April 8, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Kemp to extend Georgia’s State of Emergency through May 13

(Atlanta, GA) -- Governor Brian P. Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, and House Speaker David Ralston today announced plans to extend Georgia’s public health state of emergency through May 13, 2020 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Under state law, the Governor may renew the public health state of emergency, which was otherwise set to expire on April … [Read more...]

Absentee Ballot Applications in Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- The State of Georgia has mailed an absentee ballot application to every voter in active status as of March 30, 2020. If you receive an application and wish to get an absentee ballot, please fill out the application completely. When filling out the application, pay attention to the following areas of the form: #3 – Alternate Address: This … [Read more...]

Vote Keri Denney for Heard Commission Chair

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Vote Julie Akers for District 2 Heard County Commissioner

Citizens of Heard County District 2: I am originally from Pensacola, Florida. After my father retired from the Navy we moved to LaGrange, Georgia. In 1997, when I was attending the University of West Georgia, during my commute I would ride through Heard County. I always enjoyed watching the children play on the elementary school playground. My dream was … [Read more...]

Town of Centralhatchee council meeting cancelled

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- For the safety of the public, our employees and city council members during the current Heard County / State of Georgia Shelter in Place Order, the Town of Centralhatchee is cancelling its April City Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, April 13th. … [Read more...]

Latest COVID-19 update from Chairman Boone

To the Citizens of Heard County: I hope all of you are well, and would like to commend the Brave Nation for doing your essential part in the fight to keep this invisible enemy out of our county. Our "confirmed" case numbers are the same as last week, which demonstrates a unified team effort that is working. If I was a coach shouting instructions to the … [Read more...]

Details on Georgia’s Statewide ‘Shelter in Place’ Order

(Atlanta, GA) -- Gov. Brian Kemp Wednesday announced he would be issuing a statewide shelter in place order due to the spread of COVID-19. Gov. Kemp signed the order Thursday afternoon and the following explains what that means for Georgia residents. The order goes into effect at 6:00 PM today (Friday, April 3) and is set to expire at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, … [Read more...]

Franklin’s April City Council Meeting Cancelled

(Franklin, GA) -- For the safety of the public and city employees during the current Heard County Shelter in Place order, the City of Franklin's April City Council meeting scheduled for this Thursday, April 2 has been cancelled. … [Read more...]

Larry Hooks announces re-election campaign in District 1

To The Citizens of District 1: Heard County Election day will be here soon in Heard County, and across America. I would like to ask for your continued support as I run for re-election for the office of District 1 Commissioner for Heard County. I will concentrate on the matters that are the most beneficial to all citizens of the county and promise to be a … [Read more...]

Absentee Voting for the General Primary Election

(Franklin, GA) -- The next election on the calendar is the General Primary on May 19, 2020. The Elections Office has been given every indication that this election will go on as planned. If a voter did not cast a ballot in the Presidential Preference Primary (postponed from March 24, 2020), they will receive a ballot that also contains the Presidential … [Read more...]