March 22, 2019

Georgia D.O.R. to begin processing Individual Income Tax Returns

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) will begin processing individual income tax returns on February 1, 2019. In addition to upgrading the state-of-the-art fraud management system, changing the opening of the processing period to February 1, helped lead to a reduction in attempted tax fraud, which decreased from $212 million in 2017 to … [Read more...]

Georgia DOR encourages taxpayers to elect to receive 1099-G electronically

(Atlanta, GA) -- With the tax filing season fast approaching, The Georgia Department of Revenue would like to encourage taxpayers who received a refund last year to create an account with the Georgia Tax Center (GTC) and elect to receive their Form 1099-G electronically. "Receiving the Form 1099-G electronically through GTC is a safe and secure way for … [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...]

Consignment Sale at Heard High this Saturday

Thank you for your interest in consigning your clothing and household items with us!  All proceeds will go toward Heard County High School National Honor Society and Student Council’s joint student activity account. Questions? Email Jessi Horn ( or Jessica Adams ( General Information: … [Read more...]

Make your ‘Toys For Tots’ donations at State Farm

(Franklin) -- The Terry Harper State Farm Insurance office in Franklin is still accepting your 'Toys For Tots' donations at their office for the holidays. Harper Realty and State Farm Insurance is located at 270 E. Court Sq. in downtown Franklin across from the Piggly Wiggly. For more information call (706) 675-3093. … [Read more...]

JOB OPENING: Heard County Chamber President

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Chamber of Commerce is accepting resumes for the position of Chamber President. The purpose of the position is to lead the Chamber in the areas of directing the development and implementation of Chamber initiatives to encourage a prosperous business climate for Chamber members. Minimum qualifications include a minimum of … [Read more...]

New Lunch Option for Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- Beginning on November 28, 2018 Franklin will welcome a new lunch option for local residents. Franklin Food Truck lunches will begin with Chef Sam and the Blue Nomad Grill arriving from Carroll County. Blue Nomad has pop-up locations throughout the area and can be found at festivals, events, and fairs. Although Chef Sam Ly’s specialty is … [Read more...]

10th Annual Community Carnival Trunk-or-Treat

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Covered Arena will play host to the 10th Annual Community Carnival and Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween night (Wednesday, 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...]

Deal: SEWON America to create 100 jobs in Troup County

(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan announced yesterday that SEWON America, a leading supplier to the automotive industry, will create 100 jobs and invest $160 million in expanding its North American headquarters and manufacturing plant in LaGrange. New jobs will include positions in supervision, production and warehouse operations. “As the No. 1 state for … [Read more...]

HELP WANTED: Job Opening at HCPR

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Parks & Recreation will be accepting applications for two full-time groundskeeper positions. Job involves grass cutting, weed eating, trash pickup, custodial duties as needed and ball field maintenance. Experience is preferred but not required. Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background check and a … [Read more...]