September 26, 2021

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Mary Hines Johnson

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce that Mary Hines Johnson will be posthumously presented the NSDAR Women in American History Award on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at 10:00 AM, at the 4H Center located at the river on 101 Glover Road in Franklin. Mrs. Johnson was chosen for this recognition because of her notable … [Read more...]

Mr. Thomas Lipford

Mr. Thomas Darden Lipford, prominent citizen of Franklin, age 102, passed away September 24, 2021 at his home. His funeral will be conducted Tuesday September 28, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Franklin First Baptist Church with the Revs. Neil Awbrey and Andrew Owensby officiating. His body will lie in state at the church from 12:00 PM until the funeral hour. … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (09/28/21)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Sept. 28, 2021 – 6:30 P.M. Heard County Administration Building 201 Park Ave., Franklin, GA 30217 I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III. INVITED GUESTS -- a.  Darlene Shoemake – 30 Years of Service  b.  Larry Clifton- Noise Ordinance IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES -- Meeting … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools continues excellence in Academics

(Franklin, GA) -- The 2020-2021 school year was tough on school systems across the nation, as schools were forced to deal with quarantines, social distancing, and virtual education. Heard County Schools were not immune from these issues, and it would have been easy for everyone in the system to lower academic expectations due to the pandemic. This did not … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (09/24/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: No arrests. Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in Heard County including their various charges: Christopher Richard Bailey, 39, arrested on 09/17/2021 charged … [Read more...]

Fall Festival at Heard Elementary School (October 1)

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Elementary School will be hosting its annual Fall Festival outdoors on Friday, October 1, 2021 from 5:00-8:00 PM. Activities will include BINGO, cake walk, pick-a-duck, putt putt golf and many others! Heard County FFA will also be providing a hayride! Unlimited activity bracelets can be pre-purchased at  HCES for $10 or $15 … [Read more...]

Michael Maxwell of Heard County named 2021 Conservationist of the Year

(Franklin, GA) -- West Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District held their Annual Banquet on September 11, 2021 at the farm of Mr. Tommy Waldrop in Winston, GA. During this event, the Conservation District announced Mr. Michael Maxwell as their 2021 Conservationist of the Year. The Conservationist of the Year Award is presented to an individual living … [Read more...]

Bingo, coffee, and doughnut night at Ephesus Public Library

(Ephesus, GA) -- On Tuesday, September 28 at 6:00 PM, Ephesus Public Library is planning an adult program, Bingo Night! Coffee and doughnuts will be served. If you would like to attend, please call us to sign up at 770-854-7323. If we don't have enough participation, the program will be canceled. Call us today! Thank you! … [Read more...]

City of Franklin Cemetery Maintenance Notice

City of Franklin Cemetery Maintenance Notice Beginning October 1, 2021, the City of Franklin will begin completing non-routine maintenance on City Cemetery located on College Drive near Heard County High School. The updates include, but are not limited to: Un-maintained or Broken Fence Removal Un-maintained or Broken Chain Removal … [Read more...]

Heard County Gospel Singing Convention at Mt. Pleasant

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Gospel Singing Convention will have a singing Sunday September 26, 2021 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church (2227 Mt. Pleasant Rd Franklin, GA 30217). The singing will begin at 10:30 AM with lunch to follow. The singing will continue after lunch. All lovers of new book Gospel singing are encouraged to attend and celebrate our … [Read more...]