March 2, 2015

No. 6 West Georgia Tech Falls To Prince George’s 66-58 In District Finals

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(Largo, MD) -- No. 6 West Georgia Tech saw its season end in the NJCAA D-III District G Championship, with a 66-58 loss to Prince George’s Community College Saturday afternoon in Largo, Md. Prince George’s earned one of the coveted eight spots in the NJCAA D-III National Tournament, while the Golden Knights finished its campaign with a 19-9 record. WGTC … [Read more...]

14 Braves place in State Runner-Up Finish

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(Louisville, GA) -- Around 40 Heard High School weightlifters made the long trip to Jefferson County High School in Louisville, GA over the weekend and walked away with a runner-up finish in Class AA at the GACA (Georgia Athletic Coaches Association) State Weightlifting meet. The second place finish marked an impressive top-two finish for the fourth … [Read more...]

HHS Lifters Bound for State

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(Louisville, GA) -- The Heard High school weightlifting team is headed for Louisville, GA Friday afternoon hoping to become three-peat champions at the GACA State Weightlifting meet which takes place Saturday at 10:00 a.m. 30 lifters will be on the Braves rosters in weight classes ranging from 140 and under to 246 and up. One significant change at this … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (02/27/15)

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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: Darnell Tavaris Smith, 25, Chancery Lane, Carrollton, GA 30117, arrested on 02/21/2015, charged with Speeding and Obstruction of an Officer. Carlton T. Jackson, 50, Hwy 100 N, Franklin, GA 30217, arrested on … [Read more...]

March Madness in February for WGTC Women

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(Carrollton, GA) -- One year after reaching the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Division III National Championship Tournament for the first time in school history – the No. 6 West Georgia Tech Golden Knights are aiming for a repeat trip. To get to the elite tournament, which has just an eight-team field, the Golden Knights … [Read more...]

Heard County Government Offices Opening Late on Thursday

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(Franklin) -- Per executive order number 2015-001 signed by Commission Chairman Lee Boone Wednesday afternoon, all Heard County government offices will open at 10:00 a.m. Thursday due to possible travel hazards. … [Read more...]

2015 Heard County March for Babies Kickoff

Emma Rylee Cothran, 2015 March of Dimes Ambassador Baby

Article: Times~Journal (Franklin) -- March of Dimes had a March for Babies Kickoff Luncheon on Friday, February 20 at Certus Bank Community Room in Franklin, Georgia. Carla Starling, Senior Community Director of March of Dimes welcomed everyone. Bobby Cothran gave the invocation. Carla spoke about her love of working for the March of Dimes and hoped that … [Read more...]

Winter Storm Warning Closes Heard Schools on Wednesday

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(Franklin) -- Heard County schools will be closed on Wednesday as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning effective for the area beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday and lasting through 10:00 a.m. Thursday. School officials made the decision to be on the safe side as the weather system will move through the area during school hours on … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda

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AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING FEBRUARY 24, 2015 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARING – Wendy Stedman - APPLICATION WITHDRAWN IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.  AMEND AGENDA VI.  NEW BUSINESS a.  Approve Annual Authorizing Resolution for Heard County Transit’s DOT 5311 … [Read more...]

No. 6 West Georgia Tech Wins GCAA D-III Women’s Tournament Championship

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(Oxford, GA) -- No. 6 West Georgia Tech won its second-consecutive Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association – Region 17 Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament Championship with an 82-23 victory over Southern Crescent Technical College in the tournament championship game on Sunday. The Golden Knights earned a spot in the District G play-in game next … [Read more...]