August 2, 2015

PruittHealth Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony

PruittHealth Volunteers

(Franklin) -- A wonderful ceremony was held for the many volunteers that give their time to the residents of PruittHealth of Franklin on Tuesday, July 22nd at 2:30 pm. The ceremony began with prayer led by Sheila Moody, Director of Healthcare Services. Rebecca South, Assistance Director of Healthcare Services gave the welcome and the introduction to the … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools: Come On Over (Video)


Heard County Schools Come on Over from Mike Roberts on Vimeo. Heard County Schools is now accepting qualifying out of district tuition students. … [Read more...]

Local Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday

Family members of Mrs. Bell that attended the 100th Birthday celebration. Backrow L-R: Judy Miller, Thomas Miller, Hal Miller, and Carolyn Miller, Front Row L-R: Ernestine Miller, Harriet Imogene Miller Bell the birthday girl, and Wayne Miller

Courtesy of The Times~Journal (Franklin) -- Harriet Imogene Miller Bell was born at home in Franklin on July 19, 1915. The home she was born in is now Cartown Auto at the corner of Bevis Road and Highway 34. She has lived her entire life in Heard County. Mrs. Bell celebrated her 100th Birthday at Pruitt Health of Franklin last Friday. She is the daughter; … [Read more...]

Three Rivers’ unemployment rate rises to 6.7 percent in June


(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in June was 6.7 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 8.3 percent. The rate rose as the number of initial claims for unemployment insurance increased by 628, or 46.4 percent, to … [Read more...]

Spearman named SOG Volunteer of the Month

SOG Volunteer of the Month Amber Spearman

(Georgia) -- A Heard High School graduate was recently selected as the Georgia Special Olympics volunteer of the month for June. Amber Spearman is a 23 year-old student at the University of Georgia, where she majors in Nutritional Science. When she completes her bachelors degree, Amber plans to enroll in the School of Pharmacy. Her goals are to earn a … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (07/24/15)


Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Donald Scott Bachelor, 52, GA Hwy34, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 07/16/2015, charged with Violation of Probation. Aleicia Ann Runels, 45, Redland Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 07/16/2015, charged with … [Read more...]

Local 4-H’ers named Summer Camp Counselors

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(Franklin) -- Gracie Rowe and Cody Norris are two outstanding 4-H’ers from Heard County, that were been selected as 4-H Camp Counselors. Both were members of the Shawnee tribe this summer. Gracie served in a leadership position returning for her third summer. This summer was Cody’s first year where he served as a lifeguard and HOP (Health is Our Pledge) … [Read more...]

9 Braves named to Times-Georgian All-Area Team

Braves catcher Tristan Brown

(Carrollton, GA) -- Nine members of the quarterfinal Braves baseball team were selected to the 2015 Times-Georgian All-Area baseball team recently. In addition to MVP Lee Kay and Coach of the Year Trent Bianco, seven other local talents earned spots on the team. Members of the first team included catcher Tristan Brown, first baseman Zack Stephens, and … [Read more...]

Troup man charged in shoot-out with deputy

Terry Lee Caldwell

(Lagrange, GA) -- Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested Terry Lee Caldwell Wednesday at his home and he was booked into the Troup County jail. Caldwell is the suspect in the June 29, 2015 incident in which he is accused of shooting at Troup County Deputy Stephen D’Angelo. Caldwell is charged with aggravated assault on a peace … [Read more...]

Heard County residents asked to update CodeRED information


(Franklin) -- The Heard County Emergency Management Agency has an important message for all residents and businesses located in Heard County. Due to recent changes in the CodeRED Community Notification System residents who have signed up for Code Red need to update their information. All residents and businesses are encouraged to go to the Heard County … [Read more...]