January 17, 2021

4-H Summer Camp Survey

(Franklin, GA) -- Georgia 4-H wants to hear your thoughts on your child/ren’s participation in 4-H camp this summer, with COVID-19 likely to remain a concern. What you tell us is very important as we gather information to inform our decision-making and communication regarding 4-H camp in 2021. Please follow this … [Read more...]

HELP WANTED: Survey Technician

HELP WANTED (Ephesus, GA) -- Immediate opening for an experienced Survey Technician at Merritt Paul Land Surveying. Technician must be willing to travel; must be organized and hard-working. We are looking for someone that can work outdoors in many different environments. This field based role includes Boundary Surveys, Construction Staking, and ALTA … [Read more...]

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Heard County Tax Commissioner

(Franklin, GA) -- The State of Georgia will be undergoing the next stage in it’s DRIVES program in January 2021. The V12 upgrade will include a DRIVES update and DDS will be converting over to our DRIVES system. This implementation will be more complex and will take longer to complete. As a result of this upgrade, our Motor Vehicle program will shut down … [Read more...]

Thursday Night Bingo at American Legion Post 148

(Franklin) -- Thursday Night Bingo returns to the Heard County American Legion this Thursday, January 7! Doors open at 6:00 PM and game starts at 7:30 PM. Family fun, smoke-free area, and no alcohol served. We look forward to seeing you! $15.00 minimum cash only. Proceeds support the Heard County American Legion and the work they do for the veterans of … [Read more...]

WANTED: Deer Hunting Lease

WANTED: HUNTING LAND (West Georgia) -- Father and son want to lease 25-75 acres in Troup, Meriwether or Heard County for hunting in 2021. We are responsible, experienced and ethical hunters and will take great care of the land. We will pay a premium price up front, and provide a clearly written agreement that protects the landowner. Text or call Don at … [Read more...]

Christmas Hours at the Heard County Water Authority

The Heard County Water Authority will be closed in observance of Christmas on Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th. Normal operating hours will resume Monday, December 28th. Please note, cut-off day for non-payment is December 29, 2020. Please make your past due payment by December 28, 2020 to avoid service disruption. You may place payments … [Read more...]

HCMS student named American History Essay winner

(Franklin, GA) -- Rylee Reeves, an eighth grade student at Heard County Middle School, was awarded the American History Essay Medal and Certificate of Award on Thursday, December 10, 2020. The 2020 essay topic was the 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre is considered to be a pivotal event that paved the way to the American … [Read more...]

New resources now available for Heard families dealing with dementia

(Franklin, GA) -- Are you taking care of a loved one with dementia or do you know someone who is? If so, there are people that want to help you. A local Dementia-Friendly support group is looking to connect with both dementia patients and their respective caregivers in Heard County that are in need of any type of assistance. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, … [Read more...]

Student Artist Spotlight: Trystan Rowell

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- We regularly spotlight the art creations of Heard County students. Today's Student Artist Spotlight color pencil drawing was created by an advanced art student, HCMS 8th-grader Trystan Rowell. Advanced art students developed a theme of their own choice that they wanted to create artwork around, and then … [Read more...]

Heard County 4-H Food Talk Virtual Series

(Franklin, GA) -- Start 2021 in the right direction! Are you ready to make positive changes for your health this new year? If so, here is the series for you! Food Talk is a series of six interactive classes that feature tools and ideas for making healthier food, nutrition, and physical activity choices on a budget. Each 60 minute class features a cooking … [Read more...]