October 31, 2014

Turn Your Clocks Back This Sunday

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(Franklin) -- Clocks in Heard County will turn back an hour at 2 a.m. this Sunday, marking the beginning of regular standard time for the next few months. This means that this fall weekend will be one hour longer than normal and it will get dark one hour earlier in the coming evenings. Standard time will be used through March 8, when clocks will "spring" … [Read more...]

Local Toddler Waiting for Transplant

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(Franklin, GA) -- 3-year-old Malik Jones of Franklin is at the top of child organ donor lists in both Pennsylvania and Ohio awaiting a liver and small intestine transplant. Malik was born June 24, 2011 at Atlanta Medical Center at only 26 weeks, and two weeks after his birth he developed a hole in his small intestine and was rushed to Scottish Rite … [Read more...]

Deal issues new policy for travelers from Ebola-affected countries

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More aggressive monitoring procedures will help state manage risks of disease, protect citizens (Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday announced that Georgia will increase Ebola monitoring for all in-bound travelers from affected countries. “We are taking every necessary precaution to ensure that Georgia stands prepared to manage the risks associated … [Read more...]

James Stewart Chapter NSDAR Announces Good Citizen Award Winner

James Stewart Chapter Regent Carla Brown and the Heard High Class of 2015 DAR Good Citizen Award Winner Cody Norris

(Franklin) -- The James Stewart Chapter National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is pleased to announce that Cody Norris has been selected as the DAR Good Citizen Award Recipient by the Heard County Class of 2015. Cody is the son of Allen Norris and Carolyn Olinger, both of Franklin, GA. The student selected as the school’s DAR Good … [Read more...]

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...]