April 15, 2021

Governor Kemp signs new COVID-19 executive orders

(Atlanta, GA) -- Governor Brian P. Kemp today signed three Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 in Georgia. The first, Executive Order 03.31.21.01, extends the Public Health State of Emergency through April 30, 2021. The second, Executive Order 03.31.21.02, extends the current COVID-19 guidance in Georgia until April 7 with an added provision allowing … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Agenda (04/02/21)

CITY OF FRANKLIN AGENDA MAYOR & COUNCIL MEETING, 6:30 PM, CITY HALL COURTROOM April 2, 2021 CALL TO ORDER Welcome, Mayor Kevin Hayes Invocation & Pledge APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Council Meeting March 4, 2021) AMEND THE AGENDA (IF NEEDED) APPROVE THE ORDER OF THE AGENDA DEPARTMENT REPORTS: Finance – Karen Boyd Police Department – Chief Kevin … [Read more...]

A message of thanks from Franklin Mayor Kevin Hayes

Press Release from Franklin Mayor Kevin Hayes: As the assessment and recovery phase continues in the City of Franklin, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every individual, business, group, and state agency that has contributed to the cleanup efforts in our community. The impact of the tornado that wreaked havoc on our city late Thursday … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (03/23/21)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING March 23, 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.  Application to Rezone from Rural Development to Agricultural- Arrington Road IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – Called meeting … [Read more...]

Heard County Special Election Results

Post 5 Franklin City Council Robert "Robbie" Hilton -- 22   (25.29%) Robert "Bob" Krach -- 16   (18.39%) Joey D. Senn --  49  (56.32%)   *** WINNER ESPLOST YES --   560  (81.51%)   *** WINNER NO --   127  (18.49%)   *UNOFFICIAL RESULTS* … [Read more...]

Special Election Day in Heard County (March 16)

(Franklin, GA) -- The polls are open from 7:00 AM thru 7:00 PM today at all six Heard County voting precincts for the March 16 Special Election. Early voting ended Friday at the Heard County courthouse in Franklin. Polling locations include Centralhatchee City Hall,  Fire Station #8 in Cooksville-Corinth, Fire Station #5 in Enon Grove, Ephesus Community … [Read more...]

Franklin City Council Meeting Notes (03/04/21)

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin City Council met Thursday in the Joel W. Rogers Courtroom at City Hall for its regular monthly meeting. Officials in attendance included Mayor Kevin Hayes, City Council members Charles Israel, Cindy Putzek, Bo Almond, and Alane Bradfield along with City Clerk Karen Boyd, City Attorney David Mecklin, and Franklin Police Chief … [Read more...]

PPA: Elect Dion Senn City Council Post 5

To The Citizens of Franklin: Last night at the Franklin City Council meeting, the council talked about the 2021 Paving List. With 23 years of municipal experience and management I promise to do my part to insure the Citizens of Franklin that this work will be done correctly to hold up to the test of time. Next week is the last week for early voting before … [Read more...]

ESPLOST keeps Heard County athletics competitive

(Franklin, GA) -- The coaches and athletic personnel of the Heard County School System have worked to expand the number of sports and student participation in athletics over the past several years. The addition of fishing, volleyball, and junior varsity/B-teams have allowed far more students to be involved in athletics in the last five years. Research has … [Read more...]

PPA: Elect Robert (Robbie) Hilton City Council Post #5

To The Citizens of Franklin: I am proud to announce my candidacy for Franklin City Council Post # 5. I would consider it an honor and a privilege to serve the city, citizens, and the community of Franklin, Georgia. My family first moved to Franklin in 1964, immediately developing a fondness for the city and the people. My family has deep roots in the … [Read more...]