August 25, 2016

Two local residents charged in Powers Crossroads armed robbery

(Franklin, GA) -- Two local suspects alleged to have committed a convenience store robbery over the weekend were taken into custody this week in Panama City, Fla. Investigators with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office say 28-year-old Derrick Casey White and 28-year-old Megan Leigh Goodson committed armed robbery at the Powers Crossroads Country store over … [Read more...]

Heard County’s ‘Fill the Boot’ Fundraiser set for Sept. 1-3

(Franklin, GA/Times~Journal) -- Members of the Heard County Fire Department are coordinating their annual 'Fill the Boot' fundraising campaign to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) find urgently needed treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. More than 75 fire fighters at the … [Read more...]

Runaway Teen Located

(Franklin, GA) -- A runaway teen missing since last Monday was located by authorities over the weekend say investigators with the Heard County Sheriff's Office. 15-year-old Aurora Britt is safe and has been released into the custody of her grandfather according to a report by Sunday by Heard County Investigator Sgt. Dan Boswell. A BOLO was issued for the … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (08/23/16)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING August 23, 2016 – 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 a. Approve Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy for Heard County Transit VI.  OLD BUSINESS VII.  PUBLIC COMMENTS VIII.  EXECUTIVE SESSION IX.  ADJOURN … [Read more...]

HCSO issues BOLO for runaway teen

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a local runaway teen. 15-year-old Aurora Lynn Britt was last seen at Heard County High School on Monday, August 15 at around 3:00 PM. The HCSO issued a BOLO (Be on the Look Out) Wednesday afternoon. Aurora was last seen wearing blue jean pants, a red shirt with … [Read more...]

Coweta CASA Justice League 5K/10K

(Senoia, GA) -- Coweta CASA Justice League is promoting a 5K/10K event in Senoia, GA. This event will benefit Coweta Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. If you're not familiar with Coweta CASA its mission is to recruit, train and support community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and neglected children involved in … [Read more...]

Senator David Perdue issues statement on passing of his mother

(Atlanta, GA) -- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released a statement Monday on the passing of his mother, Gervaise Wynn Perdue. “It is with great sadness to announce today the passing of my mother, Gervaise Perdue, who earlier this year celebrated her 90th birthday," said Perdue. "As my mother’s health declined in the past few months, many of our family … [Read more...]

A Note of Thanks from the Heard County Sheriff

(Written by Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry) During the past few weeks, the Heard County Sheriff’s Office has received an outpouring of support, thanks and appreciation from citizens and organizations, both local and out of town. On behalf of myself and Heard County deputies, I would like to send a special heartfelt thank you to the following: Fairplay … [Read more...]

Open House at New City Hall

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- One year ago in August the City of Franklin held a groundbreaking ceremony to make way for the new city hall building. On Thursday August 4, 2016 that dream was made a reality as Franklin citizens attended open house with enthusiasm. The open house was held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a tour of the facility. Light refreshments … [Read more...]

State officials urge motorists to be cautious as school resumes and buses board

(Atlanta, GA) -- As students return to school, the Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Richard Woods are urging motorists to use caution when approaching a school bus and to brush up on the law regarding passing a bus. According to Georgia law, vehicles traveling in BOTH directions must stop when a school bus activates its … [Read more...]