December 6, 2019

$10,000 REWARD still being offered in November burglary

(Franklin, GA) -- A $10,000 reward is still being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an unknown burglary suspect or suspects that robbed some local businesses last month. According to a press release issued at the time by Lieutenant Tino Brooks of the Franklin Police Department, a long list of items were stolen including a van … [Read more...]

2019 Heard County Christmas Parade and Event Guide

(Heard County, GA) -- Several community Christmas events are taking place this weekend and HeardCitizen.com has combined the information for all of these local events below for your convenience. City Christmas Parades and correlated events will take place on Friday and Saturday in Franklin, Centralhatchee, and Ephesus. 2019 Christmas Parade and Event … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Former Mayor Brad Yates pleads guilty to Insurance Fraud

***** (EDITOR'S NOTE: After further clarification with the District Attorney, this article has been updated and reposted to include that the sentencing of Yates was done under the Georgia First Offender's Act) ***** (Franklin, GA) -- Former Franklin Mayor Brad Yates entered a guilty plea to 30 counts of Insurance Fraud and one count of Making a False … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (12/05/19)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM Dec. 5, 2019 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Joel Rogers Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting Nov. 7, 2019) AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen Boyd Police Department – Chief Kevin … [Read more...]

GSP reports 12 killed on Georgia roadways during long holiday weekend

(Atlanta, GA) -- Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period resulted in 12 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 102 hours long. It began at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and ended at 11:59 PM on Sunday, Dec. 1. Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 556 traffic crashes that resulted in 214 … [Read more...]

GSP preparing for busy Thanksgiving holiday weekend on roadways

(Atlanta, GA) -- The 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period begins at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.  “Reducing traffic crashes, deterring and correcting bad driving behaviors, and making the roadways safer is our job. To make this happen, Troopers and Motor Carrier Officers will be patrolling interstates and … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools announce partnership with ‘Purposity’ app

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System announced this week a new partnership with Purposity, an app connecting users with one-to-one needs in their community. The partnership aims to fulfill the essential needs of the students enrolled in Heard County Schools. View the press release and flyer below for more information about the new app. In … [Read more...]

New Winter Hours at Heard County Convenience Centers

(Franklin, GA) -- Daylight Savings Time has ended and it has started getting dark at 6:00 PM. Effective December 02, 2019, the operation hours during the week for the Heard County convenience centers will change to increase more access during daylight hours. These changes will only be in effect until Daylight Savings Time begins again on March 8, … [Read more...]

Authorities searching for suspects after convenience store clerk shot during armed robbery

(Franklin, GA) -- A convenience store clerk is expected to make a full recovery after being shot three times during an armed robbery Sunday near the Glenn community in southwestern Heard County. According to a report from Investigator Sgt. Dan Boswell of the Heard County Sheriff's Office, the clerk is fortunate to be alive and multiple suspects are wanted … [Read more...]

$10,000 REWARD being offered following weekend burglary

(Franklin, GA) -- A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an unknown burglary suspect or suspects that robbed some local businesses over the weekend. According to a press release issued today by Lieutenant Tino Brooks of the Franklin Police Department, a long list of items were stolen including a van that … [Read more...]