June 23, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Woman, 27, killed in single-vehicle crash

(Coweta County, GA) -- A single-vehicle accident claimed the life of the female driver Wednesday night near Powers Crossroads in Coweta County. According to a report released by the Georgia State Patrol, 27-year-old Amber Fore of Newnan was fatally injured after her 1999 Nissan Maxima  left the roadway and struck a large tree. Fore was traveling … [Read more...]

‘Smokey and the Bandit’ caravan descends on Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School played lunch host to a larger than life convoy of 'Smokey and the Bandit' replica vehicles, fans, and Trans-Am owners Wednesday afternoon in Franklin. The annual pilgrimage known as the 'Bandit Run' passed through Heard County en route to this weekend's 40th anniversary celebration of the 1977 film in … [Read more...]

Escaped Georgia inmates captured in Tennessee

(Tennessee) -- Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Greg Dozier confirmed the capture of escaped inmates Ricky Dubose and Donnie Rowe yesterday. The two were captured in Tennessee following a high-speed vehicle chase and subsequent foot chase Thursday evening. "We are relieved to know that these two dangerous individuals have been taken off the … [Read more...]

Manhunt continues, reward offered for escapees, accused guard killers

(Putnam County, GA) -- Following a fatal attack on two Georgia Department of Corrections officers yesterday, Gov. Nathan Deal vowed to deploy every state resource necessary to help capture two inmates escaped from custody. “Today, two families lost everything in a heinous and senseless act of violence perpetrated at the hands of cowards. Words do not … [Read more...]

Franklin Police announce Internet Purchase Exchange Location

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Police Department is encouraging citizens and visitors of the local community to utilize the public parking area beside the Franklin Police Station, located at 118 Davis Street, as an internet purchase exchange location. The newly designated area includes 24-hour video surveillance and is easily accessible to the public. This … [Read more...]

Over 250 ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ Trans Ams will make pit stop in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County residents and fans of the movie 'Smokey and the Bandit' will be in for a treat soon as the "Bandit Run" makes a lunchtime pit- stop at Heard County High School during the the afternoon hours on June 21. Moviegoers were introduced to Bandit “Bo” Darville, Cledus “Snowman” Snow, Carrie “Frog”, and Sheriff Buford T. Justice in … [Read more...]

World Of Coke chooses local artist

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- Since its creation in 1915, the Coca-Cola contour bottle has become one of the most recognizable objects in the world. Noted industrial designer Raymond Loewy referred to it as the “perfect liquid wrapper,” and a new exhibit at the World of Coca-Cola reveals why the iconic bottle is also the perfect canvas for one-of-a-kind … [Read more...]

Police seek help after items stolen from church

(Coweta County, GA) -- A bench and a flower planter were taken recently from a memorial at the Church of God of the Union Assembly on HWY 34 just east of the Heard County line in Coweta County. Authorities sat the bench and planter are a dark cherry to a dark brown in color. The planter is made to hold artificial plants. These two items were taken … [Read more...]

Forestry Commission offers informative ‘Field Day’

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County residents are invited to learn about good forestry environmental practices at a presentation sponsored by the Georgia Forestry Commission's Heard/Troup Unit. The Field Day event will be held on Tuesday, June 13 from 9 AM - 4 PM on the property of Mike Maxwell,  5698 Roosterville Rd., Franklin, GA 30217. The GFC Field Day … [Read more...]

BOC Meeting Notes (05/23/17)

(Franklin/Times-Jorunal) -- Heard County Board of Commissioners met on May 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the courthouse for a SPLOST workshop. The board discussed plans for the proposed 2019 SPLOST dollars and listened to the requests made by the Road Department, Heard County EMS and Heard County Sheriff office for the projects planned that would receive the … [Read more...]