October 1, 2014

Local Man Claims National Truck Driving Championship

2014 National Truck Driving Champion in the Sleeper Berth Class, Mr. Matt Awbrey (Photo: American Trucking Associations)

(Lagrange, GA) -- Friends, family and co-workers of Matt Awbrey gathered recently at the Walmart Distribution Center in Lagrange to honor Matt, a native and life-long resident of Heard County, on his achievements at a national competition in Pennsylvania this summer. A Walmart Transportation professional truck driver, Awbrey was recently named the National … [Read more...]

Local Author Shares New Book at Ephesus Library

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(Ephesus) -- Tuesday night, September 16th, Ephesus Library had a packed house for Rebecca Carlisle's presentation of her new book, Shared Lives: A Tale of Two Kidneys.  Donors and recipients of kidneys, including Ms. Carlisle and her husband, Richard, shared stories of how their lives were transformed during these procedures. Pictured above from left to … [Read more...]

2014 Miss Heard County Pageant Winners

2014 Miss Heard County Kiara Robinson (Photo: Khris Martin)

(Franklin) — Heard High senior Kiara Robinson was crowned as the 2014 Miss Heard County Saturday night at Heard County Middle School in Franklin. The 2014 pageant sponsored by the HCMS Cheerleaders drew a host of family, friends, and other spectators to the middle school gymnasium. The event was hosted by 2013 Miss Jr. Teen America Madison Laprade and … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (09/25/14)

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AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING SEPTEMBER 25, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.   I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PRESENTATION OF SERVICE AWARD – MR. PHILLIP SPRADLIN IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.  AMEND AGENDA VI.  NEW BUSINESS  a. Request from Wireless Hometown Internet Service, LaGrange, Georgia  b. Discuss … [Read more...]

Heard County’s Estimated Cost for Special Election: $8K and Counting

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(Franklin) -- The expenses to Heard County associated with the recent special election for District 5 Commissioner appear to be in the range of about $8000.00 thus far with some legal fees still mounting according to open records obtained this week by the Heard Citizen. The special election won last week by Joe Adams took place after District 5 incumbent … [Read more...]

Down Syndrome West Georgia Buddy Walk

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(Carrollton, GA) -- The Down Syndrome West Georgia Buddy Walk will take place on October 18, 2014 in Carrollton. The walk will start at Target and continue onto the Greenbelt. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. followed by the Fun Run ($15) at 10:00 a.m. and the 5K ($25) at 11:00 a.m. The event will feature vendors, kids activities, a band, and a … [Read more...]

Two Local Schools named 2014 Reward Schools

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Two local elementary schools are listed on the Georgia Department of Education 2014 Reward Schools released yesterday. The 2014 list of Reward Schools is designated as part of the state's waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Each Reward School is a Title I school that falls into one of two … [Read more...]

Heard County Receives Camera Ready Designation

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Economic impact of the film and television industry hits $5.1 billion, Governor says (Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready. The state’s Camera Ready … [Read more...]

Motor Carrier Compliance Division to Participate in “Operation D.R.I.V.E. on I-85”

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(Atlanta, GA) -- The Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) is participating in a 72-hour multi-state high visibility enforcement campaign to target unsafe driving behaviors among commercial vehicle drivers through a partnership with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. The campaign will begin on Tuesday, September 16 and end Thursday, … [Read more...]

Bells Across America

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(Franklin) -- September 17, 2014 begins the national celebration of Constitution Week. The week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Our Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties and freedom, and to ensure those … [Read more...]