September 1, 2014

Toddler drowns in West Point Lake

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(Lagrange, GA) -- A 1-year-old boy drowned in Troup County yesterday in what appears according to investigators to be a tragic accident. The victim identified by WSB-TV as Fisher Pursley of Lagrange, reportedly drowned at the Long Cane Access located off of West Point Road south of Lagrange. Troup County 911 received the emergency call at 12:25 p.m. … [Read more...]

Braves Fall in Season Opener at North-South Classic

Braves Captains Saturday Night: #9 Elijah Toney, #5 Duranta Dunson, #1 Zack Stephens, #58 Levi Brown

(Macon, GA) -- Coach Tim Barron and the 2014 edition of the varsity Braves kicked off the regular season Saturday night with a 43-27 loss to the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes at Anderson Field on the campus of Mercer University as part of the inaugural North-South Kickoff Classic. The Braves and Purple Hurricanes kicked off at 8:27 p.m. in the night cap of … [Read more...]

Tanner Urgent Care/Carrollton, Tanner Occupational Health Relocating

Tanner Urgent Care/Carrollton and Tanner Occupational Health will relocate to a new facility on Highway 27 South on Tuesday, Sept. 2. The services will be closed Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1 to allow for the move

(Carrollton, GA) -- Area residents will gain easier access to evening and weekend care for minor medical emergencies and on-the-job injuries as Tanner Urgent Care/Carrollton and Tanner Occupational Health relocate to a new facility on Highway 27 South. The services’ current Carrollton location on Dixie Street, across from Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton, … [Read more...]

HHS Graduate Studies Abroad in Europe

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~Written by Jessica McQuain I imagine that a baby kangaroo inside of its mother’s pouch must feel the same way I felt while growing up in Heard County. Everything is cozy; everything is familiar. In a small town, you know everyone and everyone knows you. Life is simple, the world is small, and you are rarely outside of your comfort zone. For many people, … [Read more...]

Braves Prepare for Huge Season Opener

Freshman Emory Jones carries the ball towards the end zone during Friday night's scrimmage versus Greenville. Jones will lead the Braves into this Saturday night's opener versus Fitzgerald at Mercer University in Macon. (Photo Courtesy of Rodney East)

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Braves will travel to Mercer University in Macon this Saturday night for one of the most anticipated season opening football games in school history. The Braves will battle the Fitzgerald Purple Hurricanes, a powerhouse program from South Georgia with at least 10 wins during 11 of the last 14 years and several deep runs in the … [Read more...]

Community Rallies around CES Teacher Fighting Cancer

Kathy Denney, Danielle Thompson, Ginger Stutts, and Cassie Manley at Saturday's Zumbathon

(Franklin) -- The Heard County community has rallied in a big way over the last few weeks to help raise money for local school teacher Ginger Stutts, who is facing a difficult battle with cancer. Two of the biggest fundraisers over the past couple of weekends have been especially successful in raising over $16,000 to help the Centralhatchee teacher and her … [Read more...]

Large Crowd at Staples for Final Scrimmage

Cole Holliday (#73) looks to the sidelines during Friday night's final tune-up before the season

(Franklin) -- Seven different players found the end zone for the Braves Friday night during the final scrimmage tune-up before the regular season opens next Saturday night versus Fitzgerald at Mercer University. The Braves varsity squad rolled over the Greenville Patriots 40-12 during the first three quarters before the score was reset to 0-0 for the JV … [Read more...]

Authorities Search for Hit-and-Run Driver

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(Franklin) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating the person or persons responsible for a hit-and-run accident which took place on the afternoon of August 5, 2014. According to reports, the hit-and-run took place between 4:00-4:30 pm on Highway 34 West near the Alabama state line. The victim in the incident, … [Read more...]

Zumbathon for Ginger Stutts

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Zumbathon Fundraiser for Ginger Stutts! Mark your calendars August 23, 2014 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Centralhatchee Elementary School Gym. Fun for the whole family! Kids corner (jumper/slide, cotton candy, face painting, popcorn, snowcones) we have some awesome raffle and silent auction prizes!!! Vendors (Origami owl, Thirty-one, Doterra … [Read more...]

Early Voting Hours for District 5 Special Election

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Dates and times for early voting in the District 5 Commissioner Special Election: August 18 – August 22              8:30 AM – 5:00 PM August 25 – August 29              8:30 AM – 5:00 PM September 2 – September 5      8:30 AM – 5:00 PM  ***Early Voting will take place in Room #14 of the Courthouse*** … [Read more...]