August 29, 2016

UPDATE: Armed robbery suspect linked to recent home invasion

(Franklin, GA) -- A man arrested last week in Panama City for an armed robbery at the Powers Crossroads store is also believed to have attempted another armed robbery in Heard County earlier this month. According to Heard County Sheriff's Office investigator Deborah Williamson, 28-year-old Derrick Casey White fits the description of a man wanted for a home … [Read more...]

Lady Braves stun highly-ranked East Coweta

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team notched one of the most impressive sports wins in school history Thursday by knocking off the No. 4 ranked team in the state's highest classification. Coach Matt Hornsby's squad defeated East Coweta (Class AAAAAAA) 2-0 in Franklin behind a career best performance from sophomore pitcher Haley Bennett and a … [Read more...]

Elderly Grantville woman dies after being beaten, set on fire

(Meriwether County, GA/ -- An elderly woman that was attacked during a home invasion has died after spending weeks in the hospital. According to family members, 83-year-old Dorothy Dow had been on a ventilator since the incident occurred at her home in Lone Oak just south of Grantville on August 10. Meriwether County Sheriff's Office officials … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (08/26/16)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Scottie Eugene Piper, 25, US Hwy 27, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 08/20/2016, charged with Pedestrian Under the Influence. Linwood M. Johnson, 54, County Road 804, Wedowee, AL 36278, arrested on 08/23/2016, … [Read more...]

Braves drub short-handed Patriot squad

(Franklin, GA) -- Senior Brave Nation Player of the Week Austin Miller provided some early fireworks in Friday night's home opener versus the Greenville Patriots by taking the opening kickoff 84 yards to give the Braves an early 7-0 lead in the first regular season game at newly remodeled Staples Stadium. The Brave scoring would not stop there and would not … [Read more...]

Middle Braves open season with huge win

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School Braves football team proved size doesn't matter by knocking off a much bigger in stature Callaway Middle squad 20-6 to open the 2016 season Thursday afternoon in Franklin. Tae Gray led the scoring effort with three touchdowns and new head coach Dustin Lane earned his first career win as the Middle Braves head … [Read more...]

Guilty plea in 2015 infant death

(Coweta County, GA) -- The case involving a mother whose infant passed away under mysterious circumstances last summer in Coweta County ended with the mother pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and cruelty to children. On Wednesday, Staci Lea Lashomb pleaded guilty in a negotiated plea and was sentenced to 25 years  – to serve 17 – for her role in … [Read more...]

Two local residents charged in Powers Crossroads armed robbery

(Franklin, GA) -- Two local suspects alleged to have committed a convenience store robbery over the weekend were taken into custody this week in Panama City, Fla. Investigators with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office say 28-year-old Derrick Casey White and 28-year-old Megan Leigh Goodson committed armed robbery at the Powers Crossroads Country store over … [Read more...]

Church presents wooden flags to local law enforcement

(Franklin, GA) -- Last week, the annual Flat Rock Camp Meeting was held at Flat Rock Camp Ground. During this past Sunday’s service, the Heard County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin Police Department were presented with a hand-made wooden flag which contained a blue line. The presentation was made by Prospect Church. The flag was made by Bobby Davis on … [Read more...]

Runaway Teen Located

(Franklin, GA) -- A runaway teen missing since last Monday was located by authorities over the weekend say investigators with the Heard County Sheriff's Office. 15-year-old Aurora Britt is safe and has been released into the custody of her grandfather according to a report by Sunday by Heard County Investigator Sgt. Dan Boswell. A BOLO was issued for the … [Read more...]