February 18, 2020

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

(Franklin, GA) -- The deadline to register to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary is Monday February 24, 2020. This is also the last day to change your name or address. If you have moved since you last voted, the Elections Office may not have an accurate address for you. This could cause problems on Election Day. It is easy to check your … [Read more...]

Qualifying for 2020 Heard County Elections (March 2-6)

Qualifying for 2020 Election Qualifying Fee: County Commission Chairman   $1,550.00 County Commissioner – Districts #1 and #3   $120.00 County Comm. Dist. #2 (special election)   $120.00 Sheriff   $1,410.00 Clerk of Superior Court   $1,230.00 Judge of Magistrate Court   $1,230.00 Tax Commissioner   $1,230.00 Coroner   $36.00 Judge of Probate Court  … [Read more...]

CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTION: District 2 Commissioner

CALL FOR SPECIAL ELECTION TO THE QUALIFIED VOTERS OF HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2 Notice is hereby given that, in accordance with GA Laws 1991, Ex. Sess. Pg. 479 and O.C.G.A. 21-2-540, a special election shall be held in District 2 of Heard County, GA to fill the unexpired term of Keri Denney, District 2 Commissioner, resigned. The special election … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council renames courtroom to honor Mayor Joel W. Rogers

(Franklin/Times-Journal) -- City Council of Franklin, Georgia, met in regular session Thursday, February 6, 2020 at City Hall at 6:30 PM. All councilmembers were in attendance. Mayor Joel Rogers was not present due to illness. Councilmember Kevin Hayes began the meeting by welcoming everyone in attendance. Councilmember Bo Almond gave the invocation and … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: Another Church

To the Heard County Community: I write about a zoning application filed on Notnomis Road. This is concerning a “Church” only. When a Special Use request is submitted, all requests DO NOT have to be approved. I see no problem with the approval of a “Church.” As a Christian, it would be a blessing if every church had standing room only. If other requests … [Read more...]

Absentee Ballots Are Now Available

(Franklin, GA) -- Are you a voter who is in the military on state-side or overseas duty? Are you a voter who is in college living on campus? Are you a voter who is unable to go to the polls on Election Day? Are you a voter who works out of town for extended periods? Are you a voter who is planning a vacation the week of the election? If you can say … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (02/06/20)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM Feb. 6, 2020 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Joel Rogers Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting Jan. 2, 2020) AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen Boyd Police Department – Chief Kevin … [Read more...]

Keri Denney resigns from Heard BOC; announces campaign for chair

(Franklin, GA) -- Keri Denney resigned her District 2 seat on the Heard County Board of Commissioners effective January 29, 2020 in a letter to Governor Brian P. Kemp. Denney has stated it is her intention to qualify to run for Commission Chair in March. “I have been praying about running for Chairman for a while and I feel now is the right time," Denney … [Read more...]

Is Your Voter Information Updated?

(Franklin, GA) -- There is very important information Heard County voters must be aware of as the Elections and Registration Office staff prepare for the 2020 Election Cycle. If you have moved recently, your voter registration address may not be accurate, or you may still be registered in your previous county. To view the address the Registration Office … [Read more...]

Heard County Board of Education 2020 Meeting Schedule

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