October 16, 2018

Early Voting for General Election begins this week

(Franklin) -- The General Election is right around the corner. Early Voting begins Monday, October 15 and continues until Friday, November 2. Election Day is November 6, 2018. Early Voting dates and times for the General Election are as follows: EARLY VOTING HOURS Oct. 15 - Oct. 19: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Oct. 22 - Oct. 26: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Oct. 27: 9:00 … [Read more...]

City of Franklin Presents Service Award

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, October 4, 2018 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. All council members were in attendance except Cynthia Putzek, who was away on a business trip. Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance. Councilmember Almond gave the … [Read more...]

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

(Franklin, GA) -- The deadline to register to vote in the November 6, 2018 General Election is Tuesday October 9, 2018. This is also the last day to change your name or address. If you have moved since you last voted, the Elections Office may not have an accurate address for you. This could cause problems on Election Day. It is easy to check your … [Read more...]

OPINION: Time for Georgia to officially recognize recreation on the Chattahoochee

Thanks to large investments by the City and people of Atlanta, the Chattahoochee River downstream of Atlanta is dramatically cleaner than it was two decades ago. Once severely polluted, the stretch of river from Atlanta’s Peachtree Creek down to West Point Lake has dramatically rebounded and riverside communities have taken advantage. Each year, hundreds … [Read more...]

Absentee Ballots Are Now Available

(Franklin, GA) -- Are you a voter who is in the military on state-side or overseas duty? Are you a voter who is in college living on campus? Are you a voter who is unable to go to the polls on Election Day? Are you a voter who works out of town for extended periods? Are you a voter who is planning a vacation the week of the election? If you can say "Yes" … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (09/25/18)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Sept. 25, 2018 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES – August 28, 2018 IV.  AMEND AGENDA   V.  NEW BUSINESS        a.  Approve DNR Grant Resolution to Submit Pre-Application – Kathy Knowles, Executive Director – Development Authority of Heard … [Read more...]

Is Your Voter Information Updated?

(Franklin, GA) -- There is very important information Heard County voters must be aware of as the Elections and Registration Office staff prepare for the November 6, 2018 General Election. 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 … [Read more...]

Elections Office Reaching Out to Military and Overseas Voters

(Franklin, GA) -- Voting is one of our most sacred rights as citizens. Members of the armed forces, their spouses, and US citizens living or working overseas are often unaware that they can vote in federal, state and local elections wherever they are located. The State of Georgia offers these voters the opportunity to receive an absentee ballot … [Read more...]

FPD Lt. Brooks receives 20-year service award

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, September 6, 2018 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. All council members were in attendance except councilmember Cynthia Putzek, she was away on business trip. The meeting opened with a public hearing on the tax increase to be adopted by the Mayor … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Minutes (08/02/18)

Franklin City Council Meeting Minutes CITY HALL COURTROOM August 2, 2018(6:30 PM) MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, August 2, 2018 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. All councilmembers were in attendance. Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance then gave … [Read more...]