February 27, 2015

HHS Lifters Bound for State


(Louisville, GA) -- The Heard High school weightlifting team is headed for Louisville, GA Friday afternoon hoping to become three-peat champions at the GACA State Weightlifting meet which takes place Saturday at 10:00 a.m. 30 lifters will be on the Braves rosters in weight classes ranging from 140 and under to 246 and up. One significant change at this … [Read more...]

Ephesus Library Hosting Author of Civil War Novel


(Ephesus) -- How did Stonewall Jackson really die? On Tuesday, March 17th, at 6:00 p.m., you just may find out. Ephesus Public Library will have a visit from Author Skip Tucker. Mr. Tucker's book, Pale Blue Light, is a Civil War Novel, but also full of action and adventure, and a murder mystery to boot. Mr. Tucker will speak about his book, and will have … [Read more...]

2015 Heard County March for Babies Kickoff

Emma Rylee Cothran, 2015 March of Dimes Ambassador Baby

Article: Times~Journal (Franklin) -- March of Dimes had a March for Babies Kickoff Luncheon on Friday, February 20 at Certus Bank Community Room in Franklin, Georgia. Carla Starling, Senior Community Director of March of Dimes welcomed everyone. Bobby Cothran gave the invocation. Carla spoke about her love of working for the March of Dimes and hoped that … [Read more...]

Winter Storm Warning Closes Heard Schools on Wednesday


(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...]

Winter Storm Watch issued for Heard


(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...]

HHS Faculty Member Awarded Grant


(Franklin) -- Mr. Lee Burson, or Señor Burson as his students at Heard High School know him, was recently named as a 2015 recipient of the prestigious Alice Huffard Richards Teacher Leadership Fellowship Grant. The Spanish teacher will receive a $5,000 grant on behalf of The Trustees of The Alice Huffard Richards Charitable Fund. Before arriving at HHS, … [Read more...]

New Evidence Recovered in Quintuple Murder Investigation


(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...]

SPLOST Provides New Playgrounds for Heard County Schools

Ephesus Elementary

(Heard County) -- It was a memorable day across Heard County recently as 958 elementary students celebrated the addition of new playground equipment at all three elementary schools across the county. Centralhatchee, Ephesus and Heard Elementary playgrounds have been adorned with a variety of play sets which include climbing towers, swing sets, slides, … [Read more...]

Mail Tampering Reported; Citizens Urged to Be Cautious


(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office and the US Post Office in Franklin are warning local residents to use extreme caution with their mail after several incidents of mail tampering have been reported recently in different areas of the county. They are also asking for the public's help in identifying the person or persons responsible and … [Read more...]

Artic Blast Bringing Record Cold Temps


(Franklin) -- The second major arctic blast of this winter is expected to bring record cold to the West Georgia area over the next couple of days with low temperatures expected to be in the teens over the next two nights with gusty winds driving wind chills down near zero or below. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory through noon … [Read more...]