October 25, 2014

Worst to First Tigers Upset Middle Braves

The Middle Braves offense sporting the varsity's newest grey uniforms early on in Thursday's big game at HCMS

(Franklin) -- By far the largest crowd of the year arrived at HCMS Thursday evening for the West Georgia Athletic Conference Small School Championship game and were treated to an exciting game between the Heard County Middle Braves and the Temple Middle School Tigers from Carroll County. In the end, the Tigers brought home their first ever middle school … [Read more...]

Lady Braves punch ticket to Columbus

Three of the top performers in Wednesday's sweep (L-R): Center fielder Johanna Beyer (3-run HR), left fielder Madison Whitehead (2-5, 2 RBI's), and first baseman Hannah Stephens (3-6, 3  runs scored)

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves continued to shine in all facets of the game Wednesday afternoon as they shut down the visiting Armuchee Indians by final scores of 4-0 and 8-0 in the Sweet-16 round of the GHSA fast pitch state softball playoffs. Coach Matt Hornsby's squad once again combined solid defense, timely hitting, and stellar pitching from ace Jordan … [Read more...]

Badcock to locate new distribution center to LaGrange

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Furniture retailer will employ more than 100 at new Troup County facility, invest $22 million (Lagrange, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that W.S. Badcock Corp., one of the largest privately held furniture retailers in the United States, will construct a new regional distribution center in LaGrange, investing $22 million and employing more than … [Read more...]

HCMS Tomahawk Talk (10/22/14): Championship Edition

The Heard County Middle School Band perform during last week's semi-final win over Villa Rica

(Franklin) -- This is it, the game that we have been working for since early June. Many people just look at middle school football and don’t really realize the time and effort that is put into it by both the players and coaches. We practiced two hours a day three days a week during June and July to help prepare us for the season. Then regular practice began … [Read more...]

Ephesus Library Book Presentation

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(Ephesus) -- On Tuesday, October 21st, at 6:30 p.m., Ms. Cheryl Pollard will be doing a book presentation at Ephesus Public Library. Having published 2 books previously, Ms. Pollard now has her third book ready, Love Lifted Me. This is the story of Fannie Billingsley Cooley Sullivan, a black woman born in the South during the depression. Ms. Pollard will … [Read more...]

Deal: Ebola Response Team Will Examine State Preparedness

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Governor taps team of experts to ensure that Georgia stands prepared should the need arise (Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal announced yesterday that he will sign an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential … [Read more...]

Braves surge past Blue Devils

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(Manchester, GA) -- After a much needed bye last week, the Brave Nation traveled south to Manchester Friday night and used a strong second half to defeat the Blue Devils 35-20 in a game that featured the return of Duranta Dunson from a broken collarbone injury that happened in week two of the season. The star senior tailback did not start the game instead … [Read more...]

Criss Langston facing new charge of Child Molestation

Criss Langston is now charged with Statutory Rape and Child Molestation in  Heard County and further charges may be pending

(Franklin) -- The wanted fugitive who turned himself in to Heard County authorities this morning on a Statutory Rape charge is now facing a new charge of Child Molestation said Sergeant Dan Boswell this afternoon. The two charges involve the same 15-year-old female victim. 28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin had eluded law enforcement since an arrest … [Read more...]

Wanted man surrenders to authorities; charged with Statutory Rape

28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin is believed to be armed and possibly dangerous. Investigators believe he may be hiding in the Glenn area of western Heard County

(Franklin) -- At the urging of his father, 28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin  turned himself in to Heard County authorities around 6:00 a.m. Friday morning at the Sheriff's Office in Franklin. According to the lead investigator in the case Sergeant Dan Boswell, Langston had been hiding out in the area surrounding his home on Highway 34 west of … [Read more...]

Wanted man believed to be in Heard County area

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(Franklin) -- Authorities with the Heard County Sheriff's Office are following new leads tonight and believe that 28-year-old Criss Langston remains on foot in the local area. "We believe the suspect is still in the local area," said Sergeant Dan Boswell Thursday evening. According to Boswell, Langston apparently returned to his home overnight around 12:30 … [Read more...]