June 26, 2016

Retired Franklin Police Officer killed in crowbar attack

(Buford, GA) -- A father tragically killed by his son in a brutal crowbar attack earlier this week has been identified as well-known retired Franklin Police Officer Larry Cook. The incident happened Wednesday night at Cook's home on Bridle Glen Drive in Buford. According to Gwinnett County Police, Larry Cook, age 68, first called 911 around 6:19 … [Read more...]

Museum Salutes the 20th Anniversary of Olympic Torch in Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- In the 1989 Heard County History Book, according to long time Franklin resident and businessman, Thomas Lipford, “W.D Lipford constructed a new service station on the northeast corner of the square.” It was a Gulf Station that was added to, changed to different businesses through the years, then saved and renovated by First Georgia Bank in … [Read more...]

Pair of Lady Braves compete at GACA All-Star Classic

(Rome, GA) -- A pair of local softball standouts got to close their high school careers with two bonus wins last week. Heard County's Anna Shelnutt and Johanna Beyer each played on Wednesday in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Softball Classic at Alto Park in Rome, and the duo helped the North Team to a doubleheader sweep of the South. The … [Read more...]

Heard County artists shine at Coweta Art Show

(Newnan, GA) -- Heard County artists R.L. Hughey and Deborah McNeil once again wowed the crowd Tuesday night at awards reception of the 11th annual Performing Arts Juried Art Show sponsored by the Newnan Coweta Art Association. The inventive and creative couple were honored with the "Best in Sculpture' award for their extremely complex and interactive piece … [Read more...]

Miss Regina Elsea

Miss. Regina Allen Elsea, age 20 of Five Points, Alabama passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at the UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama from a work related injury. Regina was born on September 28, 1995, the daughter of Angel Renee Parsons Ogle and Trinity Lee Elsea. She was a Christian by faith. For those who did not know her well you would think she was … [Read more...]

HHS grads complete cross-country road trip

(Franklin, GA) -- Some Heard County High School Class of 2016 honor graduates celebrated their achievements by embarking on a 7,000 mile plus cross-country road trip soon after they completed commencement exercises on May 20. Valedictorian Hannah Rogers, Salutatorian Jaime Conlan, and fellow honor grads Brian Hill and Riley Curbow had been planning the … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Appreciation to the people of McAlester

[Editor's Note: The following was written by the mother of Bowdon baseball player Reed Robinson. She traveled to Oklahoma for the all-star baseball tournament last week and wanted to share these nice thoughts with the public. Heard County's own Lee Kay (a Team Georgia teammate of Reed) stayed with the same host family mentioned here. Team Georgia placed … [Read more...]

‘Peeping Tom’ arrested at Carrollton Target Store

(Carrollton, GA/Gradick Communications) -- A Waco, GA man spent the night in the Carroll County Jail this week after Carrollton Police investigators determined that he used a wine-corkscrew to create a hole so he could peer into a department store fitting room. C.P.D Captain Shannon Cantrell says a female victim had entered a fitting room in the Target … [Read more...]

Infant dies in Friday storms

(West Point, GA/WRBL) -- West Point authorities say a baby is dead after a tree pummeled a house early Friday evening. The West Point Fire Department and the West Point Police Department say the incident happened in the 1200 block of East 8th St. They say a severe thunderstorm caused a tree to fall on a home. When authorities arrived on the scene, the baby … [Read more...]

Senior Brave chasing his dream

(Franklin, GA) -- A number of Heard County Brave football players have been working hard since last season to improve and ready themselves for the upcoming football campaign, but perhaps none have progressed as much as skill player DayVin Troy. The upcoming senior has worked out at several prospect and showcase camps throughout the southeast this year, and … [Read more...]