October 22, 2020

Heard County Halloween: HCPR hosting special drive-thru ‘Trunk or Treat’ this year

(Franklin, GA) -- The Parks and Recreation Department on Thompson Road is hosting a new drive-thru style 'Trunk or Treat' this year in an effort to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines and keep the Heard County community event family-friendly. The Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 at 2020 Thompson Road from 6:30 - 8:00PM. Several county and … [Read more...]

Heard County Food Pantry reopening this Friday

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Food Pantry will reopen to the public this Friday, October 23 from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM at its new location! Pick-up will be drive-thru style at the back of 1191 Franklin Parkway (Health Department Building). Please be sure to bring ID.   … [Read more...]

Lady Braves sweep Union County to open Class AA State Playoffs

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team swept the visiting Union County Panthers from Region 8-AA in the first round of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs Monday afternoon in Franklin. The Lady Braves relied on all three phases of the game to win game one Monday by a final score of 8-0 in six innings. LilyRae Fulford looked sharp in the circle to … [Read more...]

Lyndsey Pike selected as DAR Good Citizen for Class of 2021

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that Lyndsey Elizabeth Pike was selected as the DAR Good Citizen Award recipient by the Heard County High School Class of 2021. The DAR Good Citizen Program has been in existence since 1934 and recognizes outstanding young people that exhibit the qualities of good citizenship in … [Read more...]

Opportunities Amidst the Chaos: BraveLIFE program thriving

(Franklin, GA) -- Even rural Georgia has not been spared the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the Heard County School System, however, there has been one program that has risen above the pandemic and has continued to not only educate, but provide incredible opportunities for its students. The mascot of the school system is “Braves” and the … [Read more...]

HELP WANTED: Drivers, Quality Inspectors

(West Georgia) -- Stellar Staffing, LLC currently has positions available in the West Georgia area. Quality Inspectors ($13 hourly) needed in Carrollton, GA. Drivers ($12.75 hourly) needed in West Point, GA. Submit your application at stellarstaffingllc.com and then call 706-298-0257 for further information. … [Read more...]

Position Open at Heard County Water Authority

The Heard County Water Authority The Heard County Water Authority is currently taking applications for a Distribution Crew Member. Applicant must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate. Salary is based upon experience. Applications may be picked up at the Water Authority office at 11520 Highway 34 West, Franklin, GA, or printed off the … [Read more...]

Ms. Natalie Pearl Jones

Ms. Natalie Pearl Jones, 27, of Hogansville, GA died Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Born December 14, 1992 in Newnan, she was a daughter of Gibbs Edward Jones, III, and Joyce Elaine Furlow Gordon. Natalie was a member of Faith Baptist Church in LaGrange. She was an optimistic, happy person who always had a big smile, and was kindhearted and forgiving. She … [Read more...]

Troup County man charged in 2019 shooting of store clerk

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County authorities have arrested a man this week in connection with a 2019 armed robbery in the Glenn community where a convenience store owner was shot three times. Brandon Lamar Thompson, age 25, of Lagrange, GA was arrested Tuesday and charged with Robbery and Criminal Attempt to Commit Murder from the incident that took place in … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (10/16/20)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Cody Michael Ward 27, Hwy 16 W. Newnan, Ga. 30263 arrested on 10/11/2020 charged with Taillight requirement, Driving while license is suspended, Driving while un-licensed, Defective tires.  Janice Gail Gilbert 49, … [Read more...]