February 19, 2018

Braves fall to talented Therrell squad

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Brave men's varsity basketball season ended at the hands of one of the state's top teams in Atlanta Friday night. The Therrell Panthers (19-7), the No. 1 seed from Region 6-AA, handed the Braves a 73-41 defeat in a game that was closer early on. The Braves (7-20, 6-5) only trailed 16-12 after a quarter and had opportunities to take a … [Read more...]

Lady Brave season ends after OT thriller in Atlanta

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Lady Braves' 2017-2018 basketball season ended with a heartbreaking 53-49 overtime loss at KIPP Atlanta Collegiate Friday night. The win for the Warriors would not come easy as the No. 3 seeded Lady Braves (11-16, 8-5) from Region 5-AA fought tooth and nail with the No. 2 seed from the Atlanta city schools Region 6-AA. In fact, despite … [Read more...]

Brave Tennis Season off to a Strong Start

(Franklin, GA) -- The 2018 Brave varsity tennis team has a new head coach, but it's a familiar face in former standout Lady Brave player and 2010 HHS graduate Blake Alford. Alford takes over the program after being an assistant last year to the departed Coach Rich Fendley. The 2018 squad opened the season with a strong home effort versus Mount Zion … [Read more...]

Heard County 4-H’ers take honors at 4-H Event

(Franklin, GA) -- Several Heard County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers traveled to Rome, Georgia to participate in District Project Achievement on Saturday, February 3rd and thirteen of them came back as winners. Dinah Rowe, Heard County 4-H coordinator stated “It took a lot of work and practice for each young person to prepare for this event.” Each fourth, fifth or … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Brendan Gaillard)

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 designed by Brendan Gaillard. Brendan is a third grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Brendan created a landscape at sunset and added … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (02/16/18)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Christopher Orlando Pearson, 46, Franklin Parkway, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 02/10/18, charged with Disorderly Conduct. Gregory Lee Skipper, 38, Pea Ridge Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 02/12/18, charged … [Read more...]

Teen group delivers Valentine’s Day gifts to Senior Center

(Franklin) -- The Ephesus Library teen group prepared Valentine balloons stuffed with candy and confetti for guests at the Franklin Senior Center last week. They were hand delivered by a representative Samara Watson, daughter of Michael and Beverly Smith of Ephesus. Samara is shown above with some of the guests at the Senior Center. … [Read more...]

Peregrine Falcons return to Tallulah Gorge: An Avian Valentine’s Story

(Tallulah Falls, GA) --  Call it a soaring love story -- or perhaps “romance on the rim.” A pair of Peregrine Falcons has returned to Tallulah Gorge State Park for breeding season, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Even though the raptors mate for life, they keep the spark alive with elaborate annual courtship. “The male will spend about a month … [Read more...]

Local construction worker dies after being hit by car on I-85

(Franklin, GA) -- A local construction worker passed away Saturday at Grady Hospital in Atlanta from injuries he suffered after being hit by a car on I-85 early Friday morning in Gwinnett County. Lamar Ragland, age 42, of Franklin was removing barrels from the end of a closed section of the interstate around 5:00 AM Friday in preparation for … [Read more...]

34th Annual Hunger Walk Run Unites Thousands to End Hunger

(Atlanta, GA) -- Registration is now open for the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s largest event, the Hunger Walk Run. This year’s walk will be held Sunday, February 25 at Georgia State Stadium (formerly Turner Field) in Downtown Atlanta. For the past three decades, the charity 5K has raised more than $9 million in critical funds needed to make a difference … [Read more...]