December 20, 2014

Braves knock off Blue Devils; Lady Braves land in Classic Final


(Villa Rica, GA) -- After an 0-4  start to the season, the boys varsity Braves basketball team bounced back Friday night in Carroll County as a strong second half comeback gave the Braves a 53-48 win over Bremen in round two of the SMI Carroll County Christmas Classic contested at Villa Rica High School. The win was an overall team effort with no single … [Read more...]

First Annual Miss Snowflake Pageant


(Franklin, GA) -- The First Annual Miss Snowflake Pageant will take place in the Heard County Middle School Gymnasium on January 31, 2015 beginning at 4:00 p.m. and is open to all girls from Heard and any surrounding counties. Categories for the brand new pageant will include Itsy Bitsy Snowflake (Ages 1-4), Tiny Miss Snowflake (K-1st grade), Little Miss … [Read more...]

Charity Basketball Game helps local Toys For Tots

Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry (L) and Franklin Police Lt. Sammarintino Brooks

(Franklin) -- On Saturday, December 13, 2014 employees from the Heard County Emergency Agency, the Heard County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin Police Department came together and challenged the Heard County High School teaching staff  in a charity basketball game to benefit the Heard County Toys for Tots drive. During the holidays, we are reminded how … [Read more...]

Candlelight Vigil for Mr. Michael Wolfe

Wolfe Vigil

(Franklin) -- A candlelight vigil will be held in the parking lot at Hardee's at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 to honor an employee who recently passed away. Mr. Michael Lawson Wolfe, age 25 of Franklin, formerly of Ocala, Florida died at his home on Friday, December 5, 2014. All of Michael's friends, family, and everyone in the community is … [Read more...]

Matt Brown headlines Brave All-Region Selections

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(Franklin) -- The Region 5-AA Coaches voted for the 2014 All-Region Teams this week and several members of the Braves' state quarterfinal team were honored. Headlining the selections was junior Matt Brown who was named as the 2014 Defensive Player of the Year. Brown amassed numerous quality defensive stats during the season including setting a modern Brave … [Read more...]

Heard County 4-H Presents Free Christmas Show


(Franklin) -- Heard County 4-H will soon present the fourth annual “A Clover Christmas”holiday performance. The show will take place on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the 4-H (Old Rec) gym at 7:00 p.m. “A Clover Christmas” is a Christmas performance showcasing the many talents of Heard County. Senior 4-H’er, Natalie Moncus serves as the student … [Read more...]

CES Pre-Kindergarten Letters to Santa


Centralhatchee Elementary School Mrs. Becky’s Pre-K Letters to Santa   Dear Santa: I want a pogo stick and a motorcycle. Love, Rilee Boyd   Dear Santa: I would like a dream house, my very own tablet, and a new swimming pool. Love, Helen Butzon   Dear Santa: I want a Batman, Spiderman, and Superman. Love, Chase Herb   Dear Santa: I want an … [Read more...]

One Night in Bethlehem at Glenloch Baptist Church

Photo: Rodney East

(Glenloch) -- On December 19, 20, and 21 “One Night in Bethlehem” will return to Glenloch Baptist Church. After a two-year hiatus, many months of preparation went into the re-location and re-creation of this production which was enjoyed once again by the local community in 2013. "One Night in Bethlehem" is a live version of the town of Bethlehem during the … [Read more...]

Wolves Advance to National Semi-Final


(Carrollton, GA/via - The West Georgia Wolves never trailed at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium Saturday afternoon in Valdosta, Ga., using a smothering second half defensive effort to power their way to a 31-17 victory over Valdosta State in the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals. The win advances the Wolves to the national semifinals, as UWG will face … [Read more...]

Remembering Pearl Harbor


The Natural Beauty of Hawaii – volcanic mountains, lush vegetation, and crystal water – should be Pearl Harbor’s main attraction, and it would be, if not for December 7, 1941. Instead, the island of Oahu’s stunning scenery has become merely the backdrop for the USS Arizona Memorial, a hallowed historic site that reminds us that 2,390 Americans died on a … [Read more...]