March 6, 2015

Police Warn Local Residents of IRS Phone Scams

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(Franklin) -- Heard County residents are being warned to be cautious of deceptive phone calls claiming to be agents of the Internal Revenue Service. Sgt. Dan Boswell of the Heard County Sheriff's Office says phone scams have been common for years, but the Sheriff's office has received several reports recently from targeted citizens asked to provide … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (03/04/15)

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CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 P.M. March 5, 2015 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Joel Rogers Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES - February 5th AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Myra Braswell, City Clerk Police Department – Chief Kevin Hannah Street … [Read more...]

Deals launch Read Across Georgia Month

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(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal were joined today by Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) Commissioner Amy Jacobs to kick off Read Across Georgia Month, a campaign that supports increased childhood literacy in the state. “A firm literary foundation is essential for academic success, and the Read Across Georgia … [Read more...]

HHS Students Compete at Region Literary Meet

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(Bremen, GA) -- Students from Heard High School competed in the Region 5-AA Literary Meet last Friday at Bremen High School. Austin Huddleston finished in second place in the boy's essay competition, Riley Curbow finished with third place in boy's dramatic interpretation, Kiara Robinson claimed third place girl's extemporaneous speaking, Hannah Rogers won … [Read more...]

Heard County Government Offices Opening Late on Thursday

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(Franklin) -- Per executive order number 2015-001 signed by Commission Chairman Lee Boone Wednesday afternoon, all Heard County government offices will open at 10:00 a.m. Thursday due to possible travel hazards. … [Read more...]

Winter Storm Warning Closes Heard Schools on Wednesday

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(Franklin) -- Heard County schools will be closed on Wednesday as the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning effective for the area beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday and lasting through 10:00 a.m. Thursday. School officials made the decision to be on the safe side as the weather system will move through the area during school hours on … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda

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AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING FEBRUARY 24, 2015 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARING – Wendy Stedman - APPLICATION WITHDRAWN IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.  AMEND AGENDA VI.  NEW BUSINESS a.  Approve Annual Authorizing Resolution for Heard County Transit’s DOT 5311 … [Read more...]

Winter Storm Watch issued for Heard

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(Franklin) -- The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday and lasting through 7:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. While precipitation during this time is a given, it is still unclear if the Heard County area can expect to see much, if any snow or ice accumulations as the majority of the winter weather is … [Read more...]

Fire Destroys Rock Mills Home

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(Rock Mills, AL) -- Rock Mills firefighters responded to a call on Wednesday morning around 8:40 at 66529 Hwy. 22, the home of Wallace Burson, located on the east side of the bridge in Rock Mills. The fire, which was first discovered by a passerby, had fully engulfed the house when firefighters arrived at the scene. (Photo and story courtesy of The Randolph … [Read more...]

New Evidence Recovered in Quintuple Murder Investigation

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(Lagrange, GA) -- On February 18th investigators with the Troup County Sheriff's Office were contacted by investigators with the Florence, Alabama Police Department in regards to recovering property that was possibly related to the quintuple murder investigation and suspect Thomas Lee. Capt. Mike Caldwell along with another investigator traveled to Florence … [Read more...]