February 14, 2016

Yachiyo to recruit 60 workers in Carrollton next week

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help auto supplier Yachiyo Manufacturing of America recruit more than 60 workers for its facility in Carrollton. The company manufactures plastic fuel tanks and sunroofs for automobiles. The recruitment will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Murphy Campus of West Georgia … [Read more...]

Early Voting at the Heard County Courthouse

EARLY VOTING HOURS February 12     8:30 AM - 5:00 PM February 15-19     8:30 AM - 5:00 PM February 20     9:00 AM - 4:00 PM February 22-26     8:30 AM - 5:00 PM ***All early voting at the Heard County Courthouse *** … [Read more...]

Student Art Spotlight (Sydney Rogers)

Heard Co. Student Art Spotlight (Franklin) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of an elementary grade student from Heard, Centralhatchee, or Ephesus Elementary. This week's holiday piece was created by 4th-grader Sydney Rogers from Ephesus Elementary. Sydney’s creation is Op Art using lines and shapes to create an optical illusion. … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (02/12/16)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Floyd Monroe Durrough, 57, Patterson Drive, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 02/05/2016, charged with Driving on Suspended License. Ashley Ann Johnson, 32, Highway 34, Franklin,  GA 30217, arrested on 02/06/2016, … [Read more...]

Lady Braves take care of business against Bremen

(Manchester, GA) -- Coach Helen Akins and the Lady Braves took care of business versus Bremen Thursday afternoon in the Region 5-AA semifinals to earn a chance to battle for the Region Championship tomorrow night. The Lady Braves led wire to wire over the Blue Devils winning by a final margin of 47-33. Senior Madison Whitehead had another outstanding … [Read more...]

Authorities seek help in search for missing man

(Buchanan, GA/gradickcommunications) -- Haralson County Sheriff’s Eddie Mixon is requesting the assistance of the public in the search for 30 year old Steven Michael Godwin of Muscadine, Alabama. Sheriff Mixon says, "My office had been working closely with the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office on this case and we are now at the stage in the investigation … [Read more...]

Major changes in leadership forthcoming at Heard County Schools

(Franklin, GA) -- Significant changes in leadership are on tap for the Heard County Schools in the coming months as three of the most important positions in the system will see changes for the 2016-2017 school year. Long time Heard County educator and current Superintendent of Schools Jerry Prince officially gave his retirement notice to the Heard County … [Read more...]

Payton named Heard County Spelling Bee Champion

(Franklin) -- The Heard County School System held its annual System Spelling Bee Wednesday morning at the Central Office in downtown Franklin. Winners from Centralhatchee Elementary, Ephesus Elementary, Heard Elementary, and Heard County Middle School competed for the title of top speller for Heard County Schools. After much competition, Michael Payton … [Read more...]

Senator David Perdue offers mobile office hours today in Franklin

(Franklin) -- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is hosting mobile office hours for the month of February and today will be in the city of Franklin. Mobile office hours are opportunities for Georgians to meet with Senator Perdue’s staff members in various locations across the state.     “Serving Georgians is one of my top priorities.” said Senator Perdue. … [Read more...]

Brave season ends with OT loss to Panthers

(Bowdon, GA) -- The basketball season came to an abrupt end for the boy's varsity basketball team Tuesday night in a heart-breaking overtime loss to the Chattahoochee County Panthers at the Region 5-AA basketball tournament in Bowdon. The Braves fell 56-54 to the Panthers in a game that saw several ties and lead changes during the second half. It was a … [Read more...]