April 2, 2020

Franklin’s April City Council Meeting Cancelled

(Franklin, GA) -- For the safety of the public and city employees during the current Heard County Shelter in Place order, the City of Franklin's April City Council meeting scheduled for this Thursday, April 2 has been cancelled. … [Read more...]

Health Department continues to urge Social Distancing

(Franklin, Ga) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health expects more positive COVID-19 cases given the additional testing by Georgia Department of Public Health and private providers. This increase will occur irrespective of current control measures being put in place by local and the state governments, likely until past Easter. This increase in positive … [Read more...]

Larry Hooks announces re-election campaign in District 1

To The Citizens of District 1: Heard County Election day will be here soon in Heard County, and across America. I would like to ask for your continued support as I run for re-election for the office of District 1 Commissioner for Heard County. I will concentrate on the matters that are the most beneficial to all citizens of the county and promise to be a … [Read more...]

Absentee Voting for the General Primary Election

(Franklin, GA) -- The next election on the calendar is the General Primary on May 19, 2020. The Elections Office has been given every indication that this election will go on as planned. If a voter did not cast a ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary (postponed from March 24, 2020), they will receive a ballot that also contains the Presidential … [Read more...]

Census Day in Heard County (April 1)

(Franklin, GA) -- Census Day is still Wednesday, April 1, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced the U.S. Census Bureau to extend the deadlines for response. The bureau sent out invitations to respond to all of the nation’s households earlier this month. Residents originally had until July 31 to respond to the surveys online, or by phone or mail, but that … [Read more...]

Vote Julie Akers for District 2 Heard County Commissioner

Citizens of Heard County District 2: I am originally from Pensacola, Florida. After my father retired from the Navy we moved to LaGrange, Georgia. In 1997, when I was attending the University of West Georgia, during my commute I would ride through Heard County. I always enjoyed watching the children play on the elementary school playground. My dream was … [Read more...]

Update on Heard County Government Services

Update on Heard County Services (1)  Public access to County Facilities is still prohibited. (2)  The Commissioner's Office is partially staffed daily to receive calls during regular business hours. (3)  Calls for other administrative departments are encouraged before 12:00 pm, and any messages left should expect a return call within 24 hours. (4)  … [Read more...]

Dollar General offering discount to medical, guardsmen and first responder communities

(Franklin, GA) -- Beginning today, Dollar General will provide all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10 percent discount on qualifying purchases. Individuals can present their employment badge or ID at more than 16,300 stores to receive the discount. "At Dollar General, we are deeply appreciative for the ongoing … [Read more...]

Glenloch Community Outreach (Food Pantry)

GLENLOCH COMMUNITY OUTREACH WHAT: Glenloch Food Pantry WHEN: Open each Tuesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ELIGIBILITY: We serve all of Heard County REQUIREMENTS: First time client we will need a valid drivers license plus 1 more proof of address MISSION STATEMENT: The need for food does not stop in a time of crisis; our Food Pantry should be open so no kids … [Read more...]

NOTICE: Heard County Superior Court Business Hours

NOTICE Due to the COVID-19 crisis Effective March 30, 2020 through April 24, 2020, The Clerk of Superior Court business hours will be as follows, Tuesday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Wednesday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Thursday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM  If you have any questions, please contact our office by calling 706-675-3301. We will be able to assist you by phone or … [Read more...]