May 5, 2016

Meet the Artists Reception

(Ephesus) -- On Saturday, April 30th, Ephesus Public Library held a  "Meet the Artist" reception for artists and twin sisters Annice Sorrells and Janice Cook. A display of their artwork, "Growing Up Country" was shown during the last two weeks of April. The artists are pictured above with good friend Phyllis Wiggins. … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (04/29/16)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: James Clay Huguley, 26, South Railroad Street , Phoenix City, AL 36867, arrested on 04/25/16, charged with DUI (2 cts), and Driving No License On Person. Brittany Leanne Davis, 26, Hwy 27 South, Roopville, GA 30170, … [Read more...]

Local man faces charge of Child Molestation

(Franklin,GA) -- A Heard County man was charged with one count of Child Molestation last week after allegedly exposing himself to a young girl. According to a report from Heard County investigator Deborah Williamson, 54-year-old David Eugene Byrom of Whitlock Drive was arrested on April 25 relating to the alleged incident involving a preteen … [Read more...]

Job Fair held at Heard High School

(Franklin) -- Heard County High School seniors had the opportunity to meet with local employers and agencies at the first annual Job Fair on April 20, 2016. The Job Fair was organized by Ms. Wylene Spearman and Mrs. Angela Thompson in coordination with the Career Tech (CTAE) Department at Heard High. The Job Fair ran from 9:00 am until 12 noon. At the … [Read more...]

Sheriff for a Day event in Troup County

(Troup County) -- On April 26th Sheriff James Woodruff hosted eleven 3rd grade students as Sheriff’s for the Day. This day was the conclusion of this year’s Junior Deputy Program that was taught in each of the eleven elementary schools. Program coordinator, Sgt. Stewart Smith visits each of the schools at various times and teaches the students four … [Read more...]

U.S. Marshals searching for Bama murder suspect

UPDATE: Fugitive was captured April 29 (Montgomery, AL) -- Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Montgomery, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, are currently attempting to locate and apprehend Raymond Pruitt, a fugitive wanted in several jurisdictions in Alabama and Florida for armed robbery, attempted murder, and murder. Pruitt’s … [Read more...]

Student Art Spotlight (Gracie Kulanko)

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 artwork is designed by Gracie Kulanko, a 4th grade student at Heard Elementary School. Gracie drew a self-portrait as part of a class project entitled "Selfies With Attitude." … [Read more...]

Shelnutt tabbed for All-Star Showcase in Rome

(Rome, GA) — Heard High senior catcher Anna Shelnutt was selected this week to compete in the 2016 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Softball Showcase this summer in Rome, GA. The GACA All-Star Softball Showcase is held each June as the culmination of the outstanding careers of many of the top players from around the state. Players were … [Read more...]

Heard FFA holds Annual Banquet

(Franklin, GA) -- The 2016 Heard High Future Farmers of America (FFA) banquet and awards ceremony was conducted in the cafeteria at HHS on Thursday, April 21. The evening left the heart full, with plenty of laughter, food, and a sense of companionship. Guest speakers included David Huddleston, Randy Nix, and Matt Brass. The program was led by FFA Chapter … [Read more...]

HHS coach, teacher charged with having sex with student

(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard County High School teacher and coach is in jail this afternoon after being formally charged earlier today with having inappropriate sexual relations with a student. According to a press release issued Thursday afternoon by the Heard County Sheriff's Office, an investigation began last week after county school superintendent Jerry … [Read more...]