March 29, 2020

City of Franklin declares State of Emergency

(Franklin, GA) -- City of Franklin officials announced this afternoon they are officially declaring a State of Emergency in response to the COVID-19 crisis. "The City of Franklin 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 … [Read more...]

Katy Gray receives excellence in American History Medal

(Franklin, GA) -- At the recent chapter meeting for the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, Katy Gray from Heard County Middle School was awarded the Excellence in American History Medal for her chapter-winning essay on “The Voyage of the Mayflower.” Katy also received a Certificate of Award for her essay. Katy’s parents, Beth and Billy Gray, were also present to … [Read more...]

Area’s first COVID-19 death reported in Coweta County

(Newnan, GA) -- A Newnan woman has become Coweta County and the local area's first confirmed COVID-19 related death. According to a report by the Newnan Times-Herald, the 42-year-old woman did not have any underlying health issues and reportedly worked as a local health care worker. The victim passed away Thursday night at her residence at the Promenade at … [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...]

Student Artist Spotlight (Brailey Watkins)

Heard County Student Art Spotlight (Franklin, GA) -- Each week we spotlight an art creation of a student from Heard County Middle School. This week's Student Artist Spotlight is by 8th Grader Brailey Watkins. Brailey is an advanced art student and created art from a chosen theme. Brailey's theme is nature and flowers using watercolor paint. … [Read more...]

UPDATE: Authorities say missing red suitcase key to unsolved fatal hit-and-run case

(Franklin, GA) -- Several months after a fatal hit-and-run accident in Heard County, investigators with the Heard County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia State Patrol are continuing to search for the driver and for answers . The accident occurred around 8:00 PM on Monday September 15, 2019 when a pedestrian was struck and killed on Armstrong Mill Road about … [Read more...]

Further details on Heard County’s COVID-19 feeding program for students

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School system announced this week the implementation of a new COVID-19 Feeding Program for Heard County students. Starting Monday, March 23, Heard County School Nutrition will be offering FREE meal packages on Mondays and Thursdays from 5:00 - 6:30 PM at Heard County Elementary School. Between these two pick up days, you … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (03/20/20)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: No arrests in the City of Franklin this week. Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in Heard County including their various charges: No arrests in Heard County this … [Read more...]

Heard County 911 changes procedures with new CDC Guidelines

(Franklin, GA) -- Beginning immediately, Heard County 911 dispatchers will be asking a series of questions based on CDC guidelines for screening of possible Coronovirus or COVID-19 infection of every caller to 911. These questions will be asked of every caller requesting EMS, Fire, or Law Enforcement along with the common questions that dispatchers must ask … [Read more...]

10 deaths, 287 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Georgia

(Franklin, GA) -- The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus in Georgia rose from 1 to 10 on Thursday, March 19, according to numbers posted by the Georgia Department of Public Health. Georgia’s confirmed COVID-19 cases grew by an increase of 90 from 197 Wednesday to 287 in Thursday's noon report. The new count includes the first Heard County resident … [Read more...]