September 25, 2016

GDOL recruiting Mando America

(Lagrange, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will assist Mando America as the company recruits to fill a number of jobs at its manufacturing facility in Hogansville. The automotive supplier manufactures steering, brakes and suspension systems.  The recruitment will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, from 1-4 p.m. in the Callaway Center at West … [Read more...]

Proposed Property Tax Increase in the City of Franklin

(Franklin/ Times~Journal) -- The City of Franklin Mayor and Council today announces its intention to increase the 2016 property taxes it will levy this year by 6.44 percentage over the rollback millage rate. Each year the board of tax assessors is required to review the assessed value for property tax purposes of taxable property in the city.  New and/or … [Read more...]

Deal: Sentury Tire to create more than 1,000 jobs in Troup County

(Lagrange, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal announced this week that Sentury Tire, the fifth-largest and fastest-growing tire manufacturer in China, will create more than 1,000 jobs and invest $530 million in a car and light truck tire manufacturing operation in Troup County. The new facility in LaGrange will support Sentury Tire’s existing customer base in North … [Read more...]

Law Enforcement luncheon at PruittHealth

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- PruittHealth of Franklin reached out on August 17 to show law enforcement their love, care and support. In appreciation for all law enforcement does for the community, PruittHealth of Franklin held a luncheon in their honor at their facility located at 360 South River Road in Franklin. It was a positive atmosphere as they served … [Read more...]

HELP WANTED: Beck Facility Services

HELP WANTED Beck Facility Services is currently taking applications for General Cleaners in the Heard County area. Please visit to fill out an application. All applicants must pass a drug test and background check prior to hire. … [Read more...]

2017 Alcohol License Renewal Season begins September 1

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Department of Revenue today announced that the 2017 Alcohol License renewal season begins on September 1, 2016. Due to an error in the Alcohol License Reminder, some license holders believed that the Department began accepting payments on August 2, 2016. The Department cannot process payments for alcohol license renewals until the … [Read more...]

New local Go-Kart Track races to the finish line

(Franklin, GA) -- A new Go-Kart race track is opening this weekend near the Centralhatchee community in northern Heard County. The very first day races at the 1/5 mile oval dirt track are scheduled for Saturday, August 6 and the owner of the track, Terri Thomaston is excited to see she and her husband's dream come true. According to Thomaston, the process … [Read more...]

Chamber publication honored in national competition

(Lagrange, GA) -- Troup Trends magazine, a quarterly publication of the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce, has earned an Award of Excellence in the 2016 Awards for Communication Excellence competition sponsored by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The Awards for Communication Excellence recognize outstanding communications … [Read more...]

2016 ‘Back to School’ Sales Tax Holiday

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Revenue would like to remind all Georgians that they will be able to purchase certain items tax-free during the upcoming "Back to School" sales tax holiday. The sales tax holiday begins on Saturday, July 30, 2016 and runs through Sunday, July 31, 2016, and will allow shoppers in Georgia to purchase many work and … [Read more...]

Heard County residents asked to conserve water after major power outage

(Franklin, GA) -- Around 700 Georgia Power customers were without power for most of the day Tuesday after a system problem at the main Franklin substation. The major outage lasted from 9:37 AM Tuesday morning until about 4:30 PM Tuesday afternoon. The Heard County Water Authority is still asking that customers please try to conserve water until at least … [Read more...]