January 31, 2015

Langston pleads guilty to Manslaughter and Child Molestation

Criss Dameon Langston (a.k.a. "Lank")

(Lagrange, GA) -- A 28-year-old Franklin man was sentenced to 15 years in prison and a total of 40 years of probation in Troup County Superior Court Thursday after pleading guilty to one count of Voluntary Manslaughter in Troup County and two unrelated counts of Child Molestation in Heard County. Criss Dameon Langston (a.k.a. "Lank") was originally charged … [Read more...]

Heard County Special Olympic Athletes Shine at State Winter Games

Mikayla Dockery and Shinese Turman

(Marietta, GA) -- Athletes from around the state were in Cobb County last weekend for the Special Olympics Indoor Winter Games. More than 1500 athletes and 100 Unified Partners competed in artistic gymnastics, bowling, floor hockey, basketball, powerlifting and roller skating with over 500 coaches guiding them. Heard County Special Olympic athletes and … [Read more...]

Shooting Suspect Arrested in Kansas

24-year-old Tevin Cordarryl Henderson was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Kansas Tuesday evening

(Wichita, KS) -- 24-year-old Tevin Cordarryl Henderson, the second suspect in the December 29, 2014 shooting and armed robbery on Mary Johnson Drive was arrested near Wichita, Kansas tonight. According to a report by lead investigator Lieutenant Tino Brooks of the Franklin Police Department, Henderson was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals around 9:00 p.m. … [Read more...]

Thrilling Win for HCMS Lady Braves

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(Franklin) -- The HCMS Lady Braves entered the West Georgia Small School Division Tournament this week having dropped all 10 regular season games this season, but yesterday would be different as they pulled off an exciting win over the Mt. Zion Lady Eagles at Heard County Middle School in the opening round. Haley Bennett led the way for the Lady Braves … [Read more...]

Lady Braves receive State Championship Rings

Ring Ceremony

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves State Championship softball players were presented with their 2014 State Championship rings during halftime of Friday night's boy's basketball game versus Manchester at the Heard High School gym. The team was given a standing ovation by fans in attendance in honor of the first ever GHSA team state championship in school … [Read more...]

Special Olympics Basketball

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(Franklin) -- Friday, January 16 was great day for sports in Heard County! Several Special Olympics athletes received awards for participation in Local Basketball Skills Competition at Heard County Rec. Dept. Heard County athletes put forth their best efforts while competing against others in their age group. The events for high school, middle school and … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (01/27/15)

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AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING JANUARY 27, 2015 – 6:30 P.M. I. CALL TO ORDER II. WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III. PRESENTATION OF PROCLAMATION FOR GEORGIA DAY IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES V. AMEND AGENDA VI. NEW BUSINESS  a.  Appoint Vice-Chairman for 2015  b.  Appoint County Clerk for 2015  c.  Appoint County Attorney for … [Read more...]

Desmonte Leonard sentenced in 2012 Auburn triple homicide

Desmonte Leonard (Photo: AP)

The Randolph Leader (Opelika, AL) -- Desmonte Leonard, convicted of the 2012 murders of three people at an Auburn apartment complex, was sentenced to life without parole by a Lee County judge on Tuesday afternoon. Presiding over the court was Circuit Judge Jacob Walker, who also gave Leonard another life sentence for attempted murder, 20 years for … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter NSDAR Partners with Vietnam War Commemoration

Regent Carla Brown and Committee Chairman Beverly Baker of the James Stewart Chapter NSDAR hold up the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration Flag

(Franklin) -- The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. The Act allows the Secretary to coordinate, support, and facilitate programs in commemoration of the Vietnam War. The commemorative program shall include activities and ceremonies to … [Read more...]

Middle Braves Excel at Traditional Finals

Gage Cannon was undefeated (34-0) during his last two middle school seasons

(Mt. Zion, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School followed up a recent division dual championship trophy with the traditional trophy after dominating four other squads at Saturday's finals at Mt. Zion Middle School in Carroll County. Seven middle Brave grapplers landed first place medals at the event, the culmination of the middle school wrestling season. … [Read more...]