May 20, 2019

Student Artist Spotlight (Rylan Dyer)

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week’s Student Artist Spotlight is Rylan Dyer. Rylan is in third grade at Heard County elementary School. Rylan painted a seascape showing depth by making objects smaller as they … [Read more...]

Sarah Japour recommended as candidate for judge vacancy

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) has submitted recommendations to fill vacancies within the Superior Courts of the Coweta, Macon, and Stone Mountain Judicial Circuits. The vacancy within the Coweta Judicial Circuit was created by the resignation of the Honorable Jack Kirby and a Heard County resident, Sarah Stimac Japour, is one of … [Read more...]

8 HCHS Athletes Punch Tickets to Rome

(Bremen, GA) -- Following solid performances at the state sectionals in Bremen Saturday, eight Heard County track athletes are headed for Berry College in Rome later this week to compete at the GHSA Class 2A State Track and Field Championships. The three-day event at Valhalla Stadium begins Thursday and the Braves will do battle individually versus some of … [Read more...]

Catching Fire! Shelnutt heats up as Seminoles enter ACC Tourney

(Syracuse, NY) -- Junior catcher Anna Shelnutt enjoyed a monster weekend at the plate as the Florida State Seminoles (48-8) swept Syracuse on the road to close out the regular season campaign. Anna established a career high with four hits, including two home runs, a double and five RBI in Sunday's 14-5 victory and for the the weekend, she posted an .800 … [Read more...]

Update on South River Road Repairs

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin was informed earlier this week that the planned closure of South River Road, scheduled to begin on Monday, May 6th has been canceled. During the first phase of the project, a large amount of rock was encountered, and construction has been halted while the contractor works to modify the sewer line replacement plan. The … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (05/03/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: James Anthony Goddard 31, Alder Rd Franklin, Ga. 30217 arrested on 04/2/2019 charged with Possession of marijuana less than an ounce. Marquise Dalreon Arbuthnot, 21 Hawk Lane Carrollton, Ga. 30116 arrested on … [Read more...]

Lady Braves take 4th place at Area Golf Tourney

(Cedartown, GA) -- The Lady Brave golf team earned a solid fourth place finish at the GHSA Class AA Area 3 golf meet at the Cherokee Country Club in Cedartown Monday to close out the 2019 female golf season. The prep duo comprised of senior Taylor Paris and sophomore Shelby Oldham defeated seven other teams at the event but narrowly missed the top three … [Read more...]

Man arrested for ‘choking chicken’ at Piggly Wiggly

(Franklin, GA) -- A Florida man was arrested at the Piggly Wiggly in Franklin Monday evening after a female employee discovered him allegedly masturbating in the produce storage area in the back stockroom of the grocery store. Following an investigation by the Franklin Police Department, 36-year-old David Earl Robinson is officially charged with Disorderly … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (05/02/19)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM May 2, 2019 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Joel Rogers Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting April 4, 2019/ Called Meeting April 16, 2019)        AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen … [Read more...]

Firefighters celebrate 30th Annual ‘Give Burns The Boot’ drive

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Fire Department will join more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot” during their upcoming annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, firefighters from Heard County Fire & Emergency Services will be collecting donations on May 23, 24 and … [Read more...]