April 16, 2021

Strong start from Cornelius leads Braves in 10-1 region win

(Franklin, GA) -- A strong performance starting pitcher Drew Cornelius led the Braves to a 10-1 win over the Temple Tigers Tuesday in Franklin. The senior hurler tossed five innings allowing just two hits and no earned runs as the Braves scored a crucial Region 5-AA win after Friday's doubleheader versus Callaway was postponed until later in the season due … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (03/26/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Grayson Alec Aselton 23, Ashwood Ct. Woodstock, Ga. 30189 arrested on 03/20/2021 charged with Taillight requirement, Tag light requirement, No tag, Possession of marijuana less than an ounce, Possession of … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (04/02/21)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM April 2, 2021 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Kevin Hayes Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting March 4, 2021) AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen Boyd Police Department – Chief Kevin … [Read more...]

Pamela Lyle receives Outstanding DAR Service for Veterans Award

(Franklin, GA) -- The Outstanding DAR Service for Veterans Award is given to a DAR member in recognition of outstanding care given to veterans in any of the following areas, including, but not limited to: Department of Veterans Affairs facilities, state veterans’ facilities, nursing homes, shelters, and outpatient clinics. The outstanding NSDAR volunteer … [Read more...]

Authorities asking for public’s help in identifying theft suspect

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the unidentified male in the photos above after a catalytic converter was stolen from a Heard County van at the Old Recreation Department in Downtown Franklin. FPD Investigator Tino Brooks says the theft occurred at around 12:15 AM on Saturday, March 20, … [Read more...]

A message of thanks from Franklin Mayor Kevin Hayes

Press Release from Franklin Mayor Kevin Hayes: As the assessment and recovery phase continues in the City of Franklin, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every individual, business, group, and state agency that has contributed to the cleanup efforts in our community. The impact of the tornado that wreaked havoc on our city late Thursday … [Read more...]

NWS says historic EF-Tornado likely originated on Redland Road

(Franklin, GA) -- The National Weather Service says that an EF-4 tornado that slammed Coweta County overnight on Thursday and early Friday morning was one mile wide at its peak with maximum wind speeds at 170 mph and likely originated just west of Franklin near Redland Road. The preliminarily report shows that the tornado could be the same one that moved … [Read more...]

26-year-old Carrollton man drowns while trying to rescue his son

(Carrollton, GA) -- A Carrollton man drowned Saturday while trying to rescue his son. Authorities say 26-year old Stefan Hunt-O’Neal, a Carrollton fitness instructor, drowned Saturday after diving into Lake Seaton to rescue his son who had fallen into the water. Carroll County Coroner Keith Hancock identified O’Neal as the victim in a report by Gradick … [Read more...]

Heard County man facing charges after shooting his younger brother

(Franklin, GA) -- A 54-year-old Heard County man is facing charges after shooting his younger brother in the head during an argument. Bruce David Popphan is charged with Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder and Aggravated Assault following the incident that took place at 260 Whitlock Drive near the Corinth community in southwestern Heard County. According … [Read more...]

Heard County names new varsity boys basketball coach

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System has appointed Zerick Green as the varsity boys basketball coach for the 2021-2022 school year. “We're excited to welcome Coach Green into his new position of Head Basketball Coach at Heard County High School,” stated Heard County Athletic Director Trent Bianco. “Coach Green has a passion for Heard County and … [Read more...]