May 3, 2016

Local man faces charge of Child Molestation

(Franklin,GA) -- A Heard County man was charged with one count of Child Molestation last week after allegedly exposing himself to a young girl. According to a report from Heard County investigator Deborah Williamson, 54-year-old David Eugene Byrom of Whitlock Drive was arrested on April 25 relating to the alleged incident involving a preteen … [Read more...]

Job Fair held at Heard High School

(Franklin) -- Heard County High School seniors had the opportunity to meet with local employers and agencies at the first annual Job Fair on April 20, 2016. The Job Fair was organized by Ms. Wylene Spearman and Mrs. Angela Thompson in coordination with the Career Tech (CTAE) Department at Heard High. The Job Fair ran from 9:00 am until 12 noon. At the … [Read more...]

Sheriff for a Day event in Troup County

(Troup County) -- On April 26th Sheriff James Woodruff hosted eleven 3rd grade students as Sheriff’s for the Day. This day was the conclusion of this year’s Junior Deputy Program that was taught in each of the eleven elementary schools. Program coordinator, Sgt. Stewart Smith visits each of the schools at various times and teaches the students four … [Read more...]

Local Veterans Honored on Confederate Memorial Day

(Franklin) -- Heard County Chapter 2587 celebrated Confederate Memorial Day on April 23, 2016 with two special programs. We met at the library and were pleased to have Commission Chairman Lee Boone, Mayor Joel Rogers, family members, and friends of both recipients join us to honor veterans Raymond Brown and Larry Denney by presenting each the Cross of … [Read more...]

U.S. Marshals searching for Bama murder suspect

(Montgomery, AL) -- Members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force in Montgomery, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, are currently attempting to locate and apprehend Raymond Pruitt, a fugitive wanted in several jurisdictions in Alabama and Florida for armed robbery, attempted murder, and murder. Pruitt’s crime spree began on April 5 in Montgomery … [Read more...]

HHS coach, teacher charged with having sex with student

(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard County High School teacher and coach is in jail this afternoon after being formally charged earlier today with having inappropriate sexual relations with a student. According to a press release issued Thursday afternoon by the Heard County Sheriff's Office, an investigation began last week after county school superintendent Jerry … [Read more...]

Possible New Heard County Welcome Center

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- The Historical Society met on Thursday April 21 at Three Rivers Regional Commission in Franklin. Guest speaker for the meeting was Heard County Commission Chairman Lee Boone. Boone spoke on ideas to bring tourism to Heard County and ways the Historical Society can get involved. Tourism drives significant business growth and … [Read more...]

Westmoreland announces mobile office hours in Franklin

(Newnan, GA) -- U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland’s staff will be holding mobile office hours on Tuesday, May 17 in Franklin. Rep. Westmoreland’s district office is permanently located in Newnan, and the mobile office hours serve as an opportunity for constituents to speak with a representative from his office in a location closer to their … [Read more...]

Local man graduates from 97th GSP Trooper School

(Forsyth, GA) -- On April 16, 2016, 30 newly graduated troopers reported to their assigned posts throughout the state of Georgia. This is the 97th Trooper School for the Georgia State Patrol. One of the graduates is 26-year-old James Anthony Fuller, a lifelong resident of Heard County and 2008 graduate of Heard High School. Fuller received the … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (04/26/16)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING April 26, 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 Contracts for Asphalt Resurfacing, Surface Treatment and High Density Mineral Bond b.  Approve Purchase of Field Rake for Heard County … [Read more...]