February 18, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Conyers bank robbery suspect captured in Troup Co.

(Troup County, GA) -- At 1:41 PM today, Deputy Adam Richardson with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a bank robbery suspect out of Conyers, Georgia that was possibly traveling on Interstate 85 southbound in Troup County. Deputy Richardson made contact with the suspect vehicle just north of Exit 6 in Troup County. At that … [Read more...]

Man convicted on dogfighting and drug charges

(Lagrange, GA) -- On February 13, 2020, after a three-day trial, a Troup County jury found Demetris Deshan Kennedy, a/k/a “Junt,” 32, of LaGrange, guilty of three counts of Dogfighting, three counts of Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, one count of Theft by Receiving Stolen Firearm, and one count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to … [Read more...]

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

(Franklin, GA) -- The deadline to register to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary is Monday February 24, 2020. This is also the last day to change your name or address. If you have moved since you last voted, the Elections Office may not have an accurate address for you. This could cause problems on Election Day. It is easy to check your … [Read more...]

Qualifying for 2020 Heard County Elections (March 2-6)

Qualifying for 2020 Election Qualifying Fee: County Commission Chairman   $1,550.00 County Commissioner – Districts #1 and #3   $120.00 County Comm. Dist. #2 (special election)   $120.00 Sheriff   $1,410.00 Clerk of Superior Court   $1,230.00 Judge of Magistrate Court   $1,230.00 Tax Commissioner   $1,230.00 Coroner   $36.00 Judge of Probate Court  … [Read more...]

Braves split ‘Diamond Day’ openers at Alford Field

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves took the field Friday for its regular season home baseball openers during 'Diamond Day' -- a round-robin of games featuring the Braves, the Model Blue Devils, and the Bowdon Red Devils. The Braves won the season opener over Model 7-1 in the first game Friday afternoon led a strong performance from senior Tray … [Read more...]

Denney earns second state medal in Macon

(Macon, GA) – Senior Heard County Brave wrestler Wyn Denney closed out a stellar senior season by earning a 5th place medal in the 170-pound division at the 2020 GHSA Class AA State Finals in Macon Saturday. One of the biggest Georgia High School events of the year featured wrestlers from all seven classifications competing over three long days at the … [Read more...]

Lady Braves season ends with road loss to Indians

(Summerville, GA) -- The Lady Braves season ended Friday night with a 76-53 road loss to the No. 2 seeded Chattooga Indians in Summerville, GA. The Lady Braves battle to keep the game close in the first half and trailed 40-30 at the half before a strong run by the home team to open the third quarter gave the Indians an insurmountable lead. Senior Tori … [Read more...]

Local man arrested in Troup County after arranging to meet a child for sex

(Troup County, GA) -- A Franklin man was arrested this week in Troup County following an investigation by the Troup County Sheriff's Office. On January 28, 2020, an investigator with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office who is a member of the Georgia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, conducted an operation that lead to an investigation in regards to … [Read more...]

CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTION: District 2 Commissioner

CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with GA Laws 1991, Ex. Sess. Pg. 479 and O.C.G.A. 21-2-540, a special election shall be held in District 2 of Heard County, GA to fill the unexpired term of Keri Denney, District 2 Commissioner, resigned. The special election … [Read more...]

2020 Heard County High School Baseball Preview

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves varsity baseball team will take the field for its regular season opener tomorrow with a de facto day-night home doubleheader versus a pair of Devil squads at HCHS. The Braves were originally slated to open with Pepperell at home Tuesday before the rains came. That contest will now take place on March 11. The 2020 … [Read more...]