Missing Man From Dalton Spotted In Jasper, On Foot

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Michael L. “Paul” Franks
Michael L. “Paul” Franks

The Dalton Police Department was informed Tuesday morning by a family member of Michael Franks, who went missing on Sunday, was spotted in Marion County, near Jasper on foot. It is possible he was walking on a road in the direction of Knoxville.  

The woman who saw him contacted police but they were unable to locate him.  She had seen a report of him being missing on the news.  He had apparently changed clothes from the outfit he was wearing in the picture.

Michael L. “Paul” Franks, 48, was last seen leaving his apartment at 820 Shugart Road at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday.

His cell phone was later found at the Greyhound bus station in Chattanooga.  Family members have told investigators that he might be headed towards Knoxville. 

Mr. Franks is a white male, standing approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing approximately 190 pounds. 

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Matt Lowery at 706 278-9085, ext. 133.  


Top City Of Chattanooga Pay

Here is the top pay at the city of Chattanooga: Bean, Russell J       City Judge        $170,537.41 Paty, Sherry B City Judge        $170,537.41 Berke, Andrew L.        Mayor  $154,781.15 Fletcher, Frederick Allen Police Chief     ... (click for more)

Independent Candidate Perry Lamb To Turn In Signatures For Walker County Commissioner Race

Perry Lamb said he would pay his qualifying fee on Thursday morning as an Independent candidate for Walker County sole commissioner. He said he would then finalize the process on July 8 by delivering the 16,50 signatures he has collected that are required by law to put him on the November ballot. His campaign said, "This accomplishment is a first for Walker ... (click for more)

A Disturbing Trend At Exit 11 - And Response (3)

So, am I the first to notice a trend?   How many wrecks does exit 11 need before anyone asks "whats up with that?"  I have lost count of the wrecks that continue to happen, even after last year's awful loss of life (which I believe 51 percent of the blame should fall on the THP officer on duty).  The problem with this section of interstate are sight lines ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A Story You Won’t See

In a puzzling time when the big daily newspapers have veered strongly away from “all the news that is fit to print,” allow me to share a story that you very likely will not see on CNN, ABC News, or in the big media conglomerates that influence the way you think, the way you react and – as a result – easily warp our common senses. This story is very true. Late last Sunday afternoon, ... (click for more)

Hensley Succeeds Henry As Soddy-Daisy Athletic Director

Soddy-Daisy baseball coach Jared Hensley has added a new role to his duties. Hensley, who has coached the baseball Trojans for eight years with a 177-111 record and state tournament appearances in 2011 and 2015, is the school’s new athletic director. Hensley takes over for Steve Henry, now the school’s principal. “With coach Henry now the man in charge at our school,” ... (click for more)

Unbeaten Fairyland Clinches Red Division Swim Title

Members of the Calhoun swim team were set and ready to compete on the pool deck at the Fairyland Club Monday night, but they never got wet as the meet was postponed by lighting, thunder and the overall threat of stormy weather. They made the long trip back about 24 hours later and the second time around wasn’t nearly as productive as 21 less swimmers made the trip to the top ... (click for more)