November 25, 2015

UWG prepares for Blazers

(Carrollton, GA/ -- The second round of the 2015 NCAA Playoffs is set in Super Region 2, and top-seeded West Georgia will host a familiar foe in next week's second round, as the 4th-seeded Valdosta State Blazers will come to Carrollton for the second time this season.Kickoff for next week's second-round battle between the Wolves and the Blazers … [Read more...]

Beloved HHS educator retires after touching lives for 34 years

(Franklin, GA) -- From beakers to microscopes to Smart Boards, when it comes to science in the classroom, Mr. Ed Brown has been there for it all. The longtime Heard County educator and chair of the science department announced his retirement last week after teaching at the high school for more than three decades. Mr. Brown touched countless lives during … [Read more...]

Skandalakis named recipient of Governor’s Public Safety Award

(Atlanta, GA) -- Coweta Judicial Circuit Peter J. Skandalakis has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Governor's Public Safety Award. The Governor’s Public Safety Awards Program was initiated by Governor Zell Miller in 1998 in order to provide an opportunity for the men and women of Georgia’s public safety community to be recognized for outstanding … [Read more...]

FPD visits Heard Elementary School

(Franklin) -- Chief Kevin Hannah and Officer Nikki Chapman of the Franklin Police Department recently visited pre-kindergarten students at Heard County Elementary School, where a variety of topics were discussed. Chief Hannah explained the many duties of law enforcement officers and the things he most enjoys about his job. Officer Chapman spoke to the … [Read more...]

Brave spirit shines in heart-breaking loss to Canes

(Franklin) -- Friday night's second round playoff game could not have started in a more disappointing way for the Heard County Braves football team. A hush fell over Staples Stadium when sophomore star quarterback Emory Jones was carted off the field after suffering a broken leg on the very first play from scrimmage. Ultimately, Coach Tim Barron's squad … [Read more...]

It’s Friday Night in Franklin! Brave fans encouraged to “Bring the Noise”

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves football team are imploring Heard County fans to bring the noise tonight as the squad prepares to host the highest ranked team to ever visit Staples Stadium in the state playoffs. Weather forecasters around the state are predicting a "Category 5" attack from the visiting Fitzgerald Purple Hurricane, a perennial top five … [Read more...]

Air Evac Lifeteam and Centralhatchee team up for local residents

From The Times-Journal (Centralhatchee) -- Mayor Barbie Crockett and the Town of Centralhatchee City Council members recently voted to providing the city's residents with peace of mind when it comes to air medical service. Missy Welborn, membership sales manager for the Troup County, Ga., Air Evac Lifeteam base, said the Centralhatchee Mayor and Council … [Read more...]

Rice Pleads Guilty to Vicious Murder of Franklin Man

Courtesy of Melanie Ruberti - Lagrange Daily News (Lagrange, GA) -- A 20-year-old man who reportedly confessed to the brutal slaying of another man at a campsite off Hammett Road pleaded guilty to the crime Monday in Troup County Superior Court. Christopher Rice of LaGrange was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the March 20 … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter Members Honor Veterans

(Franklin, GA) -- Veterans Day (November 11th) is a special day for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) because we get to honor our veterans on a day just for them. When November 11 falls in the middle of the week, DAR chapters hold special events the weekend before, the day of, and the weekend after the 11th. This year the James Stewart Chapter … [Read more...]

Chattahoochee Christmas 2015

(Franklin) -- The square in downtown Franklin will once again play host to the annual Chattahoochee Christmas celebration on December 4, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The theme for this year's festival is "It takes a Village." Admission is free and the celebration will feature food, drinks, music, arts & crafts, the lighting of the tree, and holiday … [Read more...]