends, family and co-workers of Matt Awbrey gathered recently at the Walmart Distribution Center in Lagrange to honor Matt, a native and life-long resident of Heard County, on his achievements at a national competition in Pennsylvania this summer. A Walmart Transportation professional truck driver, Awbrey was recently named the National … [Read more...]

Middle Braves Rally to Stifle Wildcats 24-12

Braves offensive lineman #77 Micaiah Austin, #55 Paul Elkins, #54 Jacob Skipper (Photo: Khris Martin)

(Franklin) -- The HCMS football team used a last second first half score and a strong performance from the defense in the second half to rally to a 24-12 win over the visiting Villa Rica Wildcats Thursday to set up a divisional showdown with Temple this Thursday on the road. The Braves looked to be in trouble in the home contest Thursday as the Wildcats … [Read more...]

Braves Battle Hard in Loss to Bulldogs

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(Franklin) -- The Braves varsity football team put up a strong fight Friday night in a 24-10 loss versus the visiting Macon County Bulldogs at Staples Stadium despite playing the game with a depleted line-up on both sides of the ball due to injuries. Head coach Tim Barron and staff knew last spring when they scheduled five non-region games with some of the … [Read more...]

2014 Heard County Homecoming Court (Senior Girls)


(Franklin) -- The Class of 2015 voted this week for the 2014 edition of the Heard County High School Homecoming Court. Homecoming week begins next Monday and activities will last through Friday including a huge parade through downtown Franklin on Thursday and the first Region 5-AA football game versus Chattahoochee County Friday night. The homecoming queen … [Read more...]

Local Author Shares New Book at Ephesus Library


(Ephesus) -- Tuesday night, September 16th, Ephesus Library had a packed house for Rebecca Carlisle's presentation of her new book, Shared Lives: A Tale of Two Kidneys.  Donors and recipients of kidneys, including Ms. Carlisle and her husband, Richard, shared stories of how their lives were transformed during these procedures. Pictured above from left to … [Read more...]

JV Lady Braves Sink Pirates

The 2014 JV Lady Braves -- (Front Row L-R): Lacey Hindman, Brittany Scarborough, Alexis Nelms. (Back Row L-R): Coach Ryan Duffey, Jayda Holley, Anna Cosper, Shealyn Sumner, Emily Iddins, and Coach Kelley Hadley. (Not pictured: JV/Varsity players Hattie Yarbrough, Aspen Barker, Ally Harris, Katie Minix, and  Sarah Schofield)

(Franklin) -- The junior varsity Lady Braves finished off a strong season at home Wednesday afternoon where they knocked off the visiting Pike County Pirates 2-1 in six innings of play. Sophomore Hattie Yarbrough gave a solid effort on the mound giving up only a single run to the Lady Pirates. On offense the Lady Braves scored two runs in the bottom of the … [Read more...]

Home Runs Power Lady Braves over Devilettes

Lady Brave sophomore 3rd baseman Hannah Sanders is greeted at home plate by her teammates after a huge 3-Run Homer in the top of the fifth inning

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Lady Braves moved to 2-0 in Region 5-AA play Tuesday with a convincing 6-1 win road over the Bowdon Red Devilettes in Bowdon. Head Coach Matt Hornsby wanted his line-up to put at least a run on the board in the top of the first and that they did and better as they scored three. The big blast in the first was a 2-run homer off the bat of … [Read more...]

HHS Teacher/Student of the Month (August)


(Franklin) -- Heard High School recently announced the teacher and student of the month. Congrats to Lee Burson and Brian Hill for being named Teacher and Student of the Month for August !!! … [Read more...]

Introduction to Quilting Class at EPL


(Ephesus) -- On Monday night, September 29th, at 6:00 p.m., Ephesus Public Library will host an Introduction to Quilting Class, led by Ms. Clenette Todd. In this introductory class, Ms. Todd will show examples of various types of quilting styles, and talk about what students would like to learn in class. Refreshments will be served. For more information or … [Read more...]