September 25, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- A boil water advisory issued on Thursday and extended yesterday for parts of eastern Heard County has been lifted as of late Saturday afternoon. According to a statement by Heard County water plant manager Bryant Snider, the water has been sampled and all microbiological samples have came back negative meaning the water is safe to … [Read more...]

Braves crush Tigers in Region 5-AA Opener

(Franklin, GA) -- After much anticipation this week, legendary Atlanta broadcaster Bill Hartman and High 5 Sports discovered an electric atmosphere as they descended on the Heard County community Friday night for the Fox 5 Game of the Week at Staples Stadium featuring the Heard County Braves versus the Temple Tigers in a Region 5-AA opener. The Braves (4-1) … [Read more...]

Support and fellowship dominates Heard-Temple rivalry

(Franklin, GA) -- It is only fitting that when the Heard County Braves (4-1) host the Temple Tigers (4-0) Friday night, the game will have the extra luster of being Fox 5 Atlanta's High 5 Sports Game of the Week. It seems any time these two schools get together for a big game that something special is going to happen. Several times over the past six years … [Read more...]

Fox 5 Atlanta to experience ‘Friday Night in Franklin’

(Franklin, GA) -- It was made official Thursday afternoon after all the online votes were counted that Fox 5 Atlanta would be in attendance at the Braves' Friday night Region 5-AA football game versus Temple at Staples Stadium in Franklin. Brave and Tiger voters worked hard all week to bring the major news network to town for the Region 5-AA opening contest … [Read more...]

Local church group lends helping hand to flood victims

(Baton Rouge, LA) -- Labor Day Weekend of 2016 literally was a weekend of labor for eight local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), who were among more than 1,000 volunteers from the Greater Atlanta area donating their time to help victims of the flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While in Louisiana, the volunteers were … [Read more...]

Lady Braves stay perfect in region play

(Temple, GA) -- The Lady Braves moved to a perfect 4-0 record in Region 5-AA play Tuesday with an 11-1 win at Temple in five innings. Senior Hannah Sanders notched her seventh homer of the season for the third straight year at the same time tying Anna Shelnutt for second on the all-time career homer list for the Lady Braves. Sanders had two hits and two … [Read more...]

Centralhatchee breaks ground on new City Hall

(Centralhatchee/Times~Journal) -- On Monday, September 12, 2016, the Town of Centralhatchee had a ground-breaking ceremony for the new City Hall building located at 715 Centralhatchee Parkway. Among those in attendance were Mayor Barbie Crockett, City Clerk Linda Rogers as well as City Council Members Eley Loftin, Walt Wiggins, Barbara Norwood, Emmett … [Read more...]

Local woman killed in T-Bone crash

(Franklin, GA) -- A local woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a two car crash Monday near the Centralhatchee community north of Franklin. 75-year-old Linda "Lee" Shelnutt of Heard County was killed in the T-bone collision at approximately 1:15 PM Monday afternoon when she was attempting to make a left hand turn from Centralhatchee Parkway onto US HWY … [Read more...]

“A Magical Moment” Pageant at HCMS

“A Magical Moment” (a pageant open to all girls ages 1 to 18) Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. Heard County Middle School Gym 6 Divisions (divisions may vary based on participation) Ages 1-4: Itsy Bitsy (may be escorted by one parent) Grades K-1: Tiny Miss Grades 2-3: Little Miss Grades 4-5: Junior Miss Grades 6-8: Miss Middle School 9-12: … [Read more...]

Braves earn first win in school history over Lions

(Franklin, GA) -- A jam-packed Staples Stadium saw the Heard County Braves earn the first victory in school history over the Central of Carrollton. The Braves (4-1,0-0) scored four unanswered touchdowns to defeat the Lions 28-7 in the first meeting between the two schools since 1999. Before Friday, the Lions (0-4, 0-0) had dominated the series going 4-0 … [Read more...]