August 30, 2014

Tanner Urgent Care/Carrollton, Tanner Occupational Health Relocating

Tanner Urgent Care/Carrollton and Tanner Occupational Health will relocate to a new facility on Highway 27 South on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The services will be closed Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1 to allow for the move

(Carrollton, GA) -- Area residents will gain easier access to evening and weekend care for minor medical emergencies and on-the-job injuries as Tanner Urgent Care/Carrollton and Tanner Occupational Health relocate to a new facility on Highway 27 South. The services’ current Carrollton location on Dixie Street, across from Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (8/28/14)

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AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING AUGUST 28, 2014 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PRESENTATION – PROCLAMATION FOR CONSTITUTION WEEK IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.   AMEND AGENDA VI.  NEW BUSINESS Discuss Acquisition of Purchasing Card (P-Card) – Felicia Adams, Finance … [Read more...]

GSP Encourages Everyone to Make Safety a Priority this Labor Day Weekend

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and one of the heaviest traveled holiday periods of the year. “Troopers will be out actively looking for impaired and unsafe drivers this holiday weekend,” said Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The 78 hour Labor Day holiday travel period begins at 6 … [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...]

Community Rallies around CES Teacher Fighting Cancer

Kathy Denney, Danielle Thompson, Ginger Stutts, and Cassie Manley at Saturday's Zumbathon

(Franklin) -- The Heard County community has rallied in a big way over the last few weeks to help raise money for local school teacher Ginger Stutts, who is facing a difficult battle with cancer. Two of the biggest fundraisers over the past couple of weekends have been especially successful in raising over $16,000 to help the Centralhatchee teacher and her … [Read more...]

Dennis Dixon Promoted to Commander of GSP Troop D

Captain Dennis Dixon of the GSP

(Atlanta, GA) - Dennis Dixon from Coweta County has been appointed as commander of Georgia State Patrol (GSP) Troop D. Troop D is comprised of patrol posts located in Griffin, Lagrange, Villa Rica, Newnan, Thomaston, Manchester, and Forsyth that cover 20 counties in West Georgia. Troop D headquarters is located in Thomaston. Capt. Dixon began his career … [Read more...]

Authorities Search for Hit-and-Run Driver

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(Franklin) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating the person or persons responsible for a hit-and-run accident which took place on the afternoon of August 5, 2014. According to reports, the hit-and-run took place between 4:00-4:30 pm on Highway 34 West near the Alabama state line. The victim in the incident, … [Read more...]

Tanner, Howard Earn Top Honors from Georgia Hospital Association

Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner Health System, receives the Chairman’s Award from Georgia Hospital Association Chair Cindy Turner

(Sarasota, FL) -- Tanner Health System and its president and CEO, Loy Howard, have received two top honors from the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA). Howard, who will be marking 20 years as the health system’s chief executive later this year, earned GHA’s prestigious Chairman’s Award. To earn the Chairman’s Award, nominees had to have a history of … [Read more...]

Heard County First Grader Killed in Tragic ATV Accident

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(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard Elementary school first grader was killed in a tragic ATV accident Saturday afternoon at her home located near the Corinth community in southeastern Heard County. According to a report released by Sergeant Dan Boswell with the Heard County Sheriff's Office, 6-year-old female Joshalyn "Josh" Baxter died after the ATV she was riding … [Read more...]

Hogansville Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Chance Lewis Gaddy

(Hogansville, GA) -- According to a press release issued by the Troup County Sheriff's Office, on August 12, 2014 a traffic stop was conducted on Chance Lewis Gaddy on Sims Rd at East Main Street in Hogansville. Reports indicate that Gaddy had eight warrants for his arrest for various drug charges. During the traffic stop Gaddy gave consent to search the … [Read more...]