June 18, 2018

Honoring a Local Hero

(Franklin, GA) -- Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, visited Thomas Lipford on Friday, June 15th, to celebrate his recent 99th birthday. With family members present, Mr. Lipford was presented with an American flag flown over the United States Capitol building in honor of his birthday on May 30, 2018. Accompanying the flag was a special … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (06/15/18)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: William Lee Thomas Baker, 28, Elm Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 06/09/2018, charged with No Insurance, Obstruction of an Officer and Marijuana Less Than 1 oz. Kendra Lasha Blandburg, 30, Melson Street, … [Read more...]

Baby Braves Class Reunion: A Big Hit!

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Summer Baby Braves Class Reunion was held June 9th at Centralhatchee Park. Approximately 300 participants gathered at the park for an afternoon of fun. Activities included a train ride, snow cones, bubble station, math lego station, bowling for kids, face painting, sidewalk chalk, and park playground activities. The parents … [Read more...]

Store Management releases photos from Armed Robbery

(Franklin, GA) — The management of a local convenience store has released photos of the alleged suspects in an armed robbery that took place last week and says the store is considering changing some policies to better protect the employees and the business. Alicia Joyce Shah hopes that surveillance photos and video she released to the Heard Citizen and … [Read more...]

Brave commits to Volunteers

(Franklin, GA) -- After leaning toward Tennessee since getting a scholarship offer from the Vols in February, Heard High football player Aaron Beasley announced his commitment to the Volunteers via twitter Sunday afternoon. The Braves' three-star athlete returned to Knoxville on Friday night for a weekend visit for the fourth time in less than four … [Read more...]

Are you Ready for Hands-Free in Georgia?

(Atlanta, GA) -- During this year’s Legislative Session, Georgia became the 16th state in the U.S., along with the District of Columbia (D.C.), Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to enact a hands-free driving law that prohibits all drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (06/08/18)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: No arrests in Franklin this week. Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in Heard County including their various charges: Shawn Keith Lowery, 31, GA Hwy 34, Franklin, … [Read more...]

Armed robbery at local convenience store

(Franklin, GA) -- Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday night at the State Line Convenience Store located on HWY 34 just inside the Alabama state line in western Heard County. According to a report by Investigator Kenneth Hester with the Heard County Sheriff's Office, the incident involving two suspects occurred around 11:30 … [Read more...]

Brave Summer Hoops

Courtesy of Corey Cusick and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- Summer is all about quality over quantity for Keith Simmons. The third-year Heard County High School boys' head basketball coach understands that opportunities to have all of his weapons in one place at one time are few and far between, so they've got to make the most of them when they are … [Read more...]

Franklin woman dies in Troup County crash

(Troup County, GA) -- A Franklin woman was killed Thursday morning in Troup County after her automobile crashed into a Georgia Department of Transportation vehicle. According to a report by the Georgia State Patrol, Mindy Moss, age 45, failed to stop at the intersection of Mooty Bridge Road and Wares Cross Road just before noon. Moss's vehicle was … [Read more...]