August 29, 2015

City of Ephesus Election Information


(Ephesus) -- The City of Ephesus will hold elections for Mayor, City Council, and City Recorder this year. Qualifying for office for the City of Ephesus will be September 1 - September 3. Qualfiying times will be from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM each day. Qualifying will be held at Ephesus City Hall. Qualifying fees are $36.00 for Mayor, $36.00 for City Recorder, … [Read more...]

Town of Centralhatchee Election Information


(Centralhatchee) -- The Town of Centralhatchee will hold elections for Mayor and City Council this year. Qualifying for office for the Town of Centralhatchee will be August 31- September 4. Qualfiying times will be from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Thursday and 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Friday. Qualifying will be held at Centralhatchee City Hall. Qualifying fees … [Read more...]

Heard BOC Calls for Ceasefire at Local Shooting Range

The Heard County Board of Commissioners (L-R): Chairman Lee Boone, Larry Hooks, Keri Denney, Gwen Caldwell, Larry Hammond, Joe Adams

(Franklin, GA) -- The August meeting of the Heard County Board of Commissioners took place Tuesday night and the first order of new business was a discussion about the concerns of some local citizens regarding the Advantage Tactical shooting range on Franklin Parkway. Chairman Lee Boone added the discussion to the agenda primarily because of recent … [Read more...]

Franklin Breaks Ground On New City Hall

Pictured (L-R): Headley Construction Superintendent Allan Tavel, Headley Construction Project Manager Christopher Gilliam, Headley Construction President Mitchell Headley, Alan Bell Architect Mark Smith, Councilman Cliff Jiles, Councilwoman Alane Nelms, Mayor Joel Rogers, Heard County Commission Chairman Lee Boone, and Councilman Shane Manders

(Franklin) -- The City of Franklin held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning for the new City Hall building on the square in downtown Franklin. The city council approved a bid of $719,000.00 from Headley Construction from Newnan at the August council meeting and signed the official contract on August 10. "I would like for the citizens of Franklin to … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (08/25/15)


AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING JUNE 23, 2015 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARING – Road Abandonment of Evans Drive IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.  AMEND AGENDA VI.  NEW BUSINESS a.  Discuss Concerns Regarding Shooting Range b.  Confirm Purchase of Codes Enforcement … [Read more...]

Shooting Range Raises Ire of Local Citizens

(Photo: Advantage Tactical Company, LLC on Facebook, February, 2013)

(Franklin, GA) -- A group of Heard County citizens have filed several complaints recently in regards to a local outdoor shooting range and the Heard County Board of Commissioners have agreed to discuss any concerns about the range at their next meeting this Tuesday, August 25. The shooting range in question is located just north of the city limits of … [Read more...]

Big Changes At The Development Authority

Julie Pope

The Times~Journal (Franklin) -- On Tuesday, August 11th Julie Pope, Executive Director of the Development Authority of Heard County, tendered her resignation to the board of directors. Julie served as executive director for 11 years. Julie worked to enrich the quality of life within Heard County through efforts to encourage new and expanding economic … [Read more...]

Showcase transitional group home coming to Heard County

Guest Speaker John Kennebrew, Founder, Executive Director, of the organization called Showcase Group

Courtesy of The Times~Journal (Franklin) -- The Heard County Commissioners met on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 for their regular monthly meeting at the Courthouse in Franklin. Commission Chairman Lee Boone called the meeting to order, the invocation was given by Commissioner Larry Hook, which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Commissioner … [Read more...]

Westmoreland Announces July Mobile Office Hours in Franklin


(Newnan, GA) -- Representative Lynn Westmoreland’s staff will be holding mobile office hours on Wednesday, July 29th in Franklin, 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 location closer to … [Read more...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Franklin accepting sealed bids on construction of new City Hall


(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin will be accepting bids from General Contractors for the construction of a new 3,905 sq. ft. City Hall located at 144 Davis Street, Franklin, Georgia 30217. Construction documents can be obtained at and for additional information contact Mark Smith at 770-830-8856 ext. 13 or A … [Read more...]