April 2, 2020

Superintendent Kay to HCHS Senior Class: “You’ve Done Enough”

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County students won't get the chance to complete the current school year in a classroom setting. "I will sign an executive order today closing K-12 public schools for the rest of the school year," Gov. Brian Kemp said in a news conference Wednesday. Gov. Kemp said the decision came after recommendations from numerous health … [Read more...]

BREAKING NEWS: Georgia extends school closures through remainder of school year

(Atlanta, GA) -- Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced Wednesday afternoon the extension of school closures in Georgia through the remainder of the school year. During a 4:00 PM press conference, Kemp ordered schools to be closed for the rest of the school year and will issue a state-wide shelter in place order starting Thursday to last through April … [Read more...]

Burglary suspect fumbles way to new drug charges

(Roanoke, AL) -- A local man already facing burglary and theft charges in Franklin is now facing additional drug charges in Alabama after allegedly dropping his meth stash in the parking lot at his place of employment. According to a Roanoke Police Department arrest report, 34-year-old Clint Teal of Franklin was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine … [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...]

Health Department continues to urge Social Distancing

(Franklin, Ga) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health expects more positive COVID-19 cases given the additional testing by Georgia Department of Public Health and private providers. This increase will occur irrespective of current control measures being put in place by local and the state governments, likely until past Easter. This increase in positive … [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...]

Census Day in Heard County (April 1)

(Franklin, GA) -- Census Day is still Wednesday, April 1, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced the U.S. Census Bureau to extend the deadlines for response. The bureau sent out invitations to respond to all of the nation’s households earlier this month. Residents originally had until July 31 to respond to the surveys online, or by phone or mail, but that … [Read more...]

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...]

Update on Heard County Government Services

Update on Heard County Services (1)  Public access to County Facilities is still prohibited. (2)  The Commissioner's Office is partially staffed daily to receive calls during regular business hours. (3)  Calls for other administrative departments are encouraged before 12:00 pm, and any messages left should expect a return call within 24 hours. (4)  … [Read more...]

Glenloch Community Outreach (Food Pantry)

GLENLOCH COMMUNITY OUTREACH WHAT: Glenloch Food Pantry WHEN: Open each Tuesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ELIGIBILITY: We serve all of Heard County REQUIREMENTS: First time client we will need a valid drivers license plus 1 more proof of address MISSION STATEMENT: The need for food does not stop in a time of crisis; our Food Pantry should be open so no kids … [Read more...]