February 1, 2015

Awbrey named Lagrange Walmart D.C. Driver of the Year

Lagrange Walmart D.C. General Transportation Manager Howard Mingo (L) presents Matt Awbrey with the Driver of the Year Award recently

(Lagrange, GA) -- Heard County native and life-long resident Matt Awbrey was recently named by the Walmart Distribution Center in Lagrange as their 2014 Driver of the Year. The accolade was yet another accomplishment signifying his talent and dedication as a truck driver. In 2014, Matt won the National Champion in the Sleeper Berth Class at the 77th … [Read more...]

Former Brave Winston Scores 21 for WGTC

2011 HHS graduate Martez Winston scored 21 for WGTC Friday night in Carrollton versus Southern Crescent (Photo: WGTC SID)

(Carrollton, GA) -- The West Georgia Tech men’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought 87-77 contest in overtime to Southern Crescent Friday evening in Carrollton. West Georgia Tech falls to 9-12 overall and 2-1 in the conference after suffering its first conference setback of the season. Southern Crescent is now 6-14 overall and leads the conference with a … [Read more...]

Shooting Suspect released on $30K Bond

20-year-old Yacobian Quintrel Floyd was released on a $30K bond Thursday afternoon

(Franklin) -- 20-year-old Yacobian Quintrel Floyd, one of the suspects in the December 29, 2014 shooting of Sharome Watts on Mary Johnson Drive in Franklin, was released from the Heard County jail Thursday afternoon around 2:00 p.m. after posting a $30,000 bond. Floyd turned himself into authorities on January 10, 2015 after Heard authorities released his … [Read more...]

Newnan Selected for U.S. Navy Band’s Tour


(Newnan, GA) -- America's Navy is coming home to Newnan, Georgia, one of 32 cities in six states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2015 spring tour -- one of the Navy's signature outreach programs. The United States Navy Concert Band’s performance is scheduled for Feb. 21, 2015, 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing and Visual … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (01/30/15)


Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Alan O’Neal Johnson, 22, Autumndale Drive, Mobile, AL 36618, arrested on 01/24/2015, charged with Speeding and Possession of Less Than 1 oz Marijuana. Terrence Maurice Truitt, 36, South River Road, Franklin, GA … [Read more...]

Langston pleads guilty to Manslaughter and Child Molestation

Criss Dameon Langston (a.k.a. "Lank")

(Lagrange, GA) -- A 28-year-old Franklin man was sentenced to 15 years in prison and a total of 40 years of probation in Troup County Superior Court Thursday after pleading guilty to one count of Voluntary Manslaughter in Troup County and two unrelated counts of Child Molestation in Heard County. Criss Dameon Langston (a.k.a. "Lank") was originally charged … [Read more...]

Middle Braves fall to Eagles

Tray Dunson shoots a foul shot during Wednesday afternoon's loss to Mt. Zion

(Franklin) -- The HCMS Braves basketball team fell to the Mt. Zion Eagles 55-43 in the small school tournament semi-finals at HCMS Wednesday afternoon. The teams split the two match-ups earlier in the regular season with both teams winning at home before the very athletic Eagles were able to pull off the road win in Franklin yesterday. Several Braves … [Read more...]

Changes to Heard BOC Meeting Schedule


(Franklin) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners Monthly Board Meetings for 2015 have been changed to the FOURTH (4th) TUESDAY of each month beginning February 24, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Heard County Courthouse. 2015 Heard County BOC Monthly Meeting Schedule February 24, 2015 March 24, 2015 April 28, 2015 May 26, 2015 June 23, 2015 July 28, … [Read more...]

Heard County Special Olympic Athletes Shine at State Winter Games

Mikayla Dockery and Shinese Turman

(Marietta, GA) -- Athletes from around the state were in Cobb County last weekend for the Special Olympics Indoor Winter Games. More than 1500 athletes and 100 Unified Partners competed in artistic gymnastics, bowling, floor hockey, basketball, powerlifting and roller skating with over 500 coaches guiding them. Heard County Special Olympic athletes and … [Read more...]

Tourney Ends for HCMS Lady Braves

Merrill Feature

(Franklin) -- The HCMS Lady Braves basketball team looked to build off momentum they gained in their first win of the season as they battled the top seed in the middle school tournament but the foe would prove too big both literally and figuratively as the Villa Rica Lady Wildcats defeated the Lady Braves 58-24. Wildcat eighth-grader Deasia Merrill … [Read more...]