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 https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov/ 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...]

Online Absentee Ballot Application Now Active!

(Franklin, GA) -- Voters may now apply for an absentee ballot on-line. If you wish to receive an absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 General Election, you may go the following web site: https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov/ To be able to apply for a ballot online you must provide the following information: 1: First and last name as registered to vote 2: … [Read more...]

Secretary of State works with GEMA/HS to send PPE to local elections workers

(Atlanta, GA) -- Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is working with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency to keep Georgia’s poll workers and elections officials safe from COVID-19. Raffensperger coordinated with Heard county elections officials to request masks, face shields, gloves, and disinfecting wipes to protect both … [Read more...]

Shaina Coggin sworn in as Deputy Tax Commissioner

(Franklin, GA) -- Shaina Coggin was sworn in as the county's new Deputy Tax Commissioner earlier this week by Heard County Probate Judge Joseph Bledsoe. "Shaina does an awesome job for our office and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for her," said Heard County Tax Commissioner Diane Watson. Coggin is excited about her new role in the Tax … [Read more...]

Heard County School Superintendent addresses upcoming SPLOST referendum

Brave Nation: We have seen another 136 students graduate from the Brave Nation, and we are gearing up for another great year. I want to take a moment and make you aware of some very exciting things that are going on in our school system. But before I dive into the projects that we have going on I want to take a moment and say THANK YOU. Thank you for … [Read more...]

Heard County BOC Agenda (08/25/20)

AGENDA HEARD COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MEETING August 25, 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, David C. Barnes, Location – Gum Creek Airport Road b.  Application to Rezone from Agricultural to General Commercial, Michael … [Read more...]

Sonny Perdue discusses importance of rural broadband in Georgia

Amid a Pandemic, Deploying Rural Broadband in Georgia is More Important Than Ever Written By U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue Access to high-speed broadband internet is not simply nice to have, it is a necessity in the 21st century. Investing in the expansion of rural broadband is as vital as the rural electric and telephone networks were … [Read more...]

Thank You from James Perry

Fellow Citizens of District 2: I would like to thank all those who supported me during this election process. I look forward to serving District 2 and working with all residents. Please let me know your concerns and suggestions for our area and watch for meeting opportunities for us to get together as a district and discuss these issues. Thank you to … [Read more...]

James Perry wins District 2 BOC seat in Tuesday runoff

(Franklin, GA) -- James Perry won the District 2 seat on the Heard County Board of Commissioners in the special election runoff held Tuesday. Perry defeated Julie Akers by a final tally of 185-141 and will take over the seat left vacant by Keri Denney after she announced her run for chairperson. Akers was the top vote getter with 49.16% of the votes … [Read more...]