April 1, 2020

A Message from Terry Harper at State Farm Insurance

To our valued State Farm clients: With the Covid-19 Virus making its way into Heard County we, at Terry Harper State Farm, have made the hard decision to lock our offices to the public. In this scary unpredictable environment we felt it prudent to take every precaution to keep our clients and our team members as safe as possible. We will be available by … [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...]

Heard County schools launching emergency COVID-19 feeding program

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School system announced Thursday morning the implementation of a new COVID-19 Feeding Program for Heard County students. Superintendent Rodney Kay says the program will take place on Mondays and Thursday from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM at Heard County Elementary School in Franklin. The program will lunch next Monday, March 23 … [Read more...]

Gov. Kemp, American Red Cross encourage Georgians to give blood

(Atlanta, GA) -- On March 17, 2020, Governor Brian P. Kemp joined the American Red Cross in encouraging Georgians to donate blood as federal, state, and local officials work to address the effects of the novel Coronavirus and COVID-19. “As we continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we must ensure that we maintain the necessary blood supply to aid … [Read more...]

Heard County Fire Station access limited during COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- At this time, during the coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic, Heard County Fire & Emergency Services will have all doors at all Heard County Fire Stations locked. This is a precaution to protect the citizens of Heard County to any possible exposure and to our Firefighter/EMT/Medic’s. We are asking the citizens of Heard County, if you have … [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...]

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...]

Heard County School System offering emergency food for all students

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School is offering free food items for all Heard County students this week at designated times and locations. The emergency food program is being headed up by popular Heard County Elementary School counselor June Barber. The first pick-up time will take place this Wednesday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 PM at Heard Elementary … [Read more...]