April 8, 2020

Absentee Voting for the General Primary Election

(Franklin, GA) -- The next election on the calendar is the General Primary on May 19, 2020. The Elections Office has been given every indication that this election will go on as planned. If a voter did not cast a ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary (postponed from March 24, 2020), they will receive a ballot that also contains the Presidential … [Read more...]

Census Day in Heard County (April 1)

(Franklin, GA) -- Census Day is still Wednesday, April 1, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced the U.S. Census Bureau to extend the deadlines for response. The bureau sent out invitations to respond to all of the nation’s households earlier this month. Residents originally had until July 31 to respond to the surveys online, or by phone or mail, but that … [Read more...]

Update on Heard County Government Services

Update on Heard County Services (1)  Public access to County Facilities is still prohibited. (2)  The Commissioner's Office is partially staffed daily to receive calls during regular business hours. (3)  Calls for other administrative departments are encouraged before 12:00 pm, and any messages left should expect a return call within 24 hours. (4)  … [Read more...]

Dollar General offering discount to medical, guardsmen and first responder communities

(Franklin, GA) -- Beginning today, Dollar General will provide all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10 percent discount on qualifying purchases. Individuals can present their employment badge or ID at more than 16,300 stores to receive the discount. "At Dollar General, we are deeply appreciative for the ongoing … [Read more...]

NOTICE: Heard County Superior Court Business Hours

NOTICE Due to the COVID-19 crisis Effective March 30, 2020 through April 24, 2020, The Clerk of Superior Court business hours will be as follows, Tuesday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Wednesday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Thursday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM  If you have any questions, please contact our office by calling 706-675-3301. We will be able to assist you by phone or … [Read more...]

National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29th

Former President Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Please join the members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, in thanking our Vietnam veterans on this day and all of those … [Read more...]

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...]