January 26, 2022

Weekly Arrest Reports (01/21/22)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Stacy Marie Tidwell 33, arrested on 11/14/2022 charged with Possession of marijuana less than an ounce.  William Jason Wood 37, arrested on 01/20/2022 charged with Battery family violence act (FVA).  Heard … [Read more...]

Wreaths placed to honor our Veterans

Members of American Legion Post 148 left to right Raymond Brown, Larry Denney, Theron Levens, Tom McCutchen, and Durell Langley (Photo: DAR) (Franklin, GA) -- At 12:00 pm on Saturday, December 18th, the blue sky came out for members of the community to participate in a nationwide event – Wreaths across America.  This was Heard County’s first year being a … [Read more...]

ELECTION RESULTS: Hilton, Dunlap win close City Council races

(Franklin, GA) -- Robert S. Hilton and Dianne G. Dunlap narrowly defeated their respective opponents in Tuesday's only contested Franklin City Elections. Hilton defeated Margaret "Maggie" Bonner 48-38 in the Post 1 City Council race. Dunlap defeated incumbent Charles Israel 47-41 in the Post 3 race. Current Mayor Kevin Hayes along with councilmen Bo … [Read more...]

DA releases findings from August 2020 officer-involved shooting in Heard County

Press Release by Coweta Circuit District Attorney John H. Cranford, Jr. (Franklin, GA) -- On Saturday, August 15, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was called by the Heard County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) to conduct an investigation into an officer-involved shooting, during which Heard County Deputy Radford Brooks shot and killed a man named … [Read more...]

Braves headed north after 31-28 playoff win over Panthers

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves held off a late charge by the Union County Panthers to earn a spot in this week's round two of the GHSA Class AA State Playoffs. The Braves scored a 31-28 win over the Panthers Saturday afternoon at Staples Stadium and now face a long road trip to North Georgia to meet the Fannin County Rebels. The Rebels mounted … [Read more...]

HISTORY MAKERS: Lady Braves capture 2020 Class AA State Softball Championship

(Columbus, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team knew the road to Columbus would be long (both literally and figuratively) following a close 3-2 Region 5-AA Championship loss to Bremen on October 15, but they proved Saturday that they were more than up to the challenge. The Lady Braves closed out a perfect 9-0 run through the postseason with a 14-7 win over … [Read more...]

Braves ranked No. 6 after downing unbeaten Tigers

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Braves outlasted the Darlington Tigers in a battle of unbeatens at Staples Stadium in Franklin Friday night. The Braves held on for the 35-30 win after converting a 4th and 7 with just over a minute to go in the game to seal the win. Junior Brave quarterback Maurice Fench found Chief Borders across the middle and the home … [Read more...]

Senior moments spark softball win over rival Callaway

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves celebrated their three senior players in a Senior Night ceremony prior to Tuesday night's big Region 5-AA home clash versus Callaway. Fittingly, it was those same three players that provided the late fireworks to push the squad to an important 9-1 region win. Seniors Beth Taylor, Alyssa Hall, and Sydney Goddard delivered … [Read more...]

Local State Trooper involved in takedown of couple that kidnapped baby

(Franklin, GA) -- A local Georgia State Trooper was one of the officers involved in the apprehension of a couple accused of kidnapping a baby over the weekend in Chamblee, GA. Authorities believe the couple who kidnapped a 1-year-old baby boy Saturday afternoon intended to raise the baby as their own. Mateo Alejandro Montufar-Barrera was kidnapped at the … [Read more...]

Lady Braves off to strong 3-0 start

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team followed up on Monday's big season-opening win at Bowdon with two more great wins to improve to 3-0 on the young season. A 7-3 win over Harris County at HCHS Wednesday was especially notable as the Tigers, runner-ups from Class AAAAA a year ago, sport a very potent lineup. The Lady Braves likewise pack a … [Read more...]