August 18, 2018

Child Death Investigation in Greenville

(Greenville, GA) -- On Wednesday, August 15, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations was requested by the Greenville Police Department to conduct a child death investigation of Ayla Reeves, approximately 10 months old. According to a press release issued by the GBI, preliminary information indicates that at approximately 11:15 AM, Greenville Police … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Minutes (June 7)

Franklin City Council Meeting Minutes CITY HALL COURTROOM June 7, 2018(6:30 PM) MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, June 7, 2018 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. All councilmembers were in attendance. Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance. … [Read more...]

Heard County Hall of Fame inducts 10 new members

(Franklin, GA) -- Ten new members were honored by being placed into the Heard County Athletics Hall of Fame Friday prior to the Braves scrimmage game versus Alexander. Friends and family members of each honoree were present as the esteemed members of the second class were officially inducted into the Hall at the HCHS school cafeteria Friday afternoon before … [Read more...]

HCHS Athletic Director honored with Program Dedication

(Franklin, GA) -- Each year, the Heard County Football Program picks out one special person to honor and to dedicate the upcoming football season. It is an annual tradition that has allowed Heard County High School to say thank you for the hard work and support of many well-deserving people. The 2018 dedication took place prior to Friday night's varsity … [Read more...]

Small portion of Franklin Parkway receives unintended repairs

(Franklin, GA) -- A contractor's mistake has given a small portion of Franklin Parkway an unexpected face lift. The Heard County government hired a contractor recently to do some maintenance work including a double chip seal finish on the northern county-owned portion of Franklin Parkway between the city of Franklin and US Hwy 27. The contractors, however, … [Read more...]

2018 MDA ‘Fill the Boot’ 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 30 through Saturday, September 01, 2018 between the hours … [Read more...]

Possible child abduction attempt in Troup County

(Lagrange, GA) -- Authorities with the Troup County Sheriff's Office say a man tried to kidnap a little girl while she was crossing the street. On Sunday, August 5, around 7:15 PM, Troup County deputies responded to the area of Reed Road in reference to a possible attempted kidnapping. The minor child was crossing the road when a white male wearing what … [Read more...]

Heard County schools ranked No. 9 by website

(Franklin, GA) -- When Heard County students return to classes today, it’ll again be at some of the best-performing schools in Georgia. Heard County schools were among the top schools in Georgia with a No. 9 ranking in the recently released School Digger rankings. School Digger is a website designed to help parents find information about schools. Founded … [Read more...]

Woman dies in Glenloch Road accident

(Franklin, GA) -- A local woman was killed in single-vehicle crash on Glenloch Road late Saturday morning. According to a report from Trooper Jordan Watkins with the Georgia State Patrol, 60-year-old Emma Jane Wiggins died after her 1996 Chrysler Town and Country left the roadway and struck a tree. The accident occurred on Glenloch Road approximately one … [Read more...]

Overnight crash claims life of young father

(Franklin, GA) — A local father and 2012 graduate of Heard County High School was killed in a crash around midnight Friday. 24-year-old Adam Logan Cosper of Franklin died following a single-vehicle crash near the 1100 block of Pea Ridge Road. According to a report released this afternoon by Trooper Chris Davison with the Georgia State Patrol, Cosper was … [Read more...]