September 29, 2016

Heard County swears in new firefighters

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Fire Department held its 2016 rookie class graduation ceremony at the EMS headquarters last Thursday. Seven new recruits were honored after completing an extensive three-month training program to become new Heard County firefighters. Capt. Brant Steen gave an introduction of the many instructors and recognized recruit … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (09/27/16)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Sept, 27, 2016 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III. PRESENTATION OF SERVICE AWARDS IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.   AMEND AGENDA   VI.  NEW BUSINESS      a. Approve Contract for New Administration Building – Kevin Hamby, Project Manager      b. Discuss Ordinance … [Read more...]

Marching Braves thriving under new leadership

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County High School Marching Braves are preparing for a championship season of their own this week as they travel to Central High School this Saturday, October 1 for the 34th annual  'Super Bowl of Sound' Marching Band Festival and Contest. First year band director Mr. Eric Vogel is excited for the opportunity this Saturday to … [Read more...]

Heard Chamber announces new President

(Press release courtesy of The Heard Chamber Board of Directors) (Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the hire of Renai Brock as Kathy Knowles' successor as President of the Chamber. Renai brings to the position over 15 years of experience as a Chamber President, Event Coordinator, and Tourism Director in Union … [Read more...]

Boil Water Advisory Lifted in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- A boil water advisory issued on Thursday and extended yesterday for parts of eastern Heard County has been lifted as of late Saturday afternoon. According to a statement by Heard County water plant manager Bryant Snider, the water has been sampled and all microbiological samples have came back negative meaning the water is safe to … [Read more...]

Area man arrested after accidentally shooting himself

(Lagrange, GA) -- On September 11, 2016 investigators were called to a shooting on Old School Road in western Troup County. Patrol deputies and investigators located James Forrest McMillan, age 23, of Franklin, Georgia, with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. McMillan was flown to Columbus, Georgia, for emergency care. Investigators continued the … [Read more...]

Fox 5 Atlanta to experience ‘Friday Night in Franklin’

(Franklin, GA) -- It was made official Thursday afternoon after all the online votes were counted that Fox 5 Atlanta would be in attendance at the Braves' Friday night Region 5-AA football game versus Temple at Staples Stadium in Franklin. Brave and Tiger voters worked hard all week to bring the major news network to town for the Region 5-AA opening contest … [Read more...]

Local church group lends helping hand to flood victims

(Baton Rouge, LA) -- Labor Day Weekend of 2016 literally was a weekend of labor for eight local members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), who were among more than 1,000 volunteers from the Greater Atlanta area donating their time to help victims of the flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. While in Louisiana, the volunteers were … [Read more...]

Absentee Ballots Are Now Available

ABSENTEE BALLOTS Are you a voter who is in the military on state-side or overseas duty? Are you a voter who is in college living on campus? Are you a voter who is unable to go to the polls on Election Day? Are you a voter who works out of town for extended periods? Are you a voter who is planning a vacation the week of the election? If you can say … [Read more...]

Centralhatchee breaks ground on new City Hall

(Centralhatchee/Times~Journal) -- On Monday, September 12, 2016, the Town of Centralhatchee had a ground-breaking ceremony for the new City Hall building located at 715 Centralhatchee Parkway. Among those in attendance were Mayor Barbie Crockett, City Clerk Linda Rogers as well as City Council Members Eley Loftin, Walt Wiggins, Barbara Norwood, Emmett … [Read more...]