April 25, 2018

Local agencies assist at highly publicized Newnan rally

(Newnan, GA) -- Several law enforcement officers and other emergency personnel from the City of Franklin and Heard County traveled to Newnan on Saturday to aid Newnan and Coweta County during a rally staged by the National Socialist Movement. About 25-30 members of the Neo-Nazi group rallied at Greenville Street Park in downtown Newnan. In addition to the … [Read more...]

HHS students participate in mock interviews, job fair

(Franklin, GA) -- On Tuesday, April 10th, Heard County High School students were put to the test as they participated in mock interviews. Juniors, seniors and Work-based Learning students were invited to participate in this valuable experience. Approximately 60 students participated in the mock interviews with community and business leaders. The … [Read more...]

Voter Registration Deadline Tuesday, April 24

(Franklin, GA) -- The deadline to register to vote in the General Primary and Non-Partisan Election is Tuesday April 24, 2018. 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 … [Read more...]

Pinwheel Garden recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- This year we celebrated the 35th Anniversary of our national awareness month as April was first designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1983. It’s the time of the year again we recommit to giving every child a chance to succeed and to ensuring that every child grows up in a safe, stable, and … [Read more...]

10th Annual Cattleman’s Association Rodeo (April 20-21)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Cattlemen’s Association is hosting their 10th annual Rodeo on April 20 & 21, 2018. Gates open at 6:00 PM.  The PCA sanctioned Rodeo will begin at 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday night. The rodeo will feature cowboys and cowgirls competing in eight events each night. Enjoy great food, rides, and family … [Read more...]

David R. Walls for District 5 Commissioner

It is my respect and concern for Heard County that moved me to run for District 5 Commissioner. I believe this is a great place to live and I want to do my part to help make improvements. My wife of over 40 years, Lynn and myself have resided at the same address in Heard County since 1979. After raising two children and now being blessed with grandchildren, … [Read more...]

Jackson sentenced in 2015 Heard County shooting death

(Franklin, GA) -- A man originally indicted on Malice Murder, Felony Murder, and Aggravated Assault is now serving his sentence in the Dooly State Prison in Unadilla, GA following a plea deal with the Heard County Court System on lesser charges. Dimitri Merci Jackson, 31, was arrested on September 29, 2015 and charged with the murder of his friend and … [Read more...]

HCHS student facing serious charges after making threats

(Franklin, GA) -- A 16-year-old Heard County High School student is facing serious charges after fellow students reported his verbal threats of school violence to officials Thursday. Upon further investigation the Franklin Police Department charged the male student with one count of Disrupting Public School and one count of Terroristic Threats. The student … [Read more...]

Officer Involved Shooting in Carroll County

(Carrollton, GA) -- On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting that resulted in the death of Jessie Thedford, age 32. Preliminary information from Carroll County authorities indicates that at approximately 10:21 AM, the Carroll County … [Read more...]

April Is National Safe Digging Month

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Public Service Commission reminds all Georgians that April is National Safe Digging Month. The law requires anyone who plans to excavate where underground utilities are located to call 8-1-1 before they dig. The process is simple and can prevent major damage that can endanger and inconvenience our communities and cause economic … [Read more...]