November 18, 2019

Weekly Arrest Reports (11/08/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Zachery Wayne Hammond 57, Duncan Rd. Carrollton, Ga. 30116 arrested on 11/04/2019 charged with No brake lights, Driving while license suspended, Driving un-licensed. Shontavious Shontay Jackson 33, Redland, Rd. … [Read more...]

Heard County celebrates 2019 REACH Scholars

(Franklin, GA) -- Five Heard County eighth graders recently signed contracts agreeing to get good grades and attendance, meet with academic coaches and mentors and to graduate from high school and pursue postsecondary education. As their reward, the State of Georgia will provide them $10,000 ($2500 per year) toward four years of college or technical … [Read more...]

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving recognizes Caregivers of the Year

(Americus, GA) -- On Thursday, October 24, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving hosted an awards luncheon to honor and recognize all caregiver regional winners throughout the state. Each region had up to three winners consisting of family, volunteer and paraprofessional caregivers. The event took place at the Rees Park Economic Development Center … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (11/07/19)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM Nov. 7, 2019 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Joel Rogers Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting Oct. 3, 2019) AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen Boyd Police Department – Chief Kevin … [Read more...]

Ephesus and Centralhatchee Election Results

(Centralhatchee/Ephesus) -- Following early voting which ended last week, city election day was held in both the Town of Centralhatchee and the City of Ephesus Tuesday. In Ephesus, the only contested position saw Christopher Lynn Cumbie win the Post 2 City Council seat with 50 votes (75.76%), defeating Ralph Cates who garnered 16 votes. The seat was left … [Read more...]

Braves down Trojans to set up huge Region 5-AA clash with Bremen

(Barnesville, GA) -- The Heard County Braves traveled to Barnesville Friday night for a region 5-AA tilt versus an improved Lamar County Trojans team that entered the game at 6-2. At night's end, it was the Braves that walked away with a 35-20 win in a game not near as close as the final score would indicate. The Braves led the contest 35-0 at the half … [Read more...]

November 5, 2019 Municipal General Election Day

(Ephesus and Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Town of Centralhatchee and the City of Ephesus will elect city officers on November 5, 2019. This election is open to registered voters residing within the city limits of the respective cities. The polls will be open on November 5, 2019 from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM. On Election Day, Town of Centralhatchee voters will … [Read more...]

November BOC Meeting Rescheduled

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners Monthly Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The location is Heard County Administration Building, 201 Park Avenue, Franklin. … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (11/01/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: David Junior Keeler 39, Victory Rd. Franklin Ga. 30217 arrested on 10/31/2019 charged with Disorderly conduct (city ordinance). Baudie Allen Schwarzburg 22, Hwy 5 Roopville Ga. 30170 arrested on 10/31/2019 charged … [Read more...]

Large crowd gathers for Annual ‘Trunk or Treat’ at Heard Arena

(Franklin, GA) -- The rains cleared away just in time in for a near record crowd of children and adults to flock to the 11th annual “Trunk or Treat” event at the Heard County Covered Arena on a chilly Halloween night. This year’s event featured around 40 decorated “trunks” along with other types of vehicles thanks to volunteers from throughout the community … [Read more...]