March 24, 2017

Local FBLA member qualifies for National Leadership Conference

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County High School Chapter of FBLA competed at the 2017 State Leadership Conference in Athens on March 12-14. Congratulations to Mason Hudson for placing second in 3D Animation. He will represent Georgia FBLA at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California June 28-July 3. Mason presented his 3D animation project to … [Read more...]

Annual HCSO Easter Egg Hunt at Brush Creek Park

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office will hold its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Brush Creek Park at Noon on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The traditional event will feature prize eggs and candy for various age groups in several different hunting areas. The Easter Bunny himself will be in attendance. … [Read more...]

Brave tennis dominates opening region match

(Franklin, GA) -- The Brave tennis teams dominated the Lamar County Trojans in Tuesday's Region 5-AA opening match at HHS with the boys shutting out the Trojans 5-0 and the girls team upending the visitors 4-1. The teams played an eight game single set format during the matches. Leading the way for the boys was the No. 1 singles player senior Trey Wiggins. … [Read more...]

Braves breeze by Trojans in region opener

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves opened the Region 5-AA baseball schedule with an 11-1 victory over Lamar County in five innings at HHS Tuesday afternoon. The home team broke open a scoreless contest with five runs in the fourth and six in the bottom of the fifth to end the first game of the series via run rule. Auston Wilson went the distance for the Braves … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Trevor Strickland)

Heard Co. Student Art Spotlight (Franklin) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week's Student Artist Spotlight was created by Trevor Strickland. Trevor is a Kindergarten student at Heard County Elementary School. Trevor used lines and shapes to draw a parrot and … [Read more...]

GBI Investigating Death of Carroll County Inmate

Article courtesy of Gradick Communications (Carrollton, GA) -- Carroll County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Brad Robinson confirms that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a 34-year old Carroll County Jail inmate that occurred over the weekend. Robinson Monday told WLBB radio that Clifford Cole Mintor of Bowdon was found to be … [Read more...]

Wanted man arrested in Troup County

(Troup County, GA) -- On Friday, deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling the area of Young’s Mill and Hillcrest Rd when they spotted a pickup truck being driven by wanted person Cory David Williams. According to a press release issued by the TCSO, after briefly losing sight of Williams, deputies with the assistance of investigators … [Read more...]

HCHS freshman claims Senior Youth Championship

(Jackson, MS) -- Local cutting horse competitor Mr. Pittman Turner won the Senior Youth championship in Jackson, Mississippi last weekend. The 14-year-old HCHS freshman scored 222 points on Hickorys Handy Cat to finish just ahead of Ryan Rapp of Weatherford, TX, the reserve champion who finished with 219 points. Turner has been a very successful rider over … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (03/17/17)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Marty S. Wright, Jr., 21, Trammell Street, Roanoke, AL 36274, arrested on 03/13/2017, charged with Possession of Marijuana Less Than 1 oz. and No Seat Belt. Brandon E. Long, 40, Denney Creek Road, Roopville, GA … [Read more...]

Man facing serious charges following high-speed chase

(Ephesus, GA) -- A Carroll County man is in the Heard County jail today after taking a vehicle from a local resident's yard and leading a Heard County deputy on a high speed car chase earlier this week. Michael Ellis Batchelor, age 21,of Carrollton is charged with Theft by Taking (motor vehicle), Entering Auto, Speeding, Passing in a No Passing … [Read more...]