August 2, 2015

Local Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday

Family members of Mrs. Bell that attended the 100th Birthday celebration. Backrow L-R: Judy Miller, Thomas Miller, Hal Miller, and Carolyn Miller, Front Row L-R: Ernestine Miller, Harriet Imogene Miller Bell the birthday girl, and Wayne Miller

Courtesy of The Times~Journal (Franklin) -- Harriet Imogene Miller Bell was born at home in Franklin on July 19, 1915. The home she was born in is now Cartown Auto at the corner of Bevis Road and Highway 34. She has lived her entire life in Heard County. Mrs. Bell celebrated her 100th Birthday at Pruitt Health of Franklin last Friday. She is the daughter; … [Read more...]

Three Rivers’ unemployment rate rises to 6.7 percent in June


(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in June was 6.7 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 8.3 percent. The rate rose as the number of initial claims for unemployment insurance increased by 628, or 46.4 percent, to … [Read more...]

Local 4-H’ers named Summer Camp Counselors

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(Franklin) -- Gracie Rowe and Cody Norris are two outstanding 4-H’ers from Heard County, that were been selected as 4-H Camp Counselors. Both were members of the Shawnee tribe this summer. Gracie served in a leadership position returning for her third summer. This summer was Cody’s first year where he served as a lifeguard and HOP (Health is Our Pledge) … [Read more...]

Troup man charged in shoot-out with deputy

Terry Lee Caldwell

(Lagrange, GA) -- Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office arrested Terry Lee Caldwell Wednesday at his home and he was booked into the Troup County jail. Caldwell is the suspect in the June 29, 2015 incident in which he is accused of shooting at Troup County Deputy Stephen D’Angelo. Caldwell is charged with aggravated assault on a peace … [Read more...]

Heard County residents asked to update CodeRED information


(Franklin) -- The Heard County Emergency Management Agency has an important message for all residents and businesses located in Heard County. Due to recent changes in the CodeRED Community Notification System residents who have signed up for Code Red need to update their information. All residents and businesses are encouraged to go to the Heard County … [Read more...]

TCSO holds annual Say Camp


(Lagrange, GA) -- The Troup County Sheriff's Office recently held its second annual Sheriff’s Academy for Youth (SAY) Camp during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of July. During the two weeks over 50 campers were exposed to various aspects of the Sheriff's Office including, the jail, patrol, K-9 unit, investigations, narcotics and administration. The attendees also … [Read more...]

Deal orders flags to half-staff to honor fallen soldiers


(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal Tuesday ordered flags across Georgia lowered to half-staff in honor of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Skip Wells of Marietta and Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith of Rossville, who were killed when a gunman attacked two military recruitment centers in Chattanooga on July 16. Flags will remain at half-staff through sunset … [Read more...]

Westmoreland Announces July Mobile Office Hours in Franklin


(Newnan, GA) -- Representative Lynn Westmoreland’s staff will be holding mobile office hours on Wednesday, July 29th in Franklin, Georgia. Representative Westmoreland’s district office is permanently located in Newnan, and the mobile office hours serve as an opportunity for constituents to speak with a representative from his office in a location closer to … [Read more...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Franklin accepting sealed bids on construction of new City Hall


(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin will be accepting bids from General Contractors for the construction of a new 3,905 sq. ft. City Hall located at 144 Davis Street, Franklin, Georgia 30217. Construction documents can be obtained at and for additional information contact Mark Smith at 770-830-8856 ext. 13 or A … [Read more...]

Local man charged in Coweta shooting

William Daniel Smith

(Newnan, GA) -- A local man is behind bars in Coweta County after allegedly shooting a man during a domestic dispute earlier this week. 30-year-old William Daniel Smith of Greenwood Lake Drive in Franklin is charged with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm in an incident allegedly started by an argument over a woman. Coweta County authorities arrived at a … [Read more...]