July 1, 2016

Tip ‘n Toss Campaign To Prevent Spread Of Zika In Georgia

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is urging residents to clean up around their homes, their yards and their communities and discard unnecessary items that can hold water. Tip 'n Toss after every rainfall to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent the spread of Zika virus in Georgia. As of this date, no locally transmitted … [Read more...]

Newnan plant explosion injures five

(Newnan, GA/WSB-TV) -- Five people were injured when an aluminum plant exploded, rattling windows across Newnan Wednesday morning. Authorities say the blast happened around 9:15 a.m. at the Bonnell Aluminum plant on 29 Bonnell Street. A huge hole can be seen at the plant. Two people with life-threatening injuries were taken to Atlanta Medical Center, and … [Read more...]

Missing swimmer’s body recovered from Chattahoochee

(Whitesburg/Gradick Communications) -- Carroll County Fire Rescue recovered the body of a man Wednesday who was first reported drowning in the Chattahoochee River around 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25. A witness stated that Timothy Shane Phillips was attending a birthday party at McIntosh Park when he decided to swim across the river. After reaching the other … [Read more...]

Heard County residents asked to conserve water after major power outage

(Franklin, GA) -- Around 700 Georgia Power customers were without power for most of the day Tuesday after a system problem at the main Franklin substation. The major outage lasted from 9:37 AM Tuesday morning until about 4:30 PM Tuesday afternoon. The Heard County Water Authority is still asking that customers please try to conserve water until at least … [Read more...]

Retired Franklin Police Officer killed in crowbar attack

(Buford, GA) -- A father tragically killed by his son in a brutal crowbar attack earlier this week has been identified as well-known retired Franklin Police Officer Larry Cook. The incident happened Wednesday night at Cook's home on Bridle Glen Drive in Buford. According to Gwinnett County Police, Larry Cook, age 68, first called 911 around 6:19 … [Read more...]

Museum Salutes the 20th Anniversary of Olympic Torch in Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- In the 1989 Heard County History Book, according to long time Franklin resident and businessman, Thomas Lipford, “W.D Lipford constructed a new service station on the northeast corner of the square.” It was a Gulf Station that was added to, changed to different businesses through the years, then saved and renovated by First Georgia Bank in … [Read more...]

Heard County artists shine at Coweta Art Show

(Newnan, GA) -- Heard County artists R.L. Hughey and Deborah McNeil once again wowed the crowd Tuesday night at awards reception of the 11th annual Performing Arts Juried Art Show sponsored by the Newnan Coweta Art Association. The inventive and creative couple were honored with the "Best in Sculpture' award for their extremely complex and interactive piece … [Read more...]

HCSO offers reward for stolen Harley Davidson

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office is offering a reward for information concerning the May, 2016 theft of a motorcycle. The 1997 Harley Davidson Heritage Classic was allegedly stolen between May 19-21 just off of Joe Stephens road in eastern Heard County. All information will be kept confidential and any leads will have to be verified and … [Read more...]

A Fire Safe Independence Day

(Franklin) -- The Fourth of July is a day we spend celebrating America’s independence, but we should also keep fire safety in mind. Agent Terry Harper of State Farm Insurance Agency and the Georgia Arson Control Board would like to wish Heard Countians a happy Independence Day and would ask they remain safe during the festivities. According to Harper, … [Read more...]

Great Wolf resort and water park slated for Lagrange

(Lagrange, GA) -- The long-awaited plan to bring an indoor water park and conference center to LaGrange has been finalized and is expected to open in 2018, LaGrange Mayor Jim Thornton said Tuesday. Great Wolf Lodge will include a 93,000 square foot water park, conference center and 456 hotel rooms, according to the resort’s website. The project, slated to … [Read more...]