January 23, 2020

Heard County BOC Agenda (01/28/20)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING January 28, 2020 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARING -- Special Use Application, Encounter Ministries, Inc., 1400 Notnomis Road, Franklin, Georgia IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES – December 17, 2019 V.  AMEND AGENDA VI.  NEW BUSINESS 1. Discuss Special … [Read more...]

41-year-old man charged with murder in Carroll County

(Carroll County, GA) -- The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded Monday to the 100 block of Rose Street in San Marco Subdivision in reference to a body located in a brush pile. According to a press release issued by the CCSO, units arrived on scene and discovered a male wrapped in a blanket and deceased behind a residence and contacted the Criminal … [Read more...]

Video of the Heard High Academic Bowl Team’s appearance on Atlanta TV

(Atlanta, GA) -- Heard County High School's Academic Bowl team finally appeared on local television Sunday after being invited to participate in a long-running game show on WSB-TV Channel 2. The team's appearance had originally been scheduled to air on Saturday, January 11 but the show was preempted due to severe weather coverage at the time. A replay of … [Read more...]

GBI investigating officer involved shooting and homicide in Troup County

(Lagrange, GA) -- On Monday, January 20, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the LaGrange Police Department to conduct an officer involved shooting and homicide investigation. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 1:10 AM, the LaGrange Police Department responded to an unknown problem at Tall Pines Apartments, 150 … [Read more...]

Man, two children killed in fiery Randolph County wreck

(Randolph County, AL) -- Two children and one adult were killed early Sunday morning during a single-vehicle crash near the Liberty Grove community in Alabama. According to a press release from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the vehicle left the road on AL 48 near County Road 95 sometime around 2:30 AM. ALEA says that it appears the vehicle was … [Read more...]

Local hunter takes down giant Heard County buck

(Franklin, GA) -- Justin Peterson harvested one of the largest bucks ever taken in Heard County during the final hours of the 2019-2020 Georgia hunting season. Peterson, a 29-year-old Lagrange native that has lived in Heard for about four years, shot the giant 14-point brute on his hunting lease in the southern part of the county just before dark on Sunday … [Read more...]

Nearby Amazon warehouse to create new job opportunities for Heard County residents

(Newnan, GA) -- Amazon is opening a massive warehouse in Newnan that will create 500 new jobs. The e-commerce giant said Saturday that the 1-million-square-foot facility will be built at the Cubes of Bridgeport site. The industrial mega site is located only about 25 miles and less than a 30-minute drive from Downtown Franklin near the Coweta County Airport … [Read more...]

Man who attacked Heard County teacher in 2002 gets life for gruesome 2016 murder

(Atlanta, GA) --  An Atlanta man was sentenced to life in prison without parole earlier this week for the gruesome murder of his “secret” boyfriend. According to Fulton County prosecutors, 37-year-old William Bradley Morgan shot Brian Campbell twice in the head in October of 2016, then wrapped his body in two garbage bags before stuffing the corpse in a … [Read more...]

New Election Equipment Demonstrations

(Franklin, GA) -- You may have heard that the State of Georgia has purchased new voting equipment for use in elections. The Heard County Elections Office has received their allotment of this new equipment and is ready to have public demonstrations. There is a set up of the new equipment in the Elections and Registration Office located in the … [Read more...]

Alexandria Lambert wins Heard County Spelling Bee

(Franklin) -- The Heard County School System held its annual System Spelling Bee this morning at Heard County High School in Franklin. Winners from Centralhatchee Elementary, Ephesus Elementary, Heard Elementary, and Heard County Middle School competed for the title of top speller for Heard County Schools. After much competition, Alexandria Lambert from … [Read more...]