March 25, 2017

Heard High launches inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame

(Franklin, GA) -- For nearly a century, students have been participating in high school athletics in Heard County. Soon, the most elite and noteworthy of these athletes as well as other important contributors to local sports history will be honored in a more permanent way. Beginning in the fall of 2017, the best of the best will be enshrined in the new … [Read more...]

Chris Carroll leading the way for upstart Brave fishermen

(Lake Oconee, GA) -- Heard County High School fisherman Chris Carroll traveled to Lake Oconee last weekend and brought home the biggest prize yet for the inaugural Braves bass fishing program. Carroll's third place finish at the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association (GICAA) State Championships was the best ever for the young fishing program … [Read more...]

Local FBLA member qualifies for National Leadership Conference

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County High School Chapter of FBLA competed at the 2017 State Leadership Conference in Athens on March 12-14. Congratulations to Mason Hudson for placing second in 3D Animation. He will represent Georgia FBLA at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California June 28-July 3. Mason presented his 3D animation project to … [Read more...]

Annual HCSO Easter Egg Hunt at Brush Creek Park

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office will hold its annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Brush Creek Park at Noon on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The traditional event will feature prize eggs and candy for various age groups in several different hunting areas. The Easter Bunny himself will be in attendance. … [Read more...]

GBI Investigating Death of Carroll County Inmate

Article courtesy of Gradick Communications (Carrollton, GA) -- Carroll County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Brad Robinson confirms that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a 34-year old Carroll County Jail inmate that occurred over the weekend. Robinson Monday told WLBB radio that Clifford Cole Mintor of Bowdon was found to be … [Read more...]

Wanted man arrested in Troup County

(Troup County, GA) -- On Friday, deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling the area of Young’s Mill and Hillcrest Rd when they spotted a pickup truck being driven by wanted person Cory David Williams. According to a press release issued by the TCSO, after briefly losing sight of Williams, deputies with the assistance of investigators … [Read more...]

HCHS freshman claims Senior Youth Championship

(Jackson, MS) -- Local cutting horse competitor Mr. Pittman Turner won the Senior Youth championship in Jackson, Mississippi last weekend. The 14-year-old HCHS freshman scored 222 points on Hickorys Handy Cat to finish just ahead of Ryan Rapp of Weatherford, TX, the reserve champion who finished with 219 points. Turner has been a very successful rider over … [Read more...]

Man facing serious charges following high-speed chase

(Ephesus, GA) -- A Carroll County man is in the Heard County jail today after taking a vehicle from a local resident's yard and leading a Heard County deputy on a high speed car chase earlier this week. Michael Ellis Batchelor, age 21,of Carrollton is charged with Theft by Taking (motor vehicle), Entering Auto, Speeding, Passing in a No Passing … [Read more...]

Newly clad Braves march through Downtown Atlanta

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Heard County Marching Braves band enjoyed a different experience last weekend after being invited to participate in the 2017 Atlanta St. Patrick's Parade through downtown Atlanta. The parade is Atlanta's longest running event and one of the oldest St. Patrick's parades in the country dating all the way back to 1858. According to parade … [Read more...]

Authorities seeking armed and dangerous man

(UPDATE: Williams was taken into custody by the TCSO on Friday, March 17.) (Troup County, GA) -- Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff's Office are for the public's help in locating a wanted person. Investigators are looking for Cory David Williams, a white male, who has multiple warrants for his arrest and he was last seen driving a silver Yukon, … [Read more...]