March 31, 2015

FBLA competes at State Leadership Conference

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(Atlanta, GA) -- The Heard County High FBLA Chapter competed at the State Leadership Conference in Atlanta on March 20-22. The 3D Animation team comprised of Chris Shoemake, Tyler Cook and Cameron Long earned 6th Place. Other competitors were Zaria Easter--Electronic Career Portfolio; Caitlin Shelnutt—Sales Presentation; Jayme Middleton—Public Speaking I; … [Read more...]

Preparation is Key to Home Fire Safety

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(Franklin) -- Have you prepared your home to help prevent a fire? Agent Terry Harper of State Farm Insurance Agency is partnering with the Georgia Arson Control Board to help prepare the citizens of Heard County by providing preventive home fire safety tips and preemptive planning techniques.  According to Terry, “In the event of a fire, remember that every … [Read more...]

Nursing Positions Available

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(Franklin) -- There are 2 nurse position openings within the Heard County School System. One will be shared by Ephesus & Centralhatchee Elementary Schools and the other is at Heard County Middle School. Applicants at minimum must have an LPN. Interested persons may contact Carol Thomas @ 770-854-4002 or email carol.thomas@heard.k12.ga.us at CES or … [Read more...]

Police Warn Local Residents of IRS Phone Scams

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(Franklin) -- Heard County residents are being warned to be cautious of deceptive phone calls claiming to be agents of the Internal Revenue Service. Sgt. Dan Boswell of the Heard County Sheriff's Office says phone scams have been common for years, but the Sheriff's office has received several reports recently from targeted citizens asked to provide … [Read more...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Franklin

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Invitation to Bid (Franklin) -- The City of Franklin is taking sealed bids for architectural services to include normal structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering design drawings for a city hall. Sealed bids will be received until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the City of Franklin City Hall, 118 Davis Street, Franklin, Georgia … [Read more...]

Deal welcomes Mercedes-Benz to Georgia

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal today made the following statement on the announcement of Mercedes-Benz USA’s upcoming move to Georgia. “The relocation of Mercedes-Benz’s U.S. headquarters to Georgia is a huge win for our state. This internationally renowned company is a pioneer in the automotive industry and I’m confident that its legacy of high-quality, … [Read more...]

Deal: Hyundai Glovis Georgia to create 190 jobs in Harris County

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week that Hyundai Glovis Georgia, a leading logistics services company for the automotive sector, will relocate its parts consolidation center to West Point, creating up to 190 jobs over four years. “Georgia’s booming automotive and logistics industries play critical roles in creating jobs and bringing … [Read more...]

Land For Sale near Powers Crossroads (5+ ACRES)

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LAND FOR SALE BY OWNER ***$40,000*** > 5+ Acres including road frontage on Hwy 34 East in Heard County > Property adjacent Powers Crossroad's  > Need to sell as soon as possible due to family illness > For more information call David at 678-633-5159 or Phil at 570-655-9520       … [Read more...]

Deal: State files lawsuit demanding federal action on water supply

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Georgia wants Corps to address longtime requests in Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa River Basin (Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal Friday announced that the state of Georgia, the Atlanta Regional Commission and Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority filed lawsuits against the Army Corps of Engineers for failure to address long-standing water supply requests in the … [Read more...]

Badcock to locate new distribution center to LaGrange

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Furniture retailer will employ more than 100 at new Troup County facility, invest $22 million (Lagrange, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that W.S. Badcock Corp., one of the largest privately held furniture retailers in the United States, will construct a new regional distribution center in LaGrange, investing $22 million and employing more than … [Read more...]