September 1, 2014

Toddler drowns in West Point Lake

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(Lagrange, GA) -- A 1-year-old boy drowned in Troup County yesterday in what appears according to investigators to be a tragic accident. The victim identified by WSB-TV as Fisher Pursley of Lagrange, reportedly drowned at the Long Cane Access located off of West Point Road south of Lagrange. Troup County 911 received the emergency call at 12:25 p.m. … [Read more...]

Tanner Urgent Care/Carrollton, Tanner Occupational Health Relocating

Tanner Urgent Care/Carrollton and Tanner Occupational Health will relocate to a new facility on Highway 27 South on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The services will be closed Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1 to allow for the move

(Carrollton, GA) -- Area residents will gain easier access to evening and weekend care for minor medical emergencies and on-the-job injuries as Tanner Urgent Care/Carrollton and Tanner Occupational Health relocate to a new facility on Highway 27 South. The services’ current Carrollton location on Dixie Street, across from Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, … [Read more...]

Library Card Sign-Up Month

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(Ephesus) -- September is Library Card Signup Month!  Come on out and see what the Ephesus library has to offer!  Get a library card free - it's the smartest card in your wallet!  Come to your local library and sign up today! … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (08/29/14)

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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: Justin Brant Steen, 33, Whitley O’Neal Road, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on 08/23/2014, charged with DUI Less Safe, DUI, Failure to Maintain Lane, No Insurance, Suspended Registration, Open Container and Refused … [Read more...]

Lady Braves stunned by Indians

Johanna Beyer had a game tying hit in the bottom of the 8th inning during the international tie-breaker

(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves dropped to 8-3-1 on the season after being stunned by the East Coweta Indians in extra innings Thursday night. The Lady Braves were just one out away from a 3-2 win in the top half of the seventh inning when a pop-up dropped in the infield tying the game and forcing an international tie-breaker. After the Indians went up 4-3 … [Read more...]

HHS Graduate Studies Abroad in Europe

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~Written by Jessica McQuain I imagine that a baby kangaroo inside of its mother’s pouch must feel the same way I felt while growing up in Heard County. Everything is cozy; everything is familiar. In a small town, you know everyone and everyone knows you. Life is simple, the world is small, and you are rarely outside of your comfort zone. For many people, … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (8/28/14)

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AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING AUGUST 28, 2014 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PRESENTATION – PROCLAMATION FOR CONSTITUTION WEEK IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.   AMEND AGENDA VI.  NEW BUSINESS Discuss Acquisition of Purchasing Card (P-Card) – Felicia Adams, Finance … [Read more...]

Braves Prepare for Huge Season Opener

Freshman Emory Jones carries the ball towards the end zone during Friday night's scrimmage versus Greenville. Jones will lead the Braves into this Saturday night's opener versus Fitzgerald at Mercer University in Macon. (Photo Courtesy of Rodney East)

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves will travel to Mercer University in Macon this Saturday night for one of the most anticipated season opening football games in school history. The Braves will battle the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes, a powerhouse program from South Georgia with at least 10 wins during 11 of the last 14 years and several deep runs in the … [Read more...]

Deal Recommends Computer Programming Satisfy Core Requirement

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Governor: Georgia businesses say skilled computer programmers, software developers in demand (Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal today recommended the State Board of Education amend state policy to allow computer programming courses to satisfy core requirements — math, science or foreign language — for receiving a high school diploma. Deal is asking the Board … [Read more...]

Community Rallies around CES Teacher Fighting Cancer

Kathy Denney, Danielle Thompson, Ginger Stutts, and Cassie Manley at Saturday's Zumbathon

(Franklin) -- The Heard County community has rallied in a big way over the last few weeks to help raise money for local school teacher Ginger Stutts, who is facing a difficult battle with cancer. Two of the biggest fundraisers over the past couple of weekends have been especially successful in raising over $16,000 to help the Centralhatchee teacher and her … [Read more...]