September 5, 2015

Cavs stun Braves at Staples Stadium

(Franklin) -- The Callaway Cavaliers rallied from an early 17 point deficit Friday night at Staples Stadium, scoring 20 unanswered points to edge the Heard County Braves 20-17 in the 4th annual Pulpwood Classic. The Braves' defense dominated almost the entire first half of the game not allowing a first down to the Cavs until very late in the second … [Read more...]

Candidates Qualify for City Elections

(Centralhatchee/Ephesus) -- Candidates officially qualified this week for the upcoming elections in both the Town of Centralhatchee and the City of Ephesus. Not much will change as far as the political landscape in Ephesus where only the incumbents qualified for their current positions. No new candidates qualified meaning Mayor Denney Rogers, City Recorder … [Read more...]

Troopers to Crackdown on Impaired Drivers on Labor Day Weekend

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching, and the Georgia State Patrol is reminding motorists to put safety first. “Troopers will be on concentrated and high visibility patrols actively looking for impaired and unsafe drivers this holiday weekend,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public … [Read more...]

Troup Authorities Seek Dangerous Suspect

(Lagrange, GA) -- Investigators with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office are seeking the public’s help in locating Eddie Charles Johnson Jr., age 32 of LaGrange. Arrest warrants for Johnson have been issued charging him with Armed Robbery, Kidnapping and Aggravated Battery related to an incident that occurred last week. Johnson is also wanted by LaGrange … [Read more...]

JV Lady Braves storm back in Bowdon

(Bowdon, GA) -- Things looked bleak early on for the junior varsity Lady Braves softball team Wednesday afternoon in Bowdon where they faced the Red Devils in a big rivalry game. The Red Devils jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings and looked to be in full command, but the Lady Braves never gave up scoring eight unanswered to tally the 8-6 comeback … [Read more...]

2015 Heard Elementary Fall Pageant

(Franklin) -- The 2015 Heard Elementary Fall Pageant will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at Heard Elementary School. Please pick up an entry form at HES or visit the Heard Elementary website to print one. Also, you will find a pageant information sheet on the website. The entry fee is $30 per contestant for formal wear and $5.00 for … [Read more...]

West Georgia Composite Squadron visits Fort Benning

(Fort Benning, GA) -- Cadets for the West Georgia Composite Squadron visited the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center at Fort Benning, the home of the infantry. The museum tells the story of the United States Army infantryman, from the American Revolution to Afghanistan. The many galleries house artifacts from all eras of American history and contain … [Read more...]

Canes Run Past Braves at Classic

(Macon, GA) --  The Braves put up a strong fight in the second North-South Classic Saturday night, but came away on the losing end of a 29-7 score against the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane. Head coach Tim Barron knew his team would face a difficult challenge against the South Georgia power ranked No. 2 by the AJC and picked by many to possibly win it all in … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Calls for Ceasefire at Local Shooting Range

(Franklin, GA) -- The August meeting of the Heard County Board of Commissioners took place Tuesday night and the first order of new business was a discussion about the concerns of some local citizens regarding the Advantage Tactical shooting range on Franklin Parkway. Chairman Lee Boone added the discussion to the agenda primarily because of recent … [Read more...]

JV Softball sweeps Tigers to remain unbeaten

(Franklin) -- The JV Lady Braves softball team continued to show they are more than just the "little sisters" to the varsity team Wednesday as they again cruised to a home doubleheader sweep over Troup County to run their unbeaten record to 6-0 on the season. 8th-grader Katelyn Jiles continued her hot pitching in the circle during game one shutting out the … [Read more...]