February 14, 2016

Yachiyo to recruit 60 workers in Carrollton next week

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help auto supplier Yachiyo Manufacturing of America recruit more than 60 workers for its facility in Carrollton. The company manufactures plastic fuel tanks and sunroofs for automobiles. The recruitment will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Murphy Campus of West Georgia … [Read more...]

Authorities seek help in search for missing man

(Buchanan, GA/gradickcommunications) -- Haralson County Sheriff’s Eddie Mixon is requesting the assistance of the public in the search for 30 year old Steven Michael Godwin of Muscadine, Alabama. Sheriff Mixon says, "My office had been working closely with the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office on this case and we are now at the stage in the investigation … [Read more...]

Major changes in leadership forthcoming at Heard County Schools

(Franklin, GA) -- Significant changes in leadership are on tap for the Heard County Schools in the coming months as three of the most important positions in the system will see changes for the 2016-2017 school year. Long time Heard County educator and current Superintendent of Schools Jerry Prince officially gave his retirement notice to the Heard County … [Read more...]

Payton named Heard County Spelling Bee Champion

(Franklin) -- The Heard County School System held its annual System Spelling Bee Wednesday morning at the Central Office in downtown Franklin. Winners from Centralhatchee Elementary, Ephesus Elementary, Heard Elementary, and Heard County Middle School competed for the title of top speller for Heard County Schools. After much competition, Michael Payton … [Read more...]

Senator David Perdue offers mobile office hours today in Franklin

(Franklin) -- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is hosting mobile office hours for the month of February and today will be in the city of Franklin. Mobile office hours are opportunities for Georgians to meet with Senator Perdue’s staff members in various locations across the state.     “Serving Georgians is one of my top priorities.” said Senator Perdue. … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Notes (02/04/16)

(Franklin/Courtesy of the Times~Journal) -- The Franklin City Council met on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30 pm at the city hall in Franklin. Those in attendance were, Mayor Joel Rogers, City Council members Shane Manders, Cliff Jiles, Kevin Hayes, Bo Almond, Alane Nelms and City Clerk Myra Braswell. City Attorney David Mecklin was out of town and unable to … [Read more...]

Jacksonville State to establish center for Autism studies

(Jacksonville, AL/ www.jsu.edu) -- Jacksonville State University is establishing a new Center for Autism Studies to provide leadership, research and advocacy in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Housed in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in JSU's College of Education and Professional Studies, the center's mission is to prepare the next … [Read more...]

West Georgia men face charges over video of deer beaten with textbook

Courtesy KSLA News - Arkansas (Stuttgart, AR) --Three Georgia men face charges following the investigation of a beaten deer captured on camera. The investigation began when the Georgia Department of Natural Resources contacted the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Jan. 28 about the video that was on Facebook. An investigation revealed the video was … [Read more...]

Local Pastor seeking public office in Troup County

(Hogansville, GA) -- A local Heard County Pastor is seeking public office in Troup County. Pastor Brandon Brooks of Prospect Church in Franklin announced last week that he will be running for the District 3 Troup County School Board seat currently held by Sheila Rowe. Rowe has served the district since 1993 and is retiring at the end of her current … [Read more...]

Sole accident survivor overcomes injuries, prepares for college

Courtesy of  Melanie Ruberti/The Lagrange Daily News (Lagrange, GA) -- Jayvianna Johnson’s smile and personality light up almost every room she walks into — almost like a beacon in the foggiest of nights. The 18-year-old is genuinely happy and can usually be found laughing and cutting up with Julie Smith, the woman she lovingly refers to as a sister, best … [Read more...]