April 18, 2014

Heard BOC Minutes (03/13/14)


HEARD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CALLED MEETING MARCH 13, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.   The Heard County Board of Commissioners held a Called Commissioners Meeting on March 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Heard County Courthouse. In attendance at the meeting were Chairman Lee Boone, District 1 Commissioner Larry Hooks, District 2 Commissioner Jacob … [Read more...]

Heard FBLA Competes at 2014 State Leadership Conference; Qualifies for Nationals

The FBLA NLC Group being recognized at a recent Heard County Board of Education meeting

(Atlanta, GA) -- On March 14-16, over 3,000 Future Business Leaders of America members and advisers gathered in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for exciting, informative, and inspiring sessions, workshops, and recognition! In cooperation with TRI Leadership Resources, a nationally recognized leadership services firm, Georgia FBLA members and … [Read more...]

Blue Devils shut out Braves

Spencer feature

(Franklin) -- The Bremen Blue Devils reinforced why they are Class AA's number one ranked team in the state of Georgia Tuesday afternoon as they stopped the Braves at home 13-0 in five innings. Bremen capitalized on nine walks and three hit batters by Braves pitching to break the game wide open with eight runs in the second inning. The Braves only managed … [Read more...]

Franklin PD Welcomes New Officer

Officer Nelms Graduation 2 (1)

(Franklin) -- Officer Jennifer Nelms of the Franklin Police Department recently graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Academy in Columbus, after completing the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. This program takes 11 weeks to complete and consists of 408 hours of rigorous training that includes classroom-based lecture and … [Read more...]

Community Easter Egg Hunt


(Franklin) -- The Heard County Sheriff’s Office held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Brush Creek Park. Over 5000 pieces of candy, plastic eggs, and prize eggs were hidden throughout the park for the children to find. The Easter Bunny made his appearance again this year by patrol car. “I would like to thank park manager, Steve … [Read more...]

Westmoreland hosts Veterans Workshop

Vet WS

(Newnan, GA) -- On Tuesday, April 15, 2014, Congressman Lynn Westmoreland will host a Veterans Workshop at the Asa M. Powell Expo Center in Newnan from 9:00am – 12:00pm. There will be representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Georgia Department of Veterans Service to discuss the opportunities and services they provide, as well … [Read more...]

CES wins Get Active Get Fit Challenge

CES get fit

(Atlanta, GA) -- BlueCross and BlueShield of Georgia, Inc. and BlueCross BlueShield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. (collectively “BCBSGa”), the state’s largest health solutions company, today announced the winners of the Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge. Get Active, Get Fit is an effort between BCBSGa and Radio Disney, designed to motivate kids and … [Read more...]

Senior leads Braves in nailbiter win over Bulldogs

Senior Jared McCullough sparked the Braves in the 9-8 win over the Bulldogs at the plate, in the field, and on the mound.

(Ranburne, AL) -- Senior Jared McCullough contributed heavily in all three phases of the game Friday night as the Braves held on to defeat the Ranburne Bulldogs 9-8 in an exciting game where the Braves led big early but the Bulldogs battled back late. Dakota Christopher started the game on the mound and picked up the win. He pitched well allowing three … [Read more...]

Fatal accident claims life of 73-year-old woman

Atkisson Fatality

(Franklin) -- A North Carolina woman was killed Friday afternoon in an auto accident near Franklin. According to a report issued by the Georgia State Patrol, the single-vehicle crash occurred on Jeff Davis Road near HWY 34 West around 5:00 p.m. 73-year-old Jacqulynn "Jackie" Atkisson, from Wilmington, NC was operating a red 2009 Nissan Rouge when the … [Read more...]

Heard Co. Public Library Renovations


(Franklin) -- Heard Co. Public Library is in the process of remodeling from now through the month of May. We do intend to remain open during this process, but please be aware that some areas of the library and computers may not be accessible during parts of the renovation. Our Wi-Fi will remain on, so please feel free to bring your wireless devices. We … [Read more...]