February 18, 2020

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...]

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...]