July 2, 2020

DA clears Carroll County deputy in fatal 2019 shooting

Press release courtesy of Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney Herb Cranford (Carrollton, GA) -- On December 21, 2019, at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (“GBI”) was called to Carroll County to investigate the use of lethal force by a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office (“CCSO”) deputy at 1871 N Hwy 27, Carrollton, Georgia, … [Read more...]

PSC works with Georgia Power/Gas Marketers to provide payment plans

(Atlanta, GA) -- In its continuing mission to ensure Georgians receive access to low-priced and uninterrupted utility service, the Georgia Public Service Commission has been working with Georgia Power and natural gas companies to create the easiest methods possible to start repaying utility bills that fell behind during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any customer … [Read more...]

State Troopers urge motorists to put safety first this holiday weekend

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia State Patrol and Motor Carrier Compliance Division encourage everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly. This year, the holiday travel period is 54 hours long. It will begin at 6 PM on Friday, July 3, and end at 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 5. This year also marks the second-year anniversary of the Georgia … [Read more...]

Heard County Convenience Centers will be closed July 4

Attention Heard County Citizens: The Convenience Centers will be closed Saturday, July 04, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours and days of operation will resume starting July 06, 2020. Please assist us by notifying your family and friends in regard to the closings, in case they do not see the announcement. Thank You, Lee Boone, … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Meeting Postponed

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Mayor's Office announced this week that the regularly scheduled July 2, 2020 council meeting is being postponed until Thursday, July 9, 2020. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM at Franklin City Hall. … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Suspect wanted for slapping Zebra on Snapchat identified

(UPDATE: According to a Tuesday morning update from the Troup County Sheriff's Office, the animal abuse suspect from the article below has been identified) (Troup County, GA) -- Troup County authorities are searching for an animal abuse suspect involved in a recent incident with a Zebra. The following press release was issued the the Troup County Sheriff's … [Read more...]

Important Information on the August Runoff Election

(Franklin, GA) -- The Runoff Election for District 2 Commissioner will be held August 11, 2020. All voters of District 2 are eligible to vote in this election, regardless of how you voted in the June Primary. Absentee ballots are available at this time. Those voters (elderly and disabled) who indicated that they wished to receive ballots for the entire … [Read more...]

PPA: James Perry hosting a ‘Meet the Candidate’ event on June 30

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- James Perry, runoff candidate for Heard County District 2 Commissioner is hosting a 'Meet the Candidate' event on Tuesday, June 30 from 5-7 PM at the pavilion in Centralhatchee Park. All Heard County citizens are invited to stop by for a discussion and to share any thoughts or concerns. For more information visit Vote James Perry … [Read more...]

Authorities identify victim in fatal house fire

(Franklin, GA) -- A 70-year-old Heard County man was killed in a fatal house fire Sunday in the Frolona community near the Alabama line. In a report issued by Heard County Fire Chief Steve Wirth this morning, the victim was identified as 70-year-old Dennis Higgins. Heard County Emergency Services were dispatched at 6:13 AM to 70 Arrington Loop for a … [Read more...]

Heard BOC approves budget, discusses Old Jail

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners met for its July meeting Tuesday night at the Heard County Administration Building in Franklin. In attendance were Chairman Lee Boone, District 1 Commissioner Larry Hooks, District 3 Commissioner Gwen Caldwell, District 4 Commissioner Larry Hammond, and District 5 Commissioner David Walls. The … [Read more...]