October 23, 2016

2016 Heard County Homecoming Highlights

(Franklin, GA) -- A cheerful atmosphere took center stage in Heard County earlier this week as the Brave Nation and the high school hosted its annual Homecoming celebration. The celebration of course included the crowning of the 2016 Homecoming Queen during the halftime of  Friday night’s 41-20 region football win Jordan. The capacity home crowd screamed … [Read more...]

‘Huzzie Factor’ in full effect as Braves topple Red Jackets

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves returned to Staples Stadium Friday night where they bounced back with a 41-20 Homecoming win over the Jordan Red Jackets to move to 6-2 on the season and 2-1 in Region 5-AA play. The final score was not indicative of the rout as the Braves led 33-6 at the half and the Jackets scored their final TD against the Braves JV defense … [Read more...]

Stephens’ walk-off magic sends Lady Braves back to Columbus!

(Franklin, GA) -- Senior Hannah Stephens delivered a clutch walk-off extra inning base hit to score senior Aspen Barker and end a scintillating Sweet 16 series versus Bleckley County Thursday afternoon with a 4-3 win and send the Lady Braves back to Columbus for a fifth consecutive season. It was appropriate that the two evenly-matched squads would go to … [Read more...]

Doubleheader split forces do-or-die game for Lady Braves

(Franklin, GA) -- After splitting a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon with the visiting Bleckley County Royals, an exciting post-season softball run for the Lady Braves will continue at Heard High School this afternoon with a deciding game three that will determine which team will move on to Columbus and which team will see its season come to an end. Each … [Read more...]

Teacher killed in 3-car crash one week before her wedding

(Lagrange, GA) -- Funeral services will take place Friday for a Troup County teacher tragically killed early Sunday morning just one week from her wedding date. Meghann Estelle Smith, 24, of Lagrange died in a bizarre three-vehicle crash on I-185 near Columbus. Smith was the passenger in a Kia Soul driven by her friend Emily Fomby Thompson of Franklin. … [Read more...]

Fire at Butler’s Mill

(Graham, AL) -- There are several reports and photos being posted by social media that indicate Butler's Mill Restaurant in nearby Graham, AL has suffered a large fire. Butler's Mill overlooks the Little Tallapoosa River, where James Saxon settled and built the first mill and dam. In 1866, he sold the property to A.E. and Robert Iverson. The Iversons built … [Read more...]

Calling all Heard County Veterans

Dear Heard County Veterans, The James Stewart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is so pleased to be able to invite our Heard County veterans to lunch on Saturday, November 12th. Thank you for responding to our requests for your contact information. We have identified over 80 local veterans and invitations have been mailed to them.  If you are a … [Read more...]

City of Franklin to hold annual Christmas Parade

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin is pleased to announce their annual Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 6:00 PM. The parade is open to churches, groups, and businesses to participate. Our theme this year is “The Night Before Christmas.” The parade will start in the parking lot of Heard County High School and continue through … [Read more...]

Jones injured in 24-14 loss at Callaway

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Braves (6-1) got off to a hot start Thursday night at Callaway but were quickly deflated by the loss of star quarterback and Ohio State commit Emory Jones after an injury to his throwing shoulder. After the Cavaliers (7-0) won the coin toss and deferred, the Braves quickly took the opening kickoff and marched 88 yards down the field in … [Read more...]

Georgia Power Updates Ash Pond Closures

(Atlanta, GA) -- Georgia Power this week announced the latest progress on its plan to safely close all of its 29 ash ponds across the state. As previously announced, all of the company's ash ponds will cease operations and stop receiving ash within the next three years. Additionally, the company is completely removing the ash from 17 ponds located adjacent … [Read more...]