November 17, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: Franklin restaurants given green light to serve liquor

(Franklin, GA) -- In a special called meeting Thursday at City Hall, the Franklin City Council approved an updated alcohol ordinance to implement the serving of distilled spirits in restaurants possibly as soon as this weekend for establishments that already serve beer and wine. An alcohol referendum passed by a vote of 63-52 in the city election on … [Read more...]

Search continues for missing Lagrange woman

(Lagrange, GA) -- As of yesterday, K-9 search teams in Troup County have not been able to locate any clue as to Mrs. Carol Evans whereabouts. Mrs. Evans, age 75, went missing Friday afternoon around 2:00 PM while her husband Bill Evans was cutting grass. Mr. Evans said he realized she was missing when he came back to their house. Authorities have been … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter NSDAR Honors Veterans

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution treated 51 Heard County Veterans and their guests to a concert by the George Britt Band for Veterans Day 2017, with over 120 people in attendance. The members of the chapter spent Friday afternoon decorating the 4-H building with a patriotic red, white and blue theme, … [Read more...]

Hunter takes ‘buck of a lifetime’ in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) --  A Pike County hunter killed one of the biggest bucks in the history of Heard County Friday morning. According to a report published Monday by Georgia Outdoor News, 39-year-old Michael Selman harvested the 17-point buck, that he had been spotting on trail-camera photos for the past two years. “I got in the stand about an hour before … [Read more...]

Happy Ending at Heard High

(Franklin, GA) -- Thanks to the local community, one man's golf cart accident turned into a very happy ending recently when cherished local Heard High School icon Mr. Edward Potts received brand new wheels. The presentation of the new cart was made prior to the senior night football game in front of a large crowd of Brave fans. An older golf cart had long … [Read more...]

Braves take care of business in round one

(Franklin, GA) -- Coach Tim Barron characterized the personality of his 2017 football team as business-like several times over the last few weeks of the regular season. That same steadfast approach and attitude continued at Staples Stadium Friday night where the Braves ran away with an emphatic 42-3 win over the visiting South Atlanta Hornets. The Brave … [Read more...]

Spirit Night for Caden Raines

(Franklin, GA) -- Hometown Pizza in Franklin will be hosting a 'Spirit Night' for Caden Raines this Monday night, November 13. Caden, a Heard County sophomore baseball player, has been hospitalized at Children' Healthcare of Atlanta since late October. He was diagnosed with a rare disorder known as Stevens–Johnson syndrome. It is believed the condition … [Read more...]

2017 Franklin Christmas Parade

(Franklin) -- The City of Franklin invites the community to come out and participate in Winter Fest 2017 on the Square and watch our amazing Christmas Parade on Friday, December 1st.  The activities will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the Christmas Parade starts at 6:00 p.m.  Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the end of the parade. Come out and start your … [Read more...]

Georgia’s State Parks Open on Holidays

(Atlanta, GA) -- This holiday season, walk off that extra slice of pie with a heart-pumping hike. All of Georgia’s state parks are open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day for visitors to enjoy peaceful scenery and active outings. State parks are a great way to showcase Georgia’s natural beauty to out-of-town visitors as well.  For just $5 parking, … [Read more...]

Town of Centralhatchee Christmas Parade

(Centralhatchee) -- Please join the Town of Centralhatchee to kick off this year's holiday season with its Annual Christmas Parade. Citizens, friends and families are encouraged to line the streets of Centralhatchee Parkway and enjoy the parade on Saturday, December 2nd at 4:30 p.m. Following the parade, everyone is invited for the lighting of the … [Read more...]