January 18, 2021

Weekly Arrest Reports (01/15/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Christopher Sherman Marable, 43, County Rd 818. Roanoke, Al. 36274 arrested on 01/08/2021 charged with Driving while license is suspended, Driving while unlicensed.  Michael Ryan McCormick, 30, Parmer St. Franklin, … [Read more...]

$1000 bonus for every Georgia public school teacher, staff member

(Atlanta, GA) -- Governor Brian Kemp and State School Superintendent Richard Woods plan to pro​​vide a one-time, $1,000 bonus payment to every K-12 public-school teacher and school-level staff member in the state. The bonus payments are intended for all school-level staff in Georgia's K-12 public schools, including teachers, paraprofessionals, school … [Read more...]

Autopsy reveals ‘undetermined’ cause of death in Natalie Jones case

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County authorities have reported inconclusive autopsy results in the death of a 27-year-old Natalie Jones, whose body was found in her car in northern Heard County on October 6, 2020 after she had been reported missing 93 days earlier. In a statement released today, Lt./Inv. Dan Boswell said that a clear cause of death remains … [Read more...]

Special Election Scheduled for March 16, 2021

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School Board has requested that a referendum be held to approve an extension to the education sales tax (known as ESPLOST). This will not be a new tax, only a continuation of the current penny sales tax that helps pay for capital projects and resource materials for our schools. This referendum will be held March 16, … [Read more...]

Two people charged in February 2020 Troup County murder

(Lagrange, GA) -- A Lagrange man and woman have been charged in a death that took place in early 2020. Authorities say that on February 4, 2020, at around 10:30 PM, an adult male identified as Dennis Wayne Binion was found lying in the road in the 4600 block of Hamilton Road with severe injuries. Binion was transported to the Wellstar West Georgia Medical … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Meeting Notes (01/07/21)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin City Council met Thursday in the Joel W. Rogers Courtroom at City Hall for its January meeting. Those in attendance were, Mayor Kevin Hayes, City Council members Charles Israel, Cindy Putzek, Bo Almond, and Alane Bradfield along with City Clerk Karen Boyd. Councilmen Almond gave the Invocation and led the Pledge of … [Read more...]

Braves down Warriors heading into region slate

(Franklin, GA) -- A huge second half effort propelled the HCHS boy's basketball team to a 59-39 win over Oak Mountain in Franklin Friday night. The Braves led by just a single point 17-16 at the half before jumping out to a seven point lead after the third quarter. Junior Isaiah O'Neal and senior Ayden Cannon each had big nights to once again lead the … [Read more...]

COVID-19 vaccine available for the expansion of Phase 1-A

(UPDATE #2: All appointments for the Heard County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, Jan 14th are now taken. We are taking appointments for Troup County for Friday, Jan 15 at the Troup County Bus Barn at 100 N Davis Rd LaGrange. To make an appointment call 800-847-4262.) (Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Health Department will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (01/08/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Anthony Joseph Finazzo, 36, Clay Rd. SW Mableton, Ga. 30126 arrested on 01/02/2021 charged with Expired tag, No seatbelt, Giving false name false information to police. Corial Rashad Cheeks, 31, Franklin Parkway. … [Read more...]

Lady Braves ranked No. 6 after strong start to season

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves got off to a slow start in Tuesday night's final non-region road game at Lithia Springs before charging back to defeat the Class 5A Lions by a final score of 57-46. The Lady Braves scored just eight first half points but came out firing in the third quarter to go on a 22-4 run and take the lead. Junior Zekylah Boyd had a … [Read more...]