July 30, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Authorities make arrests in string of convenience store burglaries

(Franklin, GA) -- During the early morning hours of Thursday, July 28, 2016, deputies responded to an alarm at Luv's Country Corner near the Tyus community in Carroll County. According to a press release issued by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, deputies from both Carroll and Heard Counties were in the area conducting a concentrated patrol due to a … [Read more...]

Heard County firefighters perform a labor of love

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- Some off-duty Heard County firefighters recently spent their days off building a wheelchair ramp for a Heard County resident. Firefighters Jeff Coleman, JB Guiler, Mark Rogers, Michael West and Deputy Chief Jim Short, not only fight fires and rescue lives, but also fight to make a difference in the community. Martha … [Read more...]

Summer Salad Contest Winners

(Ephesus) -- Ephesus Public Library held a Summer Salad Contest for children ages 6 - 13 on Monday, July 25th. The kids did a fabulous job, and it was difficult for the judges to decide which salad was best! After much tasting and deliberation, the following winners were determined: Maria Gunter, won 1st place, with a prize of a $50.00 gift card; Nathanael … [Read more...]

Brave Nation Weekly News & Notes (07/28/16)

(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...]

Mr. Delmas Parmer

Mr. Delmas Parmer, age 64 of Roosterville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, Missouri. Mr. Parmer was born in Franklin, Georgia on April 29, 1952, the son of Margaret Montgomery Parmer and Bill Parmer. He was a Baptist by faith. From a very early age it was clear that young Delmas would be a … [Read more...]

Ferguson defeats Crane in GOP Runoff

(Franklin, GA) -- Republican voters in the 3rd district have chosen former West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson as their nominee to replace retiring GOP Rep. Lynn Westmoreland. In the overall district, Ferguson accrued 22,813 votes (53.93%) to Crane's 19,490. Heard County voters favored Ferguson 355-257. Crane won Coweta and Fayette Counties while voters in the … [Read more...]

Election Day In Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- The Republican runoff for U.S. Congress District 3 is today in West Georgia. Polling places around Heard County, and the rest of District 3, will be open today from 7 AM to 7 PM. Current State Senator Mike Crane of Newnan and former West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson were the top two vote getters in the May 24 Republican primary for the … [Read more...]

Unique education initiative targets ‘Baby Braves’

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School system is launching an innovative new program aimed at reaching the youngest people in the county well before they reach official school age. The Early Childhood Outreach Initiative (ECHO) less formally known as the 'Baby Brave' program is the brainchild of several local leaders and will seek to reach out to not … [Read more...]

Heard Elementary Open House

Heard County Elementary School Open House August 3, 2016 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. (Franklin) -- All parents/guardians of students enrolled in the Heard County School System are required annually to complete an affidavit of residency and provide documentation of proof of residency (lease, mortgage, deed, or most recent property tax, home insurance bill, … [Read more...]

Shooter’s wife charged with attempted murder

Courtesy of Vanessa Burnside/The Randolph Leader (Randolph County, AL) -- Special agents with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's (ALEA) State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) on Wednesday, July 13, arrested Brenda Marie Lee, 73, of Wedowee and charged her with five counts of attempted murder and one count of hindering prosecution. Mrs. Lee remained with … [Read more...]