November 20, 2014

Maroon Braves bring home Kiwanis Trophy

2014 B-Bracket 10U Kiwains Bowl Champions Bottom Row (L-R): Ty Hannah, Noah Cantrell, Rashard Burden, Tristan Harris, Jameer Cook, Kaydon Minix , Ashton Bonner, Eli Dean, Andrew Rogers, Wesley Crabtree, Logan Patterson, Brent Hull, Lance Skinner, Tyler Arnold, Joseph Muller - Cheerleaders (L-R): Cheyenne Burden, Amber Elkins, Asia Burden, Ashton Crabtree, Kaylee Warren, Aubree Warren - Coaches (L-R):

(Carrollton, GA) -- Coach Cain Dean and his 10 under Maroon Braves squad shut out Villa Rica White 24-0 recently in the B-Bracket Kiwanis Bowl Championship game at the Carroll County Recreation Center in Carrollton. Ashton Bonner led a strong rushing attack for the Braves and scored all three touchdowns including one long 75-yard romp in the third … [Read more...]

Defendant in rape case pleads guilty on two charges

Kelcey Jermaine Moreland was sentenced Tuesday to serve 20 years in prison and 20 years on sex offender registered probation

(Franklin) -- In  an unexpected turn of events Tuesday, Kelcey Jermaine Moreland plead guilty in Heard County Superior Court on two of the charges he was facing relating to an incident that occurred in Franklin on January 18, 2014. He appeared before Judge John Simpson and plead guilty to one count of first degree burglary with intent to rape and one count … [Read more...]

Deal: Flags to fly at half-staff to honor former Gov. Carl Sanders

Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders

(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order yesterday ordering that flags on all state buildings and grounds be lowered to half-staff to honor the memory of former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders. Gov. Sanders, 89, passed away on Sunday evening. He served as Georgia's 74th governor from 1963-1967. "Sandra and I are greatly saddened by the … [Read more...]

World Languages Poetry Recitation


(Newnan, GA) -- Several Heard High students competed in the World Languages Poetry Recitation competition at East Coweta High School on Saturday. Pictured above left to right are Heaven Jackson, Harlee Rood, Jaime Conlan, Hannah Rogers, Bren Meacham, and Riley Curbow. Congrats to these students! The instructors are Señora Garcés and Señor Burson. … [Read more...]

Law Enforcement Thanksgiving Safety Tips


Franklin Police Department/Heard County Sheriff’s Department Thanksgiving Safety Tips (Franklin) -- "The increased traffic that traditionally occurs during the Thanksgiving holiday means that drivers must be more alert when traveling. Safety begins behind the wheel and we're asking all motorists to follow the rules of the road and to drive safely." states … [Read more...]

Braves kick Wolves in the privates early to score Sweet 16 road trip

Freshman QB Emory Jones  (#6) led the Braves offense to 28 first half points. Jones helped propel the Braves with his arm and his legs rushing for 50 yards and throwing a TD pass to Zack Stephens

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves (6-5) made history Friday night at Staples Stadium where a dominating first half on both sides of the ball fueled Coach Tim Barron's 2014 squad to a 28-21 victory over the visiting Wesleyan Wolves (6-5) in the first round of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs. The Braves led 28-0 late in the second quarter and held on to … [Read more...]

Georgia State School Superintendent to Visit CES

Georgia State Superintendent Dr. John Barge

(Centralhatchee) – Georgia State School Superintendent, Dr. John Barge, will arrive at Centralhatchee Elementary School at 1:00 p.m. next Thursday, November 20th to present the local elementary school with a plaque for being named a National Blue Ribbon School. Barge will arrive in Centralhatchee via helicopter. The U.S. Department of Education’s Blue … [Read more...]

Freeze Warning for Heard County


(Franklin) -- A freeze warning was issued by the National Weather Service this afternoon and remains in effect from 10:00 p.m. this evening until 10:00 a.m. on Friday. Locations of the freeze warning include portions of North and Central Georgia with temperatures expected to drop down into the mid 20's to near freezing overnight and into the early … [Read more...]

Cali Harrod signs with FSU


(Franklin) -- Senior Lady Brave shortstop made it official Wednesday morning at Heard High School with her signing ceremony to attend Florida State University on a softball scholarship. A host of her family, friends, faculty, coaches, and teammates were all in attendance. Pictured above on the front row are (L-R): Cali's mom Charlene Harrod, Cali, and her … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts of Heard County Food, Toy, and Coat Drive


(Franklin) -- The Girl Scouts of Heard County will be doing a canned food, toy, and gently used coat drive Saturday, November 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Piggly Wiggly in Franklin. The canned foods and coats will be donated to our local food pantry to help during the holidays and the toys will be donated to the Heard County Sheriff's Department … [Read more...]