December 19, 2014

Charity Basketball Game helps local Toys For Tots

Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry (L) and Franklin Police Lt. Sammarintino Brooks

(Franklin) -- On Saturday, December 13, 2014 employees from the Heard County Emergency Agency, the Heard County Sheriff’s Office and the Franklin Police Department came together and challenged the Heard County High School teaching staff  in a charity basketball game to benefit the Heard County Toys for Tots drive. During the holidays, we are reminded how … [Read more...]

Candlelight Vigil for Mr. Michael Wolfe

Wolfe Vigil

(Franklin) -- A candlelight vigil will be held in the parking lot at Hardee's at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 to honor an employee who recently passed away. Mr. Michael Lawson Wolfe, age 25 of Franklin, formerly of Ocala, Florida died at his home on Friday, December 5, 2014. All of Michael's friends, family, and everyone in the community is … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Agenda (12/18/14)

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AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING DECEMBER 18, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.   I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PRESENTATION OF PLAQUES IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.  AMEND AGENDA VI.  NEW BUSINESS           a. Discuss Bids for Ambulance – Chief Steve Wirth            b. Appointments to Heard County … [Read more...]

Girl Scouts of Heard County Canned Food Drive


(Franklin) -- The Girl Scouts of Heard County will be doing a canned food drive this Saturday, December 13th in front of Piggly Wiggly from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. All donations will be taken to the Franklin Food Pantry to help people in our community during the holiday season. … [Read more...]

Heard County 4-H Presents Free Christmas Show


(Franklin) -- Heard County 4-H will soon present the fourth annual “A Clover Christmas”holiday performance. The show will take place on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the 4-H (Old Rec) gym at 7:00 p.m. “A Clover Christmas” is a Christmas performance showcasing the many talents of Heard County. Senior 4-H’er, Natalie Moncus serves as the student … [Read more...]

Troup man arrested on child rape, molestation charges

John Mathew Miller

(Lagrange, GA) -- Investigators with the Troup County Sheriffs Office, assigned to the Special Victims Unit, have arrested and charged John Mathew Miller, age 25 of Troup County, with several charges related to a prolonged attack against a child. According to a press release issued this morning by the TCSO, investigators discovered that Miller allegedly … [Read more...]

Local Principal named to Governor’s Education Advisory Board

Principal Dr. Carol R. Thomas

(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal this week announced the new members who will serve on his Education Advisory Boards. The four boards are comprised of school superintendents, principals, teachers and local school board members from each congressional district who will meet with the governor and his staff over the next year to provide input on education … [Read more...]

Magistrate Court Judges Receive Faculty Medallions

Pictured above (L-R): Hon. Allen Wigington, Hon. Betsey Kidwell, Hon. Kristina Blum, Hon. Thomas Bobbitt, III and Ms. Tiffany Sargent [Not pictured: Hon. Robert Mitchum]

(Athens, GA) -- On Monday, October 20, the following Magistrate Court Judges received a faculty medallion from the Institute of Continuing Judicial Education (ICJE):  Chief Judge Allen Wigington of Pickens County, Judge Betsey Kidwell of Heard County, Chief Judge Kristina Blum and Judge Robert Mitchum, both of Gwinnett County. The faculty medallion is given … [Read more...]

Georgia State Troopers Ready for Thanksgiving Holiday Patrols


(Atlanta, GA) -- Georgia State troopers are anticipating a busy Thanksgiving holiday travel period. This year, the holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and ends at midnight on Sunday, November 30. “Troopers across the state will be on concentrated patrols and conducting roadblocks in an effort to catch violators before they are … [Read more...]

Library offers free circus tickets through Ringling Bros. Reading Program

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(Ephesus) -- Kids, are you interested in reading some cool library books?  Are you interested in earning a circus ticket at the same time? Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey along with area libraries will be hosting some serious fun with Reading with Ringling Bros.! Ephesus Public Library, located at 200 Rogers Street, Roopville, Georgia, will be … [Read more...]