January 20, 2020

Nearby Amazon warehouse to create new job opportunities for Heard County residents

(Newnan, GA) -- Amazon is opening a massive warehouse in Newnan that will create 500 new jobs. The e-commerce giant said Saturday that the 1-million-square-foot facility will be built at the Cubes of Bridgeport site. The industrial mega site is located only about 25 miles and less than a 30-minute drive from Downtown Franklin near the Coweta County Airport … [Read more...]

Man who attacked Heard County teacher in 2002 gets life for gruesome 2016 murder

(Atlanta, GA) --  An Atlanta man was sentenced to life in prison without parole earlier this week for the gruesome murder of his “secret” boyfriend. According to Fulton County prosecutors, 37-year-old William Bradley Morgan shot Brian Campbell twice in the head in October of 2016, then wrapped his body in two garbage bags before stuffing the corpse in a … [Read more...]

New Election Equipment Demonstrations

(Franklin, GA) -- You may have heard that the State of Georgia has purchased new voting equipment for use in elections. The Heard County Elections Office has received their allotment of this new equipment and is ready to have public demonstrations. There is a set up of the new equipment in the Elections and Registration Office located in the … [Read more...]

Alexandria Lambert wins Heard County Spelling Bee

(Franklin) -- The Heard County School System held its annual System Spelling Bee this morning at Heard County High School in Franklin. Winners from Centralhatchee Elementary, Ephesus Elementary, Heard Elementary, and Heard County Middle School competed for the title of top speller for Heard County Schools. After much competition, Alexandria Lambert from … [Read more...]

Couple charged with Enticing a Child in ongoing investigation

(Franklin, GA) -- A man and woman are currently in the Heard County jail facing charges for allegedly trying to persuade a young teen female to perform sex acts in an investigation that is still ongoing. 45-year-old Billy Joseph Etheridge is charged with Enticing a Child For Indecent Purposes, while 33-year-old Jena Leigh Thompson is charged with Enticing a … [Read more...]

Bryan sentenced to 30 years for Enticing a Minor

(Franklin, GA) -- A local man received the maximum possible sentence in Heard County Superior Court this week after being found guilty during a December jury trial of Enticing a Child for Indecent Purposes. Coweta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon sentenced Joe Randall Bryan Tuesday to 30 years with 29 years to be served in state prison … [Read more...]

Possible severe weather in Heard County Saturday

(Franklin, GA) -- Forecasters are closely monitoring a strong storm system that may pose a threat of strong to severe storms for the West Georgia area tomorrow. All of Georgia is currently under a level 1 and level 2 threat, with the best chance for severe weather in the western half of the state. A large line of thunderstorms is expected to move out of … [Read more...]

HCHS Academic Bowl team appearing on Atlanta TV this weekend

(Atlanta, GA) -- Heard County High School's Academic Bowl team will be appearing on local television this Saturday after being invited to participate in a long-running game show on WSB-TV Channel 2. 'High Q” is a game show hosted by Katie Walls featuring high school trivia teams competing against one another in battle of wits and knowledge. The show has … [Read more...]

Newnan Street paving project Thursday

(Franklin, GA) -- According to Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah, the City of Franklin has been notified by RP Paving Solutions, LLC that based on the current weather forecast, they plan to begin paving Newnan Street in Franklin on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7:00 AM. This project is expected to be completed the same day but will result in some delays to … [Read more...]

Historic Heard County Church Closes Doors After 125 Years

(Franklin, GA) -- One of the oldest churches in the county has closed it's doors after 125 years. The Corinth United Methodist Church in southeastern Heard County held its final service on Sunday, December 29. The historic church was originally constructed in the Corinth community in 1895. Corinth UMC has one of the smaller congregations in the North … [Read more...]