December 9, 2019

Important Information for Heard County Voters

(Franklin, GA) -- As the very busy 2020 election year approaches, the Elections and Registration Office wants everyone to be aware of changes to the election process and news affecting voter registration. The Secretary of State is conducting maintenance on the list of registered voters that is required by federal and state law. Some voters who have not … [Read more...]

Paws 4 Bravery Extends Services to Heard County Veterans

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter welcomed the Paws 4 Bravery organization at a recent chapter meeting to introduce a non-profit organization available to Heard County Veterans. Their official canine Paws 4 Bravery Ambassador, Trey, enjoyed his time with the chapter members and their special guests, American Legion Adjutant, Durell Langley and … [Read more...]

Ephesus Christmas Parade and Bazaar (Dec. 7)

(Ephesus, GA) -- The Ephesus Christmas Parade and Bazaar will take place on December 7, 2019. The lineup will begin at 9:30 AM at Hoyt Rogers' Field and the parade will start at 10:00 AM. We would like to invite any businesses or organizations to enter a float, antique car, motorcycle, truck, horse & buggy, etc this year. Contact the Ephesus City Hall … [Read more...]

Heard County celebrates 2019 REACH Scholars

(Franklin, GA) -- Five Heard County eighth graders recently signed contracts agreeing to get good grades and attendance, meet with academic coaches and mentors and to graduate from high school and pursue postsecondary education. As their reward, the State of Georgia will provide them $10,000 ($2500 per year) toward four years of college or technical … [Read more...]

Veterans Day Celebration at Centralhatchee Park this Saturday

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- Veterans and citizens are invited to Centralhatchee Park this Saturday at 10:00 AM for a Veterans Day Celebration. The keynote speaker will be B. T. McCutchen, Jr. (Retired) Col. USA/AV MI. The program will also feature the Heard County High School Chorus, a performance of 'Taps' by Daniel Burgos, and the singing of 'God Bless … [Read more...]

Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving recognizes Caregivers of the Year

(Americus, GA) -- On Thursday, October 24, the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving hosted an awards luncheon to honor and recognize all caregiver regional winners throughout the state. Each region had up to three winners consisting of family, volunteer and paraprofessional caregivers. The event took place at the Rees Park Economic Development Center … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (11/07/19)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM Nov. 7, 2019 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Joel Rogers Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting Oct. 3, 2019) AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen Boyd Police Department – Chief Kevin … [Read more...]

Ephesus and Centralhatchee Election Results

(Centralhatchee/Ephesus) -- Following early voting which ended last week, city election day was held in both the Town of Centralhatchee and the City of Ephesus Tuesday. In Ephesus, the only contested position saw Christopher Lynn Cumbie win the Post 2 City Council seat with 50 votes (75.76%), defeating Ralph Cates who garnered 16 votes. The seat was left … [Read more...]

November BOC Meeting Rescheduled

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners Monthly Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The location is Heard County Administration Building, 201 Park Avenue, Franklin. … [Read more...]

Large crowd gathers for Annual ‘Trunk or Treat’ at Heard Arena

(Franklin, GA) -- The rains cleared away just in time in for a near record crowd of children and adults to flock to the 11th annual “Trunk or Treat” event at the Heard County Covered Arena on a chilly Halloween night. This year’s event featured around 40 decorated “trunks” along with other types of vehicles thanks to volunteers from throughout the community … [Read more...]