January 23, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Authorities Seeking Missing Person

(Franklin, GA) -- The Columbus Police Department is asking the public for assistance in locating Thomas “TJ” Nigro. Thomas was last seen in the area of Victory Drive on January 5, 2018. Thomas is a vsteran of the U.S. Army and was last seen wearing a blue or green sweater, gray sweatpants and sunglasses. If you have any information on Thomas’ whereabouts … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (01/23/18)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING January 23, 2018 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARING – Amendments to the Heard County Zoning Ordinance IV.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES – December 19, 2017 V.  AMEND AGENDA   VI.    NEW BUSINESS Discuss Public Hearing – Amendments to the … [Read more...]

UWG Cheer wins 5th straight title

(Orlando, FL/ uwgsports.com) -- A dynasty continued on Saturday evening, January 13 in Orlando, Fla., at The Arena in Disney's Wide World of Sports, as the University of West Georgia Coed Cheer squad won a fifth-straight title at UCA Nationals. The championship was the 22nd in the storied history of West Georgia cheerleading, dating back to the 2001 UCA … [Read more...]

Mr. Etsel Hornsby

Mr. Etsel JC Hornsby, age 84, of Franklin passed away Monday January 22, 2018. Funeral services for Mr. Hornsby will be conducted Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 2:00 PM from Centralhatchee First Baptist Church with Mr. Terry Harper, Mr. Nat McKenzie and Rev. Doug Bingham officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will accept … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (01/22/18)

(Franklin) — Each week during the sports season, HeardCitizen.com brings you a weekly wrap-up of Brave Nation sports including news, notes, a weekly schedule, and the Brave Nation Player of the Week. Anyone who would like to submit information for the weekly column, a question about anything Brave related, or a nomination for Player of the Week please email … [Read more...]

Mrs. Lois Awbrey

Mrs. Lois Denney Awbrey, age 94, of Franklin passed away Saturday January 20, 2018. Funeral services for Mrs. Awbrey will be conducted Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM from Glenloch Baptist Church with her grandson, Rev. Neil Awbrey officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will accept guests at Stutts Funeral … [Read more...]

Braves shine at Bowdon Invitational

(Bowdon, GA) -- The varsity Brave wrestling team walked away with a strong second place finish at the Bowdon Invitational Wrestling Tournament Saturday finishing only behind the Class AAAAA Carrollton Trojans. The tourney was an important tune-up for the individual state traditional tournaments which start this weekend at Armuchee High School in Rome. The … [Read more...]

Drug Busts in Northern Troup County

(Troup County, GA) -- On January 16, 2018, with the assistance from officers with the LaGrange Police Dept., Hogansville Police Dept., and West Metro Drug Enforcement Office, an undercover operation targeting Cocaine and Methamphetamine dealers in Northern Troup County concluded with the arrest of three individuals. In the first incident, after a vehicle … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Heard County Closings and Cancellations

(Franklin, GA) -- Weather and travel issues have prompted many closings and cancellations in Heard County this week. See the below list for updated information and other weather related news as of Friday morning. Cancellation/Closing Information Travel Conditions -- While roads are improving each day, travelers are advised to use caution in all areas as … [Read more...]

Travel conditions prompt closing of Heard County schools again on Friday

(Franklin, GA) --  Despite temperatures warming up into the lower 40's in the Heard County area Thursday afternoon, many roads are still considered hazardous heading into the evening and overnight hours where temperatures are expected to again plummet to the lower 20's. Due to this fact and in the interest of safety, Heard County schools will once again be … [Read more...]