May 25, 2020

Chairman announces Heard County Government Offices to reopen May 18

(Franklin, GA) -- Effective Monday, May 18, 2020 the Heard County Administrative Building will re-open for normal hours of operation. A restrictive access on the number of people per office will be enforced. There will be a monitor at the door screening all persons wishing to enter and to control the amount of total number of occupants at any given … [Read more...]

PUBLIC NOTICE: Weapons Carry License in Heard County

NOTICE: Weapons Carry License (Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Probate Court will begin taking new and renewal applications on Tuesday May 19, 2020 for weapons carry license by appointment only. Please go to the following website https://www.heardcountyga.com/probate.html for more information or call the Heard County Probate Court @ 706-675-3353. Thank … [Read more...]

General Primary Early Voting Hours

(Franklin, GA) -- Early Voting (AKA Advance Voting) is held prior to all elections. It is a way to exercise the right to vote when it is most convenient for the voter. It also allows voters to avoid longer lines that typically develop on Election Day. For Primaries, Special Elections, and the General Election, Early Voting begins on the fourth Monday before … [Read more...]

PPA: Julie Akers for District 2 Heard County Commissioner

Dear Citizens of District 2: I am Julie Akers, Candidate for Heard County District 2 Commissioner. I enjoyed placing the American flags with my business card at mailboxes and driveways throughout the district. The weather was beautiful. I was able to meet some great citizens along the way. This was my way of door to door campaigning during these … [Read more...]

PPA: A message from Commission Chair candidate Keri Denney

To the citizens of Heard County: Over the past couple of weeks my opponent has written several responses to the article that I ran about some of the issues I have heard from you as important to you and your families. It seems as if he has forgotten to respond to the $5,000 spending limit placed on the County Commission Chair, and the financial transparency … [Read more...]

PPA: Chairman Boone’s response (Part 4)

Chairman Boone's continued response: A clear understanding of the role of the Chairman verses the role of the district Commissioners needs to be revisited. Consider the Chairman's seat as the Executive branch of County Government. The Chairman is elected at large and the primary duties include, but not limited to, the management and oversight of the … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Meeting Notes (05/07/20)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin City Council met on Thursday in the Joel W. Rogers Courtroom at City Hall for its regular monthly meeting. Those in attendance were, Mayor Kevin Hayes, City Council members Charles Israel, Cindy Putzek, Bo Almond, and Alane Bradfield along with City Clerk Karen Boyd, City Attorney David Mecklin, and Police Chief Kevin Hannah. … [Read more...]

Registration Deadline Approaching

(Franklin, GA) -- The deadline to register to vote in the General Primary is Monday May 11, 2020. 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 registration status. You can … [Read more...]

Charles Israel sworn in as new City Councilman

(Franklin, GA) -- New Post 3 Franklin City Councilman Charles Israel was sworn into office by City of Franklin Election Supervisor Karen Boyd on Monday, April 27 in the Joel W. Rogers Municipal Courtroom. Israel will take over the seat and for Kevin Hayes who stepped down to seek the Mayor position after the passing of Mayor Rogers in February. "I am … [Read more...]

Re-Elect Dianne Watson Heard County Tax Commissioner

Heard County Citizens:  Time is drawing near to election time and I wanted to thank you for allowing me to serve as your Tax Commissioner. Heard County is my home -- I have always loved living here and most of all I love the kind and friendly people that live in this county. I do not think I could pick up and leave or move out of this county. I would like … [Read more...]