October 22, 2014

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...]

HHS asks you to commit to Safe Driving

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Celebrate My Drive® powered by State Farm® encourages safe driving with a chance to win big (Franklin) -- Heard County High School staff and students are committed to keeping teens safe on the road. They are asking everyone 14 and older to go to www.celebratemydrive.com once a day, every day, from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24. The more safe driving commitments our … [Read more...]

Steel Framing for 70′ X 100′ Building up for Bids

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Steel Framing for 70' X 100' Building The Heard County School System is taking sealed bids for Steel framing from the old Heard County Elementary School gym. The dimensions are 70 feet by 100 feet and blue prints are available for viewing at the Heard County Schools central office. Bids can be delivered to the Heard County Schools central office at 131 … [Read more...]

NOTICE: Possible Unauthorized Access of Patient Information in Heard County

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(Franklin) -- The Heard County EMA (the Ambulance Agency) just received notice from Advanced Data Processing, Inc. (the Company), which handles billing for the Ambulance Agency, that certain patient records connected with the Ambulance Agency may have been improperly accessed. Accessed account information may have included name, date of birth, Social … [Read more...]

Local Man Claims National Truck Driving Championship

2014 National Truck Driving Champion in the Sleeper Berth Class, Mr. Matt Awbrey (Photo: American Trucking Associations)

(Lagrange, GA) -- Friends, family and co-workers of Matt Awbrey gathered recently at the Walmart Distribution Center in Lagrange to honor Matt, a native and life-long resident of Heard County, on his achievements at a national competition in Pennsylvania this summer. A Walmart Transportation professional truck driver, Awbrey was recently named the National … [Read more...]

HELP WANTED: Bus Monitors

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Bus Monitors Needed   The Heard County School System will hire bus monitors for their special needs buses. The routes will be approximately 90 minutes in the A.M. and 90 minutes in the P.M. All applicants will have to complete a background check and fingerprinting. Additional safety training may be required after hiring. For more information … [Read more...]

Home For Sale in Franklin, GA

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Home For Sale in Franklin, GA 4000 Square Foot Four-Sided Brick Ranch Home Built in 2006. In-law Suite with Full Kitchen in Full Finished Basement on 19 Acres. House + 19 acres $315,000 or  House + 2 Acres $289,000 (Owner Will Finance 17 Acres). Total of Six Bedrooms; Four Bathrooms; Garage and Carport to Accommodate  Four to Six Vehicles. Call Valerie … [Read more...]

Hospice Volunteers Needed

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Help Wanted ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER If you’ve thought about volunteering for hospice but you’re more comfortable at a desk than at a bedside, VITAS is looking for you. VITAS VOLUNTEERS Available immediately to work in busy hospice office and the front desk of inpatient units. Duties may include processing mail, alphabetizing and filing, telephone … [Read more...]

Special Piggly Wiggly Grocery Baggers

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(Franklin) -- The Lady Braves varsity basketball team will be bagging groceries at the Piggly Wiggly in Franklin this Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. in order to earn money for the upcoming season. Tips are appreciated. The Lady Braves will tip off the 2014-2015 season in late November/early December under new head coach Helen Akins. … [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...]