April 26, 2015

Local DAR Chapter to Offer Genealogy Workshop in May


(Franklin) -- For many it is exciting to learn about their ancestors and the historical period in which they lived. It is so gratifying to uncover nuggets of information about their lives through a variety of sources including census records, history books, county records, photographs, obituaries, bible records, etc. How fulfilling for this ancestor to … [Read more...]

Region Champs! Braves Claim First Crown in 30 Years

Region 5-AA Champs and Students

(Franklin) -- It certainly didn't come easy Friday night in Franklin but after the dust had settled Coach Trent Bianco and the Heard County Braves varsity baseball team were crowned Region Champions for the first time since 1985. The Braves needed to win one of the two games in the Senior Night doubleheader versus rival Bowdon and that would end up being … [Read more...]

15 Braves Advance to State Track Sectionals

Ethan Caldwell took first place in the Pole Vault

(Franklin) -- Nine girls and six boys from the Braves' varsity track teams will be competing at the GHSA Class AA Track and Field Sectionals in Fitzgerald on May 2 after claiming spots at the Region 5-AA Track finals held at HCMS earlier this week. The Lady Braves (107 team points) claimed a strong second place in the region finishing behind only … [Read more...]

Special Olympics Invitational Track and Field Meet


HEARD COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK AND FIELD MEET WHAT: Heard Special Olympics Athletes competing at the Invitational Track and Field Meet WHERE:  NEWNAN HIGH SCHOOL WHEN:  May 13, 2015 RAIN DATES: May 14-15 TIME:  9:30 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. INFORMATION:  All parents and any community volunteers are invited to attend. Please call the Heard Elementary … [Read more...]

HHS Student excels at FFA State Lawnmower Competition

Cole Holliday

(Athens, GA) -- Heard High School junior Cole Holliday was one of the top finishers at the annual Future Farmer's of America Lawn Mower Competition held last month at the University of Georgia. Holliday finished in 12th place at the statewide competition featuring students from all six high school classifications competing against one another. The … [Read more...]

Braves take huge rubber game over Blue Devils

Junior Tristan Brown lays down a perfect bunt as part of a five run 5th inning for the Braves Monday afternoon

(Franklin) -- The Braves took another big step towards a Region 5-AA Championship Monday in Franklin where they took the rubber game of a best-of-three series with Bremen by a score of 7-4. It was a beautiful day for baseball at HHS after the series finale had been rained out for several consecutive days. Chandler Polk set the tone early blasting a solo … [Read more...]

Region 5-AA Runner-Up Braves Hosting GAC

2015 Region 5-AA Runner-Up Braves (L-R):

(Franklin) -- The Braves men's tennis team finished as Region 5-AA Runner-Ups last week at the region tournament last week at HHS. The boys knocked off Bowdon in the semi-finals before dropping the championship match to a seasoned Bremen Blue Devil team. This was an impressive seventh time in eight seasons of tennis that the boys have advanced to the … [Read more...]

National Infant Immunization Week


(Franklin) -- With National Infant Immunization Week beginning April 18th now is the perfect time to get acquainted with the staff at the Heard County Health Department and the services they provide. Vaccines are offered for children and adults of all ages. The Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program helps provide vaccines to children, up to 18 years of age, … [Read more...]

Walk-off hit lifts Braves over Blue Devils

Senior Zack Stephens had the game-tying single in the bottom of the 7th sending the game to extra innings

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves baseball program got a huge win in Franklin Thursday night as they knocked off Region 5-AA favorite and the No. 9 team in the state Bremen on an extra-inning walk-off single up the middle by junior Zack Hill. The Braves won the game 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth on Hill's pinch-hit after being fueled all game long by … [Read more...]

Local DAR Chapter hosts Guest Speaker

Thomas Miller speaks to the ladies on April 11 at the Heard County Public Library

(Franklin) -- Thomas Miller was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the James Stewart Chapter NSDAR. He gave an interesting talk about when he was in the Peace Corp from 1962-1964 in Sharaz, Iran. He was placed in the Agricultural School where he taught English. Thomas also traveled in the Middle East where he learned quite a bit about the culture. … [Read more...]