October 17, 2017

National School Bus Safety Week

(Franklin, GA) -- Yellow is the color most associated with school buses, but the focus of this year’s National School Bus Safety Week is red. The 2017 edition of the annual event, held Oct. 16 to 20 this year, is promoting the message “#Stop on Red.” The theme comes from last year’s National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest. Pupil transportation and … [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...]

Brave Nation 2017 Homecoming Week

(Franklin) — Heard County High School’s annual homecoming week celebration is this week and will feature several traditional events for both students and the local community. The homecoming football game will take place this Friday, October 20 when the Braves take on the Jordan Red Jackets. The theme for this year is “Nightmare on Main … [Read more...]

Suspects Sought in Smash-and-Grab Store Robbery

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in a smash-and-grab burglary at a local convenience store early Wednesday morning. The burglary took place at Jordan's Quick Stop which is located at 2468 Franklin Parkway in the city of Franklin. According to a report issued by Chief … [Read more...]

Man Facing Charges after Unsuccessful Armed Robbery

(Franklin, GA) -- A local man is in the Heard County jail today and facing numerous charges after he allegedly tried to rob an acquaintance at gunpoint. 49-year-old Larry Fitzgerald Clark, a resident of Hwy 34 in Franklin, was arrested and charged on September 29 stemming from an alleged incident that took place at Davis Mobile Home Park on September … [Read more...]

Heard Senior Center 40th Anniversary

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- The Heard Senior Activity Center recently celebrated their 40 year Anniversary. On September 12,1977, the program began with Dorothy Cummings Gosdin as Director. The Center started as a program for fellowship, nutrition awareness, a balanced meal and many health resources for the elderly citizens of Heard County. Meals were … [Read more...]

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

(Franklin/lendedu.com) -- 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...]

Heard BOC September Meeting

(Franklin/Times~Journal) -- The Heard County Commissioners met on September 26 for their regular monthly meeting at the courthouse in Franklin. Chairman Boone welcomed all,  gave the invocation and led everyone in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The commissioners approved the minutes from the August 22nd meeting as written. Jan Rayfield was … [Read more...]

Tropical Storm Watch issued for Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- A tropical storm watch is in effect for the Heard County area in anticipation of the arrival of Nate. Gathering strength as it arrived in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday night, Tropical Storm Nate intensified early Saturday to Hurricane Nate according to the National Weather Service. The Category 1 storm was approaching the center of the … [Read more...]

Candidate for Franklin City Council Post 1

My name is Alan Slaughenhaupt, and I am running for City Council Post 1 because I believe I can make a positive impact on the future of our city through my education and experience. I have lived in the City of Franklin for 7+ years, and my family has lived in Heard County for over 20. I love the community of Franklin and want to help it continue to grow and … [Read more...]