January 17, 2021

Braves down Warriors heading into region slate

(Franklin, GA) -- A huge second half effort propelled the HCHS boy's basketball team to a 59-39 win over Oak Mountain in Franklin Friday night. The Braves led by just a single point 17-16 at the half before jumping out to a seven point lead after the third quarter. Junior Isaiah O'Neal and senior Ayden Cannon each had big nights to once again lead the … [Read more...]

Spring Sports Registration at HCPR

(Franklin, GA) -- Registration is now underway for Spring Sports at the Heard County Parks and Recreation Department. Available spring sports include T-Ball, 6U Coach Pitch, Baseball, Softball, and Volleyball. See flyer below for more information or visit Heard County Parks and Recreation on Facebook. HCPR is located at 2020 Thompson Road in Franklin. … [Read more...]

Lady Braves ranked No. 6 after strong start to season

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves got off to a slow start in Tuesday night's final non-region road game at Lithia Springs before charging back to defeat the Class 5A Lions by a final score of 57-46. The Lady Braves scored just eight first half points but came out firing in the third quarter to go on a 22-4 run and take the lead. Junior Zekylah Boyd had a … [Read more...]

Registration for new 2021-2022 PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students

Heard County School System Registration for NEW 2021-2022 PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Students WHO: Any child who is not currently attending school in the Heard County School System and … will be four years old prior to September 1, 2021 and is a Georgia resident can register for PreK  will be five years old prior to September 1, 2021 … [Read more...]

Best Read of 2020: ‘Time to heal paused for time to feel’

We read a plethora of news and sports articles from around the area in 2020, but none garnered our attention here at The Heard Citizen more than a piece written by Joe Medley over at The Anniston Star in Alabama. Medley's article in December featuring Nate Pike and Handley's 4A State Football Championship win over Gordo was on point in every way. Medley … [Read more...]

HCMS sweeps Eagles in middle school hoops

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School basketball teams swept the Mount Zion Eagles at home Thursday to enter the holiday break on a winning note. The Lady Braves charged back from a 16-2 halftime deficit to win 26-25 in dramatic fashion while the boys upended the Eagles by a final score of 43-34. Belle Emory scored 12 to lead the Lady Braves and … [Read more...]

Braves basketball celebrates Senior Night with sweep

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School honored its senior players, managers, cheerleaders, and sports medicine team members Tuesday night as both the boys and girls teams hosted Northgate in Franklin. The Braves capped off the night with an impressive 67-60 come-from-behind win over the Vikings after trailing the Class AAAAA team by 11 points (32-21) at … [Read more...]

Braves split weekend games with OMA, Trinity

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves varsity basketball team split contests versus Oak Mountain Academy and Trinity Christian over the weekend. The Braves notched a 58-49 win at OMA in Carrollton Friday night before bouncing right back early Saturday afternoon to host Trinity. The Braves fell to Trinity 61-50. The split evens the squad's record at 2-2 … [Read more...]

Strong defense pushes Lady Braves past Trinity Christian

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves were in action at HCHS Saturday afternoon and came out with a solid 41-34 win over Trinity Christian -- a Class A private team from Sharpsburg. Freshman Jayden Boykin led the way for the squad in scoring with 14 points to go along with six rebounds and two assists. The Lady Braves battled back from a four point halftime … [Read more...]

Bianco named as new Heard County Athletic Director

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Education voted unanimously this week to make Mr. Trent Bianco the new athletic director for the Heard County School System. The announcement came on the heels of Coach Shane Lasseter being promoted to the head football coaching position. Mr. Bianco began his teaching career at Carrollton High School in the … [Read more...]