October 16, 2018

Three Heard County Schools receive 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...]

Early Voting for General Election begins this week

(Franklin) -- The General Election is right around the corner. Early Voting begins Monday, October 15 and continues until Friday, November 2. Election Day is November 6, 2018. Early Voting dates and times for the General Election are as follows: EARLY VOTING HOURS Oct. 15 - Oct. 19: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Oct. 22 - Oct. 26: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Oct. 27: 9:00 … [Read more...]

Heard County Water Authority Promotes Early Detection

(Franklin, GA) -- With the arrival of Autumn many beautiful colors abound during the month of October. The landscape often resembles a mosaic created by fallen leaves, and pink begins to emerge to raise Awareness for Breast Cancer. Unfortunately Beast Cancer affects many people, both women and men. The best protection is early detection. Heard County … [Read more...]

3rd Annual Heard County Farm Day

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The 3rd Annual Heard County Farm Day was held on October 2 at the Heard County Arena. It was a fun day out of the classroom for third and fourth graders across the county. They had a great opportunity to be outside and learn about agriculture! The Farm Day was coordinated and sponsored by the West Georgia Soil and Water … [Read more...]

City of Franklin Presents Service Award

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, October 4, 2018 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. All council members were in attendance except Cynthia Putzek, who was away on a business trip. Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance. Councilmember Almond gave the … [Read more...]

Mother of Ephesus Elementary student killed in Troup County crash

(Troup County, GA) -- The mother of a local kindergarten student was killed in a car crash early Thursday morning in Troup County. 29-year-old Samantha Alicia Martin Milhauser died after a two-vehicle collision near the 3400 block of West Point Road. Milhauser was the passenger in one of two vehicles involved and the drivers of both vehicles were … [Read more...]

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

(Franklin, GA) -- The deadline to register to vote in the November 6, 2018 General Election is Tuesday October 9, 2018. This is also the last day to change your name or address. If you have moved since you last voted, the Elections Office may not have an accurate address for you. This could cause problems on Election Day. It is easy to check your … [Read more...]

First Lady reads to local children for Georgia Pre-K Week

(Franklin, GA) -- Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal spent time Wednesday visiting with and reading to Heard County Pre-K students at all three elementary schools. Deal stressed the importance of reading to the young students. She is the driving force behind the “Read Across Georgia” campaign and launched the initiative in support of Governor Deal’s goal of … [Read more...]

Heard County Middle School off to an engaging start

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Middle School kicked off the school year on August 6 with a blast and the faculty and students have not slowed down since. The students were met in the front of the school near the flagpole by enthusiastic principal Brian Hadley on the opening day. The principal took a selfie with every car rider that morning to build … [Read more...]

Another strong graduation rate at HCHS

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School’s graduation rate has hit another stellar mark. Just one year after the HHS Class of 2017 graduated at an all-time high rate of 93.5 percent, the Class of 2018 again scored a high rate at 91.0 percent. Heard County School Superintendent Rodney Kay says that he is pleased with another strong graduation rate but … [Read more...]