October 6, 2015

AgSouth Farm Credit Offers Free Financial Training to Young, Beginning and Small (YBS) Farmers

(Statesboro, GA) -- AgSouth Farm Credit recently led a group of approximately 45 young, beginning, and small (YBS) farmers through a series of training aimed at educating them in the many aspects of running a successful agricultural operation. The national award-winning AGAware® Program was created by AgSouth’s Education, Outreach & Special Programs … [Read more...]

HELP WANTED: Georgia Department of Public Safety

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Public Safety - Motor Carrier Compliance Division will be hosting a recruiting event on Wednesday, October 28th starting at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Troup County Weigh Station on I-85 South at MM 23 in LaGrange, Georgia. Motor Carrier Compliance Officers are fully sworn State Peace Officers who specialize in … [Read more...]

Local Body Shop Changes Ownership

(Franklin) -- Well it's official as of this summer, Budget Paint and Body Works is now Platinum Body Werks, Inc. under the proud new ownership of Brad Manders -- Better service and a cooler name with a quicker turn around on collision repair for our customers! I would like to personally thank each and every customer I have had the pleasure of serving over … [Read more...]

Chairman issues statement on Georgia Power

(Franklin) -- Heard County Board of Commissioners Chairman Lee Boone released the following statement this week in response to an earlier press release issued by Georgia Power regarding ash ponds: Georgia Power's Plant Wansley is not only an energy producer, but is also an economic engine for Heard County. Its contribution to the tax base, to the … [Read more...]

Georgia Power to finalize ash pond closure schedule within six months

(Atlanta, GA) -- Georgia Power announced yesterday that the company is developing a closure timeline for all of its 29 ash ponds and expects to finalize and release the schedule within the next six months. The schedule will be developed in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) costly Coal Combustion Residual (CCR) Rule as well as the … [Read more...]

Troup County Sheriff’s Office Jobs

(Lagrange, GA) -- Sheriff James Woodruff is pleased to announce the first step to begin a career with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office is now more convenient. In the past, anyone wanting to fill out application for employment for a position within the Sheriff’s Office had to either go to the Troup County Government Center or most recently go to the … [Read more...]

Executive Director Hired at HCWA

Courtesy of The News and Banner (Franklin) -- The Heard County Water Authority announced the hiring of Ms. Laurie Cook recently as the new Executive Director. Ms. Cook held various jobs in state government working in the environmental health division. During that time she worked with different programs that were environmentally impacted including on site … [Read more...]

Chattahoochee River Polluter Fined $10 Million

(Atlanta, GA) -- US District Court Judge Orinda Evans levied a $10 million penalty on American Sealcoat Manufacturing LLC (Sealcoat) for unlawful discharge of toxic pollutants into the Chattahoochee River near Fulton Industrial Park. The Judge ruled in a Clean Water Act complaint brought by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK), which discovered and reported the … [Read more...]

Carrollton Career Expo scheduled for Sept. 1

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will assist several other organizations with a career expo in Carrollton on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The expo will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Tabernacle Baptist Church located at 150 Tabernacle Drive. The other organizations conducting the expo are the Carrollton Goodwill Career Center, Carrollton Housing … [Read more...]

Showcase transitional group home coming to Heard County

Courtesy of The Times~Journal (Franklin) -- The Heard County Commissioners met on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 for their regular monthly meeting at the Courthouse in Franklin. Commission Chairman Lee Boone called the meeting to order, the invocation was given by Commissioner Larry Hook, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Commissioner … [Read more...]