January 21, 2021

Braves down Warriors heading into region slate

(Franklin, GA) -- A huge second half effort propelled the HCHS boy's basketball team to a 59-39 win over Oak Mountain in Franklin Friday night. The Braves led by just a single point 17-16 at the half before jumping out to a seven point lead after the third quarter. Junior Isaiah O'Neal and senior Ayden Cannon each had big nights to once again lead the … [Read more...]

COVID-19 vaccine available for the expansion of Phase 1-A

(UPDATE #2: All appointments for the Heard County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, Jan 14th are now taken. We are taking appointments for Troup County for Friday, Jan 15 at the Troup County Bus Barn at 100 N Davis Rd LaGrange. To make an appointment call 800-847-4262.) (Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Health Department will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (01/08/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Anthony Joseph Finazzo, 36, Clay Rd. SW Mableton, Ga. 30126 arrested on 01/02/2021 charged with Expired tag, No seatbelt, Giving false name false information to police. Corial Rashad Cheeks, 31, Franklin Parkway. … [Read more...]

Lady Braves ranked No. 6 after strong start to season

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves got off to a slow start in Tuesday night's final non-region road game at Lithia Springs before charging back to defeat the Class 5A Lions by a final score of 57-46. The Lady Braves scored just eight first half points but came out firing in the third quarter to go on a 22-4 run and take the lead. Junior Zekylah Boyd had a … [Read more...]

HCHS graduate charged with murder in Lagrange shooting

(Lagrange, GA) -- A former resident and 2015 graduate of Heard County High School has been charged with murder in a deadly New Year's Day shooting in Lagrange. Authorities say 23-year-old Camron Chase Downing was arrested in Carrollton this week in connection to the alleged deadly shooting of 29-year-old Keenan A. Leonard on January 1. According to … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (01/07/21)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM January 7, 2021 PUBLIC HEARING (2021 Budgets) CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Kevin Hayes Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting Dec. 3, 2020) AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen … [Read more...]

Heard County General Runoff Election Results

U.S. Senate David Perdue (Rep) (I) -- 3892 (83.32%) Jon Ossoff (Dem)  -- 779 (16.68%) U.S. Senate (Special) Kelly Loeffler (Rep) (I) -- 3874 (82.88%) Raphael Warnock (Dem) -- 800 (17.12%) Public Service Commission District 4 Lauren Bubba McDonald, Jr. (Rep) (I) -- 3,878 (83.88%) Daniel Blackman (Dem) -- 745 (16.12%) *UNOFFICIAL RESULTS* … [Read more...]

Heard County Food Pantry receives $10K donation from local business

(Franklin, GA) -- Recently, Plasti-Paint, Inc. (PPI) made a $10,000 donation to the Heard County Food Pantry. PPI leadership is committed to giving back to and making a difference in the local community. Heard County Community Partnership (HCCP) gratefully accepted this donation on December 23, 2020, on behalf of the food pantry. HCCP board, staff and … [Read more...]

General Runoff Election Day in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- The polls will be open from 7:00 AM thru 7:00 PM Tuesday at all six Heard County voting precincts for the highly anticipated General Election Day runoffs. Two Georgia seats in the United States Senate will be up for grabs with incumbent Republican David A. Perdue taking on Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. In a special election runoff to … [Read more...]

Best Read of 2020: ‘Time to heal paused for time to feel’

We read a plethora of news and sports articles from around the area in 2020, but none garnered our attention here at The Heard Citizen more than a piece written by Joe Medley over at The Anniston Star in Alabama. Medley's article in December featuring Nate Pike and Handley's 4A State Football Championship win over Gordo was on point in every way. Medley … [Read more...]