March 29, 2020

A Message From Sheriff Ross Henry

Heard County Citizens: First and foremost, I would like to thank the citizens of Heard County for your cooperation and patience as we deal with the current COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. As you know, this event has been a learning curve for all of us. With all the updated information and guidelines coming out from the CDC and the Georgia Dept. of Public … [Read more...]

Board of Health issues “Shelter in Place” order for Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Health, along with mayors of the local municipalities and members of District IV Public Health, met in an emergency called meeting on Wednesday, March 25th to discuss what steps may be appropriate to protect Heard County residents during the COVID crisis. Board Chair Rodney Kay expressed concerns regarding the … [Read more...]

Gov. Kemp closes public schools through April 24

(Atlanta, GA) -- Governor Brian P. Kemp issued an Executive Order Thursday morning closing public elementary and secondary schools for in-person instruction through April 24, 2020. The order means the earliest Heard County students may return to school would be on Monday, April 27, 2020. "I am deeply grateful to State School Superintendent Richard Woods, … [Read more...]

Georgia Income Tax and Tag Renewal Deadlines Extended

(Atlanta, GA) -- Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on Monday that the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR), in conformance with the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is automatically extending the 2019 income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. "Aligning with this decision makes filing … [Read more...]

Town of Centralhatchee declares State of Emergency

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Town of Centralhatchee has continually been following the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis and has been in communication with GMA (Georgia Municipal Association), Governor Brian Kemp's office, and our local public safety officials getting frequent updates. Although an official standard direction has not been established by the State … [Read more...]

Heard County Government declares State of Emergency

(Heard County, GA) -- Heard County Chairman Lee Boone announced this afternoon the county is officially declaring a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read the official release of information below: HEARD COUNTY  DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY  WHEREAS, The Board of Commissioners, the Emergency Management Director, and the Sheriff are … [Read more...]

HCWA March Board meeting cancelled

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Water Authority Board Meeting scheduled for March 30, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The HCWA hopes to resume a normal meeting schedule in April. … [Read more...]

Langley to receive DAR state honor as Outstanding Veterans Volunteer

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter is pleased to announce that Durell Langley has been selected to receive the Outstanding Veterans Volunteer Award from the Georgia State Society, NSDAR. One of the most prestigious awards given by the DAR, this award is only awarded once each year to a veteran in recognition of outstanding achievement in personal, … [Read more...]

Position Open at Heard County Water Authority

The Heard County Water Authority The Heard County Water Authority is currently taking applications for a Distribution Crew Member. Applicant must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate. Salary is based upon experience. Applications may be picked up at the Water Authority office at 11520 Highway 34 West, Franklin, GA, or printed off the … [Read more...]

A Message from Terry Harper at State Farm Insurance

To our valued State Farm clients: With the Covid-19 Virus making its way into Heard County we, at Terry Harper State Farm, have made the hard decision to lock our offices to the public. In this scary unpredictable environment we felt it prudent to take every precaution to keep our clients and our team members as safe as possible. We will be available by … [Read more...]