January 21, 2017

The Heard Citizen’s Most Inspirational Person of 2016

(Franklin, GA) -- Clearly no other Heard County citizen experienced a more inspirational or noteworthy year in 2016 than one 22-year-old Franklin man, Mr. Brett Smith. Smith, a 2012 Heard High School honor graduate and avid follower of politics since his early teens, made not only state and local news, but national headlines after an emotional moment with … [Read more...]

County honors retiring Tax Commissioner

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- Many friends and family gathered at the courthouse in Franklin on Tuesday, December 20th to show their love, gratitude and honor to the retiring Sandra Nolen, Tax Commissioner of Heard County. The duties and responsibilities of the office of Tax Commissioner are many and varied, but the main function is to serve the citizens of … [Read more...]

Braswell retirement as Franklin City Clerk

(Franklin) -- The City of Franklin held a retirement party for City Clerk, Myra Braswell on December 22, 2016 at the Franklin Community Center. Many friends and associates dropped by to show their love and gratitude to Myra for her years of service. Mayor Joel Rogers presented her with a plaque honoring her 16 years of service with the City of … [Read more...]

Commissioners Approve Purchase Of New Fire Truck

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- Heard County Commissioners met on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 6:30 PM in the courthouse in Franklin. Under new business, Chief Steve Wirth, EMS Director for Heard County requested the board to approve the purchase of a new fire truck along with the needed equipment. On October 30, 2016, one of the 10 fire trucks used in … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (11/22/16)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Nov. 22, 2016 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES IV.   AMEND AGENDA   V.  NEW BUSINESS           a.  Discuss Purchase of New Fire Truck – Chief Steve Wirth      b.  Discuss Burn Ban Ordinance – Chief Steve Wirth      c.  Discuss … [Read more...]

Putzek wins council race by one vote

(Franklin, GA) -- Bank of the Ozarks branch manager Cindy Putzek took the race for the vacated Franklin City Council seat Tuesday winning by just a single vote over second place vote-getter and retired housewife Linda Phillips. Putzek garnered 58 votes while Phillips captured 57 votes in the special election to replace Shane Manders who vacated the position … [Read more...]

Westmoreland announces mobile office hours in LaGrange

(Newnan, GA) -- U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland’s staff will be holding mobile office hours on Tuesday, November 15th in Griffin and LaGrange, Georgia. Representative Westmoreland’s district office is permanently located in Newnan, and the mobile office hours serve as an opportunity for constituents to speak with a representative from his office in a … [Read more...]

Early Voting Continues

(Franklin, GA) -- Over 1,000 voters in Heard County have already cast their ballot for the General Election on November 8, 2016. Remember that Saturday October 29 is Saturday Early Voting from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Early Voting will also be conducted next week Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. All Early Voting is in the Voter Registration Office … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (10/25/16)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Oct. 25, 2016 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES IV.   AMEND AGENDA   V.  NEW BUSINESS      a. Discuss Appointments to The Development Authority of Heard County      b. Discuss Appointments to The Heard County Public Facilities … [Read more...]

Westmoreland Announces October Mobile Office Hours in Franklin

(Newnan, GA) -- U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland’s staff will be holding mobile office hours on Tuesday, October 25th in Franklin and Columbus, Georgia. Representative Westmoreland’s district office is permanently located in Newnan, and the mobile office hours serve as an opportunity for constituents to speak with a representative from his office in a … [Read more...]