October 16, 2018

Coach Hornsby surpasses 200-win milestone

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County's Matt Hornsby earned his 200th win as head coach earlier this season when the Lady Braves knocked off Jordan 15-0 at Heard High. The Lady Braves coach wasn't even aware of the milestone until his girls asked for a game ball prior to a game so they could autograph it as a memento for him. "I had not thought about reaching 200 … [Read more...]

10th Annual Community Carnival Trunk-or-Treat

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Covered Arena will play host to the 10th Annual Community Carnival and Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween night (Wednesday, October 31) from 6:30-8:00 PM. The event is being presented by the Franklin Police Department, Heard County Sheriff's Office, Heard EMA, The Heard County Commissioners, and Heard High School FFA. The night … [Read more...]

Sweet 16 State Playoff Preview: Lady Braves vs. Dade Co.

Heard Co. Lady Braves vs. Dade Co. Wolverines WHAT: GHSA Class AA State Playoffs Round Two Best-Of-Three Series WHEN: Tuesday/Wednesday October 16-17 GAME TIMES: Doubleheader @ 4:00/6:00 PM on Tuesday, Game 3 if necessary @ 1:00 PM on Wednesday WHERE: Heard County High School ADDRESS: 545 Main St., Franklin, GA 30217 RECORDS: Lady Braves (21-7, … [Read more...]

Three Heard County Schools receive state recognition

(Franklin, GA) --  Heard County Middle School, Centralhatchee Elementary, and Ephesus Elementary were each recognized recently by the Georgia Department of Education for their outstanding achievements in education by ranking within the top 5% of Title I Schools within the state of Georgia. This ranking comes after a comparison between all Title I Georgia … [Read more...]

HCMS Lady Braves capture back-to-back softball titles

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School Lady Braves softball team claimed another small school division title Thursday by outlasting three other teams in an impromptu one day tournament at HCMS in Franklin. The tourney was originally scheduled to take place over several days last week, but bad weather forced the teams to play the semifinals and … [Read more...]

Early Voting for General Election begins this week

(Franklin) -- The General Election is right around the corner. Early Voting begins Monday, October 15 and continues until Friday, November 2. Election Day is November 6, 2018. Early Voting dates and times for the General Election are as follows: EARLY VOTING HOURS Oct. 15 - Oct. 19: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Oct. 22 - Oct. 26: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Oct. 27: 9:00 … [Read more...]

Braves crush Red Jackets 58-6

(Columbus, GA) -- The Heard County Braves (5-2, 3-0) scored an easy 58-6 Region 5-AA win over Jordan Friday night at Kinnett Stadium in Columbus. The win was the fourth in a row for the Braves who will now prepare for the biggest game of the season when region and long-time rival Callaway comes to Staples Stadium this Friday night looking to lock up the … [Read more...]

Lady Braves move one step closer to Columbus

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves earned a hard-fought first round state playoff series win over Union County this week after battling back from a game one loss to take the final two games of the three game series and advance to the Sweet 16. The Lady Braves will next host Dade County, the No. 3 seed from Region 7-AA in another best-of-three series with a … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (10/11/18)

(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...]

3rd Annual Heard County Farm Day

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The 3rd Annual Heard County Farm Day was held on October 2 at the Heard County Arena. It was a fun day out of the classroom for third and fourth graders across the county. They had a great opportunity to be outside and learn about agriculture! The Farm Day was coordinated and sponsored by the West Georgia Soil and Water … [Read more...]