July 6, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Authorities searching for missing Heard County woman

(Franklin, GA) -- Authorities with the Heard County Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing Heard County woman last seen in Alabama at 12:52 AM early Sunday morning, July 5, 2020. According to a BOLO issued by HCSO Investigator Lt. Dan Boswell, 27-year-old Natalie Pearl Jones/Sheppard was last seen in the Opelika, AL area near 269 River Chase Dr., … [Read more...]

10th Annual ‘Sweep the Hooch’ slated for August 29

(Franklin, GA) -- Volunteers are quickly signing up for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s 10th Annual Sweep the Hooch, to be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020. In the past nine years of Sweep the Hooch history, more than 113 TONS of trash have been removed with the help of more than 5,600 volunteers. This year on Saturday, August 29, 2020, the group will … [Read more...]

Thursday Night Bingo at American Legion Post 148

(Franklin) -- Thursday Night Bingo is returning to the Heard County American Legion this Thursday, July 9! Doors open at 6:00 PM and game starts at 7:30 PM. Family fun, smoke-free area, and no alcohol served. We look forward to seeing you! $15.00 minimum cash only. Proceeds support the Heard County American Legion and the work they do for the veterans of … [Read more...]

Franklin Police investigating burglary at local business

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Police Department is investigating a burglary at a local manufacturing facility. According to a report issued by FPD Investigator Lt. Tino Brooks, the burglary occurred at Plasti Paint, Inc. (PPI) which is located at 12991 GA Highway 34 just east of Downtown Franklin. Employees discovered the burglary upon arrival early … [Read more...]

USDA grant will bring broadband to Heard County

(Bremen, GA) -- Broadband deployment efforts by SyncGlobal and Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative are coming together with the announcement of USDA/RUS grant money awarded for the region. The official partnership to deploy fiber optic networks and broadband speed internet (up to 1Gbps) in the cooperative’s rural service territory was announced … [Read more...]

DA clears Carroll County deputy in fatal 2019 shooting

Press release courtesy of Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Herb Cranford (Carrollton, GA) -- On December 21, 2019, at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (“GBI”) was called to Carroll County to investigate the use of lethal force by a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office (“CCSO”) deputy at 1871 N Hwy 27, Carrollton, Georgia, … [Read more...]

PSC works with Georgia Power/Gas Marketers to provide payment plans

(Atlanta, GA) -- In its continuing mission to ensure Georgians receive access to low-priced and uninterrupted utility service, the Georgia Public Service Commission has been working with Georgia Power and natural gas companies to create the easiest methods possible to start repaying utility bills that fell behind during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any customer … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Association continues to provide virtual services as pandemic persists

(Atlanta, GA) -- While the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, it continues to create additional challenges for people living with Alzheimer's and all dementia, their families and caregivers, including 150,000 in Georgia and their estimated 540,000 caregivers. The Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

JOB OPENINGS: Production Workers

(West Point, GA) -- Malone Workforce Solutions is now hiring Production Workers for temp-to-hire positions with KIA in West Point, GA! Come join the team that builds the award-winning KIA Sorento and all new KIA TELLURIDE; proudly named by J.D. Power as the Highest Ranked Midsize SUV in Initial Quality, 2 out of 3 years in a row; named Best 3-Row SUV for … [Read more...]

Heard County Food Pantry open this Friday

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Food Pantry will be open this Friday, July 3 from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM. Available items will include milk, fresh produce, butter, cheese, some whole chickens, and pulled pork. The address is 900 South River Road, Franklin, GA 30217. … [Read more...]