March 21, 2019

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...]

3rd Annual Heard County Farm Day

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The 3rd Annual Heard County Farm Day was held on October 2 at the Heard County Arena. It was a fun day out of the classroom for third and fourth graders across the county. They had a great opportunity to be outside and learn about agriculture! The Farm Day was coordinated and sponsored by the West Georgia Soil and Water … [Read more...]

City of Franklin Presents Service Award

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, October 4, 2018 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. All council members were in attendance except Cynthia Putzek, who was away on a business trip. Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance. Councilmember Almond gave the … [Read more...]

FPD Lt. Brooks receives 20-year service award

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, September 6, 2018 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. All council members were in attendance except councilmember Cynthia Putzek, she was away on business trip. The meeting opened with a public hearing on the tax increase to be adopted by the Mayor … [Read more...]

Local paramedic receives 30-year Service Award

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Heard County Commissioners met on August 28, 2018 at 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. Commissioners presented Tim Rogers, Heard County EMS paramedic, with a 30-year service … [Read more...]

BOC Presents Service Award

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Heard County Commissioners met on June 26, 2018 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 commissioners presented Heard County Transit employee, Rosa Moreland with a 20-year … [Read more...]

911 Dispatcher Receives Service Award

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Heard County Commissioners met on May 22, 2018 at 6:30pm 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. Commissioners presented 911 dispatcher Ms. Martha Kilgore with a 20-year service … [Read more...]

Centralhatchee Public Library Grand Opening & Super Saturday

(Centralhatchee/Times-Journal) -- Centralhatchee Public Library opened their door for the first time at their soft opening on May 22nd at 11:00 am. The new facility was made possible by SPLOST dollars and State Funding. Centralhatchee Elementary School's amazing group of 2nd graders and teachers, Mrs. Anderson and Mrs. Dorsey showed their support and … [Read more...]

Heard County Courthouse Undergoing Complete Overhaul

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- For over 20 years, grand juries in every session have asked that changes be made to address deficiencies in the Heard County Courthouse. Built in the early 1960’s, the building has been plagued with problems for many years; inadequate office space, inefficient, aging HVAC systems, design flaws, security deficiencies, and … [Read more...]