December 17, 2018

Authorities issue warning in regards to holiday mail theft

(Franklin, GA) — The Heard County Sheriff’s Department is warning local citizens to beware of mail thieves who might be targeting residences during the holiday season. Mail customers are encouraged to be vigilant about checking their mail regularly and to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity. December is by far the worst month for mail theft, and … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (12/18/18)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Dec. 18, 2018 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARING a. (continued from last month) Special Use Application; Encounter Ministries, Inc.-Property located on Notnomis Road, Franklin, GA IV.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES – November 27, 2018 V.  AMEND … [Read more...]

Georgia State Football Champions in Heard County!

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Brave Nation 'descends on the Benz' Wednesday afternoon where the Heard County Braves defeated the Rockmart Yellow Jackets 27-6 to claim Heard County's first ever Georgia State High School Football Title. The Heard Citizen is still celebrating. Stay tuned in the coming days for a complete recap and photos from the most exciting day in … [Read more...]

Gas leak contained in the City of Franklin Monday

(Franklin, GA) -- Chief Kevin Hannah of the Franklin Police Department confirmed yesterday that crews responded to a gas leak at the corner of College and Maple Streets in the city near Heard High. Around 5:30 PM Monday some residents in the immediate area were evacuated from their residences and Main Street was closed for short time period. The leak … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools delay opening until 10 AM Tuesday

(Franklin, GA) -- Acting on the latest forecast from the National Weather Service, the Heard County School System this evening announced that Heard County schools will delay opening until 10:00 AM on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The National Weather Service has warned that some counties basically north of I-20 may have black ice on roads as temperatures drop below … [Read more...]

Heard Middle and Ephesus Elementary earn state recognition

(Franklin, GA) --  Heard County Middle School, Centralhatchee Elementary, and Ephesus Elementary were each recognized recently by the Georgia Department of Education for their outstanding achievements in education by ranking within the top 5% of Title I Schools within the state of Georgia. This ranking comes after a comparison between all Title I Georgia … [Read more...]

Local man charged with Child Pornography

(Franklin, GA) -- A local man was jailed by the Heard County authorities earlier this week following a child pornography investigation. Michael Forrest Milam, age 31, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with Possession of Child Pornography (O.C.G.A. 16-12-100 - Sexual Exploitation of Children.) According to a report by Heard County Sheriff's Office … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Meeting Notes (November)

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Heard County Commissioners met on November 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the administration building in Franklin. All Commissioners were in attendance. Chairman Boone called the meeting to order, gave the invocation and led everyone in the pledge to the flag. The first item on the agenda was a public hearing for a special use … [Read more...]

First Lady Deal completes 1,000th school visit

(Atlanta, GA) -- First Lady Sandra Deal was today joined by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) Commissioner Amy M. Jacobs to visit The Academy Child Development Center in Oakwood, marking Mrs. Deal’s 1,000th school visit since Gov. Nathan Deal took office in 2011. “My goal is to encourage students to enjoy reading … [Read more...]

Runoff Election Tuesday, December 4

(Franklin, GA) -- Early Voting for the General Election Runoff ends Friday November 30. This is also the last day you can apply for an absentee ballot. The Runoff Election will be TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4. The precincts will be open from 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM. The races on the ballot are Secretary of State and Public Service Commissioner. Remember to vote and make … [Read more...]