December 16, 2019

Heard County BOC Agenda (11/19/19)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING December 17, 2019 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARINGS a.  Public Hearing Regarding a Request to Rezone – Ala-Ga Roll Off Containers, Inc. / Andy Ethridge, 7727 U.S. Hwy. 27N b.  Public Hearing Regarding Amendment to Heard County Zoning – Article … [Read more...]

Chief Scott Parrott presented with Service Award

(Franklin, GA) -- At the November Heard County Board of Commissioner's meeting, Chairman Lee Boone presented Battalion Chief Scott Parrott with a 35-year Service Award. The Board of Commissioners recognized and thanked Scott for his 35 years of dedicated Fire & EMS service to the citizens of Heard County. Pictured above (L-R) are Commissioner David … [Read more...]

Lady Braves top Greenwave in Region 5-AA opener

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Lady Braves varsity basketball team scored a much-needed 50-25 win over Spencer Friday night at HCHS in the Region 5-AA opening game of the season. Coach Helen Akins' squad put together a strong team effort on the offensive end of the floor with six Lady Braves scoring at least four points including all five starters. The … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (12/13/19)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Andrew James Harrington 34, County Rd, 19 Heflin, Al. 36264 arrested on 12/06/2019 charged with Failure to appear in court. Shane Jeffery Allred 47, Hwy 100. Hogansville, Ga. 30230 arrested on 12/10/2019 charged with … [Read more...]

No Mo’ Loco in Downtown Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County's largest restaurant, LocoMex on The River, closed its doors to customers early this week leaving Downtown Franklin without an establishment that serves distilled spirits. That may be the case only temporarily, however, as the Heard Citizen learned officially today that a new restaurant will be coming to the location early … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools unveil plan for new Performing Arts Center, Gymnasium

(Franklin, GA) -- In a unanimous vote Tuesday, the Heard County Board of Education approved the construction of a new $18 million dollar facility to be located next to the campus of Heard County High School. The construction bid was awarded to J & R Construction out of Carrollton, GA. The state of the art facility will house two separate facilities … [Read more...]

HCMS scores big hoops sweep over Carrollton Trojans

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Heard County Middle School basketball teams both scored huge wins over the Carrollton Middle Trojans Monday evening at Carrollton High School. The HCMS Lady Braves won 45-43 in a classic overtime thriller, while the HCMS Braves routed the Trojans 47-31. The Lady Braves trailed by 12 points at the half and by a full 10 points after … [Read more...]

Jury finds Joe Randall Bryan guilty of Enticing a Minor

(Franklin, GA) -- A jury found defendant Joe Randall Bryan guilty of enticing a child for indecent purposes Monday in Heard County Superior Court. Bryan was investigated by Investigator Dan Boswell with the Heard County Sheriff’s Office and was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Paul Spann. This was the first jury trial held in Heard County’s … [Read more...]

Approved Franklin City Council Minutes (11/07/19)

Franklin City Council Meeting Minutes CITY HALL COURTROOM Nov. 7, 2019 (6:30 PM) MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING The Mayor and Council of the City of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday November 7, 2019 at City Hall at 6:30 p.m. All Councilmembers, except for Councilmember Jiles, were in attendance. Mayor Rogers began the meeting by welcoming … [Read more...]

Local Law Enforcement Issue Holiday Safety Reminders

(Franklin) -- “Well friends, 2019 has almost come and gone with 2020 is just around the corner. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving planned and will be able to enjoy time with family and friends and remember to be thankful for all your blessings,” states Sheriff Ross Henry. “This is the time of year when many of us will be taking trips to visit … [Read more...]