December 19, 2014

Lady Braves advance at Christmas Classic


(Villa Rica, GA) -- The Lady Braves varsity basketball team advanced in the winner's bracket at round one of the SMI Carroll County Christmas Classic Thursday night with a 39-29 win over the Villa Rica Lady Wildcats. Madison Whitehead led the Lady Braves in scoring with 12 points, Jordan Watson had 11 and Cali Harrod finished with six. The win earned Coach … [Read more...]

Charity Basketball Game helps local Toys For Tots

Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry (L) and Franklin Police Lt. Sammarintino Brooks

(Franklin) -- On Saturday, December 13, 2014 employees from the Heard County Emergency Agency, the Heard County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin Police Department came together and challenged the Heard County High School teaching staff  in a charity basketball game to benefit the Heard County Toys for Tots drive. During the holidays, we are reminded how … [Read more...]

Candlelight Vigil for Mr. Michael Wolfe

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(Franklin) -- A candlelight vigil will be held in the parking lot at Hardee's at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 to honor an employee who recently passed away. Mr. Michael Lawson Wolfe, age 25 of Franklin, formerly of Ocala, Florida died at his home on Friday, December 5, 2014. All of Michael's friends, family, and everyone in the community is … [Read more...]

HCPR Pre-Season Basketball Tournament


(Franklin) -- The Heard County Recreation Department will be hosting a Pre-Season basketball tournament on December 17th, 18, 19th and 20th. The tournament will include teams from Heard County, Troup County, Hogansville, Bowdon, Mt. Zion, and Carroll County with teams in the following age groups: 8U Boys, 10U Girls, 10U Boys, and 12U Boys. The 12U Boys … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Agenda (12/18/14)

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AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING DECEMBER 18, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.   I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PRESENTATION OF PLAQUES IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.  AMEND AGENDA VI.  NEW BUSINESS           a. Discuss Bids for Ambulance – Chief Steve Wirth            b. Appointments to Heard County … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts of Heard County Canned Food Drive


(Franklin) -- The Girl Scouts of Heard County will be doing a canned food drive this Saturday, December 13th in front of Piggly Wiggly from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All donations will be taken to the Franklin Food Pantry to help people in our community during the holiday season. … [Read more...]

Matt Brown headlines Brave All-Region Selections

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(Franklin) -- The Region 5-AA Coaches voted for the 2014 All-Region Teams this week and several members of the Braves' state quarterfinal team were honored. Headlining the selections was junior Matt Brown who was named as the 2014 Defensive Player of the Year. Brown amassed numerous quality defensive stats during the season including setting a modern Brave … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (12/12/14)


Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Aaron Dewitt Bales, 22, South River Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 12/04/2014, charged with Violation of Probation. Paul McGhee, 52, Cambellton Road, Atlanta, GA 30311, arrested on 12/07/2014, charged with … [Read more...]

Heard County 4-H Presents Free Christmas Show


(Franklin) -- Heard County 4-H will soon present the fourth annual “A Clover Christmas”holiday performance. The show will take place on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the 4-H (Old Rec) gym at 7:00 p.m. “A Clover Christmas” is a Christmas performance showcasing the many talents of Heard County. Senior 4-H’er, Natalie Moncus serves as the student … [Read more...]

Lions Sweep Braves

Senior Elijah Toney led the Braves with 19 points in Tuesday's 72-55 loss to the lions

(Franklin) -- The Braves basketball teams were swept Tuesday night at HHS by the visiting Central Lions with the varsity boys falling 72-55 and the varsity Lady Braves falling 50-36. In the boys game, Coach Philip Manning's squad put up a solid effort and led at the half 29-27 before the Lions pulled away with a 24-12 run in the third quarter. Senior … [Read more...]