October 20, 2014

Braves surge past Blue Devils

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(Manchester, GA) -- After a much needed bye last week, the Brave Nation traveled south to Manchester Friday night and used a strong second half to defeat the Blue Devils 35-20 in a game that featured the return of Duranta Dunson from a broken collarbone injury that happened in week two of the season. The star senior tailback did not start the game instead … [Read more...]

Criss Langston facing new charge of Child Molestation

Criss Langston is now charged with Statutory Rape and Child Molestation in  Heard County and further charges may be pending

(Franklin) -- The wanted fugitive who turned himself in to Heard County authorities this morning on a Statutory Rape charge is now facing a new charge of Child Molestation said Sergeant Dan Boswell this afternoon. The two charges involve the same 15-year-old female victim. 28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin had eluded law enforcement since an arrest … [Read more...]

Wanted man surrenders to authorities; charged with Statutory Rape

28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin is believed to be armed and possibly dangerous. Investigators believe he may be hiding in the Glenn area of western Heard County

(Franklin) -- At the urging of his father, 28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin  turned himself in to Heard County authorities around 6:00 a.m. Friday morning at the Sheriff's Office in Franklin. According to the lead investigator in the case Sergeant Dan Boswell, Langston had been hiding out in the area surrounding his home on Highway 34 west of … [Read more...]

Body of Missing Alabama Man Found Near Woodland

Nathanial Junior Keith was reported missing by family about 3 weeks ago

(Woodland, AL)  -- A body found on Sunday near Woodland, Alabama is believed to be that of a man reported missing about three weeks ago. Nathanial Junior Keith, 38, of County Road 456, Woodland, left his home on Sept. 19, and was later reported missing by family. A family member discovered the body in the woods, and the clothing description matches that of … [Read more...]

HHS asks you to commit to Safe Driving

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Celebrate My Drive® powered by State Farm® encourages safe driving with a chance to win big (Franklin) -- Heard County High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24. The more safe driving commitments our … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (10/17/14)

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Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Amos Lashante Cook, 35, Five Notch Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 10/10/2014, charged with Failure to Appear. Brittany Lyann Sims, 17, Elm Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 10/12/2014, charged with Theft … [Read more...]

Wanted man believed to be in Heard County area

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(Franklin) -- Authorities with the Heard County Sheriff's Office are following new leads tonight and believe that 28-year-old Criss Langston remains on foot in the local area. "We believe the suspect is still in the local area," said Sergeant Dan Boswell Thursday evening. According to Boswell, Langston apparently returned to his home overnight around 12:30 … [Read more...]

Authorities Conducting Manhunt for Armed and Dangerous Man

28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin is believed to be armed and possibly dangerous. Investigators believe he may be hiding in the Glenn area of western Heard County

(Franklin) -- Authorities with the Heard County Sheriff's Office are conducting a man hunt tonight for 28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin. Langston is alleged to have committed a felony act earlier on Wednesday. According to information released by Sergeant Dan Boswell with the HCSO, Langston is considered to be armed and possibly dangerous and is … [Read more...]

WWE Salutes America’s Armed Forces with the 12th Annual Tribute to the Troops

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(Stamford, CT) -- WWE and Georgia State Governor Nathan Deal this week announced that the 12th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops event will be held on Tuesday, December 9 at the Columbus Civic Center for the military personnel and their families stationed at United States Army post at Fort Benning. In the tradition of Bob Hope, WWE brings together the best … [Read more...]

5th Annual Heard County Lion’s Club Car Show

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(Franklin) -- The 5th Annual Heard County Lions Club Car Show will be held on the town square in Franklin on Saturday, October 18, 2014  from 10:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. EST. Registration for the event begins at 9:00 a.m. Heard County High School students will provide the food this year with the proceeds going towards helping Will Hutchins in his continued recovery … [Read more...]