April 1, 2020

Georgia Income Tax and Tag Renewal Deadlines Extended

(Atlanta, GA) -- Governor Brian P. Kemp announced on Monday that the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR), in conformance with the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS), is automatically extending the 2019 income tax filing and payment deadline to July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. "Aligning with this decision makes filing … [Read more...]

Town of Centralhatchee declares State of Emergency

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Town of Centralhatchee has continually been following the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis and has been in communication with GMA (Georgia Municipal Association), Governor Brian Kemp's office, and our local public safety officials getting frequent updates. Although an official standard direction has not been established by the State … [Read more...]

Heard County Government declares State of Emergency

(Heard County, GA) -- Heard County Chairman Lee Boone announced this afternoon the county is officially declaring a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Read the official release of information below: HEARD COUNTY  DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY  WHEREAS, The Board of Commissioners, the Emergency Management Director, and the Sheriff are … [Read more...]

HCWA March Board meeting cancelled

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Water Authority Board Meeting scheduled for March 30, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The HCWA hopes to resume a normal meeting schedule in April. … [Read more...]

Chairman Lee Boone issues new COVID-19 statement

To The Citizens of Heard County: It has been a week now since protective and restrictive measures were implemented to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 virus. Rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to meet the needs of the public until normal services can be restored. I commend all citizens who have taken the necessary steps to protect … [Read more...]

Ephesus City Hall announces changes in office operations

(Ephesus, GA) -- Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 Ephesus City Hall will implement restricted contact with the public in an effort to minimize the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. This restricted contact will remain in effect until further notice. City Hall will remain open but our doors are locked and we are not conducting business in … [Read more...]

Chairman Boone provides COVID-19 Update

To the Citizens of Heard County from Chairman Lee Boone: The Heard County Board of Commissioners held an emergency meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 4:00 PM to discuss the latest new developments on the COVID-19 pandemic from the CDC. The Commissioners decided to implement responsive measures for the health and safety of our staff and public in response … [Read more...]

BOC and Development Authority cancel March meetings

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard Citizen received notification today that two upcoming public meetings for this month have been cancelled due to CDC restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19. The Heard County Board of Commissioners Monthly Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 6:30 PM has been cancelled. The Development Authority of … [Read more...]

COVID-19 forces operational changes at the City of Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- The City of Franklin has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic very closely and working with Heard County Administration and Heard County EMA to stay updated on the latest information from the CDC and the White House. Amid the growing concerns of widespread advancement of COVID-19, the City of Franklin has decided to close public access to … [Read more...]

Important Update from Heard County Magistrate

(Franklin, GA) -- On March 14, 2020, Chief Justice Harold Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court issued an Order Declaring a Statewide Judicial Emergency in the State Of Georgia pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 38-3-60 et. seq. due to the spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19. Due to the statewide public health emergency, all civil proceedings for Heard County Magistrate … [Read more...]