September 22, 2014

Heard County BOC Agenda (09/25/14)

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AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.   I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PRESENTATION OF SERVICE AWARD – MR. PHILLIP SPRADLIN IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.  AMEND AGENDA VI.  NEW BUSINESS  a. Request from Wireless Hometown Internet Service, LaGrange, Georgia  b. Discuss … [Read more...]

Bulldogs defeat Braves

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(Cedartown, GA) -- The Braves traveled to Cedartown Friday night where they were unable to overcome a big first quarter by the Bulldogs, falling 45-21 on homecoming night for the hosts. After the Bulldogs scored early on a 51-yard rush by Zontorious Scofield, the Braves answered quickly fueled by a 79-yard kick off return by Junior Austin Barron which set … [Read more...]

Heard County’s Estimated Cost for Special Election: $8K and Counting

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(Franklin) -- The expenses to Heard County associated with the recent special election for District 5 Commissioner appear to be in the range of about $8000.00 thus far with some legal fees still mounting according to open records obtained this week by the Heard Citizen. The special election won last week by Joe Adams took place after District 5 incumbent … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (09/19/14)

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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: Kayla Lynn Turner, 22, Pamela Court, Hogansville, GA 30230, arrested on 09/12/2014, charged with Battery (FVA). Ashley Elizabeth Shelnutt, 27, Favor Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 09/15/2014, charged with … [Read more...]

Lady Braves bomb Cavs 9-1

Hannah Sanders blasted two home runs for the Lady Braves Wednesday

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves varsity softball team stayed hot at the plate Wednesday afternoon at Heard High School where they routed the Callaway Lady Cavaliers 9-1 in five innings. The key blows for the Lady Braves came on three home runs, two by sophomore Hannah Sanders and one by junior Alexis Raines. The Lady Braves return to their home field this … [Read more...]

Down Syndrome West Georgia Buddy Walk

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(Carrollton, GA) -- The Down Syndrome West Georgia Buddy Walk will take place on October 18, 2014 in Carrollton. The walk will start at Target and continue onto the Greenbelt. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed by the Fun Run ($15) at 10:00 a.m. and the 5K ($25) at 11:00 a.m. The event will feature vendors, kids activities, a band, and a … [Read more...]

Local Singer at Prayze Factor Awards

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Local Heard County teen Ms. Jasmine Posey will be participating in the Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards Grand Finale at the Globe in Stockbridge, GA this weekend. Jasmine is a 15-year-old Christian, Country, and Pop singer/songwriter. To connect with this awesome young indie artist and lend your support for her journey … [Read more...]

Two Local Schools named 2014 Reward Schools

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Two local elementary schools are listed on the Georgia Department of Education 2014 Reward Schools released yesterday. The 2014 list of Reward Schools is designated as part of the state's waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Each Reward School is a Title I school that falls into one of two … [Read more...]

HCMS Cross Country Competes at Temple Meet

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(Temple, GA) -- The HCMS Cross Country team traveled to Temple Monday for the first of three cross country meets they will participate in this week. The team had a good meet at Temple with many runners improving their times. Lily Langley scored a 5th place finish and Donta Dunson finished 10th. The squad coached by Melissa Nichol travels to Carrollton on … [Read more...]

Heard County Receives Camera Ready Designation

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Economic impact of the film and television industry hits $5.1 billion, Governor says (Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready. The state’s Camera Ready … [Read more...]