August 21, 2019

Franklin Housing Authority residents get help from local church

(Franklin, GA) -- On August 1 and 2, volunteers from First Baptist Church launched 'Operation: Franklin.' One of the project’s goal was to beautify the yards of Franklin Housing Authority residents by planting mulch, removing old lawn furniture and equipment, and helping in whatever small yard projects residents might have. The Housing Authority provided … [Read more...]

Former HCES teacher arrested for taking ‘upskirt’ photos of female coworkers

(Franklin, GA) -- A former Heard County Elementary School second grade teacher was arrested Monday morning by the Heard County Sheriff's Office following a several month investigation. 33-year-old Reinaldo Wishon Reid, is charged with four felony counts of 'Invasion of Privacy' after allegedly taking lewd upskirt type photos of multiple female coworkers … [Read more...]

City of Ephesus Election Qualifying Information

QUALIFYING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a General Election for the City of Ephesus will be held on November 5, 2019, for the offices of Mayor, Recorder, and five (5) City Council seats. Qualifying for said election will be held on the following dates and location listed below: Monday, August 19th thru Friday, August 23rd  - 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 … [Read more...]

Ask-A-Lawyer Day in Lagrange

(Lagrange, GA) – The Columbus Regional Office of the Georgia Legal Services Program, Inc. and the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley, Inc. are hosting a Free Legal Clinic for Low Income Georgians in civil legal matters only. Attorneys are available to provide assistance with Advance Directives, Child Support, Consumer Disputes, Credit/Debt … [Read more...]

Lady Braves earn split versus private schools at UNG

(Dahlonega, GA) -- The Lady Braves traveled to the University of North Georgia Saturday and walked away with a split after facing two private schools. The Lady Braves drooped a close 4-2 battle versus Class A's No. 1 ranked Wesleyan before bouncing back in a big way to crush the Lovett School 14-0 in game two. Senior Katelyn Jiles started both games on the … [Read more...]

2019 MDA ‘Fill the Boot’ fundraising campaign

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Fire & Emergency Services will proudly be at the red light in Franklin with boots in hand for this year’s annual MDA Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. This event will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019, Friday, August 30, 2019 and Saturday, August 31, … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (08/16/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Ruenadda Denise Laye 26, Cary St, LaGrange, Ga. 30240 arrested on 08/13/2019 charged with Violation of probation. Jonathon Lee Johnson 35, Hwy 27, Franklin, Ga. 30217 arrested on 08/13/2019 charged with Violation of … [Read more...]

Area residents invited to join 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting LaGrange and surrounding area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Vernon Woods Retirement Community in LaGrange. On Walk day, participants will honor those … [Read more...]

Local police issue SCAM warning involving gift cards

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Police Department is warning citizens of a scam involving Google Play and other gift cards. “This scam commonly takes place when criminals call on the telephone informing victims of a refund, late payment, overdue taxes, and even posing as local or federal law enforcement officers and threatening legal action," says Chief … [Read more...]

Lady Braves earn split versus big schools

(Newnan, GA) -- An infield single by sophomore newcomer Zekylah "Z" Boyd scored Hannah Holden to lead the Lady Braves to a second straight 6-5 walk-off win Friday at East Coweta High School -- this time versus the No. 8 ranked team in Class 7A Hillgrove. Boyd's first hit as a Lady Brave capped a rally from a 4-1 deficit that saw Coach Matt Hornsby use all … [Read more...]