July 7, 2015

“Murder in Coweta County” Event Planned for July 16-17


(Newnan, GA) -- The Coweta County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and the Newnan Carnegie Library are collaborating to present a two-night event featuring the movie “Murder in Coweta County." Dick Atkins, the producer of the movie, and the director, Gary Nelson, will discuss their memories of making the made-for-TV movie in and around Coweta County in the … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (07/03/15)

Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in Heard County including their various charges: Jeremy Robert Hutsell, 27, Ferry Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 06/25/2015, charged with Aggravated Stalking. Jason Lee West, 33, Rogers Street, Roopville, GA 30170, arrested on 06/25/2015, charged with Violation … [Read more...]

West Georgia Regional Library System Now Offers Free E-Magazines


(West Georgia) -- The West Georgia Regional Library System now offers free e-magazine titles for checkout to anyone with a computer or tablet. Including popular titles such as People, Us Weekly, Rolling Stone, and Southern Living, this new collection will bring the newsstand to your closest device. Serving Carroll, Douglas, Haralson, Heard, and Paulding … [Read more...]

Local Church Fellowship Hall Damaged by Morning Fire

Photo: Heard County Fire Department

(Franklin, GA) -- The fellowship hall of a local Heard County church suffered severe damage after a fire broke out Thursday morning. According to a press release issued by Heard County Fire Chief Steve Wirth the blaze was reported Thursday morning at 9:27 a.m. The Heard County Fire and Emergency Services responded to the call at El Bethel Missionary … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (06/26/15)


Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Kristin Breez Knowlton, 21, Newnan St Apt 3, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 06/18/2015, charged with VGCSA (3 cts). Joshua Pitts, 29, Hwy 100, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 06/18/2015, charged with … [Read more...]

Local man jailed on child molestation charges

Daniel James Stonebraker

(Franklin, GA) -- A man is behind bars at the Heard County jail following his recent arrest on several charges including child molestation. 47-year-old Daniel James Stonebraker of Hwy 100 in Franklin is charged with two counts of Child Molestation, two counts of Aggravated Child Molestation, two counts of Enticing A Child For Indecent Purposes, and two … [Read more...]

Carrollton Man Charged after Hospital Bomb Threat


(Carrollton, GA) -- Authorities have arrested a Carrollton man today after a bomb threat disrupted normal activities at an area hospital earlier this morning. According to a report by Gradick Communications, 30-year-old Matthew McConnell is charged with making terroristic threats after he allegedly phoned in a bomb threat to Tanner Medical Center in … [Read more...]

Georgia Division of Family and Children Services Needs Adoptive Families


(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) is looking for adoptive families for approximately 200 children in its care. On June 3, DFCS launched a marketing campaign to recruit adoptive parents throughout Georgia for those children who have been permanently separated from their birth families. There is a particular need for … [Read more...]

Authorities Searching for Fugitive in Randolph County

Audel Cabrera Penaloza

The Randolph Leader (Roanoke, AL) -- On Monday morning, Randolph County Sheriff's Department received a call from the U.S. Marshals' office in Montgomery regarding warrants on a Hispanic male who was living at Watts Trailer Park on Old Highway 431 near Morrison Crossroads. Audel Cabrera Penaloza, 27, is wanted on three counts of kidnapping in Georgia and … [Read more...]

WGTC Foundation Hosting 5th-annual Golf Tournament

Ty Wood

(Carrollton, GA) -- The West Georgia Technical College Foundation has announced the date and location for its fifth-annual West Georgia Tech Athletics Golf Classic benefitting West Georgia Tech Baseball. This year's event will take place once again at Mirror Lake Golf Club in Villa Rica - on Friday, August 28th. “This is a huge event for the baseball … [Read more...]