January 23, 2018

Heard County BOC Agenda (01/23/18)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING January 23, 2018 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARING – Amendments to the Heard County Zoning Ordinance IV.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES – December 19, 2017 V.  AMEND AGENDA   VI.    NEW BUSINESS Discuss Public Hearing – Amendments to the … [Read more...]

Ferguson to hold Mobile Office Hours in Franklin

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) this week announced that a member of his staff will be in Franklin, Georgia on Thursday January 18th to meet with constituents. WHO: Member of Congressman Ferguson’s staff WHAT: Availability to meet with constituents, assist any constituents experiencing a problem with a federal agency WHEN: Thursday … [Read more...]

BOC Presents Award to Captain Jane Olinger

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners presented a 25 year service award recently to Captain Jane Olinger of the Heard County Sheriff's Department. Captain Olinger's career began with the HCSO on December 7, 1992 and many local public safety officers attended the meeting to honor Captain Olinger as she was presented with the … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (12/19/17)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING December 19, 2017 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PRESENTATION OF SERVICE AWARD – Ms. Jane Olinger IV.  PUBLIC HEARING – Proposed Text Amendment to the Official Zoning Ordinance to add Solar Panel Ordinance V.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES – November 27, 2017 (2 … [Read more...]

Development authority member completes training from UGA’s Institute of Government

(Athens, GA) -- Rodney Kay recently completed Development Authority Training provided by the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government for local leaders who have been appointed or reappointed to an authority. Kay is a member of the Development Authority of Heard County. Participants in the daylong basic training course learn about their … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (11/28/17)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING November 28, 2017 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARING -- Request for Special Use Application for a Telecommunication Tower; Requested by Providence Consulting; Property Owned by Ronald & Karen Rush, 301 Kirk Road, Franklin, GA IV.  APPROVAL OF … [Read more...]

NOTICE: Heard BOC meetings moving to new location

PUBLIC NOTICE The Heard County Board of Commissioners Monthly Board Meetings beginning Tuesday, November 28, 2017 will be held at the new Heard County Administration Building located at 201 Park Ave., Franklin, GA (new building BEHIND the current Courthouse.) The meetings are still scheduled as follows: The FOURTH (4th) TUESDAY of each month beginning … [Read more...]

Franklin restaurants given green light to serve liquor

(Franklin, GA) -- In a special called meeting Thursday at City Hall, the Franklin City Council approved an updated alcohol ordinance to implement the serving of distilled spirits in restaurants possibly as soon as this weekend for establishments that already serve beer and wine. An alcohol referendum passed by a vote of 63-52 in the city election on … [Read more...]

Putzek retains seat, Alcohol referendum passes

(Franklin, GA) -- Residents and visitors to the City of Franklin soon will be able to order a margarita or cocktail with their meals thanks to the results of Tuesday's election. The alcohol referendum passed by a result of 63-52, and will allow the city to begin issuing licenses to sell distilled spirits for beverage purposes by the drink for consumption on … [Read more...]

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...]