April 25, 2017

Student Artist Spotlight (Wyatt Arp)

Heard Co. Student Art Spotlight (Franklin) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week’s Student Artist Spotlight was created by Wyatt Arp. Wyatt is a first grade student at Heard County Elementary School. Wyatt created a collaged butterfly and drew a garden in the … [Read more...]

West Georgia Cares links people in need with resources that can help

(West Georgia) -- The Community Foundation of West Georgia revolutionized the way those in need and the organizations serving them interacted when it introduced the West Georgia Resource Network in 2007. Now, the foundation is enhancing functions of the community resource network as it evolves into West Georgia Cares which lists services available in … [Read more...]

Braves advance 10 athletes to GSHA Sectionals

(Franklin, GA) -- Seven girls and three boys from the Braves' varsity track teams will be competing at the GHSA Class AA Track and Field Sectionals in Calhoun, GA this Saturday, April 29 after earning spots during the Region 5-AA Track finals held at HCMS last week. The Lady Braves (123 team points) claimed a strong second place in the region finishing … [Read more...]

Special Olympics Athletes Compete at Mt. Zion High School

(Carroll County, GA) -- Heard County Special Olympians competed against Carroll County athletes in the Spring Invitational Track and Field Meet and brought home colorful ribbons in several events. Winners in their respective divisions and age groups were as follows: Nigel Echols – 3rd in 50 Meter Run, Zack Thornton – 2nd in 50 Meter Run and 1st in Standing … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (04/21/17)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Debbian Donna-Rece Whyte, 32, Revis Street, LaGrange, GA 30241, arrested on 04/14/2017, charged with Speeding, Driving on Suspended License and Driving While Unlicensed. Gleneast Banks, 51, GA Hwy 34, Franklin, GA … [Read more...]

Braves blast Central in regular season finale

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Braves ended a five game losing streak with a big 12-5 win at Central Friday afternoon to close out the regular season. It was an important win momentum wise for the team as they embark on the postseason next Friday at home versus Pepperell. The Braves finished the season with a solid 18-10 record and could be contenders for the … [Read more...]

Braves honor seniors at Alford Field

(Franklin) -- The Braves baseball team celebrated their six senior players prior to last Tuesday's home game versus Whitefield Academy at Alford Field. The No. 2 seeded Braves from Region 5-AA are set for the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs this week where they will host the No. 3 seeded Pepperell Dragons from Region 7-AA. The teams will square off in a … [Read more...]

Hogansville Regional Arts Association inducts executive council

(Hogansville, GA) -- Hogansville’s Regional Arts Association, previously known as Hogansville Cultural Art Society, proudly announces the new 2017 Hogansville Regional Arts Association board members. Five members were transitioned on to the new board on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in downtown Hogansville. The 2017 Hogansville Regional Arts Association Board … [Read more...]

Lady Braves slay Dragons en route to Sweet 16

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves tennis team narrowly defeated the Pepperell Dragons 3-2 Wednesday afternoon in Franklin to advance to the GHSA Class AA Sweet 16 next week. It's the second straight season the girls have advanced to the second round of the tournament and with a win next week they could make history by advancing farther than any male or … [Read more...]

ATV Trails to be discussed at public meeting on May 16

(Franklin, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has scheduled a public meeting to discuss creating all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trails at Bush Head Shoals in Franklin. The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 16, at the Heard County 4-H Center (Old Recreation Dept.) on Glover Road. The state recently received a $1.1 million federal … [Read more...]