September 26, 2020

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...]

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...]

Family confirms Class of 72 HCHS graduate died from COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard County native was laid to rest Monday after passing away from COVID-19 and her family is asking the public to be mindful of the seriousness of the current coronavirus pandemic. 66-year-old Lugenia Lewis of Franklin passed away on May 18 at Tanner Hospital in Carrollton. The 1972 graduate of Heard County High School was well-known … [Read more...]

Regions Bank announces Wednesday reopening in Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- A spokesperson for Regions Bank announced in an email Tuesday evening that the local bank will reopen today. The Franklin branch temporarily closed last Friday after Regions learned that an individual who spent time in the branch had experienced COVID-19 symptoms. Under these circumstances, Regions initiates a thorough cleaning of the … [Read more...]

Brave Tennis Senior Spotlight: Alannah McQuain

(Franklin, GA) -- This week we are highlighting the 2020 Brave and Lady Brave senior tennis players. The Brave tennis season was abruptly ended by COVID-19 when school was closed in mid March. Today's spotlight is on senior Lady Brave Allanah McQuain. "Alannah has always been passionate about tennis, and you could see that passion every day at practice by … [Read more...]

Charles Israel sworn in as new City Councilman

(Franklin, GA) -- New Post 3 Franklin City Councilman Charles Israel was sworn into office by City of Franklin Election Supervisor Karen Boyd on Monday, April 27 in the Joel W. Rogers Municipal Courtroom. Israel will take over the seat and for Kevin Hayes who stepped down to seek the Mayor position after the passing of Mayor Rogers in February. "I am … [Read more...]

Katy Gray receives excellence in American History Medal

(Franklin, GA) -- At the recent chapter meeting for the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, Katy Gray from Heard County Middle School was awarded the Excellence in American History Medal for her chapter-winning essay on “The Voyage of the Mayflower.” Katy also received a Certificate of Award for her essay. Katy’s parents, Beth and Billy Gray, were also present to … [Read more...]

Basketball Championship Week at HCMS

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Middle School will play host this week to the 2019-2020 West Georgia Small Middle School Basketball Championships. The tournament will get started with play-in games today followed by the girls semifinals tomorrow and the boys semifinals on Wednesday. The Championship games will take place Friday beginning with the girls … [Read more...]