January 20, 2020

Local hunter takes down giant Heard County buck

(Franklin, GA) -- Justin Peterson harvested one of the largest bucks ever taken in Heard County during the final hours of the 2019-2020 Georgia hunting season. Peterson, a 29-year-old Lagrange native that has lived in Heard for about four years, shot the giant 14-point brute on his hunting lease in the southern part of the county just before dark on Sunday … [Read more...]

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...]

Lady Braves win again, boys drop close battle with Cavs

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves stayed red hot Friday night with another Region 5-AA win at home over visiting rival Callaway. The Lady Braves steadily built a lead throughout the night leading by five after the first quarter, eight at the half, and 12 after three quarters in route to the 47-34 win. The win was the fifth straight for Coach Helen Akins … [Read more...]

American Legion Post 148 December Activities

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County American Legion Post 148 received an award and participated in several activities during the month of December. Firstly, the post received an "Excellence Award." Adjutant Durell Langley received the award from 5th District Jr. Vice Commander Wade Lnenicka. Post 148 members also participated in all three community … [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...]

Middle Braves sweep Eagles on 8th grade appreciation night

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Middle School honored its eight grade players with a between game ceremony at HCMS Thursday night. The teams each responded with big wins over Mt. Zion as the season enters the home stretch prior to playoff time. The Lady Braves knocked off the Eagles 50-16 behind another strong effort from Jayden Boykin. Boykin led the … [Read more...]

Cannon leads Braves to third region win

(Bremen, GA) -- The Heard County Braves scored another win over the Blue Devils Tuesday night in Bremen to improve the young squad's Region 5-AA record to 3-4. The solid 52-39 win gives the team a 4-2 record in their last six games as they enter the home stretch of the season. The Braves never trailed after the early moments in the game and took a 31-19 … [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...]

From Kay to Z! A stunning win for the Lady Braves

(Bremen, GA) -- The Lady Braves pulled off a stunning victory at Bremen Tuesday night when senior Morgan Kay found sophomore Zekylah "Z" Boyd on a long inbound pass allowing Boyd to score the game-winning bucket as time expired in the game. The huge play (see video below) broke a 41-41 tie after the Devils had just scored a big basket of their own to tie … [Read more...]

AARP Tax-Aide Offers FREE Tax Help

(Franklin, GA) -- The Coweta County Public Library System and volunteers from the AARP foundation have partnered once again to prepare federal and state tax returns for FREE. Tax preparation and free electronic filing is scheduled for every Wednesday, February 5th through April 15th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the A. Mitchell Powell, Jr. Public Library, … [Read more...]