April 16, 2014

Franklin PD Welcomes New Officer

Officer Nelms Graduation 2 (1)

(Franklin) -- Officer Jennifer Nelms of the Franklin Police Department recently graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Academy in Columbus, after completing the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. This program takes 11 weeks to complete and consists of 408 hours of rigorous training that includes classroom-based lecture and … [Read more...]

Community Easter Egg Hunt


(Franklin) -- The Heard County Sheriff’s Office held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Brush Creek Park. Over 5000 pieces of candy, plastic eggs, and prize eggs were hidden throughout the park for the children to find. The Easter Bunny made his appearance again this year by patrol car. “I would like to thank park manager, Steve … [Read more...]

Westmoreland hosts Veterans Workshop

Vet WS

(Newnan, GA) -- On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Congressman Lynn Westmoreland will host a Veterans Workshop at the Asa M. Powell Expo Center in Newnan from 9:00am – 12:00pm. There will be representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service to discuss the opportunities and services they provide, as well … [Read more...]

CES wins Get Active Get Fit Challenge

CES get fit

(Atlanta, GA) -- BlueCross and BlueShield of Georgia, Inc. and BlueCross BlueShield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. (collectively “BCBSGa”), the state’s largest health solutions company, today announced the winners of the Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge. Get Active, Get Fit is an effort between BCBSGa and Radio Disney, designed to motivate kids and … [Read more...]

Fatal accident claims life of 73-year-old woman

Atkisson Fatality

(Franklin) -- A North Carolina woman was killed Friday afternoon in an auto accident near Franklin. According to a report issued by the Georgia State Patrol, the single-vehicle crash occurred on Jeff Davis Road near HWY 34 West around 5:00 p.m. 73-year-old Jacqulynn "Jackie" Atkisson, from Wilmington, NC was operating a red 2009 Nissan Rouge when the … [Read more...]

Levi Brown dominates MVP Camp

Levi Feature

(Hampton, GA) -- Heard County Braves junior offensive lineman Levi Brown was relatively unknown before he participated in last Sunday's 2014 MVP Camp at Lovejoy High School in Hampton but after all was said and done he was the focus of college football recruiting conversations all over the southeast after being named as the Top Overall Performer at the … [Read more...]

Kite Day fun at Brush Creek Park

Photo Courtesy of Lisa Franklin

(Franklin) -- Kite day at Brush Creek was a big success. It was held on March 22 at Brush Creek Park. Many different groups of people showed up throughout the day, some arrived for the American Indian artifact show that began first, followed by grilled hot dogs, baked beans, and chips for a picnic style lunch. Chattahoochee Archaeology Research Team … [Read more...]

Waffle House gunman in custody after standoff

William Madison Cahall

(Lagrange, GA) -- Early this morning at around 3:10 a.m. deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Waffle House at 4560 Hamilton Road in Lagrange in regards to a suspicious person who had been in the restroom for close to two hours and possibly had some type of firearm. According to a press release issued by the Troup County … [Read more...]

Senior Scam Jam Don’t Be Afraid…..


(Franklin) -- A fraud education and protection program for senior citizens will be hosted by Franklin Police Department and Southern Crescent Area Agency on Aging. With a large amount of scams now focusing on seniors, this training is designed to protect you against becoming a victim. Learn about the newest and most common scams targeting seniors, steps to … [Read more...]

2014 Duke TIP Nominees Named

Heard County Elementary nominees are:
Front row- Ethan May, Jacob Cabe, Kendyl Parmer, Brianna Hill, Nate Pike.
Back row- Bradley Barlow, Luke Mitchell, Isabella Urquilla, and Juliann Carpenter.

(Franklin) -- The Heard County School System has recently released the names of the fourth and fifth grade nominees for The Duke University Talent Identification Program. The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a global leader in identifying academically gifted students and providing them with innovative programming to support their … [Read more...]