February 22, 2019

Weekly Arrest Reports (02/22/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Steven Dwayne McCormick, 23, Hwy 27, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 02/17/19, charged with DUI, DUI Less Safe, and Failure to Maintain Lane. Detrick Lamond Thornton, 44, Hwy 100, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on … [Read more...]

‘League of Ephesians’ helps local needy children

(Ephesus, GA) -- The “League of Ephesians” teen/tween group, at Ephesus Public Library, packed 90 bags to help some children in need. The bags were delivered to all the schools around Heard County today in hopes of helping serve our community and neighbors. Thank you to everyone who graciously donated items along with the many monetary donations that made … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Lacey Faust)

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week’s Student Artist  Spotlight is Lacey Faust.  Lacey is a fourth grade student  at Heard County Elementary School. Kinsley used repetition to create tessellations inspired by … [Read more...]

Braves eliminated in close battle at ‘The Inferno’

(Elberton, GA) -- The Heard County Braves basketball season came to an end after a tough loss to No. 8 ranked Elbert County at 'The Inferno' in Elberton Saturday night. The Braves came in as the Region 5-AA No. 4 seed but put up a strong fight versus the Region 8-AA champs even holding a slim lead for a short time in the second half after a bucket by senior … [Read more...]

Lady Braves fall to juggernaut Wildcats

(Tiger, GA) -- The 2018-2019 basketball season came to an end for Coach Helen Akins and the Lady Braves after they fell to one of the state's top ranked teams Friday night in the North Georgia mountains. The No. 2 ranked Rabun County Wildcats (27-1) had not lost a game since early December and it was easy to see why as they overwhelmed the Lady Braves from … [Read more...]

Medal finishes for three Braves at State Championships

(Macon, GA) - Three Heard County Brave varsity wrestlers earned medals after finishing in the top six in Class AA at the Centreplex in Macon this week at the 2019 GHSA Traditional State Wrestling Championship Meet. One of the most exciting Georgia High School events of the year featured almost 500 wrestlers competing in all seven classifications under one … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (02/15/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Christen Barber, 30, Riverside Walk Sharpsburg, GA 30277, arrested on 02/08/19 Charged with Windshield/Front door cracked/tint/matls, driving license suspension/revoked, Driving while un licensed, no insurance, … [Read more...]

State Champions visit the Georgia State Capitol

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Heard County Brave State Championship football team visited the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on Thursday, February 7 where they were recognized and commended for the outstanding accomplishment of winning the GHSA Class AA football title at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in December. House Resolution 46 was introduced by Mr. Randy … [Read more...]

Braves blast Tigers in season opener

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves opened the 2019 varsity baseball season by thumping visiting Carver of Columbus 16-1 in four innings Wednesday at Alford Field. The win came easily versus an over-matched Tiger squad giving coach Trent Bianco and the Braves some early momentum as they head into this weekend's road doubleheader at Vidalia. The … [Read more...]

Heard Chamber Of Commerce announces new President

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of Melinda Brown as the new Chamber President. Melinda is a Heard County resident and has been involved for several years in various local activities and organizations. She will bring to the Chamber skills and experiences that focus on excellent … [Read more...]