September 18, 2019

Yates Insurance Fraud case continued to November

(Franklin, GA) -- The felony insurance fraud case against former Franklin Mayor Brad Yates appears to be moving closer to a settlement following his appearance in Heard County Superior Court today. Yates and his defense attorney, Stuart Mones, appeared before Judge Dennis T. Blackmon Tuesday morning for a Calendar Call. Mones told Judge Blackmon that his … [Read more...]

Lady Braves split four games at Trojan Slam

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team split four games at the Trojan Slam tourney in Carrollton over the weekend winning two games on Friday before dropping two on Saturday. In the most impressive win, the Lady Braves knocked off the No. 6 ranked team in Class AAAA Flowery Branch by a final score of 13-0 in four innings. Senior Caroline Jones … [Read more...]

Important road closure information for South River Road residents

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin and Heard County Water Authority has been informed that the South River Road sewer project to complete necessary upgrades has now been rescheduled, after being postponed earlier this year. The rescheduling of this project came after a large amount of unexpected rock was encountered, forcing the contractor to revise the … [Read more...]

Hornets sting Braves at Staples

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves found themselves in a Hornet's nest early and often at Staples Stadium Friday night where they fell to a Class AA No. 3 ranked Hapeville Hornet squad by a final score of 61-7. After received the opening kickoff, the Hornets scored on just the second play from scrimmage and things got worse quickly for the Braves when a scoop and … [Read more...]

GBI investigates officer involved shooting in Troup County

(Troup County, GA) -- On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 2:49 p.m., Troup County 911 received an emergency call about a female victim, later identified as Sally Harrison, age … [Read more...]

Yates Insurance Fraud case on Heard Superior Court calendar next week

(Franklin, GA) -- The State of Georgia may be moving closer to a resolution next week in the felony insurance fraud case against former Franklin Mayor Brad Yates. The parties involved with the prosecution and defense in the case are scheduled to appear before Judge Dennis T. Blackmon next Tuesday, September 10 for a Calendar Call. A Calendar Call is often … [Read more...]

Lady Braves top rival Blue Devils in extra innings

(Bremen, GA) -- For a second straight week the Lady Braves softball team went on the road and earned a hard-fought win over a region rival. This time it took extra innings. The Class AA No. 2 ranked Lady Braves defeated the Class AA No. 6 Bremen Lady Blue Devils by a final score of 4-2 in eight innings. Coach Matt Hornsby's squad had to battle back again … [Read more...]

Heightened awareness at HCHS after two students struck by vehicles

(Franklin, GA) -- Two student pedestrians were injured after being struck by vehicles in the main Heard County High School parking lot in two separate incidents last week. Fortunately neither student was critically injured in the accidents involving teen student drivers, but Principal Brent Tisdale says school officials are working to remind the students … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (09/05/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Hunter Flammond 21, Part Chester Rd, Columbus, Ga. 31907 arrested on 08/30/2019 charged with Failure to appear in court. Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Meeting Postponed

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Mayor's Office announced this afternoon that the scheduled September 5, 2019 Council meeting is being postponed due to not having a quorum available. The new date for the meeting will be announced soon. … [Read more...]