April 24, 2014

Local Commissioner Reappointed to ACCG Board of Managers

Governor Deal_All Board Members (1)

(Atlanta, GA) -- Governor Nathan Deal joined county officials from across the state at the 100th annual conference of ACCG, Georgia’s county association, held April 11 – 15 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. In addition to giving the centennial keynote address, he also installed the association’s 2014-2015 Board of Managers.  Sandi … [Read more...]

HHS students hear powerful message

Eric Krug (L) and Chris Sandy (R) address HHS students during an assembly last week

(Franklin) -- Students at Heard County High School received a powerful message on Monday, April 14th, as Chris Sandy and Eric Krug delivered their stories about how drinking and driving had forever changed their lives and the lives of many others. The “Enduring Regret” program resulted in a gymnasium filled with students, who remained silent for over an … [Read more...]

Deal signs bill increasing rural health care providers


(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal this week signed into law House Bill 998, legislation that will expand the Georgia Medical Student Scholarship program and increase the number of practice opportunities for health care providers in rural areas. “Georgia’s Medical Student Scholarship program allows for us to retain our best and brightest medical doctors … [Read more...]

Paul Mixon named as Finalist for 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year


(Atlanta, GA) -- State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge recently announced the finalists for 2015 Georgia Teacher of the Year. The 10 finalists were chosen from a pool of 156 applicants who were selected as the Teacher of the Year in their representative school districts. The applications were read by a panel of judges that included current and former … [Read more...]

Franklin Police make two drug arrests

John Rodrigus Boykin

(Franklin) -- According to a press release issued by the Franklin Police Department, two drug arrests were made recently following a short chase that ended just outside the city limits north of Franklin. According to the report, during the afternoon hours on Friday, April 11th, Lieutenant Tino Brooks was patrolling on Mary Johnson Drive, when he observed an … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Minutes (03/13/14)


HEARD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CALLED MEETING MARCH 13, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.   The Heard County Board of Commissioners held a Called Commissioners Meeting on March 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Heard County Courthouse. In attendance at the meeting were Chairman Lee Boone, District 1 Commissioner Larry Hooks, District 2 Commissioner Jacob … [Read more...]

Heard FBLA Competes at 2014 State Leadership Conference; Qualifies for Nationals

The FBLA NLC Group being recognized at a recent Heard County Board of Education meeting

(Atlanta, GA) -- On March 14-16, over 3,000 Future Business Leaders of America members and advisers gathered in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for exciting, informative, and inspiring sessions, workshops, and recognition! In cooperation with TRI Leadership Resources, a nationally recognized leadership services firm, Georgia FBLA members and … [Read more...]

Franklin PD Welcomes New Officer

Officer Nelms Graduation 2 (1)

(Franklin) -- Officer Jennifer Nelms of the Franklin Police Department recently graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Academy in Columbus, after completing the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. This program takes 11 weeks to complete and consists of 408 hours of rigorous training that includes classroom-based lecture and … [Read more...]

CES wins Get Active Get Fit Challenge

CES get fit

(Atlanta, GA) -- BlueCross and BlueShield of Georgia, Inc. and BlueCross BlueShield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. (collectively “BCBSGa”), the state’s largest health solutions company, today announced the winners of the Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge. Get Active, Get Fit is an effort between BCBSGa and Radio Disney, designed to motivate kids and … [Read more...]

Fatal accident claims life of 73-year-old woman

Atkisson Fatality

(Franklin) -- A North Carolina woman was killed Friday afternoon in an auto accident near Franklin. According to a report issued by the Georgia State Patrol, the single-vehicle crash occurred on Jeff Davis Road near HWY 34 West around 5:00 p.m. 73-year-old Jacqulynn "Jackie" Atkisson, from Wilmington, NC was operating a red 2009 Nissan Rouge when the … [Read more...]