June 22, 2017

‘Smokey and the Bandit’ caravan descends on Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School played lunch host to a larger than life convoy of 'Smokey and the Bandit' replica vehicles, fans, and Trans-Am owners Wednesday afternoon in Franklin. The annual pilgrimage known as the 'Bandit Run' passed through Heard County en route to this weekend's 40th anniversary celebration of the 1977 film in … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Lilly Davis)

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 Lilly Davis. Lilly is a fourth grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Lilly painted a landscape of a castle using size, color … [Read more...]

Lee Kay named Times-Georgian All-Area MVP

Article Courtesy of Corey Cusick and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- One of the greatest chapters in the history of Heard County High School baseball came to a close thing spring. But the book on Lee Kay's career is far from over. Following an amazing four-year run as the face of Braves' baseball, Kay, the 2017 Times-Georgian All-Area MVP, is … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (06/16/17)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Ashlee Thompson, 30, Main Street, Wedowee, AL 36278, arrested on 06/09/2017, charged with Failure to Maintain Lane and Driving While Unlicensed. Marvin Maine King, 18, Camelot Drive, LaGrange, GA 30241, arrested on … [Read more...]

Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee

(Tennessee) -- Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier confirmed the capture of escaped inmates Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe yesterday. The two were captured in Tennessee following a high-speed vehicle chase and subsequent foot chase Thursday evening. "We are relieved to know that these two dangerous individuals have been taken off the … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (James Abernathy)

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 James Abernathy. James is a second grade student at Heard County Elementary School. James painted a mixed media artwork of an ocean … [Read more...]

Manhunt continues, reward offered for escapees, accused guard killers

(Putnam County, GA) -- Following a fatal attack on two Georgia Department of Corrections officers yesterday, Gov. Nathan Deal vowed to deploy every state resource necessary to help capture two inmates escaped from custody. “Today, two families lost everything in a heinous and senseless act of violence perpetrated at the hands of cowards. Words do not … [Read more...]

Sims earns spot on Spring 2017 Dean’s List at VSU

(Valdosta, GA) -- Anna Sims of Franklin, Georgia, has earned a spot on the Spring 2017 Dean's List at Valdosta State University. Students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on nine or more semester hours with an institutional grade point average of 3.00 or higher are recognized by being placed on the Dean's List. Developmental … [Read more...]

Franklin Police announce Internet Purchase Exchange Location

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Police Department is encouraging citizens and visitors of the local community to utilize the public parking area beside the Franklin Police Station, located at 118 Davis Street, as an internet purchase exchange location. The newly designated area includes 24-hour video surveillance and is easily accessible to the public. This … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (06/09/17)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Brian Lashay Moreland, 37, Tuscan Hill Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 06/03/2017, charged with Driving on Suspended License. Lea Unterious Damar Robinson, 41, Lee Street, Hogansville, GA 30230, arrested on … [Read more...]