February 19, 2018

Heard County 4-H’ers take honors at 4-H Event

(Franklin, GA) -- Several Heard County Cloverleaf 4-H’ers traveled to Rome, Georgia to participate in District Project Achievement on Saturday, February 3rd and thirteen of them came back as winners. Dinah Rowe, Heard County 4-H coordinator stated “It took a lot of work and practice for each young person to prepare for this event.” Each fourth, fifth or … [Read more...]

Peregrine Falcons return to Tallulah Gorge: An Avian Valentine’s Story

(Tallulah Falls, GA) --  Call it a soaring love story -- or perhaps “romance on the rim.” A pair of Peregrine Falcons has returned to Tallulah Gorge State Park for breeding season, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Even though the raptors mate for life, they keep the spark alive with elaborate annual courtship. “The male will spend about a month … [Read more...]

Local construction worker dies after being hit by car on I-85

(Franklin, GA) -- A local construction worker passed away Saturday at Grady Hospital in Atlanta from injuries he suffered after being hit by a car on I-85 early Friday morning in Gwinnett County. Lamar Ragland, age 42, of Franklin was removing barrels from the end of a closed section of the interstate around 5:00 AM Friday in preparation for … [Read more...]

Ferguson to hold Mobile Office Hours in Franklin

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) this week announced that a member of his staff will be in Franklin, Georgia on Tuesday, February 13th to meet with constituents. WHO: Member of Congressman Ferguson’s staff WHAT: Availability to meet with constituents, assist any constituents experiencing a problem with a federal agency WHEN: Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Tornado touchdown confirmed in Wednesday’s storms

(Franklin, GA) -- The National Weather Service confirmed this week that a small tornado did in fact touch down in Heard County during Wednesday morning’s storms in western Heard County. A tornado warning was issued at 9:17 AM Wednesday morning and then cancelled at 9:23 AM. Storm damage was minimal with no structural damage or injuries according to Heard … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter NSDAR Announces Class of 2018 DAR Good Citizen

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to announce that Eli Caldwell has been selected as the DAR Good Citizen Award Recipient by the Heard County Class of 2018. Eli is the son of Tim and Robbie Caldwell of Bowdon, GA. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good Citizen must … [Read more...]

‘American Pickers’ filming in Georgia

(Franklin, GA) -- Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz and the American Pickers team are returning to Georgia this month and they’re asking Georgia antique collectors to reach out to them. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the world of antique ‘picking’ on the History Channel. The hit show follows Fritz and Wolfe as they hunt for America’s most … [Read more...]

Quick-thinking boy helps his grandfather during emergency

(Franklin, GA) -- A young boy with a family background in law enforcement is being lauded by friends and family after his quick thinking and calm demeanor helped get his grandfather to safety following a fall. 8-year-old second grader Grant Chaffin and his "Poppa" Kirk King were on a squirrel hunting excursion in the woods behind King's Pine Mountain home … [Read more...]

Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- On Friday, January 26 Heard County Chamber held their 52nd Annual Membership Dinner at 6:30 pm in the Heard County Middle School Gym on Old Field Road in Franklin. The theme of the annual dinner was “Growing for Tomorrow.” Each table had a pine cone as a centerpiece to go with the theme. “As a small community we are looking for … [Read more...]

Franklin man threatens Carroll County office workers

(Carrollton, GA) -- A report by the Carrollton police indicates a Franklin man called a government office in Carrollton Wednesday and threatened to shoot the staff and then himself. 28-year-old Dwight Strickland of Franklin later told police he was “just talking" because he was angry over having to go to the Child Support Recovery Office to pay … [Read more...]