October 20, 2016

Law enforcement offers Halloween safety reminders

(Franklin) -- It’s that time of the year for all of our little ghosts and goblins to come out and play. “Next to Christmas, Halloween is one our children’s favorite times of the year. Kids love it! They get the chance to dress up and get FREE CANDY!  Chief Hannah and I have discussed different safety issues that we feel are important and we wish to share … [Read more...]

Doubleheader split forces do-or-die game for Lady Braves

(Franklin, GA) -- After splitting a doubleheader Wednesday afternoon with the visiting Bleckley County Royals, an exciting post-season softball run for the Lady Braves will continue at Heard High School this afternoon with a deciding game three that will determine which team will move on to Columbus and which team will see its season come to an end. Each … [Read more...]

Teacher killed in 3-car crash one week before her wedding

(Lagrange, GA) -- Funeral services will take place Friday for a Troup County teacher tragically killed early Sunday morning just one week from her wedding date. Meghann Estelle Smith, 24, of Lagrange died in a bizarre three-vehicle crash on I-185 near Columbus. Smith was the passenger in a Kia Soul driven by her friend Emily Fomby Thompson of Franklin. … [Read more...]

Fire at Butler’s Mill

(Graham, AL) -- There are several reports and photos being posted by social media that indicate Butler's Mill Restaurant in nearby Graham, AL has suffered a large fire. Butler's Mill overlooks the Little Tallapoosa River, where James Saxon settled and built the first mill and dam. In 1866, he sold the property to A.E. and Robert Iverson. The Iversons built … [Read more...]

Undefeated HCMS Braves to host Championship Game at Staples Stadium

(Franklin) -- The HCMS Braves football team knocked off Bowdon by a final score of 32-14 Wednesday at home to earn a spot in the West Georgia Small School Conference Championship game. The Middle Braves (7-0) will host the Temple Middle School Tigers in the Championship game next Thursday at Staples Stadium at 6:00 PM on the campus of Heard County High … [Read more...]

Jones injured in 24-14 loss at Callaway

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Braves (6-1) got off to a hot start Thursday night at Callaway but were quickly deflated by the loss of star quarterback and Ohio State commit Emory Jones after an injury to his throwing shoulder. After the Cavaliers (7-0) won the coin toss and deferred, the Braves quickly took the opening kickoff and marched 88 yards down the field in … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (10/14/16)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: John Grady Harris, 34, Tyus, Carrollton, GA 30116, arrested on 10/09/16, charged with Fleeing/Attempting To Elude, Speeding, Reckless Driving, Improper Class Of Driver License, and Expired Tag. Heard County Sheriff, … [Read more...]

Georgia Power Updates Ash Pond Closures

(Atlanta, GA) -- Georgia Power this week announced the latest progress on its plan to safely close all of its 29 ash ponds across the state. As previously announced, all of the company's ash ponds will cease operations and stop receiving ash within the next three years. Additionally, the company is completely removing the ash from 17 ponds located adjacent … [Read more...]

Lady Braves advance to Sweet 16

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves (21-10) knocked off the Armuchee Lady Indians 3-1 in a rubber match Thursday afternoon at home to claim a spot in the GHSA Class AA Sweet 16 for the fifth consecutive season. Sophomore Haley Bennett pitched the complete game in her third start of the series to earn her 12th win of the season. The Lady Braves got on the … [Read more...]

New Brave Nation Cafe at HES

(Franklin) -- Heard County Elementary School is very pleased to announce the opening of our BRAVE NATION CAFE! A huge THANK YOU to Mr. Brian Long and his construction class students that built three wooden picnic tables for our Brave Nation Cafe - they not only built them but also delivered them! This is a prime example of the Brave Nation family working … [Read more...]