September 22, 2017

Candidate for Franklin City Council Post 1

My name is Alan Slaughenhaupt, and I am running for City Council Post 1 because I believe I can make a positive impact on the future of our city through my education and experience. I have lived in the City of Franklin for 7+ years, and my family has lived in Heard County for over 20. I love the community of Franklin and want to help it continue to grow and … [Read more...]

Open House at new Centralhatchee City Hall

(Centralhatchee) -- The Town of Centralhatchee will celebrate the opening of their new City Hall with a Ribbon Cutting and Open House on Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. Mark your calendars and join us on this day for the Ribbon Cutting ceremony at 2 p.m., tour the new facility and enjoy some light refreshments. Centralhatchee City Hall is … [Read more...]

Candidates qualify for Franklin City Election

(Franklin, GA) -- Qualifying for the 2017 City of Franklin City election ended at 4:30 PM today. The election will take place at the Franklin City Hall on November 7, 2017 with the office of Mayor and all five city council seats up for contention. See the complete list of qualified candidates below: 2017 Election Qualifiers City of Franklin Mayor Joel … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (08/22/17)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING August 22, 2017 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES -- July 25,2017 IV.   AMEND AGENDA   V.  NEW BUSINESS     a.  Discuss Appointment to Region 6 Regional Advisory Council (Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental … [Read more...]

BRAKING MUSE: Uproar Ensues after Heard County cancels Solar Eclipse

(Franklin, GA) -- A group of citizens are upset today following a decision by local authorities to cancel Monday's solar eclipse in Heard County. The ordinance banning Monday's eclipse passed by a margin of 6-2 with one abstention at an emergency called meeting late Saturday evening at the Heard County Courthouse. Voting at the meeting were head officials … [Read more...]

Council sets qualifying times/fees for November 7 Franklin City Election

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin City Council set the qualifying times and fees fro the upcoming November election at their regular monthly meeting last Thursday. The election will take place at the Franklin City Hall on November 7, 2017 with the office of Mayor and all five city council seats potentially up for contention. Candidates can qualify for these … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (07/25/17)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING July 25, 2017 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III. PUBLIC HEARING – Request to Rezone – Brandy Woods, 3253 Bevis Road, Franklin, Georgia IV.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES -- June 27,2017 V.   AMEND AGENDA   VI.  NEW BUSINESS      a.  Decision on Request to … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Minutes (06/01/17)

FRANKLIN MAYOR AND COUNCIL MEETING June 01, 2017 The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, June 1, 2017 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m.  All councilmembers were in attendance. Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance and gave the invocation.  Councilmember Almond lead the pledge to the … [Read more...]

No ATV Park for Heard County

(Atlanta, GA) -- In a press release issued by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources today, the State of Georgia indicated it will no longer pursue the proposed ATV park at the Bush Head Shoals site near the Chattahoochee River just east of Franklin. The state-owned tract consists of 700 acres and the state was eligible to receive $1.1 million in … [Read more...]

Heard County officials using propane cannon trying to rid dump of buzzards

(Franklin, GA) -- Propane cannon fire is the latest tactic being implemented by Heard County officials in an attempt to disperse a large amount of buzzards that have taken up residence at the Old Field Road garbage convenience center. The Old Field Road center is the largest and most used in the county. For the last several months, the propane cannon or … [Read more...]