October 10, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Two Men Arrested After High-Speed Chase

(Franklin, GA) -- Two men are in the Heard County jail and facing numerous charges Friday afternoon after leading Franklin Police officers and Heard County deputies on a high speed chase Thursday night. According to a press release issued this afternoon by Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah, 32-year-old Tony Gerell Potts, II of Newnan and 30-year-old … [Read more...]

Local DAR Chapter Announces Good Citizen Award Winner

(Franklin) -- The James Stewart Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to announce that Brian Hill has been selected as the DAR Good Citizen Award Recipient by the Heard County Class of 2016. Brian is the son of Brian and Jill Hill of Franklin, GA. Brian’s peers, the students in the Heard High Class of 2016, chose … [Read more...]

Georgia DDS and DOR Warn Drivers of E-mail Scam

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) and the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) are warning the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving license details or face license suspension. The e-mail, which claims to have been sent from the Department of Motor Vehicles, appears to be a common phishing scam … [Read more...]

PruittHealth of Frankin Holds 1950 Sock Hop

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- PruittHealth of Franklin took a step back in time recently when they hosted a 1950's Sock Hop for the residents at the nursing home. The atmosphere was filled with excitement as the staff and residents started rocking to 1950’s music. Valeria King,
 Activities Director, did an excellent job planning the event. The dance hall was … [Read more...]

Georgia Drivers Be On The Lookout: Deer-Vehicle Collisions Increase During Breeding Season

(Athens, GA) -- Fall is prime breeding season for deer across Georgia. It’s also when drivers are more likely to hit deer that run into the road, according to a new study from the University of Georgia. UGA researchers have completed a county-by-county analysis of when motorists should be more aware of possibly hitting a deer. They looked at breeding data … [Read more...]

Franklin Police Department Officer Cameron Retirement

(Franklin) -- Friends and family gathered on Wednesday September 29, 2015 at the Community Center on Franklin Parkway to celebrate the retirement of Franklin Police Officer Robert Cameron. Chief Hannah thanked Officer Cameron for his eleven years of loyal and dedicated service to Franklin. Hannah stated, “Cameron is more than a co-worker; we are all like … [Read more...]

67-year-old man killed in head-on crash

(Carroll County, GA) -- According to a public information officer with the Georgia State Patrol, a head-on crash involving two vehicles claimed the life of a Villa Rica man over the weekend in southern Carroll County. Reports indicate that Saturday night at approximately 11:00 p.m., a Honda Civic was traveling the wrong way in the left southbound lane of … [Read more...]

GSP Trooper Fired After Traffic Accident Kills Two Teens

(Carroll County, GA) -- A report by Gradick Communications and WLBB has confirmed the Georgia State Patrol has fired the trooper involved in a violent crash that killed two Paulding County teenagers in Carroll County last weekend. GSP investigators identified an additional contributing factor to the crash of exceeding the speed limit on the part of TFC A.J. … [Read more...]

Talmadge Davis receives Conservationist of the Year Award

(Carrollton, GA) -- On September 26th, Heard County resident, Talmadge Davis received a notable award for his support of soil and water conservation. Talmadge was awarded the "2015 Conservationist of the Year" award from the West Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was given at an annual banquet on Saturday evening held at the Waldrop … [Read more...]

Man Arrested for Heard County Murder

(Franklin, GA) -- A body found last week in southern Heard County has been identified as an Alabama man and authorities have made an arrest in the case. According to a press release issued Thursday afternoon by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the victim has been identified as 38-year-old Antonio "Tony" Moore of Huntsville, AL. Moore, a retired Navy … [Read more...]