May 20, 2019

County receives large tax payment

(Tucker, GA) -- Officials from Carroll EMC, Coweta-Fayette EMC, Diverse Power, and Oglethorpe Power Corp. recently presented a check for $801,188.93 to Heard County’s Tax Commissioner Office, bringing Oglethorpe’s total 2018 ad valorem tax payment in Heard County to $2,402,088.60. The payment is for Oglethorpe Power’s 30 percent ownership in the Hal B. … [Read more...]

FPD warns citizens about new scams

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Police Department is warning citizens of a scam involving Google Play and other gift cards. “This scam commonly takes place when criminals call on the telephone informing victims of a refund, late payment, overdue taxes, and even posing as local or federal law enforcement officers and threatening legal action," says Chief … [Read more...]

Heard County Chamber of Commerce 53rd Annual Membership Dinner

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- On Friday, January 18, Heard County Chamber held their 53rd Annual Membership Dinner at 6:30 pm in the Heard County Middle School Gym on Old Field Road in Franklin. Approximately 150 members attended the event. The theme of the annual dinner was “Celebrating Achievement.” Each table had a Heard County sports-related centerpiece … [Read more...]

Heard Development Authority Broadband Survey

(Franklin, GA) -- The Development Authority of Heard County is conducting a community needs assessment as a part of a broadband initiative to expand or enhance internet and/or cellular service in Heard County. The authority is asking for information from residents on their current service in order to determine which areas have no service or need service … [Read more...]

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...]