March 25, 2017

School System celebrates Board Appreciation Week

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System is joining in a statewide celebration this week (March 13-17) to salute the efforts of local school board members. This week has been proclaimed School Board Appreciation Week in Georgia. The week-long observance calls attention to the contributions of local boards of education. Citizens elect board members … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Meeting (02/02/17)

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin met in regular session Thursday, February 2, 2017 at city hall at 6:30 p.m. Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance. Mayor Rogers gave the invocation and Councilman Almond led the pledge to the flag. Present at the meeting were Mayor Joel Rogers, City Clerk … [Read more...]

Full agenda at first 2017 BOC Meeting

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The first 2017 meeting of the Heard County Board of Commissioners was held January 24 in the courthouse. The first item on the agenda was the presentation of a service award to Melinda Davis. Davis was honored with a plaque for 20 years of loyal and dedicated service to Heard County. She started her career on January 20, 1997 … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (01/24/17)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Jan. 24, 2017 – 6:30 P.M. I.    CALL TO ORDER II.   WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PRESENTATION OF SERVICE AWARDS – Melinda Davis and Stanley Hodge IV.  PUBLIC HEARING – Special Use Application – David Blevins, 211 Herndon Road, Franklin, GA V.  INVITED GUESTS – Laurie Cook, Executive … [Read more...]

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...]