August 19, 2019

Cheering for the Dawgs: Sara Kate Wiggins

(Athens, GA) -- One recently graduated Heard County High School student is experiencing the best the college football world has to offer during her time on the campus of the University of Georgia. Sara Kate Wiggins, standout former Brave cheerleader and Class of 2018 Co-Valedictorian is a rising sophomore cheerleader for the Bulldogs. Sara is the first … [Read more...]

Heard County Water Authority receives ‘Platinum Award’

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Water Authority was recently recognized with a distinguished honor. The Steve Lipford Water Treatment Plant was recognized with the 'Platinum Award' for six consecutive years of 100-percent permit compliance, in accordance with Federal and State Safe Drinking Water Acts. Mike Thomas, associate of GAWP presented the award … [Read more...]

Nearly 8K citations issued during ‘Operation Southern Shield’

(Atlanta, GA) -- During the third annual “Operation Southern Shield” speed enforcement campaign, the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) and Capitol Police joined forces with local law enforcement and agencies in surrounding states to target drivers who speed excessively on the roadways. Troopers and officers issued over … [Read more...]

‘Back To School Bash’ slated for July 27

(Franklin, GA) — Heard County Community Partnership, a Georgia Family Connection Affiliate, and its’ collaborative partners will hold their annual Back To School Bash Resource Fair on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM at the Heard County Covered Arena in Franklin. Local Heard County resident students will take advantage of the event to glean a … [Read more...]

Heard County School System 2019 Open House Schedule

(Franklin, GA) -- Teachers and staff are busy already preparing for a great 2019-2020 school year. Teachers have been training throughout the summer to learn new strategies for instruction and to plan for classes. Principals have been studying data and setting goals for improvement. Everyone is very excited to begin a new year of growth and learning. All … [Read more...]

Weekend drowning victim identified in Troup County

(Troup County, GA) -- On July 20th at 4:20 PM, deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 171 John Lovelace Road, Lagrange in reference to a possible drowning. According to a TCSO press release, upon arrival, deputies and other emergency responders made contact with the caller who is the wife of the victim, and she stated her husband … [Read more...]

Georgia’s oldest State Trooper retiree dies at age 94

(Franklin, GA) -- The oldest surviving member of the Georgia State Patrol passed away Saturday evening at the age of 94. Retired Sgt. James Franklin Terrell, Jr. (a.k.a. Jeff) would have turned 95 next month. The Heard County native was beloved by current State Troopers who had visited with him often at his Carrollton nursing home during his declining … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (07/23/19)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING July 23, 2019 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III. INVITED GUESTS – Ms. Doris J. Turner, Partnership Specialist, Atlanta Regional Census Center – U.S. Census Bureau IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS  1) Special Use Application for a Private Family Cemetery – Ms. Elizabeth … [Read more...]

Help needed for Heard High graduate battling Stage IV cancer

(Troup County, GA) -- Billy Baker, a deputy with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, has been diagnosed with Stage IV cancer along with a very poor prognosis. His law enforcement family are asking local communities to assist Deputy Baker and his family during this difficult time. Baker grew up in the Franklin area and graduated from Heard County High … [Read more...]

A Step Back in Time

(Franklin, GA) -- On Saturday, July 13, 2019, members of the Southside A’s Car Club of Newnan stopped by the Franklin Gulf Filling Station Museum to take pictures. Since our Filling Station was opened in 1932, their restored Ford A Model cars fit right in. When Museum volunteer Judy Miller told them that when she was a little girl, she rode in the rumble … [Read more...]