November 28, 2015

Shelnutt named Times-Georgian MVP

(Carrollton, GA) -- Nine different Heard County Lady Brave softball players were named this week to the 2015 Times-Georgian All-Area softball team. Leading the way was Senior Lady Brave catcher Anna Shelnutt who was named as the area's Most Valuable Player. Seniors Johanna Beyer and Jordan Watson were also named to the first team, and senior Alexis Raines … [Read more...]

Stolen truck found in Heard County

Courtesy of The Randolph Leader (Roanoke, AL) -- A truck stolen from behind Air and Electric last month was recovered on Nov. 16 in Heard County, Ga. According to the report from Roanoke Police Department a 1997 Ford F250, lawnmower and trailer were taken from the business. Heard County Sheriff's Department found the truck, owned by David Cummings of … [Read more...]

New Dismissal Time at HES in 2016

(Franklin) -- Heard Elementary School students can expect some new schedule changes during the next calendar year according to Heard County School Superintendent Jerry Prince. Parents of HES students received the news in a letter sent home last week, and the new changes in dismissal times will take effect on January 6, 2016. School officials are … [Read more...]

WGTC’s Jacky Jones named Njcaa D-III National Player of the Week

(Carrollton, GA) -- West Georgia Tech’s Jaquline (Jacky) Jones was given the high distinction of being named NJCAA Division III National Player of the Week, for games played from November 16-22. The NJCAA made the official announcement on Wednesday afternoon. The sophomore forward from Marietta is the second student-athlete in school history to win national … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (11/24/15)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Buster Lee Breed, 40, Mt Laurel Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 11/23/2015, charged with Driving on Suspended License, Driving While Unlicensed and Tail Light Requirement. Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has … [Read more...]

Braves get first win under new head coach

Article written by Jordan Hofeditz / The Times-Georgian (Tallapoosa, GA) -- The Heard County High School boys' basketball team got an early lead and never yielded, giving first-year head coach Paul Fitz-Simons his first career victory Tuesday night. The Braves (1-2) got out to an 11-5 lead after the first quarter and never looked back en route to a … [Read more...]

GSP Steps Up Enforcement For Thanksgiving Holiday

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Thanksgiving holiday is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year. The holiday travel period is 102 hours long. It will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and end at midnight on Sunday, November 29. During this period, Georgia State Troopers will be conducting concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the … [Read more...]

Law Enforcement Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Franklin Police Department/Heard County Sheriff’s Department Thanksgiving Safety Tips (Franklin) -- "The increased traffic that traditionally occurs during the Thanksgiving holiday means that drivers must be more alert when traveling. Safety begins behind the wheel and we're asking all motorists to follow the rules of the road and to drive safely." states … [Read more...]

Student Art Spotlight (Treston Raiford)

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 piece was created by Treston Raiford, a Kindergarten student at Heard Elementary School. … [Read more...]

UWG prepares for Blazers

(Carrollton, GA/ -- The second round of the 2015 NCAA Playoffs is set in Super Region 2, and top-seeded West Georgia will host a familiar foe in next week's second round, as the 4th-seeded Valdosta State Blazers will come to Carrollton for the second time this season.Kickoff for next week's second-round battle between the Wolves and the Blazers … [Read more...]