October 17, 2017

National School Bus Safety Week

(Franklin, GA) -- Yellow is the color most associated with school buses, but the focus of this year’s National School Bus Safety Week is red. The 2017 edition of the annual event, held Oct. 16 to 20 this year, is promoting the message “#Stop on Red.” The theme comes from last year’s National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest. Pupil transportation and … [Read more...]

10U Braves notch big win over Blue Devils

(Franklin, GA) -- The 10U Braves football teamed earned their first win of the season Saturday when they defeated Bremen White by a final score of 29-6 at Staples Stadium. Ethan Tisdale led the way for the Braves with a huge day offensively. The 9-year-old rushed for over 200 yards and scored four touchdowns. He also added an extra point rush to go along … [Read more...]

Credit card skimmer discovered at local gas station

(Franklin, GA) -- Drivers who may have filled up at a local convenience store gas pump in Franklin may want to keep a close eye on their credit card and bank accounts. According to a press release issued this afternoon by Lieutenant Tino Brooks of the Franklin Police Department, a bluetooth credit card "skimming" device was discovered earlier today at the … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (10/13/17)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Crystal Marie Todd, 27, Jackson Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 10/09/2017, charged with VGCSA, Driving on Suspended License, Expired Tag and Tag Light Requirement. Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued … [Read more...]

Suspects Sought in Smash-and-Grab Store Robbery

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in a smash-and-grab burglary at a local convenience store early Wednesday morning. The burglary took place at Jordan's Quick Stop which is located at 2468 Franklin Parkway in the city of Franklin. According to a report issued by Chief … [Read more...]

Lady Braves cruise past Panthers

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team made short work of the visiting Therrell Panthers from Region 6-AA in the first round of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs Wednesday afternoon in Franklin. The home squad dominated the over-matched Atlanta City school squad taking game one by a final score of 16-0 and game two by a final of 16-1.  Both contests … [Read more...]

Man Facing Charges after Unsuccessful Armed Robbery

(Franklin, GA) -- A local man is in the Heard County jail today and facing numerous charges after he allegedly tried to rob an acquaintance at gunpoint. 49-year-old Larry Fitzgerald Clark, a resident of Hwy 34 in Franklin, was arrested and charged on September 29 stemming from an alleged incident that took place at Davis Mobile Home Park on September … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Annsley Watts)

Heard Co. Student Art Spotlight (Franklin) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week’s student artist spotlight was created by Annsley Watts. Annsley is a third grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Annsley had fun creating this painting as she learned … [Read more...]

Website rates Franklin top 10 in Georgia for starting a small business

(Franklin/lendedu.com) -- Some of the biggest businesses in the entire world are headquartered in the state of Georgia: Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS, Delta Air Lines, and Aflac are just a few. ​Why is this? Some point to the taxation policy in the Peach State. Many years, Georgians pay a lesser percentage of their income on state and local taxes when compared … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (10/06/17)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: No arrests this week. Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in Heard County including their various charges: Larry Fitzgerald Clark, 49, Hwy 34, Franklin, GA 30217, … [Read more...]