October 17, 2019

Weekly Arrest Reports (09/27/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Terrance Maurice Truitt 41, Chelsey LN. Grantville, Ga. 30220 arrested on 09/20/2019 charged with Failure to appear in court. Michael Todd Emory, Doc Fisher Rd, Franklin, Ga. 30217 arrested on 09/23/2019 charged with … [Read more...]

Police seeking convenience store burglary suspects

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying these persons of interest involved in a burglary of the Glenn Superette in western Heard County on Wednesday night, Sept. 25. The suspects broke in through the roof of the store and took small amounts of cash from the lottery game machines. A photo of the … [Read more...]

High Fire Danger Impacts Outdoor Burning

(Franklin, GA) -- Though burning leaf piles and campfires are hallmarks of fall, Georgia's current drought is impacting decisions to burn outdoors. The Georgia Forestry Commission is urging everyone to follow established procedures and exercise extreme caution when using fire outside. "There's a five step fire danger system used nationally, and right now … [Read more...]

Stateline Showdown at Staples Stadium

(Franklin, GA) -- A plethora of music and marching band fans are expected to descend on Franklin this Saturday, Sept. 28 as Heard High School hosts its third annual marching band competition. Staples Stadium will once again be the site for the 'Stateline Showdown' featuring some of the top high school marching bands from the area. The event will also … [Read more...]

Caney Head Church Barbecue this Saturday

(Heard County, GA) -- Church members and other helpers will be hard at work this weekend as Caney Head Methodist Church prepares for their barbecue fundraiser this Saturday, September 28 at the church. The event has been a tradition at the church since the 1950's and draws hundreds of people annually looking to purchase the famous barbecue, brunswick stew, … [Read more...]

American Legion Post 148 commemorates POW/MIA Recognition Day

(Franklin, GA) -- In commemoration of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Heard County American Legion Post 148 in Franklin welcomed American Legion Riders from Mobile, AL Chapter 76 for a special POW/MIA Flag Ceremony on Thursday afternoon, September 19, 2019. As the POW/MIA flag at Post 148 was raised the National Anthem was performed by Kristen Phillips … [Read more...]

Big Senior Night win for Lady Braves

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves celebrated Senior Night with a very important 5-3 win over visiting Bremen at Heard High Tuesday. The hard-fought victory over the arch rival Blue Devils earned the Lady Braves the top seed and home field advantage in next week's Region 5-AA tournament which will also determine the final state playoff seeds four Region … [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...]

Tragic incident claims life of 19-year-old girl

(Franklin, GA) -- A local 19-year-old female died Saturday morning after she jumped from a moving vehicle. According to a report by Investigator Mark Eakin with the Heard County Sheriff's Office, the tragic incident took place at around 10:30 AM Saturday morning on HWY 100 between Corinth and Franklin. Reports indicate the female was a backseat passenger … [Read more...]

Braves fall at Central to close out non-region slate

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Heard County Braves closed out the non-region schedule of games with a 33-14 loss at Central of Carrollton Friday night. A trio of special teams plays were key to the Lions first win over the Braves since 1999. The Braves had won three straight since the series was renewed in 2016 and now lead the overall series 5-3. The loss moves … [Read more...]