April 25, 2019

Approved Franklin City Council Minutes (03/07/19)

Franklin City Council Meeting Minutes CITY HALL COURTROOM March 7, 2019(6:30 PM) PUBLIC HEARING Mayor Rogers opened the public hearing to receive public comments on the recommendations from the February 28th Zoning Board Meeting. There were no public comments and no public in attendance. The public hearing closed at 6:32pm. MAYOR & COUNCIL … [Read more...]

Little ones flock to annual Easter Egg Hunt

(Franklin, GA) - Chattahoochee Old Town (formerly Brush Creek Park) played host over the weekend to a large group of young children who enjoyed the annual Heard County Community Easter Egg Hunt. The spring weather was ideal Saturday at noon for the annual holiday event sponsored each year by Sheriff Ross Henry and the Heard County Sheriff’s Department. The … [Read more...]

Special Called Meeting of the Franklin City Council

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin City Council will hold a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 PM to vote on the purchase of additional wheelchair access ramps to be installed at the Franklin Housing Authority while the CDBG project is underway. This will be the only item on the meeting agenda. City Council meetings take place at Franklin City … [Read more...]

‘Sweep the Hooch’ volunteers clean up at Brush Creek Park

(Franklin, GA) -- Volunteers descended on Brush Creek Park last Saturday for the 9th annual 'Sweep the Hooch' event. Organizers called the event very successful after more than 2000 pounds of trash was collected and removed from just the park. Similar cleanups took place involving a total of about 1200 volunteers at many other locations up and down the … [Read more...]

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Brush Creek Park (April 13)

(Franklin) -- Sheriff Ross Henry and the Heard County Sheriff's Office will host its 22nd Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt at Brush Creek Park beginning at Noon on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The traditional event will feature prize eggs and candy for various age groups in several different hunting areas. Children are encouraged to arrive early as the egg … [Read more...]

Carroll and Coweta County DA Offices to host blood drive

(Franklin, GA) -- Every April, communities across the United States come together to honor and support victims of crime and increase awareness about victim’s rights. This year, the Victim Assistance Program with District Attorney Herb Cranford’s offices will be observing National Crime Victim’s Rights Week by hosting their 7th annual Red Cross Blood … [Read more...]

Irma Hyatt Shelnutt receives Women in American History Medal

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, presented the Women in American History Award to Irma Hyatt Shelnutt at her 90th birthday party held Saturday, April 6th, at Centralhatchee Elementary School. Surrounded by her family, friends and past students, Ms. Shelnutt was recognized for her achievements and contributions to the people of Heard … [Read more...]

Elderly Heard County man dies from injuries after ATV crash

(Franklin, GA) -- An 87-year-old Heard County man has died as a result of injuries he sustained in a Wednesday evening accident in the Roosterville community. The victim was identified as Willie Lee "Bill" Parmer according to an accident report released Friday morning by the Georgia State Patrol. Parmer was riding his John Deere all-terrain utility … [Read more...]

11th Annual Cattleman’s Association Rodeo (April 26-27)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Cattlemen’s Association is hosting their 11th annual Rodeo on April 26 & 27, 2019. Gates open at 6:00 PM.  The PCA sanctioned Rodeo will begin at 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday night. The rodeo will feature cowboys and cowgirls competing in eight events each night. Enjoy great food, rides, and family … [Read more...]

Pair of Centennial Celebrations for Local Veterans

(Franklin, GA) -- Local veterans and guests gathered Tuesday evening, April 2 in Franklin to recognize not just one, but two important centennial celebrations. The American Legion organization turned 100 years old last month and one of Post 148's most esteemed members, Mr. Thomas Darden Lipford will also celebrate his 100th birthday in a few weeks on May … [Read more...]