April 23, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: 22-year-old killed after crashing into home

(Franklin, GA) -- A young man was killed Sunday night after crashing his truck into a home in northern Heard County. 22-year-old Kyle Edward Koenig died in a single-vehicle crash that took place around 9:30 PM near the intersection of Armstrong Mill Road and Knight Road.  According to a report by Corporal Justin Hogan with the Georgia State Patrol, … [Read more...]

Braves going into playoffs on a high note

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves closed out the regular season with a solid 10-4 home win over Class AAAA Central of Carrollton Friday at Alford Field. The win was a nice bounce-back from a 10-0 road loss at Class AAAAA Harris County on Thursday where the team just had two hits in a five inning loss. The Braves finished the regular season as the … [Read more...]

ALERT: Paving project begins this week in Downtown Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin roadway resurfacing project on the square and Davis Street will begin on Monday, April 22nd, resulting in limited parking and street closure. We ask that you pay close attention to the instructional signage that will be present during this time and be patient as progress is made as soon as possible. Thank you for your … [Read more...]

Local native gives Arbor Day presentation to James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR

(Franklin, GA) -- On Saturday, April 13th, the James Stewart Chapter was honored have Heard County native, Jon Johnson, as their special guest at their monthly meeting. Jon was born in Heard County, moved to Buford and attended the University of Kentucky. After graduating with a degree in Forestry, Jon moved to Florida where he currently holds the position … [Read more...]

Back-to-Back Baseball Champs at HCMS!

(Franklin, GA) -- After winning the first West Georgia Small Middle School Baseball Championship in school history in 2018, the Heard County Middle School Braves repeated that performance in almost every way Thursday to capture the second of back-to-back titles. Amazingly, the Braves not only defeated the same Villa Rica Wildcats team as a year ago -- they … [Read more...]

Important updated road closure information for South River Road residents

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin previously issued a press release regarding the temporary closure of South River Road for a short period of time to complete some necessary sewer upgrades and repairs. After additional inspection and discussion with the project contractor, the originally proposed closure will have to be expanded for safety … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (04/19/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Lannie Edward Moore 45, Meadowview Ln, Newnan, Ga. 30263 arrested on 04/13/2019 charged with Battery. Crystal Marie Galloway 37, Smith Ave, Bowdon, Ga. 30108 arrested on 04/13/2019 charged with Battery (FVA), Cruelty … [Read more...]

Braves take down Handley 4-2

(Roanoke, AL) -- The Heard County Braves defeated Handley 4-2 on the road Tuesday as Tray Owens continued to throw well from the mound and hit well from the plate. Owens earned the win after pitching 5.1 innings and allowing just one earned run. Leroy Marsh pitched well in relief to earn the save allowing just one hit over 1.2 innings of work. The … [Read more...]

Indoor music groups finding early success at Heard High

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School's Indoor Percussion and Indoor Winterguard had an outstanding season this year. Indoor season is where groups go out without the marching band and compete against similar groups in their classification. The Indoor Season begins in January and goes through the beginning of April. Percussion and Winterguard are … [Read more...]

Braves punch ticket to middle school baseball championship

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School Braves baseball team survived a fierce comeback by the Temple Middle School Tigers in Franklin Tuesday to take the 9-6 win in the West Georgia Small School Semifinals. The Braves will now host the Championship game Thursday as they look to win back-to-back titles after capturing the very first crown in school … [Read more...]