May 18, 2021

Man facing assault, drug charges after injuring HCHS staff member

(Franklin, GA) -- A local man is facing multiple drug and assault charges following an incident after school hours Monday afternoon at Heard County High School that resulted in the injury to an HCHS staff member. A report from Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah indicates that 27-year-old Jaquaivus Deishon Brewer entered the lower front entryway at the … [Read more...]

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

(Franklin, GA) -- This week around the nation, dispatchers are being honored as a part of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. Since 1994, one week in the month of April has been set aside to recognize the hard works and dedication to the community the 911 dispatchers demonstrate day in and day out. The staff in Heard County includes Director … [Read more...]

Heard County Cattleman’s Association Rodeo (April 16-17)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Cattlemen’s Association is hosting their annual rodeo April 16-17, 2021 at the Heard County Covered Arena in Franklin. Gates open at 6:00 PM each night. The PCA sanctioned Rodeo will begin at 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday night. The rodeo will feature cowboys and cowgirls competing in Bull Riding, Team Roping, Calf Roping, … [Read more...]

Franklin Walking Trail reopens to public

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin walking trail from the public restrooms and playground, located near the Franklin Police Department to Three Rivers Regional Commission was reopened a short time ago. City Maintenance Supervisor Edward Ponder announced that the trail is now safe for travel, although lots of work remains between the Chattahoochee River … [Read more...]

Former Franklin deputy one of 3 officers injured in Carroll County shooting

(Carroll County, GA) -- A former Franklin Police Department deputy was one of three officers injured during a high speed chase and shooting in Carroll County early this morning. Officer Jay Repetto, who was shot in the line of duty during the incident, is currently employed with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office after serving with the City of Franklin … [Read more...]

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month Recognizes Every Community’s Role in Growing a Better Tomorrow for All Children, Together

(Franklin, GA) -- We all share a responsibility for the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of children and their families in Georgia. And since April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, it’s the perfect time to help people understand that it’s possible to do the things they love and help families and their community thrive. Small steps can … [Read more...]

City of Franklin Walking Trail partially reopens to the public

(Franklin, GA) -- About 3/4 of the City of Franklin Walking Trail has been reopened to the public this week. The popular trail from the public restrooms and playground, located near the Franklin Police Department to Three Rivers Regional Commission had been closed due to the extensive amount of damage caused during the recent tornado. "Although the City of … [Read more...]

Free food and hygiene items available at Franklin City Hall

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin has had an outpouring of very generous food and hygiene donations dropped off at City Hall. Officials say food and supplies are there for anyone that needs them so please stop by and get what you need! … [Read more...]

35 tons of trash removed from Chattahoochee river, nearby creeks and parks

(Atlanta, GA) -- Volunteers picked up more than 35 tons of litter pollution from local waterways as part of 'Sweep the Hooch,' a free day of service led by nonprofit Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), who has worked to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River since 1994. 'Sweep the Hooch' is an annual watershed-wide trash cleanup that brings together … [Read more...]

Governor Kemp signs new COVID-19 executive orders

(Atlanta, GA) -- Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed three Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 in Georgia. The first, Executive Order, extends the Public Health State of Emergency through April 30, 2021. The second, Executive Order, extends the current COVID-19 guidance in Georgia until April 7 with an added provision allowing … [Read more...]