October 26, 2014

Devils Power Past Braves

Brave captains at midfield for Friday night's coin toss: #58 Levi Brown, #9 Elijah Toney, #5 Duranta Dunson, and #1 Zack Stephens

(Bowdon, GA) -- The Braves were unable to overcome a huge first half by the Bowdon Red Devils Friday night snapping a 20 game region winning streak for the Braves in a 46-20 loss at Warren P. Sewell Field. A powerful rushing attack keyed the win for the Devils with running backs Darnell Holland and Tay Sheppard scoring three touchdowns apiece. The Devils … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (10/24/14)


Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Charlie Berry McGhee, 70, Doc Fisher Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 10/17/2014, charged with Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon. Kristen Kelly Gazaway, 17, Franklin Parkway, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested … [Read more...]

Badcock to locate new distribution center to LaGrange


Furniture retailer will employ more than 100 at new Troup County facility, invest $22 million (Lagrange, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that W.S. Badcock Corp., one of the largest privately held furniture retailers in the United States, will construct a new regional distribution center in LaGrange, investing $22 million and employing more than … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (10/23/14)

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Agenda Heard County Commissioners Meeting October 23, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.   I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES IV.  AMEND AGENDA V.  NEW BUSINESS  a. Set 2014 Millage Rate  b. Discuss New EMS Billing Contract  c. Discuss Increasing Business License Fees  d.Appointment to Heard County … [Read more...]

Ephesus Library Book Presentation


(Ephesus) -- On Tuesday, October 21st, at 6:30 p.m., Ms. Cheryl Pollard will be doing a book presentation at Ephesus Public Library. Having published 2 books previously, Ms. Pollard now has her third book ready, Love Lifted Me. This is the story of Fannie Billingsley Cooley Sullivan, a black woman born in the South during the depression. Ms. Pollard will … [Read more...]

Deal: Ebola Response Team Will Examine State Preparedness


Governor taps team of experts to ensure that Georgia stands prepared should the need arise (Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal announced yesterday that he will sign an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential … [Read more...]

Braves surge past Blue Devils


(Manchester, GA) -- After a much needed bye last week, the Brave Nation traveled south to Manchester Friday night and used a strong second half to defeat the Blue Devils 35-20 in a game that featured the return of Duranta Dunson from a broken collarbone injury that happened in week two of the season. The star senior tailback did not start the game instead … [Read more...]

Criss Langston facing new charge of Child Molestation

Criss Langston is now charged with Statutory Rape and Child Molestation in  Heard County and further charges may be pending

(Franklin) -- The wanted fugitive who turned himself in to Heard County authorities this morning on a Statutory Rape charge is now facing a new charge of Child Molestation said Sergeant Dan Boswell this afternoon. The two charges involve the same 15-year-old female victim. 28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin had eluded law enforcement since an arrest … [Read more...]

Wanted man surrenders to authorities; charged with Statutory Rape

28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin is believed to be armed and possibly dangerous. Investigators believe he may be hiding in the Glenn area of western Heard County

(Franklin) -- At the urging of his father, 28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin  turned himself in to Heard County authorities around 6:00 a.m. Friday morning at the Sheriff's Office in Franklin. According to the lead investigator in the case Sergeant Dan Boswell, Langston had been hiding out in the area surrounding his home on Highway 34 west of … [Read more...]

Body of Missing Alabama Man Found Near Woodland

Nathanial Junior Keith was reported missing by family about 3 weeks ago

(Woodland, AL)  -- A body found on Sunday near Woodland, Alabama is believed to be that of a man reported missing about three weeks ago. Nathanial Junior Keith, 38, of County Road 456, Woodland, left his home on Sept. 19, and was later reported missing by family. A family member discovered the body in the woods, and the clothing description matches that of … [Read more...]