November 1, 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Lady Braves Chop Onions to Land in Title Game


(Columbus,GA) -- The Lady Braves continued to turn heads in Columbus Friday night where they shut out the Vidalia Indians 4-0 to secure a spot in the GHSA Class AA State Championship on Saturday. Jordan Watson continued to show her opposition that if you can't score you can't win extending her scoreless inning streak to 48. She allowed only two hits and a … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Tame Tigers and Fry Bacon in Columbus

Jordan Watson extended her scoreless inning streak to 41 innings Thursday in two big opening day wins in Columbus

(Columbus, GA) -- Things probably could not have gone any better for head coach Matt Hornsby and the Lady Braves softball team in Columbus Thursday where they took care of business winning their first two games at the  GHSA Class AA State Championship Tournament. Junior Jordan Watson continued to pitch as well as she has in her entire career extending her … [Read more...]

Turn Your Clocks Back This Sunday


(Franklin) -- Clocks in Heard County will turn back an hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday, marking the beginning of regular standard time for the next few months. This means that this fall weekend will be one hour longer than normal and it will get dark one hour earlier in the coming evenings. Standard time will be used through March 8, when clocks will "spring" … [Read more...]

Local Toddler Waiting for Transplant

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(Franklin, GA) -- 3-year-old Malik Jones of Franklin is at the top of child organ donor lists in both Pennsylvania and Ohio awaiting a liver and small intestine transplant. Malik was born June 24, 2011 at Atlanta Medical Center at only 26 weeks, and two weeks after his birth he developed a hole in his small intestine and was rushed to Scottish Rite … [Read more...]

Reverend “Coach” Bob Norton

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Rev. Robert Wade Norton, Sr., age 85 of Conyers, Georgia passed away on October 26, 2014 at the Abbey Hospice in Social Circle, Georgia. Funeral services for Rev. Norton will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. from the Franklin First Baptist Church in Franklin, Georgia. The interment will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Newnan, GA. The … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter NSDAR Announces Good Citizen Award Winner

James Stewart Chapter Regent Carla Brown and the Heard High Class of 2015 DAR Good Citizen Award Winner Cody Norris

(Franklin) -- The James Stewart Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to announce that Cody Norris has been selected as the DAR Good Citizen Award Recipient by the Heard County Class of 2015. Cody is the son of Allen Norris and Carolyn Olinger, both of Franklin, GA. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good … [Read more...]

FFA attends Sunbelt Ag Expo


(Moultrie, GA) -- The Heard County FFA attended the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie Georgia. Even after a long bus ride, a one hour traffic jam and twice the number of people because of the rain delay on Tuesday every student had a great time. The students made use of every available minute to see as many exhibits and explore all of the venues that time … [Read more...]

Devils Power Past Braves

Brave captains at midfield for Friday night's coin toss: #58 Levi Brown, #9 Elijah Toney, #5 Duranta Dunson, and #1 Zack Stephens

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Braves were unable to overcome a huge first half by the Bowdon Red Devils Friday night snapping a 20 game region winning streak for the Braves in a 46-20 loss at Warren P. Sewell Field. A powerful rushing attack keyed the win for the Devils with running backs Darnell Holland and Tay Sheppard scoring three touchdowns apiece. The Devils … [Read more...]

Worst to First Tigers Upset Middle Braves

The Middle Braves offense sporting the varsity's newest grey uniforms early on in Thursday's big game at HCMS

(Franklin) -- By far the largest crowd of the year arrived at HCMS Thursday evening for the West Georgia Athletic Conference Small School Championship game and were treated to an exciting game between the Heard County Middle Braves and the Temple Middle School Tigers from Carroll County. In the end, the Tigers brought home their first ever middle school … [Read more...]

Lady Braves punch ticket to Columbus

Three of the top performers in Wednesday's sweep (L-R): Center fielder Johanna Beyer (3-run HR), left fielder Madison Whitehead (2-5, 2 RBI's), and first baseman Hannah Stephens (3-6, 3  runs scored)

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves continued to shine in all facets of the game Wednesday afternoon as they shut down the visiting Armuchee Indians by final scores of 4-0 and 8-0 in the Sweet-16 round of the GHSA fast pitch state softball playoffs. Coach Matt Hornsby's squad once again combined solid defense, timely hitting, and stellar pitching from ace Jordan … [Read more...]