May 30, 2020

Appellate court affirms conviction and 1,000-year sentence of Mallory

(Lagrange, GA) -- On May 7, 2020, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and 1,000-year sentence of Peter Mallory. On December 18, 2012, after a trial that lasted more than three weeks, a Troup County jury found Mallory guilty of sixty counts of sexual exploitation of children, three counts of invasion of privacy, and one count of tampering … [Read more...]

Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID-19 grants to local nonprofits exceed $100K

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID-19 Response Fund now has issued grants totaling $100,100 to local nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties. Receiving the latest grants were: West Georgia Council on Aging for food for the elderly; The Blake House for food for residents; Kids Peace … [Read more...]

83-year-old woman dead after Carroll County shooting

(Carrollton, GA) -- An 83-year-old white female was found deceased from an apparent gunshot wound at her residence located in the 1900 block of Burwell-Mt. Zion Road in Carroll County Saturday. No arrests have been made and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help. Authorities are asking the public to contact 911 if you saw or … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Meeting Notes (05/07/20)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin City Council met on Thursday in the Joel W. Rogers Courtroom at City Hall for its regular monthly meeting. Those in attendance were, Mayor Kevin Hayes, City Council members Charles Israel, Cindy Putzek, Bo Almond, and Alane Bradfield along with City Clerk Karen Boyd, City Attorney David Mecklin, and Police Chief Kevin Hannah. … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (05/08/20)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: No arrests this week. Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in Heard County including their various charges: Randy Lee Smith, 29 Old Fish Camp Rd. Whitesburg, Ga. … [Read more...]

COVID-19 testing now available to all Georgians

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has reached it’s goal of testing 100,000 individuals in 10 days. More than 108,000 tests were processed since Commissioner Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H, set the DPH goal last week. “This is an important benchmark for Georgia as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state,” said … [Read more...]

Registration Deadline Approaching

(Franklin, GA) -- The deadline to register to vote in the General Primary is Monday May 11, 2020. This is also the last day to change your name or address. If you have moved since you last voted, the Elections Office may not have an accurate address for you. This could cause problems on Election Day. It is easy to check your registration status. You can … [Read more...]

Charles Israel sworn in as new City Councilman

(Franklin, GA) -- New Post 3 Franklin City Councilman Charles Israel was sworn into office by City of Franklin Election Supervisor Karen Boyd on Monday, April 27 in the Joel W. Rogers Municipal Courtroom. Israel will take over the seat and for Kevin Hayes who stepped down to seek the Mayor position after the passing of Mayor Rogers in February. "I am … [Read more...]

Missing Heard County man found safe in downtown Atlanta

(Atlanta, GA) -- A stroke patient from Heard County has been found safe several days after he went missing from Grady Memorial Hospital’s emergency room. James David Brittain, Sr. was reunited with his family after they learned he was at Atlanta Medical Center. Mr. Brittain was admitted to the hospital Saturday after having a “medical … [Read more...]

Heard commissioners broadcast first live meeting

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners met in a mostly empty Commission Chamber of the Heard County Administration Building  last week for the first meeting to ever be broadcast live on the internet. The entirety of the proceedings were broadcast live on YouTube and the video is still available on the Heard County Government YouTube … [Read more...]