August 23, 2014

Large Crowd at Staples for Final Scrimmage

Cole Holliday (#73) looks to the sidelines during Friday night's final tune-up before the season

(Franklin) -- Seven different players found the end zone for the Braves Friday night during the final scrimmage tune-up before the regular season opens next Saturday night versus Fitzgerald at Mercer University. The Braves varsity squad rolled over the Greenville Patriots 40-12 during the first three quarters before the score was reset to 0-0 for the JV … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (08/22/14)


Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Kelly Jo Whitman, 43, Holiday Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 08/15/2014, charged with Driving on Suspended License and Driving While Unlicensed. James Virgil Burns, 37, Boggie Lane, Hogansville, GA 30230, … [Read more...]

Authorities Search for Hit-and-Run Driver


(Franklin) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating the person or persons responsible for a hit-and-run accident which took place on the afternoon of August 5, 2014. According to reports, the hit-and-run took place between 4:00-4:30 pm on Highway 34 West near the Alabama state line. The victim in the incident, … [Read more...]

Tanner, Howard Earn Top Honors from Georgia Hospital Association

Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System, receives the Chairman’s Award from Georgia Hospital Association Chair Cindy Turner

(Sarasota, FL) -- Tanner Health System and its president and CEO, Loy Howard, have received two top honors from the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA). Howard, who will be marking 20 years as the health system’s chief executive later this year, earned GHA’s prestigious Chairman’s Award. To earn the Chairman’s Award, nominees had to have a history of … [Read more...]

Weather Forces 2-2 Tie in Columbus

Alexander Scrimmage 058

(Columbus, GA) -- After being rained out in Columbus last week, the Lady Braves traveled south once again yesterday to take on the AAAAA Blue Devils and once again the weather won out as the game was called with a 2-2 score in the bottom of the 7th inning. The contest will officially go into the record books as a tie between the two outstanding … [Read more...]

Braves travel to Alexander for First of Two Scrimmages

new braves signal caller freshman Emory Jones brings the Braves to the line last Friday night at Alexander

(Douglasville, GA) -- Coach Tim Barron and the Braves varsity football team hit the road Friday night to take on the Alexander Cougars in the first of two preseason scrimmages as the Braves prepare for the regular season opener on August 30 versus Fitzgerald. The scrimmage served as a homecoming of sorts for Barron who coached his first three seasons at … [Read more...]

Heard County First Grader Killed in Tragic ATV Accident


(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard Elementary school first grader was killed in a tragic ATV accident Saturday afternoon at her home located near the Corinth community in southeastern Heard County. According to a report released by Sergeant Dan Boswell with the Heard County Sheriff's Office, 6-year-old female Joshalyn "Josh" Baxter died after the ATV she was riding … [Read more...]

West Awards Scholarship To Local Student


(Franklin) -- West Corporation recently announced the recipients of its West Education Foundation scholarship program. The students will be awarded scholarships ranging between $1,000 to $3,000 which will be disbursed through Scholarship America, a non-profit student aid and support organization. Among the recipients was local Heard County High School … [Read more...]

Hogansville Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Chance Lewis Gaddy

(Hogansville, GA) -- According to a press release issued by the Troup County Sheriff's Office, on August 12, 2014 a traffic stop was conducted on Chance Lewis Gaddy on Sims Rd at East Main Street in Hogansville. Reports indicate that Gaddy had eight warrants for his arrest for various drug charges. During the traffic stop Gaddy gave consent to search the … [Read more...]

Carrollton Native Wins Summer Reading Grand Prize

WGRL Assistant Director Martha Goodson (left) giving the grand prize to Mildred Brady (right) at the Neva Lomason Memorial Library in Carrollton, GA.

(West Georgia) -- Mildred Brady is this year’s West Georgia Regional Library Adult Summer Reading winner! The Carrollton native received her prize package from WGRL Assistant Director Martha Goodson. Brady is a regular library patron, and she was thrilled to have won. “I never win anything” she remarked to one library staff member. The prize package … [Read more...]