February 18, 2019

HCHS senior honored at local church

(Franklin, GA) -- Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, were invited to the First Baptist Church of Franklin on Sunday, January 20, 2019, to recognize and honor Jordan Cornelius. Standing with his pastor and family, Jordan was awarded the 2019 DAR Good Citizen Pin. The James Stewart Chapter was pleased to announce that Jordan Cornelius was selected … [Read more...]

72-year-old man charged with child molestation

(Franklin, GA) -- A local man is facing several charges following an alleged incident involving a minor female in Heard County. 72-year-old Randy Virgil Baron was arrested by local authorities on January 22 and is charged with charged with Child Molestation, Sexual Battery, and 1st Degree Cruelty to Children. According to Heard County investigator Sgt. Dan … [Read more...]

HCWA awarded $2.5 million loan for water system infrastructure

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Heard County Water Authority was awarded a $2,500,000 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loan by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) board of directors. The loan will finance the rehabilitation of the Heard County Water Treatment Facility. Due to population growth, the facility is unable to meet demand and … [Read more...]

Local man charged with Possession of Child Pornography

(Franklin, GA) -- A local man was jailed by authorities from the Heard County Sheriff's Office over the weekend following a child pornography investigation. 45-year-old Christopher Lee Quillen of Franklin was arrested on Saturday, January 26 and charged with Possession of Child Pornography (O.C.G.A. 16-12-100 - Sexual Exploitation of Children.) According … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools closed Tuesday

(Franklin, GA) -- Due to the possibility of winter weather and adverse travel conditions in the area Tuesday, Heard County School officials decided Monday afternoon to make the safe and early call to cancel school for both students and staff on Tuesday, January 29 throughout the county. Yesterday, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch … [Read more...]

Heard County Chamber of Commerce 53rd Annual Membership Dinner

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- On Friday, January 18, Heard County Chamber held their 53rd Annual Membership Dinner at 6:30 pm in the Heard County Middle School Gym on Old Field Road in Franklin. Approximately 150 members attended the event. The theme of the annual dinner was “Celebrating Achievement.” Each table had a Heard County sports-related centerpiece … [Read more...]

Winter Storm Watch issued for Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning at 4AM on Tuesday and lasting through 10PM Tuesday evening. While precipitation during this time period is a given, it is still unclear if the Heard County area can expect to see much, if any snow accumulations as the majority of the winter weather is expected to stay … [Read more...]

HCHS announces 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School announced the Class of 2019 Valedictorian and Salutatorian this week via social media. The highest ranked graduate and Valedictorian of the class is Mr. Jordan Cornelius (pictured above right) while the second ranked student and Salutatorian is Mr. Mason Hudson (pictured above left). The commencement ceremonies … [Read more...]

Brave Nation mom facing long recovery after head-on collision

(Franklin, GA) -- Family members have set up a GoFundMe page for the mother of a Heard County High School cheerleader following an auto accident involving both of them. According to a report by the Georgia State Patrol, 39-year-old Renee Skipper was driving eastbound on HWY 34 in Coweta County around 3:12 PM on January 16 in a 2014 Toyota Scion with her … [Read more...]

Heard Development Authority Broadband Survey

(Franklin, GA) -- The Development Authority of Heard County is conducting a community needs assessment as a part of a broadband initiative to expand or enhance internet and/or cellular service in Heard County. The authority is asking for information from residents on their current service in order to determine which areas have no service or need service … [Read more...]