January 20, 2020

Historic Heard County Church Closes Doors After 125 Years

(Franklin, GA) -- One of the oldest churches in the county has closed it's doors after 125 years. The Corinth United Methodist Church in southeastern Heard County held its final service on Sunday, December 29. The historic church was originally constructed in the Corinth community in 1895. Corinth UMC has one of the smaller congregations in the North … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen’s Top 40 Good News Stories from the 2010’s

(Franklin, GA) — With the arrival of the year 2020, the Heard Citizen takes a look back at the top 40 good news stories we reported on locally during the last decade. This list was comprised based on several factors including number of views, comments, and shares not only at our website but also on our facebook page. We hope our readers enjoy this look … [Read more...]

HCSO Secret Santa program makes Christmas brighter in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- For the past several years, Sheriff Ross Henry and the Heard County Sheriff’s Office has collected monetary donations as well as new, unopened toys to provide to needy children for Christmas. “This is one of my favorite projects that we are able to provide to our children that is sponsored by the Sheriff’s Office, but this would not be … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (01/02/20)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM Jan. 2, 2020 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Joel Rogers Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting Dec. 5, 2019) AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen Boyd Police Department – Chief Kevin … [Read more...]

Tanner presents students with Future of Health Care scholarships

(Carrollton, GA) -- In December, Tanner Health System presented its annual Future of Health Care Scholarship Awards to students from the region who are pursuing a degree in medicine or as an advanced practice provider. This year's scholarship recipients include Calleigh Hitt, Brittany Latimer, Matt Gilleran, Angie Loveless and Stephanie Melson. Tanner … [Read more...]

14 killed statewide in Christmas traffic accidents

(Atlanta, GA) -- Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Christmas holiday travel period resulted in 14 traffic deaths. This year, the holiday travel period was 54-hours long. It began at 6:00 PM on Tue., Dec. 24, and ended at 11:59 PM on Thurs., Dec. 26. Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 207 traffic crashes that resulted in 102 injuries and … [Read more...]

Georgia delegation introduces bill to establish Jimmy Carter National Historical Park

(Atlanta, GA) -- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Congressman Sanford Bishop (D-GA-02), and the entire Georgia congressional delegation introduced a bill re-designating the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site in Plains, Georgia, as the “Jimmy Carter National Historical Park.” This designation will help protect multiple … [Read more...]

Alleged gang member convicted in Troup County

(Press release courtesy of Herb Cranford, District Attorney, Coweta Judicial Circuit) (Lagrange, GA) -- On December 18, 2019, Tavion Deshawn Harton, a/k/a “Mayhem,” 19, of LaGrange, pleaded guilty to two violations of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, one count of Criminal Attempt to Commit … [Read more...]

BettyJean Covington selected as DAR Good Citizen for HCHS

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that BettyJean Covington was selected for the DAR Good Citizen Award recipient by the Heard County High School Senior Class of 2020. The DAR Good Citizen Program has been in existence since 1934 and recognizes outstanding young people that exhibit the qualities of good citizenship … [Read more...]

Georgia State Troopers prepare for high visibility patrols during holiday travel periods

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) will be on high visibility patrols on interstates and state roads during the Christmas and New Year’s holiday travel periods. State troopers and MCCD officers encourage motorists to exercise safe driving habits in an effort to reduce the number of crashes on … [Read more...]