September 29, 2020

Local church honors Heard County’s heroes

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office and the Heard County Fire & Emergency employees were honored by the delivery of 'Plates of Love' on Wednesday, June 24. The lunch plates were prepared with love by all the members at Heaven Bound Church of God located in Centralhatchee. Heaven Bound Church of God also presented Heard County Sheriff … [Read more...]

Franklin Shines with the Heard County High School Class of 2020

(Franklin/GA) -- Franklin is already known as a caring and loving community but beginning last Thursday evening it truly shines brighter with the smiling faces of the Heard County Class of 2020. Those who passed through downtown in the month of May are sure to notice an unusually large number of smiling faces on the square, despite mandated social … [Read more...]

Local convenience store burglarized

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary that took place this week at a local convenience store. The burglary took place in the early morning hours on Thursday, February 13 at approximately 2:00 AM at AJ’s Country Food Mart. AJ’s Country Food Mart is located at the intersection of HWY 27 and HWY 100 just south of … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council renames courtroom to honor Mayor Joel W. Rogers

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- City Council of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, February 6, 2020 at City Hall at 6:30 PM. All councilmembers were in attendance. Mayor Joel Rogers was not present due to illness. Councilmember Kevin Hayes began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance. Councilmember Bo Almond gave the invocation and … [Read more...]

Chamber of Commerce holds 54th Annual Membership Dinner

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Heard County Chamber of Commerce held their 54th Annual Membership Dinner on Friday, January 15 at the Heard County Middle School Gymnasium. The theme of the dinner was 'Focusing on the Future.' Jimmy Adams, Chamber Board Chairman welcomed all members and guest to the dinner and Sherrie Kagey gave the invocation. Delayna … [Read more...]

Chase through Downtown Franklin ends in arrest

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- A man was arrested Friday morning after a very short chase though downtown Franklin. Immediately after leaving Heard County court for previous charges of no insurance and operating a vehicle without registration, Bruce David Popphan, age 52, was driving a white 1995 Nissan Pathfinder when Officer Stewart of the Franklin Police … [Read more...]

CHATT ART helps the Easter Bunny

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- Taking a lesson from the Heard County Sheriff’s Office and the great job they do at Christmas with their Toy for Tots and their annual Easter Egg Hunt, CHATT ART starting helping at Easter by donating Easter baskets. Since 2005, CHATT ART has donated approximately 450 baskets to the Heard County Sheriff’s Office and directly to … [Read more...]

Chamber Celebrates 2019 STAR Student and Teacher

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Heard County Chamber of Commerce hosted the Spring Education Luncheon on March 19 at the Franklin Community Center. The luncheon was held to honor Heard County High School’s STAR student and STAR Teacher. Lunch was catered by Great Events, Inc. Heard County Chamber President Melinda Brown welcomed all in attendance. HCHS … [Read more...]

City of Franklin approves rezoning request for Heard BOE

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, March 7, 2019 at City Hall at 6:30 PM. All council members were in attendance except Councilmember Jiles. Attorney Samson Newsome stood in for City Attorney David Mecklin. Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance. … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Meeting Notes (November)

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Heard County Commissioners met on November 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the administration building in Franklin. All Commissioners were in attendance. Chairman Boone called the meeting to order, gave the invocation and led everyone in the pledge to the flag. The first item on the agenda was a public hearing for a special use … [Read more...]