February 11, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Major changes in leadership forthcoming at Heard County Schools

(Franklin, GA) -- Significant changes in leadership are on tap for the Heard County Schools in the coming months as three of the most important positions in the system will see changes for the 2016-2017 school year. Long time Heard County educator and current Superintendent of Schools Jerry Prince officially gave his retirement notice to the Heard County … [Read more...]

Senator David Perdue offers mobile office hours today in Franklin

(Franklin) -- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) is hosting mobile office hours for the month of February and today will be in the city of Franklin. Mobile office hours are opportunities for Georgians to meet with Senator Perdue’s staff members in various locations across the state.     “Serving Georgians is one of my top priorities.” said Senator Perdue. … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Notes (02/04/16)

(Franklin/Courtesy of the Times~Journal) -- The Franklin City Council met on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30 pm at the city hall in Franklin. Those in attendance were, Mayor Joel Rogers, City Council members Shane Manders, Cliff Jiles, Kevin Hayes, Bo Almond, Alane Nelms and City Clerk Myra Braswell. City Attorney David Mecklin was out of town and unable to … [Read more...]

Local Pastor seeking public office in Troup County

(Hogansville, GA) -- A local Heard County Pastor is seeking public office in Troup County. Pastor Brandon Brooks of Prospect Church in Franklin announced last week that he will be running for the District 3 Troup County School Board seat currently held by Sheila Rowe. Rowe has served the district since 1993 and is retiring at the end of her current … [Read more...]

Nelms recognized at first BOC meeting of 2016

(Franklin/ The Times~Journal) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners met for the first time this year on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. The Commissioners had a full agenda and started the evening off by presenting Robert D. Nelms, Heard County Codes Enforcement Officer with a Service Award. Nelms has worked for Heard County for 35 years. He began his … [Read more...]

Senator David Perdue announces January Mobile Office Hours

(Atlanta, GA) -- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today announced mobile office hours for the month of January. Mobile office hours are opportunities for Georgians to meet with Senator Perdue’s staff members in various locations across the state.   “Serving Georgians is one of my top priorities.” said Senator Perdue. “My team and I want to help all … [Read more...]

Voting by Absentee Ballot

(Franklin) -- Absentee ballots for the Presidential Preference Primary are now available. If you have not received an application and would like one sent to you, you may call the Voter Registration Office at 706-675-3907. Disabled voters and voters living temporarily outside of the county (such as college students) may have a relative apply for a ballot … [Read more...]

Deal: Budget prioritizes education, transportation investments

(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday released his budget recommendations to the General Assembly for the amended current and upcoming fiscal years. The proposed budgets would bolster resources for education, the state’s transportation network, public safety, health care, economic development, and efficiency in government. “My team and I have worked … [Read more...]

Westmoreland won’t seek re-election

(Washington, D.C.) -- U. S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03) announced last week that he will not seek re-election in 2016. In 2004, Westmoreland was elected to the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s Eighth Congressional District. After a long redistricting battle, the Eighth District was converted into the Third District, which … [Read more...]

Is Your Voter Information Updated?

(Franklin) -- There is very important information Heard County voters must be aware of as Elections staff and the Voter Registration Office prepare for the 2016 Election Cycle. If you have moved recently, your voter registration address may not be accurate, or you may still be registered in your previous county. To view the address the Registration Office … [Read more...]