August 22, 2017

Local woman charged with Elder Exploitation/Neglect

(Franklin, GA) -- A local woman is in the Heard County jail today after being arrested recently on several financially related charges involving her grandmother and a local business. 39-year-old Dayna Nicole East was arrested on August 17, 2017 and charged with Exploitation of an Elder Person, Neglect to an Elder Person, Theft by Taking, Criminal … [Read more...]

Manhunt suspect found in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- A man suspected of leading authorities on an overnight manhunt in Coweta County earlier this month is now in jail. Frank James Dailey, 39, is facing charges of narcotics possession, speeding, driving on a suspended license, and violation of parole after he fled from authorities during a traffic stop on Aug. 1. Authorities from the U.S. … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (08/22/17)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING August 22, 2017 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES -- July 25,2017 IV.   AMEND AGENDA   V.  NEW BUSINESS     a.  Discuss Appointment to Region 6 Regional Advisory Council (Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental … [Read more...]

Heard County Athletics inducts 17 into first Hall of Fame

(Franklin, GA) -- A star-studded lineup of athletes, coaches, and members of the community were inducted into Heard County High School's inaugural athletic Hall of Fame class last Friday prior to the season opening football win over South Atlanta. Over 200 friends and family members were present as the 17 esteemed members of the first class were … [Read more...]

BRAKING MUSE: Uproar Ensues after Heard County cancels Solar Eclipse

(Franklin, GA) -- A group of citizens are upset today following a decision by local authorities to cancel Monday's solar eclipse in Heard County. The ordinance banning Monday's eclipse passed by a margin of 6-2 with one abstention at an emergency called meeting late Saturday evening at the Heard County Courthouse. Voting at the meeting were head officials … [Read more...]

Solar Eclipse Information for Heard County Schools

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County will release students at normal times of 2:57 PM (Heard High School), 3:10 PM (Heard County Middle School), 3:30-3:40 (Elementary Schools) "Most systems around us are releasing 'later' on Monday, but their later release puts them right around our normal release time for our elementary students," said superintendent Rodney … [Read more...]

First Baptist visits Carter Presidential Library

(Atlanta, GA) -- Franklin First Baptist Church members and their guests recently visited the Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta. This excellent resource chronicles the life of President Jimmy Carter, with emphasis on his presidency. Afterwards, the group enjoyed a great Southern meal at Mary Mac's Tea Room, a true Atlanta institution. … [Read more...]

2017 MDA Fill the Boot Fundraising Campaign

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Fire & Emergency Services will proudly be at the red light in Franklin with boots in hand for this year’s annual MDA Fill the Boot fundraising campaign to help save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease. This event will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2017, Friday, September 01, 2017 and Saturday, … [Read more...]

Council sets qualifying times/fees for November 7 Franklin City Election

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin City Council set the qualifying times and fees fro the upcoming November election at their regular monthly meeting last Thursday. The election will take place at the Franklin City Hall on November 7, 2017 with the office of Mayor and all five city council seats potentially up for contention. Candidates can qualify for these … [Read more...]

Carrollton basketball coach injured in Greenbelt accident

Courtesy of Corey Cusick and the Times-Georgian (Carrollton, GA) -- Carrollton High School boys head basketball coach Tim Criswell is recovering in an Atlanta hospital from injuries sustained in a Saturday morning bicycling accident. Criswell and his wife Dawn were out for a Saturday morning ride on The GreenBelt near Hay's Mill Road when the accident took … [Read more...]