April 21, 2015

Victim’s Rights Week Blood Drive


(Franklin) -- On Monday, District Attorney Pete Skandalakis and his Victim Assistance staff sponsored a Red Cross Blood Drive at the Franklin Community Center to commemorate National Crime Victim’s Rights Week. The Victim Assistance Program with the District Attorney’s was created to assist innocent victims of violent and personal crime during their … [Read more...]

Red Cross Blood Drive in Franklin


(Franklin) -- National Crime Victim’s Rights Week will be observed this year the week of April 19th. The goal of this annual observance is to unite communities in honoring and empowering victims of crime and bringing awareness to the local community about victim’s rights. This year the Victim Assistance Program in District Attorney Pete Skandalakis’ Office … [Read more...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Franklin Called Meeting


Public Notice (Franklin) -- There will be a special called meeting of the Mayor and Council on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. This meeting has been called in reference to approving the preliminary drawings for the new city hall project. … [Read more...]

Deal: ‘Wait is over’ for families in need of cannabis oil


(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal Thursday signed HB 1, legislation that permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat certain conditions. The law took effect immediately upon Deal’s signature. Deal signed an executive order last month instructing state agencies, physicians and law enforcement officials to prepare for the law’s enactment. “For the … [Read more...]

$100 Reward offered for Missing Dog

Stumpoy Final

(Franklin) -- A $100 cash REWARD is being offered for a male Miniature Dachsund named "Stumpy" missing for about one week from the Armstrong Mill Road area in northern Heard County. If you have any information please call 678-654-8016 or email editor@heardcitizen.com. Names will be kept confidential upon request.       … [Read more...]

8th Annual Silent Auction this Saturday Night


(Franklin) -- The 8th Annual Heard County Athletic Booster Silent Auction will take place Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Heard High School Cafeteria (Doors open at 5:30). All proceeds from this event will go to support Heard High School athletics. Tickets are $50 each which includes admission to the auction, a very nice dinner, and a raffle … [Read more...]

Heard County Benefits From Federal Surplus Property Program

Surplus Property purchased for Heard County Back Row Standing L-R- Stanley Hodge, Chairman Lee Boone, Alan Head, Jarrad Bailey, Charlie Towler, Wes Noles Front Row Kneeling L-R- Greg Harris, Junior Garrett, Keith Jenkins, PW Director Darold Wiggins, Jordan Elkins, Shane Britt, Cody Buchanan, Allen Ray, Jackie Arrington

(Written by Heard County BOC Chairman Lee Boone) (Franklin) -- The Federal Government has a program in place that allows qualified government agencies to requisition and acquire surplus property. The registration is done by a lengthy application process and qualification to participate in the program. Requisitions are done through the State Department of … [Read more...]

Heard BOE Minutes (03/24/15)


The Heard County Board of Education met in a regular meeting on March 24, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Centralhatchee Elementary School. Present were Chairman Roger Harrod, Vice Chairman Tim Holtzclaw, Ashley Awbrey, Mike Crockett, Chad Wood and Superintendent Jerry Prince. I.  Mr. Harrod called the meeting to order and Mr. Wood gave the invocation. II.  Mr. … [Read more...]

Money Smart Week at the Ephesus Library


(Ephesus) -- April 18-25, 2015 is Money Smart Week here at Ephesus Public Library. On Thursday night, April 23 at 6:00 p.m., we will host a class taught by Sam Harmon, Vice-President and Branch Manager of Certus Bank in Carrollton. The class will be Banking 101, and will focus on reconciling your checkbook, and anything  you wish to know about banking in … [Read more...]

Special Olympics Walking/Running Competition

Heard County Special Olympics winners; 1st row - Emma Bradley, James Hannah, Cooper Causey, Kaylee Holcomb, Aiden Brian, Samantha Baker, Kimberly Combs, Haley Laster, and Allen Stover 2nd row - Richard Grizzard, Amber Cribbs, Teacher Asst. - Donna Mimms, Jeffery Freeman, Local Coordinator - Wylene Spearman, Shinese Turman, Mikayla Dockery, Andrew Frobus, and Davean Keeler 3rd row - Anthony Brand, Dennis Shaw, Blake Timmons, Buck Dunson, Nigel Echols, Tim Brown, Damian Wiley, and Todd Hendricks

(Centralhatchee) -- The Heard County Special Olympics Long Distance Walking/Running Competition was held Tuesday, March 31st at Centralhatchee Park. Opening ceremonies started at 10:00am and competition and awards were from 10:30am  - 12:30pm. A picnic Subway lunch was provided for all athletes. Wylene Spearman, Local Coordinator of Special Olympics gave … [Read more...]