November 23, 2017

‘Spirit Night’ at Hometown Pizza raises funds for local teen

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard High School sophomore baseball player Caden Raines is at home and steadily improving after being released from the hospital a couple of weeks ago. Caden was hospitalized at Children’s healthcare of Atlanta for several weeks after being stricken with a very rare illness known as Stevens–Johnson syndrome. Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a … [Read more...]

Hardee’s donates $8,000 to James Stewart Chapter

Courtesy of Pam Lyle/The News and Banner (Franklin, GA) -- Over 3000 Hardee's locations nationwide raised almost $1 million dollars in their 'Stars for Heroes' fundraiser. This annual fundraiser benefits various charities that serve veterans and veteran families. Hardee's reports that 50 percent of these donated funds go to national charity beneficiaries … [Read more...]

Franklin restaurants given green light to serve liquor

(Franklin, GA) -- In a special called meeting Thursday at City Hall, the Franklin City Council approved an updated alcohol ordinance to implement the serving of distilled spirits in restaurants possibly as soon as this weekend for establishments that already serve beer and wine. An alcohol referendum passed by a vote of 63-52 in the city election on … [Read more...]

Putzek retains seat, Alcohol referendum passes

(Franklin, GA) -- Residents and visitors to the City of Franklin soon will be able to order a margarita or cocktail with their meals thanks to the results of Tuesday's election. The alcohol referendum passed by a result of 63-52, and will allow the city to begin issuing licenses to sell distilled spirits for beverage purposes by the drink for consumption on … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Restaurant owner reaches out to Franklin voters

Dear Residents of Heard County: First of all, I would like to begin by thanking each and every one of you that have visited our establishment, because without your support over the last three years, we wouldn’t be here today, and it is with the support and wishes of our loyal patrons that I write to you today expressing our desire to secure a liquor license … [Read more...]

9th Annual Community Carnival Trunk-or-Treat

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Covered Arena will play host to the 9th Annual Community Carnival and Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween night (Tuesday, October 31) from 6:30-8:00 PM. The event is being presented by the Franklin Police Department, Heard County Sheriff's Office, Heard EMA, The Heard County Commissioners, and Heard High School FFA. The night … [Read more...]

Franklin Primary Healthcare Clinic

(Franklin, GA) -- Franklin Primary Healthcare Clinic, located at 1236 Franklin Parkway is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM -4:00 PM by appointments and walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is staffed by Family Nurse Practitioners Ann Hastings and Cherry Toney. Services include, but are not limited to: Women's Health • DOT Physicals • Sick Visits • Sports … [Read more...]

Credit card skimmer discovered at local gas station

(Franklin, GA) -- Drivers who may have filled up at a local convenience store gas pump in Franklin may want to keep a close eye on their credit card and bank accounts. According to a press release issued this afternoon by Lieutenant Tino Brooks of the Franklin Police Department, a bluetooth credit card "skimming" device was discovered earlier today at the … [Read more...]

Website rates Franklin top 10 in Georgia for starting a small business

(Franklin/ -- Some of the biggest businesses in the entire world are headquartered in the state of Georgia: Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS, Delta Air Lines, and Aflac are just a few. ​Why is this? Some point to the taxation policy in the Peach State. Many years, Georgians pay a lesser percentage of their income on state and local taxes when compared … [Read more...]

HELP WANTED: Heard County 911 Communications Officer

Heard County 911 Communications Officer The Heard County 911 Department will be accepting applications for the position of Communication Officer. This is a full time, night shift position- (6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.- 3 days one week and 4 days the next week). The applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent, and must agree to a pre-employment drug … [Read more...]