September 17, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Heard County authorities searching for fatal hit-and-run driver

(Franklin, GA) -- Investigators with the Heard County Sheriff's Office are searching for a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident in northern Heard County. The accident happened around 8:00 PM Monday when a pedestrian was struck and killed on Armstrong Mill Road about midway between U.S. HWY 27 and Notnomis Road. Police say a 20-year-old male was … [Read more...]

Boil Water Notice issued for Eastern Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Water Authority has issued a boil water advisory effective immediately on September 15, 2019 until further notice. Crews with the Heard County Water Authority worked to repair a broken water main in the area of GA Hwy 34 East at mile marker 15 Sunday morning. Crews were notified by the water treatment plant of water loss … [Read more...]

Veterans and public invited to attend POW/MIA recognition service in Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- The American Legion Riders Chapter 76 from Mobile AL will be traveling to The Heard County American Legion Post 148 on Thursday Sept. 19, 2019 at around 1:45 PM to raise the POW/MIA flag at Post 148. The Riders are leaving Mobile on Monday, Sept. 16 and stopping at Veteran Posts along the GA-AL border and will arrive in Montgomery on … [Read more...]

Approved Franklin City Council Minutes (08/01/19)

Franklin City Council Meeting Minutes CITY HALL COURTROOM August 1, 2019(6:30 PM) MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, August 1, 2019 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. All Councilmembers were in attendance. Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance and gave the … [Read more...]

Remembering September 11

(Franklin, GA) -- Members of the Heard County Fire Department, the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, and Heard County citizens Raymond Brown and Thomas Miller gathered on Wednesday, September 11th for a moment of reflection. White remembrance roses and a little toy fire truck sat quietly at the base of the large 9/11 memorial. A moment of silence was observed … [Read more...]

Nationally-known comedienne Jeanne Robertson to perform “Fabulously Funny” in Carrollton

(Carrollton, GA) -- Tickets go on sale today for humorist Jeanne Robertson’s “Fabulously Funny” tour coming to Carrollton at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, at the Carroll County Schools Performing Arts Center. The show is a fundraising event for the Community Foundation of West Georgia’s Power of the Purse, a women’s giving circle. “Jeanne Robertson … [Read more...]

Yates Insurance Fraud case continued to November

(Franklin, GA) -- The felony insurance fraud case against former Franklin Mayor Brad Yates appears to be moving closer to a settlement following his appearance in Heard County Superior Court today. Yates and his defense attorney, Stuart Mones, appeared before Judge Dennis T. Blackmon Tuesday morning for a Calendar Call. Mones told Judge Blackmon that his … [Read more...]

Heard County Singing Convention

Heard County Singing Convention (Centralhatchee, GA) -- Please join the Heard County Singing Convention for its Fall Session on Sunday September 29, 2019. We will sing with Centralhatchee First Baptist Church (212 Church Street Franklin, GA 30217). The singing will begin at 10:30 AM. A covered dish dinner will be served. Singing will continue after … [Read more...]

Important road closure information for South River Road residents

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin and Heard County Water Authority has been informed that the South River Road sewer project to complete necessary upgrades has now been rescheduled, after being postponed earlier this year. The rescheduling of this project came after a large amount of unexpected rock was encountered, forcing the contractor to revise the … [Read more...]

GBI investigates officer involved shooting in Troup County

(Troup County, GA) -- On Thursday, September 5, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Troup County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 2:49 p.m., Troup County 911 received an emergency call about a female victim, later identified as Sally Harrison, age … [Read more...]