October 10, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Two Men Arrested After High-Speed Chase

(Franklin, GA) -- Two men are in the Heard County jail and facing numerous charges Friday afternoon after leading Franklin Police officers and Heard County deputies on a high speed chase Thursday night. According to a press release issued this afternoon by Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah, 32-year-old Tony Gerell Potts, II of Newnan and 30-year-old … [Read more...]

Local DAR Chapter Announces Good Citizen Award Winner

(Franklin) -- The James Stewart Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to announce that Brian Hill has been selected as the DAR Good Citizen Award Recipient by the Heard County Class of 2016. Brian is the son of Brian and Jill Hill of Franklin, GA. Brian’s peers, the students in the Heard High Class of 2016, chose … [Read more...]

HES Dictionary Donation

(Franklin) -- Dan and Sandy Fambro of the Union City Elks Lodge # 1617 recently donated dictionaries to Third Grade students at Heard County Elementary School. In addition to donating the dictionaries the Union City Elks Lodge also donated Red Ribbon Week (October 26-30) stickers for all students. Pictured above with Dan and Sandy Fambro are third grade … [Read more...]

Georgia DDS and DOR Warn Drivers of E-mail Scam

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) and the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) are warning the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving license details or face license suspension. The e-mail, which claims to have been sent from the Department of Motor Vehicles, appears to be a common phishing scam … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (10/09/15)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Thomas David Ellis, 30, Edwards Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 10/01/2015,charged with Theft by Taking. Florence Louise Striblin, 66, Bevis Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 10/03/2015, charged with DUI … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Trounce Red Devilettes

(Bremen, GA) -- The Lady Braves got the postseason off to a rousing start Thursday afternoon with a 15-0 thumping of the Bowdon Red Devilettes in the semi-finals of the Region 5-AA softball tournament at Bremen. The Lady Braves' offense scorched the ball all day long, plating two runs in the first and third innings, and 11 in a second inning where 14 … [Read more...]

PruittHealth of Frankin Holds 1950 Sock Hop

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- PruittHealth of Franklin took a step back in time recently when they hosted a 1950's Sock Hop for the residents at the nursing home. The atmosphere was filled with excitement as the staff and residents started rocking to 1950’s music. Valeria King,
 Activities Director, did an excellent job planning the event. The dance hall was … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter Wins 4 National Awards

(Washington, D.C.) -- Every summer, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution holds its Continental Congress in Washington, DC. They present awards to Chapters and State Societies for outstanding achievements and accomplishments. The Georgia Society then presents Georgia’s winners their awards at the district workshops in August. Seven … [Read more...]

Georgia Drivers Be On The Lookout: Deer-Vehicle Collisions Increase During Breeding Season

(Athens, GA) -- Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. UGA researchers have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists should be more aware of possibly hitting a deer. They looked at breeding data … [Read more...]

Franklin Police Department Officer Cameron Retirement

(Franklin) -- Friends and family gathered on Wednesday September 29, 2015 at the Community Center on Franklin Parkway to celebrate the retirement of Franklin Police Officer Robert Cameron. Chief Hannah thanked Officer Cameron for his eleven years of loyal and dedicated service to Franklin. Hannah stated, “Cameron is more than a co-worker; we are all like … [Read more...]