October 24, 2014

General Election Early Voting Continues

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(Franklin) -- Early Voting for the General Election continues through October 31. All early voting will take place in Room #14 of the Heard County Courthouse (Voter Registration Office). For questions regarding the General Election, please call the Voter Registration Office at 706-675-3907 or the Election Superintendent at 706-675-3353. EARLY VOTING … [Read more...]

Badcock to locate new distribution center to LaGrange

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Furniture retailer will employ more than 100 at new Troup County facility, invest $22 million (Lagrange, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that W.S. Badcock Corp., one of the largest privately held furniture retailers in the United States, will construct a new regional distribution center in LaGrange, investing $22 million and employing more than … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (10/23/14)

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Agenda Heard County Commissioners Meeting October 23, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.   I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES IV.  AMEND AGENDA V.  NEW BUSINESS  a. Set 2014 Millage Rate  b. Discuss New EMS Billing Contract  c. Discuss Increasing Business License Fees  d.Appointment to Heard County … [Read more...]

Deal: Ebola Response Team Will Examine State Preparedness

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Governor taps team of experts to ensure that Georgia stands prepared should the need arise (Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal announced yesterday that he will sign an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential … [Read more...]

Criss Langston facing new charge of Child Molestation

Criss Langston is now charged with Statutory Rape and Child Molestation in  Heard County and further charges may be pending

(Franklin) -- The wanted fugitive who turned himself in to Heard County authorities this morning on a Statutory Rape charge is now facing a new charge of Child Molestation said Sergeant Dan Boswell this afternoon. The two charges involve the same 15-year-old female victim. 28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin had eluded law enforcement since an arrest … [Read more...]

Wanted man surrenders to authorities; charged with Statutory Rape

28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin is believed to be armed and possibly dangerous. Investigators believe he may be hiding in the Glenn area of western Heard County

(Franklin) -- At the urging of his father, 28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin  turned himself in to Heard County authorities around 6:00 a.m. Friday morning at the Sheriff's Office in Franklin. According to the lead investigator in the case Sergeant Dan Boswell, Langston had been hiding out in the area surrounding his home on Highway 34 west of … [Read more...]

Body of Missing Alabama Man Found Near Woodland

Nathanial Junior Keith was reported missing by family about 3 weeks ago

(Woodland, AL)  -- A body found on Sunday near Woodland, Alabama is believed to be that of a man reported missing about three weeks ago. Nathanial Junior Keith, 38, of County Road 456, Woodland, left his home on Sept. 19, and was later reported missing by family. A family member discovered the body in the woods, and the clothing description matches that of … [Read more...]

Wanted man believed to be in Heard County area

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(Franklin) -- Authorities with the Heard County Sheriff's Office are following new leads tonight and believe that 28-year-old Criss Langston remains on foot in the local area. "We believe the suspect is still in the local area," said Sergeant Dan Boswell Thursday evening. According to Boswell, Langston apparently returned to his home overnight around 12:30 … [Read more...]

Authorities Conducting Manhunt for Armed and Dangerous Man

28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin is believed to be armed and possibly dangerous. Investigators believe he may be hiding in the Glenn area of western Heard County

(Franklin) -- Authorities with the Heard County Sheriff's Office are conducting a man hunt tonight for 28-year-old Criss Langston of Franklin. Langston is alleged to have committed a felony act earlier on Wednesday. According to information released by Sergeant Dan Boswell with the HCSO, Langston is considered to be armed and possibly dangerous and is … [Read more...]

WWE Salutes America’s Armed Forces with the 12th Annual Tribute to the Troops

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(Stamford, CT) -- WWE and Georgia State Governor Nathan Deal this week announced that the 12th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops event will be held on Tuesday, December 9 at the Columbus Civic Center for the military personnel and their families stationed at United States Army post at Fort Benning. In the tradition of Bob Hope, WWE brings together the best … [Read more...]