January 18, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Franklin Qualifying Fees

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF FRANKLIN, GEORGIA NOVEMBER 2, 2021 ELECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH O.C.G.A. §21-2-131(a)(1)(A), QUALIFYING FEES FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 ELECTION HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED AND ARE HEREBY SET AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR  $270.00 COUNCIL POST #1   $90.00 COUNCIL POST #2   $90.00 COUNCIL POST #3   $90.00 COUNCIL POST #4   $90.00 COUNCIL POST #5   … [Read more...]

4-H Summer Camp Survey

(Franklin, GA) -- Georgia 4-H wants to hear your thoughts on your child/ren’s participation in 4-H camp this summer, with COVID-19 likely to remain a concern. What you tell us is very important as we gather information to inform our decision-making and communication regarding 4-H camp in 2021. Please follow this … [Read more...]

HELP WANTED: Survey Technician

HELP WANTED (Ephesus, GA) -- Immediate opening for an experienced Survey Technician at Merritt Paul Land Surveying. Technician must be willing to travel; must be organized and hard-working. We are looking for someone that can work outdoors in many different environments. This field based role includes Boundary Surveys, Construction Staking, and ALTA … [Read more...]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Heard County Tax Commissioner

(Franklin, GA) -- The State of Georgia will be undergoing the next stage in it’s DRIVES program in January 2021. The V12 upgrade will include a DRIVES update and DDS will be converting over to our DRIVES system. This implementation will be more complex and will take longer to complete. As a result of this upgrade, our Motor Vehicle program will shut down … [Read more...]

Registration for new 2021-2022 PreKindergarten and Kindergarten students

Heard County School System Registration for NEW 2021-2022 PreKindergarten and Kindergarten Students WHO: Any child who is not currently attending school in the Heard County School System and … will be four years old prior to September 1, 2021 and is a Georgia resident can register for PreK  will be five years old prior to September 1, 2021 … [Read more...]

Thursday Night Bingo at American Legion Post 148

(Franklin) -- Thursday Night Bingo returns to the Heard County American Legion this Thursday, January 7! Doors open at 6:00 PM and game starts at 7:30 PM. Family fun, smoke-free area, and no alcohol served. We look forward to seeing you! $15.00 minimum cash only. Proceeds support the Heard County American Legion and the work they do for the veterans of … [Read more...]

WANTED: Deer Hunting Lease

WANTED: HUNTING LAND (West Georgia) -- Father and son want to lease 25-75 acres in Troup, Meriwether or Heard County for hunting in 2021. We are responsible, experienced and ethical hunters and will take great care of the land. We will pay a premium price up front, and provide a clearly written agreement that protects the landowner. Text or call Don at … [Read more...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Franklin holiday trash schedule

PUBLIC NOTICE (Franklin, GA) -- Due to the upcoming holidays, please note the following changes to trash pickup days in the City of Franklin. Customers that would normally be picked up on Thursday, December 31 will now be be picked up on Wednesday, December 30. The schedule will return to normal following the holidays. … [Read more...]

Christmas Hours at the Heard County Water Authority

The Heard County Water Authority will be closed in observance of Christmas on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th. Normal operating hours will resume Monday, December 28th. Please note, cut-off day for non-payment is December 29, 2020. Please make your past due payment by December 28, 2020 to avoid service disruption. You may place payments … [Read more...]

HCMS student named American History Essay winner

(Franklin, GA) -- Rylee Reeves, an eighth grade student at Heard County Middle School, was awarded the American History Essay Medal and Certificate of Award on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The 2020 essay topic was the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre is considered to be a pivotal event that paved the way to the American … [Read more...]