May 1, 2016

Westmoreland announces mobile office hours in Franklin

(Newnan, GA) -- U.S. Representative Lynn Westmoreland’s staff will be holding mobile office hours on Tuesday, May 17 in Franklin. Rep. 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 their … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (04/26/16)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING April 26, 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 Contracts for Asphalt Resurfacing, Surface Treatment and High Density Mineral Bond b.  Approve Purchase of Field Rake for Heard County … [Read more...]

Voter Registration Deadline for the General Primary

(Franklin, GA) -- The Registration Deadline for the General Primary is Tuesday April 26, 2016. This is the last day you can register to vote in the General Primary to be held May 24, 2016 and the Primary Runoff to be held July 26, 2016. This is also the last day for name and address changes. Absentee ballots for the General Primary are now available. If a … [Read more...]

Housing Authority appoints new Executive Director

(Franklin) -- The Franklin Housing Authority has named Beth Burgoon as the new Executive Director. She replaces Sherry Williams, who retired in December. Beth joined the Authority in 2004 as Rental Coordinator. The Authority is comprised of 77 public housing units, two nonprofit corporations providing affordable housing, and administers the Heard County … [Read more...]

Voting by Absentee Ballot

(Franklin) -- Absentee ballots for the Primary and Non-Partisan Election on May 24, 2016 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 … [Read more...]

Gov. Deal vetoes religious exemptions bill

(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Nathan Deal today announced he will veto HB 757, legislation that enumerates certain actions religious leaders, faith-based organizations and people of faith shall not be required to take or perform. "HB 757 appeared in several forms during the 2016 legislative session," said Deal. “I had no objection to the 'Pastor Protection Act' … [Read more...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: April Franklin City Council Meeting

PUBLIC NOTICE (Franklin) -- Due to spring break, the City of Franklin will reschedule the regular April 2016 city council meeting from Thursday, April 7 to Thursday, April 14. The time and location of the meeting (6:30 pm at current city hall) will remain the same unless the new city hall building is completed by that date. … [Read more...]

Teen charged after making death threats towards Donald Trump

(Lagrange, GA) -- A Troup County teenager was arrested and charged today after allegedly making death threats against Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Investigators and United States Secret Service Agents arrested and charged a 16-year-old person after that person issued the threats via social media. According to a press release issued by … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (03/22/16)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING March 22, 2016 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARING – Multi-Jurisdictional Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Update IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES V.   AMEND AGENDA   VI.  NEW BUSINESS a.  Adoption of Pre-Disaster Mitigation Draft Plan b.  Approve … [Read more...]

Local Candidates Poised for May Election

(Franklin, GA) -- With qualifying ending last week, several local political candidates are preparing for upcoming campaigns as the May 24 Primary and Nonpartisan Election approaches. That important local election day is just 69 days away and only two races remain at the forefront after one qualifying candidate officially withdrew his name from the ticket … [Read more...]