June 16, 2019

May 30th Proclaimed as Thomas Darden Lipford Day in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, joined together with Lee Boone, Chairman, Heard County Board of Commissioners, to proclaim Thursday, May 30, 2019, as Thomas Darden Lipford Day in Heard County. The Proclamation was drafted by members of the local DAR chapter to recognize Mr. Lipford on his 100th birthday.   Lee Boone, … [Read more...]

Community Action For Improvement Cooling Program

(Franklin, GA) -- CAFI is proud to present their Cooling Program to the residents of Heard County. For assistance meet us at 9:00 AM at Franklin Community Center (2484 Franklin Pkwy, Franklin, GA, 30217) on May 30, 2019. No appointment needed. Only assisting the first 125 people! To apply for program acceptance, clients must have the following … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Man drowns trying to save father on West Point Lake

(Troup County, GA) -- The Memorial Day turned tragic in Troup County Monday when a man drowned in West Point Lake. Troup County authorities recovered the body of a 34-year-old Jeremiah Israel of Jonesboro who drowned while trying to save his father. Deputies were were initially called to West Point Lake under the Cameron Mill Road bridge regarding … [Read more...]

Two dead after head-on crash in Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- A double fatality accident due to a wrong-way driver closed both north and southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 27 in Franklin for a short time Friday evening. According to a report by Georgia State Patrol Trooper J.P. Hogan, the accident occurred at around 10:30 PM just north of the new Chattahoochee Bridge. Witnesses say 69-year-old Michael … [Read more...]

HCHS 2019 Graduation Ceremony

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School graduated 150 students Friday evening during the 2019 commencement ceremony held at Staples Stadium. An overflow assembly of family, friends, and members of the community braved scorching temperatures to usher off the Class of 2019 into the next phase of life. Principal Brent Tisdale welcomed those in attendance … [Read more...]

Veterans Honored at Hardee’s for Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day

(Franklin, GA) -- The staff at Hardee's on Franklin Parkway and the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, came together on Saturday, May 18th, to recognize and thank our active military and our veterans during National Military Appreciation Month. Chapter members spent their morning greeting veterans with breakfast, a smile, a “thank you” and a gift of appreciation … [Read more...]

Motor Vehicle Division reminds drivers that services will be unavailable

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Motor Vehicle Division is implementing the Georgia Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (Georgia DRIVES), a new state-of-the-art system upgrade for vehicle registration and titling services during Memorial Day weekend. Statewide, all County Tag Offices will be unable to process vehicle registrations and titling … [Read more...]

Important details and online viewing instructions for the 2019 HCHS Graduation

(Franklin, GA) -- HHS faculty, staff, and students are eagerly preparing for the 2019 Heard County High School Graduation this Friday night at Staples Stadium. Final preparations have been ongoing this week to celebrate the special day for around 150 students expected to receive their diplomas and walk across the stage Friday night. The 8:00 PM … [Read more...]

Heard County High School hosts first Military and Academic Signing Day

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High hosted its first ever Military and Academic Signing Day at the school recently on Thursday, May 16. Similar to a more traditional athletic signing day, in which athletes officially or ceremonially declare the place of higher education they've committed to, the ceremony highlighted HCHS's soon-to-be graduating students' … [Read more...]

State Troopers preparing for a busy Memorial Day Weekend

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia State Patrol is urging drivers who will be traveling throughout the state this weekend to make safety a priority. This year’s Memorial Day 78-hour holiday travel period will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and end at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 27. During the holiday period, state troopers will be on high-visibility patrols … [Read more...]