July 24, 2021

Important road closure information for the City of Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin will temporarily close Main Street between the intersections of Maple Street and College Drive on Monday, July 26, 2021 from 6:00 AM until 12:00 PM. The closure will impact the end of Maple Street at the intersection of Main Street; therefore, motorist and residents will be directed onto College Drive to enter and exit … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (07/23/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Malachi Elijah Lemonds, 18, Wes St. Roanoke, Al. 36274 arrested on 07/16/2021 charged with Criminal attempt to commit entering an automobile, Loitering/prowling, Obstruction of an officer.   Brittaney Nicole Baines, … [Read more...]

American Legion Post 148 installs officers for 2021-2022

(Franklin, GA) -- Earlier this month, Heard County American Legion Post 148 in Franklin installed their new officers for the 2021-2022 year. Pictured above (left to right) are Ronnie Pate, (Post 143 Carrollton) Sr. Vice Commander 5th District of Georgia; Al Hillman, (Post 57 Newnan) Installing Officer Past State Officer; Theron Levens, Commander; Jim … [Read more...]

Former councilman pleads guilty to Theft by Shoplifting

(Franklin, GA) -- A former Franklin City councilman pleaded guilty to Theft by Shoplifting in Heard County Superior Court last week. The plea stemmed from an April, 2020 incident at the Piggly Wiggly in downtown Franklin. Jiles was accused of stealing a beef filet tenderloin from the local grocery store. According to reports, Jiles allegedly swapped the … [Read more...]

Franklin motel manager charged with raping a guest

(Franklin, GA) -- A Franklin motel manager is facing sexual assault charges after allegedly raping a guest of the establishment. 63-year-old Manubhai Kantilal Patel is charged with Rape, Sexual Battery, and Criminal Trespass related to an incident that occurred after midnight on July 10, 2021. According to a report by the Franklin Police Department, the … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (07/16/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Manubhai Kantilal Patel, 63, Franklin Parkway. Franklin, Ga. 30217 arrested on 07/10/2021 charged with Sexual battery Criminal trespass, Rape.  Ashley Nicole Bass, 30, Eichelverger. LaGrange, Ga. 30240 arrested on … [Read more...]

Book Sale at Ephesus Public Library

(Ephesus, GA) -- We're having a book sale! The Ephesus Library book sale will be held on Tuesday, August 3rd through Thursday, August 12th. We'll have all types of books, free magazines, homeschool books, and DVDs at reasonable prices. The sale will be going on during normal business hours! … [Read more...]

Mrs. Betsy Tillman

Mrs. Betsy Gilliland Adams Tillman of Grandbury, Texas passed away Friday June 18, 2021. A “Celebration of Life” will be held at First Baptist Church of Franklin on Saturday July 24, 2021 at 11:00 AM. The service will be officiated by Drew Tillman and family. Interment will follow at Franklin City Cemetery. Betsy Tillman was born in Franklin, GA on July … [Read more...]

Notice to Customers of the Heard County Water Authority

Notice to HCWA Customers (Franklin, GA) -- Due to increased operations costs, the Heard County Water Authority will be increasing rates effective September 1, 2021. These rates will be reflected on the bill to be processed on October 18, 2021, with a due date of November 10, 2021. You can compare these rates with the rates printed on the back of your bill … [Read more...]

Franklin police offering reward in recent downtown burglary

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the individual in the above photographs. During the early morning hours of Monday, July 5, an unidentified male gained entry to Available Realty on the square in downtown Franklin by shattering the front glass door. Once inside the subject took an undisclosed … [Read more...]