April 8, 2020

Letter To The Editor: Time Well Spent

To the Senior students: I can't tell you what it’s like to have my senior prom taken away at the last minute. I can't tell you what it feels like to hear that my graduation has been postponed indefinitely… potentially cancelled altogether. I can, however, tell you what it’s like to face adversity. I can tell you what it’s like to question every single … [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...]

FHA meeting postponed

(Franklin, GA) -- The Franklin Housing Authority Board of Commissioners regular bimonthly meeting scheduled for Friday April 10, 2020, is being postponed until further notice due to COVID19 precautions. More than likely, the meeting will be rescheduled in virtual format and information will be made available at that time with instructions on how to … [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...]

Vote Keri Denney for Heard Commission Chair

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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...]

Letter To the Editor: “They need help”

Dear Editor: Last week when I went to the store for my essentials run, I witnessed something that I feel should be addressed. I was in the check out line and the cashier was working as fast and as hard as he could to ring people up. Then I heard it: “They need help.” I cant even convey the tone it was said in through typed word. I have worked retail (not … [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...]

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...]

Dollar General offering discount to medical, guardsmen and first responder communities

(Franklin, GA) -- Beginning today, Dollar General will provide all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10 percent discount on qualifying purchases. Individuals can present their employment badge or ID at more than 16,300 stores to receive the discount. "At Dollar General, we are deeply appreciative for the ongoing … [Read more...]