September 24, 2020

Absentee Ballots Now Available

(Franklin, GA) -- Absentee ballots are now being mailed to voters across Georgia and Heard County. If you have not applied for a ballot but wish to do so, you may use the Secretary of State’s on-line absentee ballot application at You may also download an application from the following site … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (09/22/20)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Sept. 22, 2020 – 6:30 P.M. I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARINGS a.  Application to Rezone from Rural Development to Agricultural – Thomas Chesnut – 281 Eley Road b.  Special Use Application – Dog Kennel – 1121 Windy Hill Road c.  Special Use Application – … [Read more...]

Tanner Collins scores first Crate win at Talladega Short Track

(Franklin, GA) -- Local dirt track driver Tanner Collins scored a big win last Saturday at the CRM Motors CRUSA 604 Crate Late model feature event held at The Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama. The victory in the highly competitive race was the first Crate win for Collins who has been racing cars for several years after getting his start as a … [Read more...]

Carpool Cinema at the Heard County Covered Arena

(Franklin, GA) -- Carpool Cinema is coming soon to Heard County! Hosted by the Heard County Chamber of Commerce, the movie nights will take place a the Heard County Covered Arena located at 12080 HWY 100 in Franklin. The first showing next Friday, September 25 will feature 'Ferdinand' at 7:30 PM followed by 'Spies in Disguise' at 9:30 PM. There will be a … [Read more...]

Hurricane Sally forces closure of Heard County Schools Thursday

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System has cancelled in person classes for students Thursday in anticipation of heavy rains and possible high winds associated with Hurricane Sally. Faculty and staff will report to school if travel is safe, but otherwise will work virtually from home. The strong slow moving Category 1 Hurricane made landfall early … [Read more...]

GBI makes multiple drug arrests and seizures in West Georgia

(Carrollton, GA) -- On Thursday, September 10, 2020, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office and the Haralson-Paulding Drug Task Force executed a series of search warrants and arrest warrants resulting in the arrest of 15 persons. Search warrants were executed at 138 Hunters Lake Drive in Villa Rica, 578 Sandhill … [Read more...]

USDA extends free meals for kids through end of 2020

(Franklin, GA) -- All school kids in Heard County and the State of Georgia will now receive free breakfast and lunch from now through December 31st, thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). An announcement extending their summer meal program into fall means free meals for all children. According to a press release from the USDA, this … [Read more...]

19 killed on Georgia Highways during Labor Day weekend

(Atlanta, GA) -- Traffic crashes across Georgia during the 78-hour long Labor Day holiday travel period resulted in 17 fatal crashes and 19 fatalities reported to the Georgia State Patrol (GSP). The holiday travel period began at 6:00 PM on Fri., Sept. 4, and ended at 11:59 PM on Mon., Sept. 7. Statewide, GSP Troopers investigated 331 traffic crashes that … [Read more...]

Armed robbery reported at Troup County Bait and Tackle store

(Lagrange, GA) -- At around 11:30 AM on Sunday, September 6 deputies with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Camp Bait and Tackle at 56 Vernon Ferry Road in Lagrange in regards to an armed robbery which had just occurred. Once on scene, Troup County deputies spoke with two victims who stated that two unknown black males entered the store, … [Read more...]

State Troopers caution motorists to practice safe driving habits this Labor Day weekend

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD) will be on high-visibility during this 78-hour Labor Day holiday weekend reminding motorists to practice safe driving habits as they travel throughout the state. The holiday travel period begins Friday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. and ends Monday, Sept. 7 at 11:59 … [Read more...]