August 21, 2019

Former HCES teacher arrested for taking ‘upskirt’ photos of female coworkers

(Franklin, GA) -- A former Heard County Elementary School second grade teacher was arrested Monday morning by the Heard County Sheriff's Office following a several month investigation. 33-year-old Reinaldo Wishon Reid, is charged with four felony counts of 'Invasion of Privacy' after allegedly taking lewd upskirt type photos of multiple female coworkers … [Read more...]

Town of Centralhatchee Election Qualifying Information

QUALIFYING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a General Election for the Town of Centralhatchee will be held on November 5, 2019, for the offices of Mayor and five (5) City Council seats.  Qualifying for said election will be held on the following dates and location listed below: Monday, August 19th thru Thursday, August 22nd  - 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 … [Read more...]

City of Ephesus Election Qualifying Information

QUALIFYING NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a General Election for the City of Ephesus will be held on November 5, 2019, for the offices of Mayor, Recorder, and five (5) City Council seats. Qualifying for said election will be held on the following dates and location listed below: Monday, August 19th thru Friday, August 23rd  - 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 … [Read more...]

2019 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 29, 2019, Friday, August 30, 2019 and Saturday, August 31, … [Read more...]

Area residents invited to join 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting LaGrange and surrounding area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Vernon Woods Retirement Community in LaGrange. On Walk day, participants will honor those … [Read more...]

Local police issue SCAM warning involving gift cards

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Police Department is warning citizens of a scam involving Google Play and other gift cards. “This scam commonly takes place when criminals call on the telephone informing victims of a refund, late payment, overdue taxes, and even posing as local or federal law enforcement officers and threatening legal action," says Chief … [Read more...]

The Great Georgia Pollinator Census (August 23-24)

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter NSDAR, and other around Heard County will be participating in The Great Georgia Pollinator Census. This project is an historic initiative where all Georgians can record the numbers and types of pollinators that populate our state during the late summer. This census was designed so that everyone in Heard County … [Read more...]

Former Brave named head baseball coach at Pepperell

(Lindale, GA) -- A former Heard County Brave was recently named as the new head varsity baseball coach at Pepperell High School. Chad Brown, a 2005 graduate of HCHS will take over the reigns for the Dragons following several years at Bowdon where he was assistant varsity baseball coach while heading also heading up the middle school softball program. Brown … [Read more...]

GBI Investigates Drug Trafficking in “Operation Shine No More”

(Carrollton, GA) -- On Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at approximately 8:00 AM, the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, along with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and Haralson Paulding Drug Task Force, conducted a series of search warrants and arrest warrants resulting in the arrest of … [Read more...]

Rebel With A Cause

(Haralson County, GA) -- Despite facing an enormous amount of difficulty in his life, Brandon McClure has never lot his signature smile. Brandon was born several months prematurely and diagnosed with cerebral palsy which has limited him to the confines of his wheelchair for most of his life. The 34-year-old Haralson County native has never let his physical … [Read more...]