November 22, 2014

Weekly Arrest Reports (11/21/14)

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Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: John Horace Hill, 28, Baugh Ave, Hogansville, GA 30230, arrested on 11/14/2014, charged with No Insurance, Driving on Suspended License, Driving While Unlicensed, Obstruction of an Officer and Defective Tires. Heard … [Read more...]

State School Superintendent visits CES

Pictured above are (L-R): Rodney Evans (Blue Bell Ice Cream), Heard County Superintendent Jerry Prince, CES Principal Dr.Carol Thomas, Gary Bane ( Blue Bell Ice Cream), and Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge, along with several
CES Students who are about to enjoy some celebratory ice cream (Photo: The Rosen Group)

(Centralhatchee) – Georgia State School Superintendent, Dr. John Barge, landed by helicopter at Centralhatchee Elementary School Thursday afternoon to present CES with the National Blue Ribbon School Award for the second time. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools where students … [Read more...]

Maroon Braves bring home Kiwanis Trophy

2014 B-Bracket 10U Kiwains Bowl Champions Bottom Row (L-R): Ty Hannah, Noah Cantrell, Rashard Burden, Tristan Harris, Jameer Cook, Kaydon Minix , Ashton Bonner, Eli Dean, Andrew Rogers, Wesley Crabtree, Logan Patterson, Brent Hull, Lance Skinner, Tyler Arnold, Joseph Muller - Cheerleaders (L-R): Cheyenne Burden, Amber Elkins, Asia Burden, Ashton Crabtree, Kaylee Warren, Aubree Warren - Coaches (L-R):

(Carrollton, GA) -- Coach Cain Dean and his 10 under Maroon Braves squad shut out Villa Rica White 24-0 recently in the B-Bracket Kiwanis Bowl Championship game at the Carroll County Recreation Center in Carrollton. Ashton Bonner led a strong rushing attack for the Braves and scored all three touchdowns including one long 75-yard romp in the third … [Read more...]

Middle Braves Open Hoop Season

DJ Emory led the Braves with 8 points Tuesday night

(Franklin, GA) -- The middle Braves basketball team opened the season Tuesday at Heard County Middle School taking on Long Cane Middle School in the opening round of the 4th Annual Turkey Shoot-Out. In a close battle in the boy's game the Braves came up just short falling to Long Cane 25-23. The Braves made a strong comeback after trailing 13-7 at the … [Read more...]

Retiring Pro Wrestler Signs on with the CCSO

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Courtesy of Colton Campbell  and the Times-Georgian (Carrollton, GA) -- One of the newest Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies will retire from his previous profession in rare fashion — with a wrestling match. Dep. Barry Buchanan, a professional wrestler who’s been known under ring names including Bull Buchanan and Recon, was sworn in as a deputy … [Read more...]

Defendant in rape case pleads guilty on two charges

Kelcey Jermaine Moreland was sentenced Tuesday to serve 20 years in prison and 20 years on sex offender registered probation

(Franklin) -- In  an unexpected turn of events Tuesday, Kelcey Jermaine Moreland plead guilty in Heard County Superior Court on two of the charges he was facing relating to an incident that occurred in Franklin on January 18, 2014. He appeared before Judge John Simpson and plead guilty to one count of first degree burglary with intent to rape and one count … [Read more...]

Thank You from the Girl Scouts

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(Franklin) -- The Girl Scouts of Heard County would like to thank everyone who donated can goods this past Saturday at the Piggly Wiggly. The Franklin Food Pantry was very much in need of the can goods we brought them from our can food drive. Mrs Joanne wanted to let everyone know how thankful they are for the donations. If anyone is still wanting to … [Read more...]

Deal: Flags to fly at half-staff to honor former Gov. Carl Sanders

Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders

(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order yesterday ordering that flags on all state buildings and grounds be lowered to half-staff to honor the memory of former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders. Gov. Sanders, 89, passed away on Sunday evening. He served as Georgia's 74th governor from 1963-1967. "Sandra and I are greatly saddened by the … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Agenda (11/20/14)

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AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING NOVEMBER 20, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.     I.  CALL TO ORDER   II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG   III.  PRESENTATION OF SERVICE AWARD – Mr. Scott Parrott   IV.  PUBLIC HEARING – Consideration of Increasing Business License Fees   V.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES   VI. … [Read more...]

World Languages Poetry Recitation

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(Newnan, GA) -- Several Heard High students competed in the World Languages Poetry Recitation competition at East Coweta High School on Saturday. Pictured above left to right are Heaven Jackson, Harlee Rood, Jaime Conlan, Hannah Rogers, Bren Meacham, and Riley Curbow. Congrats to these students! The instructors are Señora Garcés and Señor Burson. … [Read more...]