June 16, 2019

CES students host ‘color run’ to help local vets

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Prior to the end of the school year some local elementary students enjoyed a fun day of exercise for a good cause. Mrs. Tracey Hunt's fifth grade class at Centralhatchee Elementary raised funds by hosting a school "color run" as a part of their yearly community service project. The class made an awesome donation of $827.52 to the … [Read more...]

Groundhog sees rabid shadow in Carroll County

(Carroll County) -- The Georgia Public Health Lab has confirmed that a groundhog in Carroll County recently tested positive for rabies. It was sent for testing after fighting with a resident’s dogs in the Lowell area. Both dogs were vaccinated and received a booster shot. All residents are encouraged to take precautions to protect their families and pets … [Read more...]

Head of the Class

(Franklin, GA) -- Valedictorian is just one of the many impressive accomplishments for recent Heard County High School graduate Mr. Jordan Cornelius. The popular senior led the Class of 2019 across the graduation stage at Staples Stadium on May 24 and it came as no surprise that he made the ceremony after attaining perfect attendance throughout his entire … [Read more...]

HCHS Salutatorian receives Tenaska Scholarship

(Franklin, GA) -- Tenaska Georgia Partners, L.P., owner of Tenaska Georgia Generating Station near Franklin, has awarded a $1,500 college scholarship to a deserving Heard County High School senior. Since 2002, Tenaska Georgia Partners has presented 45 scholarships totaling $36,000 to local students. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate good character, … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (06/06/19)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM May 2, 2019 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Joel Rogers Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting May 2, 2019)        AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen Boyd Police Department – Chief Kevin … [Read more...]

75th Anniversary of D-Day

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, would like to thank Heard County’s World War II veterans for their service to our country. During World War II, the Battle of Normandy, which lasted from June 1944 to August 1944, resulted in the Allied liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the battle … [Read more...]

New Junior Ranger Program gets kids exploring Georgia

(Atlanta, GA) -- Learning and adventure go hand-in-hand with the new Junior Ranger program offered by Georgia’s State Parks. Just in time for summer, the free quest will get kids exploring Georgia’s natural areas and history, earning badges along the way. The new program features activity books specific to 59 state parks and historic sites. After … [Read more...]

DJ Caouette receives DAR Youth Citizenship Medal

(Ephesus, GA) -- Members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, attended the Awards Program at Ephesus Elementary School on Friday, May 24, 2019, to announce their 2018-19 recipient of the DAR Youth Citizenship Award. DJ Caouette was chosen by the school faculty as the student who best exemplifies the qualities of a good citizen. Those qualities are honor, … [Read more...]

Georgia Motor Vehicle Division announces new online services up and running

(Atlanta, GA) -- Over Memorial Day weekend, the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) installed a new state-of-the-art system, Georgia Driver Record and Integrated Vehicle Enterprise System (DRIVES) to upgrade and modernize the vehicle registration and titling functions. Now that the statewide system upgrade has been successfully completed, the Georgia Motor … [Read more...]

17 killed in Memorial Day weekend crashes

(Atlanta, GA) -- Traffic crashes across Georgia during the Memorial Day holiday travel period resulted in 17 traffic deaths. The 78-hour holiday period began Friday, May 24, at 6 p.m. and ended Monday at 11:59 p.m. Statewide, Georgia State Troopers investigated 396 traffic crashes that resulted in 203 injuries. Troopers also investigated 12 fatal crashes … [Read more...]