July 16, 2019

Fireworks, local musicians to headline SummerFest 2019 this Saturday

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Chamber of Commerce is excited to continue the tradition of SummerFest on the square in downtown Franklin this Saturday, July 6. Folks, young and old, are invited to come out once again and enjoy great food, good music, a street dance, and some fantastic fireworks with no admission charge and free parking. This … [Read more...]

Chairman Boone issues update on waste collection

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Board of Commissioners Chairman Lee Boone released a statement to the Heard Citizen Tuesday afternoon regarding delays in trash pickup over the past few weeks at the county convenience center locations that has occasionally resulted in some overflow issues. The Chairman says the county is working hard to resolve the third … [Read more...]

GBI investigates officer-involved shooting in Coweta County

(Newnan, GA) -- On Sunday, June 30, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting. On Sunday, June 30, 2019, at approximately 2:20 a.m., a Coweta County Sheriff’s Deputy was on patrol inside the Newnan Crossing Shopping Center located near the intersection of … [Read more...]

Times-Georgian profiles new HCHS varsity basketball coach

Courtesy of Kenyata Hendrix and the Times-Georgian (Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School has been on a search for a new head boys’ basketball coach, and has found a jewel in coach Derek Smith. With Liberty University -- where he received his master’s degree -- as a common factor in his and athletic director Shane Lasseter’s relationship, that opened … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (06/28/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Terry Lamar Lewis 37, Doc Fisher Rd, Franklin, Ga. 30217 arrested on 06/21/2019 charged with Pedestrian under the influence. Malcolm Lawrence Kenyon 25, E. Depot St. Lagrange, Ga. 30240 arrested on 06/24/2019 charged … [Read more...]

Troopers urge motorists to put safety first during the July 4th holiday

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia State Patrol and Motor Carrier Compliance Division encourage everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly. This year, the holiday travel period is 102 hours long. It will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, July 7. This year marks the one year anniversary of the Georgia … [Read more...]

Fireworks: Fun and Dangerous

(Franklin) -- Fireworks can be fun and exciting, but they can also be dangerous if the proper safety precautions are not taken. Agent Terry Harper of State Farm Insurance Agency is teaming up with the Georgia Arson Control Board to remind the citizens of Heard County to make safety a main priority if they choose to handle legal fireworks. According to … [Read more...]

NFL star makes appearance at Heard High

(Franklin, GA) -- Cleveland Brown running back Nick Chubb made an appearance earlier this week at Staples Stadium. The former Georgia Bulldog and breakout NFL star rushed for almost 1000 yards in his rookie season last year. He accompanied his former high school team, Cedartown, to HCHS for a padded summer camp activity. Pictured above is Nick Chubb with … [Read more...]

SummerFest 2019 – Food, Fun & Fireworks over the ‘Hooch

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Chamber of Commerce is excited to continue the tradition of SummerFest on the square in downtown Franklin, GA on Saturday, July 6. Folks, young and old, are invited to come out and enjoy great food, good music, a street dance, and some fantastic fireworks. Free Admission. This family-friendly festival will provide a wide … [Read more...]

Lady Braves shine at Pell City Summer Camp

(Pell City, AL) -- The Lady Braves varsity basketball team recently participated in an '8 til 9' team camp at Pell City High School in Alabama. The squad walked away with the camp championship versus nine other teams at the camp with several individual Lady Braves receiving awards as well. Sophia Long and Tori Caldwell were chosen for the 'Super 5' team as … [Read more...]