January 27, 2021

BREAKING NEWS: Important COVID-19 vaccine update for Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Health Department announced today that beginning tomorrow (Thursday, January 28), the Phase 1-A vaccine line will reopen to make appointments for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The appointment line will be open from 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM Monday-Friday and appointments will be scheduled for Heard County, Pike County, … [Read more...]

‘Photo bomb’ leads to former Franklin councilman’s second arrest

(Franklin, GA) -- A former Franklin City Councilman arrested on misdemeanor theft charges in April of 2020 was arrested once again today by the Franklin Police Department for making false statements concerning an alleged theft of a large sum of his own cash. 55-year-old Clifford Henry Jiles was an active councilman at the time of his April, 2020 arrest, but … [Read more...]

Braves sweep Tigers in front of raucous home crowd

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves varsity basketball teams swept the Temple Tigers at home Friday night in front of one of the most electric crowds of the season. The Lady Braves improved to 14-3 on the season with a dominant 65-24 victory while the Braves held on for a close 50-48 win. The two point win by the Braves was an important one with just eight games … [Read more...]

Man charged with aggravated assault at Family Dollar Store

(Franklin, GA) -- A Franklin man is behind bars in the Heard County jail today following an attempted robbery and stabbing of a local store employee this week. According to a report by Franklin Police Department Investigator Lt. Tino Brooks, the incident took place just outside the Family Dollar Store at 291 Court Square in downtown Franklin Wednesday … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (01/22/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Corial Rashad Cheeks, 31, Franklin Parkway. Franklin, Ga. 30217 arrested on 01/15/2021 charged with (2) Counts of Violation of probation.  Takelin Maddox, 23, Carver St. LaGrange, Ga. 30241 arrested on 01/16/2021 … [Read more...]

Lady Braves move to 13-3 overall with region win over Callaway

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Lady Braves moved to 13-3 on the season and 2-0 in Region 5-AA with a 48-40 win over rival Callaway in Franklin Tuesday night. Ranked No. 6 in the state in Class AA, the hometown girls jumped out to a strong start and held a 17-2 lead before the Lady Cavs rallied to close the gap to 41-33 by the end of the third … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Association to host a statewide virtual caregiver resource fair

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter is hosting a statewide Caregiver Resource Fair, a virtual three-hour program that will help Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers find local resources and talk to experts who can explain and give more insight to the many programs available in the state of Georgia. The event is scheduled for … [Read more...]

HCMS Wrestling claims runner-up finishes at finals

(Temple, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School wrestling team earned strong second place finishes last week in both the duals and the traditional meets at the West Georgia Small School Wrestling Championship Thursday and Friday in Temple. At the traditional meet on Friday, four Brave grapplers earned individual championships including two who finished the … [Read more...]

Braves sweep Blue Devils, await rival Callaway tonight in Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- The HCHS boys and girls basketball teams are set to host rival Callaway High School in Franklin tonight after sweeping Bremen at home last Friday to open region competition for 2021. The Lady Braves (12-3) downed the Blue Devils 50-37 behind strong efforts from several girls including freshman Jayden Boykin who led the scoring with … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (01/15/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Christopher Sherman Marable, 43, County Rd 818. Roanoke, Al. 36274 arrested on 01/08/2021 charged with Driving while license is suspended, Driving while unlicensed.  Michael Ryan McCormick, 30, Parmer St. Franklin, … [Read more...]