April 17, 2014

Heard BOC Minutes (03/13/14)

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HEARD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS CALLED MEETING MARCH 13, 2014 – 6:30 P.M.   The Heard County Board of Commissioners held a Called Commissioners Meeting on March 13, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Heard County Courthouse. In attendance at the meeting were Chairman Lee Boone, District 1 Commissioner Larry Hooks, District 2 Commissioner Jacob … [Read more...]

Heard FBLA Competes at 2014 State Leadership Conference; Qualifies for Nationals

The FBLA NLC Group being recognized at a recent Heard County Board of Education meeting

(Atlanta, GA) -- On March 14-16, over 3,000 Future Business Leaders of America members and advisers gathered in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for exciting, informative, and inspiring sessions, workshops, and recognition! In cooperation with TRI Leadership Resources, a nationally recognized leadership services firm, Georgia FBLA members and … [Read more...]

Franklin PD Welcomes New Officer

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(Franklin) -- Officer Jennifer Nelms of the Franklin Police Department recently graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center Regional Academy in Columbus, after completing the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course. This program takes 11 weeks to complete and consists of 408 hours of rigorous training that includes classroom-based lecture and … [Read more...]

CES wins Get Active Get Fit Challenge

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(Atlanta, GA) -- BlueCross and BlueShield of Georgia, Inc. and BlueCross BlueShield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. (collectively “BCBSGa”), the state’s largest health solutions company, today announced the winners of the Get Active, Get Fit School Challenge. Get Active, Get Fit is an effort between BCBSGa and Radio Disney, designed to motivate kids and … [Read more...]

Fatal accident claims life of 73-year-old woman

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(Franklin) -- A North Carolina woman was killed Friday afternoon in an auto accident near Franklin. According to a report issued by the Georgia State Patrol, the single-vehicle crash occurred on Jeff Davis Road near HWY 34 West around 5:00 p.m. 73-year-old Jacqulynn "Jackie" Atkisson, from Wilmington, NC was operating a red 2009 Nissan Rouge when the … [Read more...]

Heard Co. Public Library Renovations

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(Franklin) -- Heard Co. Public Library is in the process of remodeling from now through the month of May. We do intend to remain open during this process, but please be aware that some areas of the library and computers may not be accessible during parts of the renovation. Our Wi-Fi will remain on, so please feel free to bring your wireless devices. We … [Read more...]

Waffle House gunman in custody after standoff

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(Lagrange, GA) -- Early this morning at around 3:10 a.m. deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Waffle House at 4560 Hamilton Road in Lagrange in regards to a suspicious person who had been in the restroom for close to two hours and possibly had some type of firearm. According to a press release issued by the Troup County … [Read more...]

James Stewart Members Attend State Conference and Bring Home 19 Awards

James Stewart members Carla Brown, Monique Gullo, Beverly Baker, Rita Porter, and Bonnie Baker at the GSS 116th State Conference

(Stone Mountain, GA) -- Members of the James Stewart Chapter attended the 116th Georgia State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Conference at Stone Mountain March 13-16. They attended business sessions, elected new state officers, and met Lynn Forney Young, the President General of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution who was … [Read more...]

Secretary of State Launches Online Voter Registration and Mobile Voting Information Application

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today launched two new technology advances that will serve Georgia voters. The first is online voter registration, as well as a mobile application that enables voter registration and will have all the capabilities of  “My Voter Page”. “In 2012, I worked with legislative leaders to craft a law that would … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Minutes (02/27/14)

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HEARD COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING FEBRUARY 27, 2014 – 6:30 P.M. The Heard County Board of Commissioners held a Commissioners Meeting on February 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the courtroom of the Heard County Courthouse. In attendance at the meeting were Chairman Lee Boone, District 1 Commissioner Larry Hooks, District 2 Commissioner Jacob Cammon, … [Read more...]