January 17, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Franklin Qualifying Fees

PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF FRANKLIN, GEORGIA NOVEMBER 2, 2021 ELECTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH O.C.G.A. §21-2-131(a)(1)(A), QUALIFYING FEES FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 ELECTION HAVE BEEN ESTABLISHED AND ARE HEREBY SET AS FOLLOWS: MAYOR  $270.00 COUNCIL POST #1   $90.00 COUNCIL POST #2   $90.00 COUNCIL POST #3   $90.00 COUNCIL POST #4   $90.00 COUNCIL POST #5   … [Read more...]

Special Election Scheduled for March 16, 2021

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School Board has requested that a referendum be held to approve an extension to the education sales tax (known as ESPLOST). This will not be a new tax, only a continuation of the current penny sales tax that helps pay for capital projects and resource materials for our schools. This referendum will be held March 16, … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Meeting Notes (01/07/21)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin City Council met Thursday in the Joel W. Rogers Courtroom at City Hall for its January meeting. Those in attendance were, Mayor Kevin Hayes, City Council members Charles Israel, Cindy Putzek, Bo Almond, and Alane Bradfield along with City Clerk Karen Boyd. Councilmen Almond gave the Invocation and led the Pledge of … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (01/07/21)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM January 7, 2021 PUBLIC HEARING (2021 Budgets) CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Kevin Hayes Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting Dec. 3, 2020) AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen … [Read more...]

Heard County General Runoff Election Results

U.S. Senate David Perdue (Rep) (I) -- 3892 (83.32%) Jon Ossoff (Dem)  -- 779 (16.68%) U.S. Senate (Special) Kelly Loeffler (Rep) (I) -- 3874 (82.88%) Raphael Warnock (Dem) -- 800 (17.12%) Public Service Commission District 4 Lauren Bubba McDonald, Jr. (Rep) (I) -- 3,878 (83.88%) Daniel Blackman (Dem) -- 745 (16.12%) *UNOFFICIAL RESULTS* … [Read more...]

General Runoff Election Day in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- The polls will be open from 7:00 AM thru 7:00 PM Tuesday at all six Heard County voting precincts for the highly anticipated General Election Day runoffs. Two Georgia seats in the United States Senate will be up for grabs with incumbent Republican David A. Perdue taking on Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff. In a special election runoff to … [Read more...]

Four candidates qualify for vacant Franklin city council seat

(Franklin, GA) -- Four candidates qualified this week for the City of Franklin's vacant city council seat. The city called for a special election to fulfill the unexpired term of Cliff Jiles as he recently resigned from Council Post #5 after moving outside of the city limits. The qualifying candidates include are J. Shane Cammon, Robert "Robbie" Hilton, … [Read more...]

Qualifying for Special Election Franklin City Council Seat

ELECTION QUALIFYING NOTICE The City of Franklin has called for a special election for City Council Post #5 to fulfill the unexpired term of Clifford Jiles, Jr., resigned. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-132(c)(3), the City of Franklin has set the following qualifying fees for the office of City Council Post #5. City Council Post #5 $ 90.00 Qualifying for the … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (12/15/20)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING Dec. 15, 2020 – 6:30 P.M. Heard County Administration Building 201 Park Ave., Franklin, GA 30217 I.  CALL TO ORDER II.  WELCOME, INVOCATION, AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG III.  PUBLIC HEARINGS a.  Updated Official Zoning Maps - Planning Commission b.  Amendments to the Definitions of Subdivision Regulations- … [Read more...]

Early Voting for the General Election Runoff

(Franklin, GA) -- Early Voting (AKA Advance Voting) is held prior to all elections. It is a way to exercise the right to vote when it is most convenient for the voter. It also allows voters to avoid longer lines that typically develop on Election Day. For Primaries, Special Elections, and the General Election, Early Voting begins on the fourth Monday before … [Read more...]