November 18, 2017

Letter to the Editor: Restaurant owner reaches out to Franklin voters

Dear Residents of Heard County: First of all, I would like to begin by thanking each and every one of you that have visited our establishment, because without your support over the last three years, we wouldn’t be here today, and it is with the support and wishes of our loyal patrons that I write to you today expressing our desire to secure a liquor license … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Statement from Arrested Woman

Dear Editor: An article appeared in late August in the Heard Citizen about me being arrested on alleged charges related to tampering with hydrants. Obviously, my attorneys will not allow me to directly address those charges. But I’m writing this letter for my safety and to protect myself against a vendetta that has been going on for a decade. I want the … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Note of Thanks from Sheriff Henry

On behalf of my staff, we would like to thank Chairman Lee Boone, his staff and the Heard County Board of Commissioners for the reception held in honor of my staff to celebrate public service recognition week. Your support and acknowledgement of our service to the community means a lot to our dedicated men and women in uniform. We also want to thank Dr. … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Local police breaking up wild parties

Dear Editor, I would just like to take a little time to say how great of a community we have here and to say a special thank you to Chief Kevin Hannah and the City of Franklin Police Department. My nephew celebrated his fifth birthday on Saturday, April 8th with a police-themed party. I contacted Chief Hannah a week or so prior and asked him if it would … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Thank You

THANK YOU I want to thank all of the Heard County EMS employees that came out to my house on Thursday morning, March 2nd to help my husband Mel Daniel. You were awesome and it is greatly appreciated! Also, to the West Ga Medical Center ICU nurses and doctors -- thank you for everything -- especially nurses and NP's for Dr. Williams Aimee, Kelcey, Leigh, … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Accident victim speaks out

To motorists everywhere: Maybe if we tell our story, you will think twice before you decide to drink and drive. Not just once, but twice my car was hit by drunk drivers. The first one so drunk that he didn't even know what happened. The second one underage. I had to listen to one of my closest friends of 15 years scream frantically about how she had to get … [Read more...]

The Heard Citizen celebrates 5 years of local news coverage

(Franklin, GA) -- Five years ago today, we created and launched HeardCitizen.com in hopes of reinventing the way that news and other information is delivered to our local community. While we have great respect for our two weekly print newspapers, we saw an obvious need for information and news to be shared more than just once per week and we attempted to … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Food Pantry thanks the community

Dear Editor, The Heard County Food Pantry would like to offer its sincere thanks to all of the Heard County citizens who donated food last month. Because of your generosity, the Pantry received over 3,600 pounds of food and was able to go an entire month without purchasing anything from the Atlanta Community Food Bank. By simply picking up the bags left … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: Convenience Center Hours

Dear Editor, This letter is written to address some concerns with the hours at our Convenience Centers in Heard County. Am I the only one who finds the hours at our "convenience" centers, inconvenient? There isn't a center open before 10:00 during the week (Mondays & Thursdays only at Old Field Rd). The others aren’t open until 12 Noon. If I am going … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Appreciation to the people of McAlester

[Editor's Note: The following was written by the mother of Bowdon baseball player Reed Robinson. She traveled to Oklahoma for the all-star baseball tournament last week and wanted to share these nice thoughts with the public. Heard County's own Lee Kay (a Team Georgia teammate of Reed) stayed with the same host family mentioned here. Team Georgia placed … [Read more...]