June 18, 2018

Honoring a Local Hero

(Franklin, GA) -- Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, visited Thomas Lipford on Friday, June 15th, to celebrate his recent 99th birthday. With family members present, Mr. Lipford was presented with an American flag flown over the United States Capitol building in honor of his birthday on May 30, 2018. Accompanying the flag was a special … [Read more...]

Baby Braves Class Reunion: A Big Hit!

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Summer Baby Braves Class Reunion was held June 9th at Centralhatchee Park. Approximately 300 participants gathered at the park for an afternoon of fun. Activities included a train ride, snow cones, bubble station, math lego station, bowling for kids, face painting, sidewalk chalk, and park playground activities. The parents … [Read more...]

Store Management releases photos from Armed Robbery

(Franklin, GA) — The management of a local convenience store has released photos of the alleged suspects in an armed robbery that took place last week and says the store is considering changing some policies to better protect the employees and the business. Alicia Joyce Shah hopes that surveillance photos and video she released to the Heard Citizen and … [Read more...]

Brave commits to Volunteers

(Franklin, GA) -- After leaning toward Tennessee since getting a scholarship offer from the Vols in February, Heard High football player Aaron Beasley announced his commitment to the Volunteers via twitter Sunday afternoon. The Braves' three-star athlete returned to Knoxville on Friday night for a weekend visit for the fourth time in less than four … [Read more...]

Are you Ready for Hands-Free in Georgia?

(Atlanta, GA) -- During this year’s Legislative Session, Georgia became the 16th state in the U.S., along with the District of Columbia (D.C.), Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, to enact a hands-free driving law that prohibits all drivers from using hand-held cell phones while driving. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures … [Read more...]

Armed robbery at local convenience store

(Franklin, GA) -- Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Thursday night at the State Line Convenience Store located on HWY 34 just inside the Alabama state line in western Heard County. According to a report by Investigator Kenneth Hester with the Heard County Sheriff's Office, the incident involving two suspects occurred around 11:30 … [Read more...]

Franklin woman dies in Troup County crash

(Troup County, GA) -- A Franklin woman was killed Thursday morning in Troup County after her automobile crashed into a Georgia Department of Transportation vehicle. According to a report by the Georgia State Patrol, Mindy Moss, age 45, failed to stop at the intersection of Mooty Bridge Road and Wares Cross Road just before noon. Moss's vehicle was … [Read more...]

Flag Disposal offered at local Fire Stations

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County American Legion Post 148 and the Heard County Fire Department invite the public to turn in all old flags to any fire station for a Flag disposal ceremony on June 14, 2018 (FLAG DAY). The ceremony will be held at the Heard County American Legion Post 148 located at 3191 Franklin Parkway, Franklin, GA. … [Read more...]

National Softball Champions in Heard County

(Oklahoma City, OK) -- Following a grueling, intense and stressful week of softball at the NCAA Women's College World Series, Cali Harrod and Anna Shelnutt achieved a dream they have both been chasing since childhood when the Florida State Seminoles captured a National Championship with a second win over the Washington Huskies in as many days at the ASA Hall … [Read more...]

Baby Brave Reunion this Saturday!

(Franklin, GA) -- The Baby Braves will be getting together for another big reunion this Saturday at Centralhatchee Park. Baby Brave members and families are invited out to the park to enjoy free food, giveaways, a train ride, face painting, arts and crafts, and much more. The latest Baby Brave event will take place from 4:30-7:00 PM at the park. (See … [Read more...]