February 27, 2017

Lady Braves aiming for first Final Four since 1987

(Franklin, GA) -- Coach Helen Akins and the Lady Braves know they will face a difficult task when they take the court Tuesday night in the Class AA State Playoffs versus the No. 1 team in the state, but at least they will get to face that challenge in front of the home crowd at the friendly confines of Heard County High School. The Wildcats bring a … [Read more...]

Heard County 4-H Spring Lock-In

(Franklin, GA) — Get ready for a super fun-filled night with Heard County 4-H the night of April 14, 2017 at the Old Recreation Department down by the River in Downtown Franklin! We will have games, dancing and relays led by our awesome teen leaders. We will have pizza for supper and breakfast the next morning! There will be team building, music, a … [Read more...]

Ms. Whitney Strickland

Ms. Whitney Blake Strickland, 33, of Leesburg, GA died Friday, February 24, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Bulloch County, GA. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Steve Eidson will officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery. Born in … [Read more...]

Passions Made Possible

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- Just about everyone from Heard County has knowledge of or has heard of JAC Products in Franklin. JAC was founded in 1967 and is a leading designer and manufacturer of original equipment roof racks and other auto body trim, supplying vehicles worldwide. With the most innovative roof rack patents globally, they stand alone as the … [Read more...]

Alford’s walk-off base hit caps dramatic win at UWG

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Brave baseball team scored a dramatic 11-10 win over the Central Lions Thursday night at the University of West Georgia. The scheduled Brave home game was moved to the collegiate site at UWG due to poor weather and field conditions this week. The barn-burning affair saw several lead changes before the Braves prevailed with the come … [Read more...]

Memorable Brave season ends with loss to Irish

(Franklin, GA) -- A memorable and historic season for the Heard County boys' basketball program ended Thursday night in Franklin with a 50-45 setback to the Fighting Irish from Dublin. The No. 9 state ranked and Region 5-AA No. 1 seeded Braves battled to the bitter end in a very physical state playoff contest but were unable to fully rebound from a 16-2 … [Read more...]

Lady Braves shock No. 3 Indians in front of another frenzied home crowd

(Franklin, GA) -- For the second time in a week, the Lady Braves basketball team dug deep to find a fourth quarter rally n order to survive in the state tournament. The never-say-die Lady Braves again erased a nine-point late third quarter deficit in front of a huge home crowd of spectators to shock the No. 3 team in the state Dodge County by a final score … [Read more...]

Brave hoop, gridiron stand-outs bound for the next level

(Franklin, GA) — Four senior Heard County High School athletes signed letters of intent to play their respective fall and winter sports at the next level Wednesday morning. Kimberly Harris, Drew Hopkins, DayVin Troy, and Trey Wiggins were each accompanied by family, friends, coaches, and other HHS school officials to celebrate the big day. Senior hoop … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (02/22/17)

(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...]

Heard County does well at Rome 4-H event

(Rome, GA) -- Thirty-Seven Heard County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers traveled to Rome to participate in District Project Achievement on February 4, 2017. “It took a lot of work and practice for each young person to prepare for this event. I am so proud of each and every one of them," said Head County 4-H director Dinah Rowe. "For most of them, it was their first time … [Read more...]