July 2, 2020

PSC works with Georgia Power/Gas Marketers to provide payment plans

(Atlanta, GA) -- In its continuing mission to ensure Georgians receive access to low-priced and uninterrupted utility service, the Georgia Public Service Commission has been working with Georgia Power and natural gas companies to create the easiest methods possible to start repaying utility bills that fell behind during the COVID-19 pandemic. Any customer … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Association continues to provide virtual services as pandemic persists

(Atlanta, GA) -- While the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, it continues to create additional challenges for people living with Alzheimer's and all dementia, their families and caregivers, including 150,000 in Georgia and their estimated 540,000 caregivers. The Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

State Troopers urge motorists to put safety first this holiday weekend

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia State Patrol and Motor Carrier Compliance Division encourage everyone to celebrate the Independence Day holiday responsibly. This year, the holiday travel period is 54 hours long. It will begin at 6 PM on Friday, July 3, and end at 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 5. This year also marks the second-year anniversary of the Georgia … [Read more...]

Heard County Convenience Centers will be closed July 4

Attention Heard County Citizens: The Convenience Centers will be closed Saturday, July 04, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Regular hours and days of operation will resume starting July 06, 2020. Please assist us by notifying your family and friends in regard to the closings, in case they do not see the announcement. Thank You, Lee Boone, … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Meeting Postponed

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Mayor's Office announced this week that the regularly scheduled July 2, 2020 council meeting is being postponed until Thursday, July 9, 2020. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM at Franklin City Hall. … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Suspect wanted for slapping Zebra on Snapchat identified

(UPDATE: According to a Tuesday morning update from the Troup County Sheriff's Office, the animal abuse suspect from the article below has been identified) (Troup County, GA) -- Troup County authorities are searching for an animal abuse suspect involved in a recent incident with a Zebra. The following press release was issued the the Troup County Sheriff's … [Read more...]

LAND FOR SALE: Heard County (3 Tracts)

LAND FOR SALE - HEARD COUNTY JUST REDUCED! Frolona Road, Franklin, GA 30217 - $171,250.00 67.15 acres of flat and gentle rolling land. The property was reforested 8 years ago w/plantation pines. The property offers many potential uses: Hunting Land, Single Family Farm, Divide and sell to family, developer and build much needed homes. GPS: 5524 Frolona Road, … [Read more...]

Important Information on the August Runoff Election

(Franklin, GA) -- The Runoff Election for District 2 Commissioner will be held August 11, 2020. All voters of District 2 are eligible to vote in this election, regardless of how you voted in the June Primary. Absentee ballots are available at this time. Those voters (elderly and disabled) who indicated that they wished to receive ballots for the entire … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (06/26/20)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Zachery Ray Sticher 27, HWY West, Newnan Ga. 30263 arrested on 06/23/2020 charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Expired tag, Marijuana/poss less than an oz, VGCSA Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued … [Read more...]

Authorities identify victim in fatal house fire

(Franklin, GA) -- A 70-year-old Heard County man was killed in a fatal house fire Sunday in the Frolona community near the Alabama line. In a report issued by Heard County Fire Chief Steve Wirth this morning, the victim was identified as 70-year-old Dennis Higgins. Heard County Emergency Services were dispatched at 6:13 AM to 70 Arrington Loop for a … [Read more...]