June 27, 2016

Gutsy the Fox visits Ephesus Public Library

(Ephesus, GA) -- On Thursday, Gutsy the Fox made a visit to Ephesus Library! Gutsy involved the children in the audience in his crazy antics, while teaching them about the benefits of reading! Gutsy is shown above with Joseph Hudgins. … [Read more...]

Retired Franklin Police Officer killed in crowbar attack

(Buford, GA) -- A father tragically killed by his son in a brutal crowbar attack earlier this week has been identified as well-known retired Franklin Police Officer Larry Cook. The incident happened Wednesday night at Cook's home on Bridle Glen Drive in Buford. According to Gwinnett County Police, Larry Cook, age 68, first called 911 around 6:19 … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (06/24/16)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Nicholas Franklin Poythress, 26, Pete Davis Road, Newnan, GA 30263, arrested on 06/18/16, charged with Violation Of Probation. Joshua Glenn Gullatt, 25, Newnan Street, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 06/18/16, … [Read more...]

Museum Salutes the 20th Anniversary of Olympic Torch in Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- In the 1989 Heard County History Book, according to long time Franklin resident and businessman, Thomas Lipford, “W.D Lipford constructed a new service station on the northeast corner of the square.” It was a Gulf Station that was added to, changed to different businesses through the years, then saved and renovated by First Georgia Bank in … [Read more...]

Pair of Lady Braves compete at GACA All-Star Classic

(Rome, GA) -- A pair of local softball standouts got to close their high school careers with two bonus wins last week. Heard County's Anna Shelnutt and Johanna Beyer each played on Wednesday in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Softball Classic at Alto Park in Rome, and the duo helped the North Team to a doubleheader sweep of the South. The … [Read more...]

HCSO offers reward for stolen Harley Davidson

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward for information concerning the May, 2016 theft of a motorcycle. The 1997 Harley Davidson Heritage Classic was allegedly stolen between May 19-21 just off of Joe Stephens road in eastern Heard County. All information will be kept confidential and any leads will have to be verified and … [Read more...]

A Fire Safe Independence Day

(Franklin) -- The Fourth of July is a day we spend celebrating America’s independence, but we should also keep fire safety in mind. Agent Terry Harper of State Farm Insurance Agency and the Georgia Arson Control Board would like to wish Heard Countians a happy Independence Day and would ask they remain safe during the festivities. According to Harper, … [Read more...]

Great Wolf resort and water park slated for Lagrange

(Lagrange, GA) -- The long-awaited plan to bring an indoor water park and conference center to LaGrange has been finalized and is expected to open in 2018, LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton said Tuesday. Great Wolf Lodge will include a 93,000 square foot water park, conference center and 456 hotel rooms, according to the resort’s website. The project, slated to … [Read more...]

‘Peeping Tom’ arrested at Carrollton Target Store

(Carrollton, GA/Gradick Communications) -- A Waco, GA man spent the night in the Carroll County Jail this week after Carrollton Police investigators determined that he used a wine-corkscrew to create a hole so he could peer into a department store fitting room. C.P.D Captain Shannon Cantrell says a female victim had entered a fitting room in the Target … [Read more...]

Infant dies in Friday storms

(West Point, GA/WRBL) -- West Point authorities say a baby is dead after a tree pummeled a house early Friday evening. The West Point Fire Department and the West Point Police Department say the incident happened in the 1200 block of East 8th St. They say a severe thunderstorm caused a tree to fall on a home. When authorities arrived on the scene, the baby … [Read more...]