October 27, 2016

23-year-old UWG student shot to death

(Carrollton, GA) -- Authorities are investigating the deadly shooting of a University of West Georgia student at an apartment complex in Carroll County. Carrollton Police Capt. Chris Dobbs told WSB Channel 2 Action News the 23-year-old man identified as Tyler Ford of Athens, GA was found dead at the entrance to the apartments on Lovvorn Road, just north of … [Read more...]

2016 Heard Elementary Fall Pageant Winners

(Franklin) -- The Heard Elementary Fall Beauty Pageant was held Saturday afternoon, October 15 in the Heard County Middle School gymnasium. The proceeds from the event organized by Ms. Wylene Spearman went to support Heard County Special Olympics. A large crowd filled the auditorium at HCMS. The girls in the fall pageant are judged in six different … [Read more...]

Herdzone.com Profiles ‘Every Down’ Levi Brown

Article courtesy of Chuck McGill and HerdZone.com (Huntington, WV) -- Just call him Levi "Every Down" Brown. The 276-pound freshman offensive lineman for Marshall has played 385 of a possible 436 offensive snaps this season. That is 88 percent of snaps in Brown’s first year of college football, including every single offensive play at Pittsburgh and last … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (10/25/16)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Oct. 25, 2016 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES IV.   AMEND AGENDA   V.  NEW BUSINESS      a. Discuss Appointments to The Development Authority of Heard County      b. Discuss Appointments to The Heard County Public Facilities … [Read more...]

2016 Heard County Homecoming Highlights

(Franklin, GA) -- A cheerful atmosphere took center stage in Heard County earlier this week as the Brave Nation and the high school hosted its annual Homecoming celebration. The celebration of course included the crowning of the 2016 Homecoming Queen during the halftime of  Friday night’s 41-20 region football win Jordan. The capacity home crowd screamed … [Read more...]

Law enforcement offers Halloween safety reminders

(Franklin) -- It’s that time of the year for all of our little ghosts and goblins to come out and play. “Next to Christmas, Halloween is one our children’s favorite times of the year. Kids love it! They get the chance to dress up and get FREE CANDY!  Chief Hannah and I have discussed different safety issues that we feel are important and we wish to share … [Read more...]

Teacher killed in 3-car crash one week before her wedding

(Lagrange, GA) -- Funeral services will take place Friday for a Troup County teacher tragically killed early Sunday morning just one week from her wedding date. Meghann Estelle Smith, 24, of Lagrange died in a bizarre three-vehicle crash on I-185 near Columbus. Smith was the passenger in a Kia Soul driven by her friend Emily Fomby Thompson of Franklin. … [Read more...]

Fire at Butler’s Mill

(Graham, AL) -- There are several reports and photos being posted by social media that indicate Butler's Mill Restaurant in nearby Graham, AL has suffered a large fire. Butler's Mill overlooks the Little Tallapoosa River, where James Saxon settled and built the first mill and dam. In 1866, he sold the property to A.E. and Robert Iverson. The Iversons built … [Read more...]

Calling all Heard County Veterans

Dear Heard County Veterans, The James Stewart Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is so pleased to be able to invite our Heard County veterans to lunch on Saturday, November 12th. Thank you for responding to our requests for your contact information. We have identified over 80 local veterans and invitations have been mailed to them.  If you are a … [Read more...]

Westmoreland Announces October Mobile Office Hours in Franklin

(Newnan, GA) -- U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland’s staff will be holding mobile office hours on Tuesday, October 25th in Franklin and Columbus, Georgia. Representative Westmoreland’s district office is permanently located in Newnan, and the mobile office hours serve as an opportunity for constituents to speak with a representative from his office in a … [Read more...]