November 26, 2015

GSP Steps Up Enforcement For Thanksgiving Holiday

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Thanksgiving holiday is typically one of the busiest travel periods of the year. The holiday travel period is 102 hours long. It will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, and end at midnight on Sunday, November 29. During this period, Georgia State Troopers will be conducting concentrated patrols and road checks throughout the … [Read more...]

Law Enforcement Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Franklin Police Department/Heard County Sheriff’s Department Thanksgiving Safety Tips (Franklin) -- "The increased traffic that traditionally occurs during the Thanksgiving holiday means that drivers must be more alert when traveling. Safety begins behind the wheel and we're asking all motorists to follow the rules of the road and to drive safely." states … [Read more...]

Beloved HHS educator retires after touching lives for 34 years

(Franklin, GA) -- From beakers to microscopes to Smart Boards, when it comes to science in the classroom, Mr. Ed Brown has been there for it all. The longtime Heard County educator and chair of the science department announced his retirement last week after teaching at the high school for more than three decades. Mr. Brown touched countless lives during … [Read more...]

Skandalakis named recipient of Governor’s Public Safety Award

(Atlanta, GA) -- Coweta Judicial Circuit Peter J. Skandalakis has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Governor's Public Safety Award. The Governor’s Public Safety Awards Program was initiated by Governor Zell Miller in 1998 in order to provide an opportunity for the men and women of Georgia’s public safety community to be recognized for outstanding … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (11/24/15)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING November 24, 2015 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  INVITED GUESTS - Amy Weaver, Georgia Forestry IV.  PUBLIC HEARING – Request to Change Special Zoning Conditions for Go Kart Track, Jimmy & Terri Thomaston, 10 Knight Road, Franklin, GA V.  APPROVAL OF … [Read more...]

Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Department of Revenue (DOR) was recently notified by the vehicle registration renewal print vendor that they would not be able to fulfill the mailing of renewal notices to Georgia residents. This notification impacted the Department of Revenue as the supplier of the data, citizens of Georgia and local County Tax Commissioners who send … [Read more...]

Air Evac Lifeteam and Centralhatchee team up for local residents

From The Times-Journal (Centralhatchee) -- Mayor Barbie Crockett and the Town of Centralhatchee City Council members recently voted to providing the city's residents with peace of mind when it comes to air medical service. Missy Welborn, membership sales manager for the Troup County, Ga., Air Evac Lifeteam base, said the Centralhatchee Mayor and Council … [Read more...]

Rice Pleads Guilty to Vicious Murder of Franklin Man

Courtesy of Melanie Ruberti - Lagrange Daily News (Lagrange, GA) -- A 20-year-old man who reportedly confessed to the brutal slaying of another man at a campsite off Hammett Road pleaded guilty to the crime Monday in Troup County Superior Court. Christopher Rice of LaGrange was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for the March 20 … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter Members Honor Veterans

(Franklin, GA) -- Veterans Day (November 11th) is a special day for the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) because we get to honor our veterans on a day just for them. When November 11 falls in the middle of the week, DAR chapters hold special events the weekend before, the day of, and the weekend after the 11th. This year the James Stewart Chapter … [Read more...]

Deal: Georgia will not accept Syrian refugees

(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that he will not accept Syrian refugees in Georgia and called upon President Obama to suspend the resettlement program in the United States. Since 2012, Deal has demanded that the federal government limit the number of refugees sent to Georgia. “In light of the terror attacks in Paris, I’ve issued an … [Read more...]