August 31, 2015

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

Guest Speaker John Kennebrew, Founder, Executive Director, of the organization called Showcase Group

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...]

Three Rivers’ unemployment rate rises to 6.7 percent in June


(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Three Rivers region in June was 6.7 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in May. The rate in June 2014 was 8.3 percent. The rate rose as the number of initial claims for unemployment insurance increased by 628, or 46.4 percent, to … [Read more...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Franklin accepting sealed bids on construction of new City Hall


(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin will be accepting bids from General Contractors for the construction of a new 3,905 sq. ft. City Hall located at 144 Davis Street, Franklin, Georgia 30217. Construction documents can be obtained at and for additional information contact Mark Smith at 770-830-8856 ext. 13 or A … [Read more...]

Career Expo Tuesday in Douglasville


(Douglasville, GA) -- The number of employers expected to participate in this week’s career expo in Douglas County has more than doubled in recent days, providing more opportunities for area job seekers. The expo is co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) and West Georgia Technical College. It will be held Tuesday, June 23, from 4-7 p.m. at … [Read more...]

Money Smart Week at the Ephesus Library


(Ephesus) -- April 18-25, 2015 is Money Smart Week here at Ephesus Public Library. On Thursday night, April 23 at 6:00 p.m., we will host a class taught by Sam Harmon, Vice-President and Branch Manager of Certus Bank in Carrollton. The class will be Banking 101, and will focus on reconciling your checkbook, and anything  you wish to know about banking in … [Read more...]

Woodland’s Founder’s Day April 25, 2015


(Woodland, AL) -- There are so many fun and exciting activities planned along with the celebration of Woodland's 50th Anniversary of Incorporation! The day will begin early with the 5K race and end that night with a street dance, but all kinds of entertainment and events will take place in beginning at 9 o’clock followed by a street dance at 5 … [Read more...]

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


(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...]