April 8, 2020

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...]

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...]

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...]

National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29th

Former President Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Please join the members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, in thanking our Vietnam veterans on this day and all of those … [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...]

Thank you to supporters of ‘Drop Your Drawers’ event

(Ephesus, GA) -- Ephesus Public Library held a “Drop Your Drawers” community-wide event to collect donations of underwear for students in need. It was delivered recently to Ephesus Elementary School. We would like to thank all that participated in this event with the generous gifts of underwear. Shown above are Media Specialist Melissa Yarbrough and … [Read more...]

Heard County EMS announces new call screening, patient procedures

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Fire Chief & Emergency Services Director Steve Wirth Tuesday morning released information regarding new procedures for screening callers and making initial contact with patients in need of medical care. Read the entire statement below and stay tuned to HeardCitizen.com for further news and updates regarding … [Read more...]

‘Hippity Hop’ Color Drop 5K to benefit Ephesus Elementary

(Franklin, GA) -- Ephesus Elementary School will be sponsoring its first ever Hippity Hop Drop 5K race at Heard County High School on Saturday, March 28 at 10:00 AM. Proceeds from the race will be used to purchase new physical education equipment for EES. Registration fees range from $15 to $30 and forms can be downloaded at ees.heard.k12.ga.us or picked … [Read more...]

Upcoming changes at The Heard Citizen

(Franklin, GA) -- My name is Russ Massa and I am currently the publisher, editor, reporter, moderator, social media publicist, janitor, secretary, and treasurer here at The Heard Citizen. For those unfamiliar with my story, I started this online Heard County news site in August of 2011. At the time, my hopes were high and while I hoped to bring lots of … [Read more...]

FREE Diabetic Screenings at Heard County Health Department

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Health Department will be offering FREE Diabetic Screenings on Monday, March 30, 2020 from 8:15 AM until 11:30 AM. No appointment is necessary and this event is open to residents from Heard County and all surrounding areas. Heard County Health Department is located at 1191 Franklin Pkwy. … [Read more...]