September 16, 2014

Heard County Receives Camera Ready Designation

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Economic impact of the film and television industry hits $5.1 billion, Governor says (Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), today announced that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready. The state’s Camera Ready … [Read more...]

New PTO Officers Elected at HES

Front Row (L-R): Leah Lawson and Tiffany Mixon. Back Row (L-R): Julie Thomas, Nicole Rice, and HES Principal Debbie Willard.

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) held its first meeting of the 2014-15 school year on September 4, 2014 in the school’s gymnasium. At the meeting, Principal Debbie Willard informed parents of upcoming events, the school fundraiser, and the need for new PTO officers. The parents and faculty in attendance … [Read more...]

Braves lose Dunson to injury in first win

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(Franklin) -- The Heard High Braves were able to overcome injuries to three crucial seniors Friday night and shutout the visiting South Atlanta Hornets 14-0 in the opening game at Staples Stadium. Standout seniors Levi Brown and Elijah Toney were able to play through their injuries at less than 100 percent but the big blow came early in the game when … [Read more...]

Middle Braves stifle Eagles 26-6

Alijah Huzzie (#4) connected with Kayo Bradfield (#12) for a huge TD pass with just one second to play in the first half in Thursday's 26-6 win over Mt. Zion

(Franklin) -- The Heard County Middle School football team broke into the win column at home Thursday afternoon where they downed the visiting Mt. Zion Eagles 26-6. The win moves the Middle Braves to 1-1 on the season after an opening game loss to Callaway two weeks ago. More importantly, the win moves the Braves to 1-0 in conference play with three more … [Read more...]

Naked woman arrested after violent episode

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(Lagrange, GA) -- A Lagrange woman is behind bars in the Troup County jail following a bizarre sequence of events that took place Wednesday in Lagrange. According to a press release issued today by the Troup County Sheriff's Office, patrol deputies responded to a location yesterday at Pioneer Drive regarding a violent, unclothed female involved in an … [Read more...]

Special Election Yields New District Commissioner

Newly elected District 5 Commissioner Joe Adams will take office in January of 2015.

(Franklin) -- The special election held Tuesday for the Heard County District 5 Commissioner seat resulted in a new face being elected to Heard County Board of Commissioners. Joe Adams defeated incumbent Sandi Allen by a final tally of 143-115 to claim the commission seat which was embroiled in controversy after the Republican primary. Adams was the … [Read more...]

Watson’s 4 RBI’s leads Lady Braves over Cavs

Junior Jordan Watson allowed only one hit in Monday's 8-0 win and also drove in four runs at the plate

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Lady Braves softball team got back on the winning track Monday with an 8-0 shut-out of a much-improved Callaway Lady Cavaliers squad in Lagrange. Junior Jordan Watson led the way on the mound and at the plate. Watson allowed only one base hit in four innings of work before handing the ball over to sophomore Hattie Yarbrough who struck … [Read more...]

Lady Braves battle nationally-ranked Wolves

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(Kennesaw, GA) -- Head coach Matt Hornsby knew his varsity softball squad would face a huge challenge when he added the Buford Lady Wolves to the schedule several months ago and that was indeed just what he was aiming for, a chance for his girls to face the best competition out there. The Lady Braves traveled to Kennesaw State University Saturday afternoon … [Read more...]

Sharing Lives

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(Ephesus) -- Local author Rebecca S. Carlisle will be at the Ephesus Public Library on September 16, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. She will talk about her latest book, Sharing Lives – The Tale of Two Kidneys. The book is a compilation of true stories of ordinary people both young and old who gave unselfishly to those they loved so they could live. Come and meet some … [Read more...]

Where There’s Will There’s Way

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(Franklin) -- Our son, Will, was involved in a roll over car accident on June 1, 2013. It left him paralyzed from the waist down. After his accident he has continued to do the things he loved doing before his accident like driving his truck, hunting, and fishing, but Will is now a senior in high school and it is his goal to walk across the stage on … [Read more...]