September 1, 2014

Braves Fall in Season Opener at North-South Classic

Braves Captains Saturday Night: #9 Elijah Toney, #5 Duranta Dunson, #1 Zack Stephens, #58 Levi Brown

(Macon, GA) -- Coach Tim Barron and the 2014 edition of the varsity Braves kicked off the regular season Saturday night with a 43-27 loss to the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes at Anderson Field on the campus of Mercer University as part of the inaugural North-South Kickoff Classic. The Braves and Purple Hurricanes kicked off at 8:27 p.m. in the night cap of … [Read more...]

GSP Encourages Everyone to Make Safety a Priority this Labor Day Weekend


(Atlanta, GA) -- Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and one of the heaviest traveled holiday periods of the year. “Troopers will be out actively looking for impaired and unsafe drivers this holiday weekend,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The 78 hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins at 6 … [Read more...]

Hospice Volunteers Needed

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Help Wanted ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER If you’ve thought about volunteering for hospice but you’re more comfortable at a desk than at a bedside, VITAS is looking for you. VITAS VOLUNTEERS Available immediately to work in busy hospice office and the front desk of inpatient units. Duties may include processing mail, alphabetizing and filing, telephone … [Read more...]

Dennis Dixon Promoted to Commander of GSP Troop D

Captain Dennis Dixon of the GSP

(Atlanta, GA) - Dennis Dixon from Coweta County has been appointed as commander of Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troop D. Troop D is comprised of patrol posts located in Griffin, Lagrange, Villa Rica, Newnan, Thomaston, Manchester, and Forsyth that cover 20 counties in West Georgia. Troop D headquarters is located in Thomaston. Capt. Dixon began his career … [Read more...]

Lady Braves Drop 2-1 Nailbiter to Lions

Jordan Watson pitched well despite pain and swelling in her left hand after being hit by a pitch early

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Lady Braves lost a tough 2-1 contest to the defending AAA state runner-up Central Lions in Carrollton Wednesday after Kayla Sales plated Cassie Griffin with a near perfect walk-off bunt in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Lions forced the game into the international tie-breaker after scoring another run in the bottom of the sixth … [Read more...]

54-0! Lady Braves quash the field at Callaway Classic

The 2014 Varsity Softball Team - Front Row (L-R): Ally Harris, Aspen Barker, Anna Shelnutt, Alexis Raines, Alyssa Cosper, 2nd Row (L-R): Madison Whitehead, Hattie Yarbrough, Johanna Beyer, Hannah Stephens, Cali Harrod, Katie Minix, Back Row (L-R): Coach Matt Hornsby, Coach Kelly Hadley, Sarah Schofield, Hannah Sanders, Jordan Watson, Coach Trent Bianco, Coach Ryan Duffey

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Lady Braves jumped out to the hottest start possible at this weekend's Callaway Classic softball tournament held at the Shuford Fields Complex in Lagrange. Head coach Matt Hornsby was more than pleased with the way his girls competed as they not only won the two day tournament but did so in the most dominating fashion. The Lady Braves … [Read more...]

California Kidney Donor Helping Local Grandmother

Sara Wiggins (L), Beverly Wiggins (C), and Trey Wiggins during the Fox-5 interview last December.  Beverly is tentatively scheduled for her transplant on August 26

(Franklin, GA) -- It appears that an effort by two local teenagers to find a kidney for their grandmother has finally paid off in the form of a living donor on the other side of the country. Two Heard High School students, Trey and Sara Wiggins, got creative and began using the internet and social media late last year to try and help fulfill the biggest … [Read more...]

West Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball holding next Open Workout on June 14

Golden Knight Head

(Carrollton, GA) -- West Georgia Tech men’s basketball coach Niki Okolovitch has announced that the program will hold its next open workout of the offseason on June 14 starting at 11 a.m. The workout will be held at Oak Mountain Academy, located at 222 Cross Plains Road in Carrollton. The workout is open to graduating high school seniors, college transfers … [Read more...]

Students Rally to Save Senior Prom for Classmate

Allison with her prom date Austin Yates

(Franklin, GA) -- Almost every young girl dreams of her senior prom but for one Heard County High School student, that amazing experience came in a very different way this year thanks to some of her caring fellow classmates. Allison Crockett was so excited to be going to the Heard High Prom with her long time boyfriend Austin Yates held at West Georgia … [Read more...]

BOC Agenda February 27, 2014


AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING FEBRUARY 27, 2014 – 6:30 P.M. I. CALL TO ORDER II. WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES IV. AMEND AGENDA V. NEW BUSINESS a. Discuss Equipment Purchase – Public Works Director, Darold Wiggins b. Non-Conforming Use Application, Mr. Lance Ethridge, 8227 Frolona Road, … [Read more...]