October 1, 2016

Lady Braves hang on for big win at Lamar County

(Barnesville, GA) -- The Lady Braves (17-9, 8-0) closed out the regular season Thursday with a crucial 7-5 win over a scrappy Lamar County squad in Barnesville to earn home field advantage for the Region 5-AA tournament which will ultimately decide the GHSA Class AA State Playoff seedings. The Lady Trojans (14-9-1, 5-2) fought back from a 7-0 deficit late … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Pipe bomb located in northwestern Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- Bomb techs with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have determined that an object reported to authorities this week in Heard County was a pipe bomb. Heard County investigators received information from an unidentified source on Wednesday, Sept.28 about the location of a possible pipe bomb in the area of Brandenburg Road. According to a … [Read more...]

Dara O’Neal pitches HCMS Lady Braves to 6-1 win

(Franklin, GA) -- A strong pitching performance from Dara O'Neal and a huge third inning from the offense helped the Lady Braves to a 6-1 win over Bowdon at HCMS Tuesday afternoon. O'Neal tossed all six innings of the game allowing just three hits to earn the win. The southpaw starter no-hit the Devilettes through the first four innings. The Lady Braves … [Read more...]

Heard County swears in new firefighters

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Fire Department held its 2016 rookie class graduation ceremony at the EMS headquarters last Thursday. Seven new recruits were honored after completing an extensive three-month training program to become new Heard County firefighters. Capt. Brant Steen gave an introduction of the many instructors and recognized recruit … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (09/27/16)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Sept, 27, 2016 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III. PRESENTATION OF SERVICE AWARDS IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.   AMEND AGENDA   VI.  NEW BUSINESS      a. Approve Contract for New Administration Building – Kevin Hamby, Project Manager      b. Discuss Ordinance … [Read more...]

Heard Chamber announces new President

(Press release courtesy of The Heard Chamber Board of Directors) (Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the hire of Renai Brock as Kathy Knowles' successor as President of the Chamber. Renai brings to the position over 15 years of experience as a Chamber President, Event Coordinator, and Tourism Director in Union … [Read more...]

UWG survives upset bid in South Georgia

(Albany, GA/uwgsports.com) -- In the first of three-straight road games, the West Georgia Wolves rose above adversity in South Georgia on Saturday evening, surviving an upset bid by the Albany State Golden Rams at Albany State University Coliseum with a 27-23 victory. The matchup was the Wolves' third opponent in the first four games of the season that … [Read more...]

Learn to Live Well With Free Workshop From Tanner

(Carrollton, GA) -- Living with an ongoing health condition and want to be in better control of your symptoms? Tanner Health System’s Get Healthy, Live Well is offering a free, six-session Living Well Workshop that teaches participants how to manage any health condition, including arthritis, autoimmune conditions, cancer, chronic lung conditions, … [Read more...]

Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- A boil water advisory issued on Thursday and extended yesterday for parts of eastern Heard County has been lifted as of late Saturday afternoon. According to a statement by Heard County water plant manager Bryant Snider, the water has been sampled and all microbiological samples have came back negative meaning the water is safe to … [Read more...]

Lady Braves shut out Cavs

(Franklin, GA) -- The Lady Braves used some timely hitting and solid pitching to knock off Region 5-AA rival Callaway 8-0 in six innings at HHS Thursday afternoon. Freshman Katelyn Jiles pitched four innings to earn her fifth win of the season while allowing four hits and no walks to the Lady Cavs. Following Jiles on the mound were sophomores Sydney Gay … [Read more...]