September 20, 2014

Heard County’s Estimated Cost for Special Election: $8K and Counting

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(Franklin) -- The expenses to Heard County associated with the recent special election for District 5 Commissioner appear to be in the range of about $8000.00 thus far with some legal fees still mounting according to open records obtained this week by the Heard Citizen. The special election won last week by Joe Adams took place after District 5 incumbent … [Read more...]

Down Syndrome West Georgia Buddy Walk

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(Carrollton, GA) -- The Down Syndrome West Georgia Buddy Walk will take place on October 18, 2014 in Carrollton. The walk will start at Target and continue onto the Greenbelt. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed by the Fun Run ($15) at 10:00 a.m. and the 5K ($25) at 11:00 a.m. The event will feature vendors, kids activities, a band, and a … [Read more...]

Two Local Schools named 2014 Reward Schools

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Two local elementary schools are listed on the Georgia Department of Education 2014 Reward Schools released yesterday. The 2014 list of Reward Schools is designated as part of the state's waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Each Reward School is a Title I school that falls into one of two … [Read more...]

Heard County Receives Camera Ready Designation

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Economic impact of the film and television industry hits $5.1 billion, Governor says (Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready. The state’s Camera Ready … [Read more...]

Motor Carrier Compliance Division to Participate in “Operation D.R.I.V.E. on I-85”

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(Atlanta, GA) -- The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) is participating in a 72-hour multi-state high visibility enforcement campaign to target unsafe driving behaviors among commercial vehicle drivers through a partnership with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. The campaign will begin on Tuesday, September 16 and end Thursday, … [Read more...]

Bells Across America

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(Franklin) -- September 17, 2014 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those … [Read more...]

Naked woman arrested after violent episode

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(Lagrange, GA) -- A Lagrange woman is behind bars in the Troup County jail following a bizarre sequence of events that took place Wednesday in Lagrange. According to a press release issued today by the Troup County Sheriff's Office, patrol deputies responded to a location yesterday at Pioneer Drive regarding a violent, unclothed female involved in an … [Read more...]

Special Election Yields New District Commissioner

Newly elected District 5 Commissioner Joe Adams will take office in January of 2015.

(Franklin) -- The special election held Tuesday for the Heard County District 5 Commissioner seat resulted in a new face being elected to Heard County Board of Commissioners. Joe Adams defeated incumbent Sandi Allen by a final tally of 143-115 to claim the commission seat which was embroiled in controversy after the Republican primary. Adams was the … [Read more...]

Sharing Lives

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(Ephesus) -- Local author Rebecca S. Carlisle will be at the Ephesus Public Library on September 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. She will talk about her latest book, Sharing Lives – The Tale of Two Kidneys. The book is a compilation of true stories of ordinary people both young and old who gave unselfishly to those they loved so they could live. Come and meet some … [Read more...]

Where There’s Will There’s Way

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(Franklin) -- Our son, Will, was involved in a roll over car accident on June 1, 2013. It left him paralyzed from the waist down. After his accident he has continued to do the things he loved doing before his accident like driving his truck, hunting, and fishing, but Will is now a senior in high school and it is his goal to walk across the stage on … [Read more...]