May 16, 2021

Weekly Arrest Reports (05/14/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: No arrests this week. Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in Heard County including their various charges: Allen Pinkney Allen, 47, Hogansville Rd. Hogansville, … [Read more...]

Ken Wiggins named next CES Principal

(Franklin, GA) -- On May 11, the Heard County Board of Education selected Ken Wiggins as the new principal at Centralhatchee Elementary School beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. The position of principal at Centralhatchee Elementary opened when current principal Dawn Bennett was selected to serve as Heard County’s instructional leadership coach for … [Read more...]

DOR reminds Georgia taxpayers about May 17 income tax deadline

(Atlanta, GA) -- Today the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR) is reminding taxpayers of the upcoming income tax deadline on Monday, May 17, 2021. Earlier this year, the state of Georgia conformed with the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to extend the normal April 15th individual income tax deadline to May 17th. What is due at … [Read more...]

Firefighters celebrate 32nd annual ‘Give Burns The Boot’ drive

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Fire Department will join more than 100 fire departments across Georgia to help “Give Burns the Boot” during their upcoming annual boot drive benefiting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Weather permitting, firefighters from Heard County Fire & Emergency Services will be collecting donations on May 27-29, 2021 … [Read more...]

Mrs. Susie “Pearl” Robertson

Mrs. Susie “Pearl” Robertson, age 89, of Sharpsburg, passed on away May 6, 2021 peacefully at her home. Pearl Robertson (maw-maw) was born in Greenville, GA on August 5,1931. She was one of nine children and raised on a small farm. Pearl’s first marriage was to Leonard Neal Lassiter and had two children, Tommy and Gloria. She retired from Bonnell … [Read more...]

Impassioned 10-year-old earns grant for community cleanup project

(Franklin, GA) -- Motorists passing along Franklin Parkway in Heard County this weekend may see a group of folks cleaning the trash from the roadsides thanks to the initiative shown by a local 10-year-old Ms. Ava Childers. The Heard Elementary fourth-grader recently applied for and received some money through the Hershey Heartwarming Young Heroes Grants for … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (05/07/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Victoria Lynn Parker, 28, Newnan St. Franklin, Ga. 30217 arrested on 05/03/2021 charged with Pills not in original container, V.G.C.S.A. (violation of the Georgia controlled substance act), Possession of dangerous … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (05/06/21)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM May 6, 2021 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Kevin Hayes Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting April 1, 2021) AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen Boyd Police Department – Chief Kevin … [Read more...]

Board names CES Principal Dr. Dawn Bennett new Instructional Literacy Coach

(Franklin, GA) -- On April 27, the Heard County Board of Education hired current Centralhatchee principal Dr. Dawn Bennett to fill the position of Instructional Literacy Coach for the 2021-2022 school year. In this position, Dr. Bennett will be working to help develop new elementary teachers, as well as leading all elementary teachers in building effective … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (04/30/21)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: William Howell Wilson, 53, Jackson Rd. Franklin, Ga. 30217 arrested on 04/24/2021 charged with Disorderly conduct. Dafine Andrell Watkins, 39, Hwy 27. Franklin, Ga. 30217 arrested on 04/26/2021 charged with … [Read more...]