April 21, 2018

Heard County BOC Agenda (03/27/18)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING April 24, 2018 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARINGS a.  Special Use Application – Klaus & Katharina Huenermann, 1463 Welcome Road, Roopville, GA 30170 IV.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES – March 27, 2018 V.  AMEND AGENDA   VI.  NEW BUSINESS a.  … [Read more...]

Position Open at Heard County Water Authority

POSITION OPEN AT THE Heard County Water Authority The Heard County Water Authority is currently taking applications for an entry level office job “Operations Specialist.” Minimum qualification is applicant must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate. Preferred qualification is an Associate Degree in Accounting, Business, or other related field … [Read more...]

Brave track athletes advance to State Sectionals

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard High hosted the Region 5-AA Track Championships at HCMS this week and several Braves earned spots at next weekend's GHSA Class AA State Sectionals. The two-day event began on Tuesday with field events and closed out Thursday with the majority of the running events. The Lady Braves finished as Region 5-AA runner-ups for the second … [Read more...]

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

(Franklin, GA) -- The deadline to register to vote in the General Primary and Non-Partisan Election is Tuesday April 24, 2018. This is also the last day to change your name or address. If you have moved since you last voted, the Elections Office may not have an accurate address for you. This could cause problems on Election Day. It is easy to check your … [Read more...]

Braves power past Handley on Senior Night

(Franklin, GA) -- The Braves went back to work in non-region play Tuesday and scored an impressive 13-4 win over Handley in Franklin. It was Senior Night at the ballpark and Coach Trent Bianco's seniors certainly delivered including starting pitcher A.J. Head who got the win in his first start of the season. The Brave offense equaled its highest run output … [Read more...]

10th Annual Cattleman’s Association Rodeo (April 20-21)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Cattlemen’s Association is hosting their 10th annual Rodeo on April 20 & 21, 2018. Gates open at 6:00 PM.  The PCA sanctioned Rodeo will begin at 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday night. The rodeo will feature cowboys and cowgirls competing in eight events each night. Enjoy great food, rides, and family … [Read more...]

Jackson sentenced in 2015 Heard County shooting death

(Franklin, GA) -- A man originally indicted on Malice Murder, Felony Murder, and Aggravated Assault is now serving his sentence in the Dooly State Prison in Unadilla, GA following a plea deal with the Heard County Court System on lesser charges. Dimitri Merci Jackson, 31, was arrested on September 29, 2015 and charged with the murder of his friend and … [Read more...]

HCMS boys claim West Georgia Track Championship

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School Track and Field Team competed at the West Georgia Small School Championships Saturday and the Braves walked away with the Championship while the Lady Braves finished in third place at the all day event at Carrollton High School. The Braves finished with an impressive team total of 179 points to edge second … [Read more...]

HCHS student facing serious charges after making threats

(Franklin, GA) -- A 16-year-old Heard County High School student is facing serious charges after fellow students reported his verbal threats of school violence to officials Thursday. Upon further investigation the Franklin Police Department charged the male student with one count of Disrupting Public School and one count of Terroristic Threats. The student … [Read more...]

Officer Involved Shooting in Carroll County

(Carrollton, GA) -- On Saturday, April 14, 2018, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) was requested by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office to investigate an officer involved shooting that resulted in the death of Jessie Thedford, age 32. Preliminary information from Carroll County authorities indicates that at approximately 10:21 AM, the Carroll County … [Read more...]