August 28, 2016

Heard County BOC Agenda (08/23/16)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING August 23, 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. Approve Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy for Heard County Transit VI.  OLD BUSINESS VII.  PUBLIC COMMENTS VIII.  EXECUTIVE SESSION IX.  ADJOURN … [Read more...]

Senator David Perdue issues statement on passing of his mother

(Atlanta, GA) -- U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released a statement Monday on the passing of his mother, Gervaise Wynn Perdue. “It is with great sadness to announce today the passing of my mother, Gervaise Perdue, who earlier this year celebrated her 90th birthday," said Perdue. "As my mother’s health declined in the past few months, many of our family … [Read more...]

Open House at New City Hall

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- One year ago in August the City of Franklin held a groundbreaking ceremony to make way for the new city hall building. On Thursday August 4, 2016 that dream was made a reality as Franklin citizens attended open house with enthusiasm. The open house was held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a tour of the facility. Light refreshments … [Read more...]

Holcomb sworn in as new school board member

(Franklin) -- The Heard County school board unanimously approved the appointment of District 4 board member elect Greg Holcomb to serve the remaining term of former board member Tim Holtzclaw. Holtzclaw's resignation from the position was approved during a June 14 BOE meeting. A long-time board member, Holtzclaw chose not to run for re-election and … [Read more...]

Manders steps down from Franklin City Council

(Franklin, GA) -- A special election will be held in the city of Franklin during the November general election to replace Post 1 Council member Shane Manders who resigned from the position last week. Franklin Mayor Joel Rogers read a letter of resignation from Manders who was not in attendance at Thursday's regular monthly meeting of the Council. The … [Read more...]

Rep. Westmoreland’s Papers to Call UWG Home this Fall

(Carrollton, GA) -- University of West Georgia’s Ingram Library has been selected as the new home for the papers of U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland. The items that will be preserved at Ingram Library will showcase Rep. Westmoreland’s service in the U.S. House of Representatives, in the Georgia State House, and as vice chairman of the National … [Read more...]

Ferguson defeats Crane in GOP Runoff

(Franklin, GA) -- Republican voters in the 3rd district have chosen former West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson as their nominee to replace retiring GOP Rep. Lynn Westmoreland. In the overall district, Ferguson accrued 22,813 votes (53.93%) to Crane's 19,490. Heard County voters favored Ferguson 355-257. Crane won Coweta and Fayette Counties while voters in the … [Read more...]

Election Day In Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- The Republican runoff for U.S. Congress District 3 is today in West Georgia. Polling places around Heard County, and the rest of District 3, will be open today from 7 AM to 7 PM. Current State Senator Mike Crane of Newnan and former West Point Mayor Drew Ferguson were the top two vote getters in the May 24 Republican primary for the … [Read more...]

Spending, attacks ramp up Congressional Race

(Kathleen Foody/AP) -- A congressional primary in West Georgia is drawing big dollars and prominent endorsements in its final days, positioning a former mayor and state senator as representatives of a long-simmering divide within theRepublican party. Mike Crane, a state senator since 2011, and Drew Ferguson, a dentist and the former mayor of West Point, … [Read more...]

August Republican Party Meeting

(Franklin) -- Everyone is invited to participate at the next monthly meeting of the Heard County Republican Party on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. The meeting will take place from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at the Heard County Public Library located at 564 Main Street in Franklin. Bring your friends and relatives. All are invited to … [Read more...]