August 27, 2016

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...]


AUCTION -- Estate of Paul and Elsie Milam Saturday, June 25, 2016 Preview:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Begins:  9:00 AM 2683 Glenloch Road Franklin, Georgia 30217 Click here to see list of items and photographs … [Read more...]

SummerFEST 2016 – Food, Fun, and Fireworks over the ‘Hooch

(Franklin, GA) -- “The newest go-to venue with more to do than any other venue around is Franklin’s SummerFEST. We have more activities, crafts and vendors than any other event in this area. We’re not just a fireworks show,” said Keri Denney, SummerFEST Committee Chair. Children’s activities include a Water Walker which allows youth to step inside an … [Read more...]

AgSouth Farm Credit Reports Earnings of $39.9 Million Returns $26 Million to Members

Members Served by the Carrollton Branch Receive $581,463 (Statesboro, GA) -- AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had net earnings of $39.9 million during 2015. He stated that, “The association remained strong in 2015, and we are able to once again announce a healthy return of profits to our … [Read more...]

Fraudulent filing effects processing of Georgia Tax Returns

(Atlanta, GA) -- Commissioner Lynne Riley this week announced that due to increased fraudulent activity this filing season, 2015 Georgia Income Tax Returns may take longer to process. "The 2016 tax filing and processing period has been complicated for the Department of Revenue for a variety of factors," Riley stated. "Whether it be one of the many data … [Read more...]