July 23, 2016

Shooter’s wife charged with attempted murder

Courtesy of Vanessa Burnside/The Randolph Leader (Randolph County, AL) -- Special agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) on Wednesday, July 13, arrested Brenda Marie Lee, 73, of Wedowee and charged her with five counts of attempted murder and one count of hindering prosecution. Mrs. Lee remained with … [Read more...]

Open House at new City Hall

OPEN HOUSE! (Franklin) -- The City of Franklin will have an “open house” Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the new city hall and court room. Please come out and join us for a tour of the new facilities. Light refreshments will be served. … [Read more...]

Local business owner endorses Drew Ferguson

I have met with Drew two different times during this election cycle. I strongly believe he is the best choice for Heard County as a Congressman. Past Mayor of West Point, GA (understand needs of small communities) Has a clean understanding of what our needs are here in Heard County. Small Business Owner (Dentist) for many years. … [Read more...]

Franklin Police Chief Returns from Counterterrorism Training in Israel

(Atlanta, GA) -- Chief Kevin Hannah of the Franklin Police Department has returned home after spending two weeks in Israel for training in the latest counterterrorism techniques and technologies by that nation’s top police professionals. No taxpayer money was used for his participation in the program. Hannah was a member of a delegation of police chiefs, … [Read more...]

UTV-Truck crash claims life of local man

(Franklin, GA) -- A collision between a pick-up truck and a UTV claimed the life of a local man Friday night in northern Heard County. According to reports by the Georgia State Patrol, 42-year-old Jason Craven was killed when the UTV he was operating left the roadway while traveling on Welcome Road and crashed head-on with an oncoming 1996 Dodge Truck … [Read more...]

Body found in Heard County believed to be missing 22-year-old

(Franklin, GA) -- Authorities say a deceased body located earlier today in Heard County is believed to be that of a missing 22-year-old man, Austin Cole Scarborough. The body was located in a wooded area near Scarborough's home at 778 Cherry Road near HWY 34 a few miles east of Franklin. Family and friends of Austin located the body after organizing a … [Read more...]

Infant capital murder case against Bremen man goes to grand jury

(Heflin, AL/The Anniston Star) -- A Cleburne County judge decided Tuesday there is enough evidence to proceed with a capital murder charge against a Georgia man accused of killing a 7-month-old Cleburne County boy. District Judge Melody Walker said at a probable cause hearing Tuesday morning that the state had met the requirements to send the case against … [Read more...]

Attention: Heard County Veterans

Attention:  Heard County Veterans (Heard County, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) want to honor and say “Thank You” to citizens who have served our country in any branch of the armed forces. If you were born in Heard County or live here now, or were born here and live in another county, we want to get … [Read more...]

Braves ‘Back To School Bash’ set for July 30

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Community Partnership, a Georgia Family Connection Affiliate, and its’ collaborative partners will hold their annual Back To School Bash Resource Fair on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. Around 1,000 to 1,200 residents will take advantage of the event to glean a wealth of information and receive free school … [Read more...]

Chamber publication honored in national competition

(Lagrange, GA) -- Troup Trends magazine, a quarterly publication of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, has earned an Award of Excellence in the 2016 Awards for Communication Excellence competition sponsored by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The Awards for Communication Excellence recognize outstanding communications … [Read more...]