November 25, 2014

HHS Placed on the College Board’s Annual AP® Honor Roll

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(Franklin) -- Heard County School System is one of 547 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 5th Annual AP® District Honor Roll for increasing access to AP course work while simultaneously maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning scores of three or higher on AP Exams. 2014 is a … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Presents Service Award

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(Franklin) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners presented Heard County Battalion Chief Scott Parrott with a 30 Year Service Award during Thursday night's BOC meeting at the Heard County Courthouse. Pictured above (L-R) are: Commissioner Sandi Allen, Commissioner Frank Crook, Scott Parrott, Commissioner Gwen Caldwell, Commission Chairman Lee Boone, … [Read more...]

State School Superintendent visits CES

Pictured above are (L-R): Rodney Evans (Blue Bell Ice Cream), Heard County Superintendent Jerry Prince, CES Principal Dr.Carol Thomas, Gary Bane ( Blue Bell Ice Cream), and Georgia State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge, along with several
CES Students who are about to enjoy some celebratory ice cream (Photo: The Rosen Group)

(Centralhatchee) – Georgia State School Superintendent, Dr. John Barge, landed by helicopter at Centralhatchee Elementary School Thursday afternoon to present CES with the National Blue Ribbon School Award for the second time. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools where students … [Read more...]

Retiring Pro Wrestler Signs on with the CCSO

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Courtesy of Colton Campbell  and the Times-Georgian (Carrollton, GA) -- One of the newest Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies will retire from his previous profession in rare fashion — with a wrestling match. Dep. Barry Buchanan, a professional wrestler who’s been known under ring names including Bull Buchanan and Recon, was sworn in as a deputy … [Read more...]

Defendant in rape case pleads guilty on two charges

Kelcey Jermaine Moreland was sentenced Tuesday to serve 20 years in prison and 20 years on sex offender registered probation

(Franklin) -- In  an unexpected turn of events Tuesday, Kelcey Jermaine Moreland plead guilty in Heard County Superior Court on two of the charges he was facing relating to an incident that occurred in Franklin on January 18, 2014. He appeared before Judge John Simpson and plead guilty to one count of first degree burglary with intent to rape and one count … [Read more...]

Deal: Flags to fly at half-staff to honor former Gov. Carl Sanders

Former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders

(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order yesterday ordering that flags on all state buildings and grounds be lowered to half-staff to honor the memory of former Georgia Gov. Carl Sanders. Gov. Sanders, 89, passed away on Sunday evening. He served as Georgia's 74th governor from 1963-1967. "Sandra and I are greatly saddened by the … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Agenda (11/20/14)

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AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING NOVEMBER 20, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.     I.  CALL TO ORDER   II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG   III.  PRESENTATION OF SERVICE AWARD – Mr. Scott Parrott   IV.  PUBLIC HEARING – Consideration of Increasing Business License Fees   V.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES   VI. … [Read more...]

Law Enforcement Thanksgiving Safety Tips

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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...]

Georgia State School Superintendent to Visit CES

Georgia State Superintendent Dr. John Barge

(Centralhatchee) – Georgia State School Superintendent, Dr. John Barge, will arrive at Centralhatchee Elementary School at 1:00 p.m. next Thursday, November 20th to present the local elementary school with a plaque for being named a National Blue Ribbon School. Barge will arrive in Centralhatchee via helicopter. The U.S. Department of Education’s Blue … [Read more...]

Heard BOE Honors Retiree

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(Franklin) -- At their November 11, 2014 monthly meeting the Heard County Board of Education recognized recent retirees. Mr. Roger Harrod, Board Chair, presented Mr. Wayne Miller with a  plaque commemorating his years of service to Heard County Schools. The Board expressed appreciation for Mr. Wayne’s work to support students in the community and wished … [Read more...]