October 6, 2015

67-year-old man killed in head-on crash

(Carroll County, GA) -- According to a public information officer with the Georgia State Patrol, a head-on crash involving two vehicles claimed the life of a Villa Rica man over the weekend in southern Carroll County. Reports indicate that Saturday night at approximately 11:00 p.m., a Honda Civic was traveling the wrong way in the left southbound lane of … [Read more...]

HHS Freshman Advances to State Tractor Competition

(Fort Valley, GA) -- Heard County High School freshman Justin George placed second at the Area 3 FFA Tractor Operations Competition last week at Camp John Hope in Fort Valley. The competition consisted of three different sections. Part one consisted of operating the tractor through a course designed to challenge driving skills and knowledge of safety and … [Read more...]

Heartsaver CPR, First Aid and AED Training

(Franklin) -- Heard County Fire and Emergency Services will be having Heartsaver CPR, First Aid and AED training on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. for anyone interested. The next class will be on Saturday, October 17, 2015. See below for more details: Training Classes WHO: Heard County Fire & Emergency Services WHAT: Heartsaver CPR, … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter Inducts 4 New Members

(Franklin) -- The James Stewart Chapter welcomed four new members on Saturday September 12, 2015. Mindy Hyatt Runyan (Franklin, GA), Kayla Runyan (Franklin, GA), Cindy Hyatt Young (Spring Hill, TN), and Melba Hyatt Templeton (Hogansville, GA) all received their official DAR national numbers on July 5, 2015. All four ladies proved their ancestry to patriot … [Read more...]

GSP Trooper Fired After Traffic Accident Kills Two Teens

(Carroll County, GA) -- A report by Gradick Communications and WLBB has confirmed the Georgia State Patrol has fired the trooper involved in a violent crash that killed two Paulding County teenagers in Carroll County last weekend. GSP investigators identified an additional contributing factor to the crash of exceeding the speed limit on the part of TFC A.J. … [Read more...]

Braves Cruise Past Panthers

(Cusseta, GA) -- The Braves opened Region 5-AA play with a solid win over Chattahoochee County Friday night defeating the Panthers 41-20 in Cusseta. Sophomore quarterback Emory Jones had another big night connecting on long touchdown passes to three different targets in a game the Braves led 28-6 at halftime. Jones set the pace very early finding Chandler … [Read more...]

Talmadge Davis receives Conservationist of the Year Award

(Carrollton, GA) -- On September 26th, Heard County resident, Talmadge Davis received a notable award for his support of soil and water conservation. Talmadge was awarded the "2015 Conservationist of the Year" award from the West Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District. The award was given at an annual banquet on Saturday evening held at the Waldrop … [Read more...]

Man Arrested for Heard County Murder

(Franklin, GA) -- A body found last week in southern Heard County has been identified as an Alabama man and authorities have made an arrest in the case. According to a press release issued Thursday afternoon by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the victim has been identified as 38-year-old Antonio "Tony" Moore of Huntsville, AL. Moore, a retired Navy … [Read more...]

Seniors lead Lady Braves to exciting win over Central

(Franklin) -- Coach Matt Hornsby could not have scripted a better Senior Night outcome than the actual one that took place Wednesday night at HHS. A large crowd not only had the chance to honor the senior class but also witness one of the most exciting home games in recent memory, a 2-1 win over Class AAA Central of Carrollton. Senior Alexis "Lucy" Raines … [Read more...]

Franklin Police Seek Identity of Theft Suspect (Updated)

3:08 PM Thursday Update: According to Lieutenant Tino Brooks, an arrest was made in this case Thursday afternoon. The Franklin Police Department would like to thank all of those citizens for their help in solving the crime. (Franklin) -- Franklin Police Department investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a recent theft at a … [Read more...]