July 26, 2014

Election Do-Over: District 5 Special Election set for September


(Franklin) -- All three candidates will be back on the ballot for a special election for Heard County Commissioner of District 5 which will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Early voting will begin on August 18 at the Heard County Courthouse, while the Franklin and Southwest precincts will both be open on the official special election day September … [Read more...]

Alabama Authorities Continue to Search for Alleged Rapist

Vic keith

 From the Randolph Leader, Vanessa Burnside (Woodland, AL) -- Randolph County Sheriff's Department requests the public's assistance in looking for Billy Lamar "Vic" Keith, 36, of Woodland. Keith is a black male, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He is wanted for rape, sodomy and enticing a child for immoral purposes. Last week, the … [Read more...]

Boil Water Notice Lifted


(Franklin) -- The boil water noticed issued by the Heard County Water Authority earlier this week has been lifted. All water samples were negative for contamination and customers no longer need to boil their water before use. The Boil Water Notice was issued on Monday following a water main break in the Highway 100 South area between Franklin and … [Read more...]

HCMS Students to Perform in Thanksgiving Day Parade at Disney World

Pictured above (L-R): Tristen Corbin, Tori Manders, Morgan Kay, and Jade Sanchez

(Memphis, TN) – Jade Sanchez, Tristen Corbin, Tori Manders and Morgan Kay from Heard County Middle School are part of a group of more than 500 elementary, junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country that will perform in the 2014 UCA/UDA Thanksgiving Tour at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. The individuals … [Read more...]

Lightning Strike Destroys Local Home


(Franklin) -- According to Heard County Fire Chief Steve Wirth, Sunday evening's bad weather is to blame for a house fire which left a local family's home in ruins. Reports indicate the call came in at 8:48 p.m. Sunday about the house fire at 4151 Pike Road just south of Franklin. The structure sustained heavy fire and water damage due to a lightning … [Read more...]

Troup Man Charged with Sex Crime

Earnest Dean Reese

(Troup County, GA) -- According to a press release issued Monday by the Troup County Sheriff's Office, investigators with the Special Victims Unit arrested Earnest Dean Reese, 54 years of age, of Troup County, Georgia on July 19, 2014. Investigators charged Reese with one count of Incest, after an investigation revealed that Reese sexually assaulted a … [Read more...]

Some Local Residents asked to Boil Water


(Franklin) -- A water main break is causing water pressure in parts of the water system to drop to dangerously low levels. When this occurs a potential health hazard may exist in these areas of zero pressure from backflow and/or back-siphonage of water of unknown quality into the water distribution system. In order to protect the public from a potential … [Read more...]

BOC Meeting Agenda (07/24/14)


AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING JULY 24, 2014 – 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 Approve Bid for Renovations to Glover Road Gymnasium Approve Contract with Clough Harbour Appointments to Heard County Board of Tax … [Read more...]

Heard County Jury finds Teddy Lee Fincher Guilty on 12 Charges

Teddy Lee Fincher

(Franklin) -- A Heard County jury found 53-year-old Teddy Lee Fincher guilty on 12 counts Friday relating to his original arrest in the summer of 2012 and subsequent actions in early 2013. The jury deliberated only a short time before finding Fincher guilty on five counts relating to an incident occurring on August  31, 2012 where he allegedly broke into a … [Read more...]

Troup County Woman Charged with Stalking Minister


(Lagrange, GA) -- According to a press release issued today by the Troup County Sheriff's Office, investigators have arrested and charged 51-year-old Jennifer Lyn Gray of LaGrange with one count of Aggravated Stalking. An investigation revealed that Gray began stalking a local minister and his family several years ago. Gray’s behavior originated in … [Read more...]