February 7, 2016

Braves sweep Blue Devils in regular season finales

(Bremen, GA) -- The Braves varsity basketball teams both ended the regular season with wins Friday night with each coming in very different ways. The Lady Braves fended off a fierce late comeback by the Lady Blue Devils to win 47-44 and clinch the No. 2 seed in Region 5-AA while the Braves routed the Blue Devils 71-58 fueled by a strong performance off the … [Read more...]

Local Pastor seeking public office in Troup County

(Hogansville, GA) -- A local Heard County Pastor is seeking public office in Troup County. Pastor Brandon Brooks of Prospect Church in Franklin announced last week that he will be running for the District 3 Troup County School Board seat currently held by Sheila Rowe. Rowe has served the district since 1993 and is retiring at the end of her current … [Read more...]

National Signing Day: Four Braves sign to play at the next level

(Franklin) — Four senior Heard County Brave football players signed letters of intent to play football at the next level Wednesday morning at Heard High School on National Signing Day. Offensive lineman Jacob Bishop and wide receiver Chandler Polk each signed with the in-state Berry College Vikings. Berry College, located just north of Rome has the world’s … [Read more...]

Sole accident survivor overcomes injuries, prepares for college

Courtesy of  Melanie Ruberti/The Lagrange Daily News (Lagrange, GA) -- Jayvianna Johnson’s smile and personality light up almost every room she walks into — almost like a beacon in the foggiest of nights. The 18-year-old is genuinely happy and can usually be found laughing and cutting up with Julie Smith, the woman she lovingly refers to as a sister, best … [Read more...]

Will Hall announces 2016 UWG football recruiting class

(Carrollton, GA/uwgsports.com) -- Wednesday was a good day for the University of West Georgia football program, as the Wolves inked 20 new players on National Signing Day. Of those, 17 are high schoolers from the state of Georgia and three are local standouts along with two who are joining the Wolves from the junior college ranks. Head coach Will Hall was … [Read more...]

Nelms recognized at first BOC meeting of 2016

(Franklin/ The Times~Journal) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners met for the first time this year on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The Commissioners had a full agenda and started the evening off by presenting Robert D. Nelms, Heard County Codes Enforcement Officer with a Service Award. Nelms has worked for Heard County for 35 years. He began his … [Read more...]

Several arrested for local burglaries and thefts

(Franklin, GA) -- During the past several weeks the Heard County Sheriff’s Office has received an unusual amount of reported thefts and burglaries. Property taken ranged from electronics, 4-wheelers, utility trailer, weapons to jewelry. Surrounding counties have also had similar reports. Heard County investigators along with investigators from the Carroll … [Read more...]

Lasseter named Region 5-AA Athletic Director of the Year

(Franklin) -- Heard County High School Athletic Director Shane Lasseter was named by his peers last week as the Region 5-AA Athletic Director of the Year for his tireless efforts in leading the athletic programs at Heard High School. Lasseter is a native and graduate of Heard County High School (Class of 2000), and he received his bachelor's degree from the … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (02/01/16)

(Franklin) — Each week 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 editor@heardcitizen.com … [Read more...]

Braves celebrate hardcourt seniors with region wins

(Franklin) -- The Heard High varsity basketball program paid homage to their senior athletes Friday night between the region games with Chattahoochee County Friday night in the school gymnasium. All six were accompanied by family members as they were honored in front of the home crowd. The three Lady Braves honored were Kemaiya Brewer, Jordan Watson and … [Read more...]