May 31, 2020

Heard County Food Pantry open this Friday, April 24

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Food Pantry at 900 South River Road in Franklin will be open this Friday, April 24, 2020 for two hours from 10:00 AM until noon. Please observe social distancing if you visit and remain at least six feet away from others at all times. We currently only have one volunteer who is able to distribute the food, so will more … [Read more...]

Heard County PreKindergarten Registration 2020-2021

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN ONLINE! (Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System is continuing to accept registration online via Google Form at In order to participate in Pre-Kindergarten during the 2020-2021 school year, your child must be 4 years-old on or before September 1, 2020. To complete the registration process … [Read more...]

Heard County Election Update

(Franklin, GA) -- The combined General Primary and Presidential Preference Primary has been moved to June 9, 2020. This article may answer some questions you may have concerning the change. The registration deadline has been moved to May 11, 2020. This gives anyone who has not already registered to vote or changed their address time to add their name to … [Read more...]

COVID-19 testing at Franklin Primary Healthcare

(Franklin, GA) -- Franklin Primary Healthcare Clinic, located at 1236 Franklin Parkway is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM by appointments and walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is staffed by Family Nurse Practitioners Ann Hastings and Cherry Toney. COVID-19 testing is now available by appointment. You do not have to be symptomatic. Call the office at … [Read more...]

DPH announces expanded testing for COVID-19 in Georgia

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is increasing the number of specimen collection sites statewide for COVID-19 testing, and is revising the current testing criteria to accommodate more testing of Georgia residents. Effective immediately, all symptomatic individuals will be eligible for COVID-19 testing. Health care workers, … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools release important end of school year information

Brave Nation: As we continue our journey with our new reality we want to keep you as informed as possible. This letter is being written to give you critical end of year information. There have been a myriad of questions and we hope to answer as many as possible with this communication. GRADES:  All students’ grades will be frozen and we will take the … [Read more...]

Charles Israel announces campaign for Franklin City Council seat

Dear Citizens of Franklin: After many prayers and self-reflection, I have qualified to run for the City of Franklin City Council Post 3. This comes at a difficult time during the current global pandemic and economic crisis coupled with the tragic position opening caused by the death of Mayor Rogers. While I am not native to Heard County, I have family … [Read more...]

Local church to host ‘drive-up’ Easter Sunday worship service

(Franklin, GA) -- Prospect Church is planning to host a very special "drive-up" worship service this weekend to celebrate Easter Sunday. The event will take place at the Flat Rock Campgrounds on HWY 34 about four miles west of Franklin this Sunday, April 12 beginning at 11:00 AM. The Easter service will be led by Prospect Pastor Brandon Brooks who says all … [Read more...]

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County 911 is celebrating the second full week of April as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. The week of April 12-18 is sponsored by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International and celebrated annually, honors the thousands of men and women who respond to emergency calls, dispatch … [Read more...]

Upcoming May 19 election postponed

(Atlanta, GA) -- Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced today that he is postponing the Georgia's general primary and presidential preference primary election until June 9, 2020. Wednesday, Governor Brian Kemp extended the current public health state of emergency until May 13. "Due to the Governor’s extension of the state of emergency … [Read more...]