October 22, 2020

Heard County Halloween: HCPR hosting special drive-thru ‘Trunk or Treat’ this year

(Franklin, GA) -- The Parks and Recreation Department on Thompson Road is hosting a new drive-thru style 'Trunk or Treat' this year in an effort to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines and keep the Heard County community event family-friendly. The Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 at 2020 Thompson Road from 6:30 - 8:00PM. Several county and … [Read more...]

Heard County Food Pantry reopening this Friday

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Food Pantry will reopen to the public this Friday, October 23 from 8:30 AM until 12:00 PM at its new location! Pick-up will be drive-thru style at the back of 1191 Franklin Parkway (Health Department Building). Please be sure to bring ID.   … [Read more...]

Local Veterans invited to upcoming special ceremony at Centralhatchee Park

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Town of Centralhatchee cordially invites all Veterans to a special ceremony in their honor on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Veteran’s Memorial in Centralhatchee City Park, 139 Nutt Road, Franklin, Georgia. … [Read more...]

2020 Heard County Homecoming Highlights

(Franklin, GA) -- A festive atmosphere took center stage in Heard County last week as the Brave Nation and Heard County High School hosted its annual Homecoming celebration. The celebration of course included the crowning of the 2020 Homecoming Queen during the halftime of Friday night’s football game versus Central. The eager home crowd screamed loudly as … [Read more...]

DPH urges all Georgians to get a Flu Shot

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has a message for Georgians: Everyone needs a flu shot. Yes, you! That’s the focus of a new campaign urging all Georgians over the age of six months to get a flu shot this year. “Now more than ever, influenza vaccination is critical not only to protect people from getting sick, but to reduce … [Read more...]

Local law enforcement participate in ‘National Faith & Blue Weekend’

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry and Franklin Police Chief Kevin Hannah held a meet and greet with community Faith Leaders of Heard County on Friday, October 9 as part of the NFBW (National Faith & Blue Weekend). NFBW was created as an outreach project to join national law enforcement groups and faith leaders across the country to work … [Read more...]

Brave alumnus in critical need of a Heart Transplant

(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard High Class of 1989 graduate and former standout Brave athlete is in need of a heart transplant and a family member is trying to help raise funds to make the surgery possible. Dante Emory is on a journey to becoming eligible for the Heart Transplant list. Dante was born and raised here in Franklin, and has previously worked for … [Read more...]

Heard High presents the 2020 Homecoming Court

(Franklin, GA) -- Pictured above is the full 2020 Heard High School Homecoming Court. All will be featured in Thursday's annual Homecoming Parade through Downtown Franklin beginning at 4:30 PM. The Homecoming King will be announced Thursday afternoon at the school while the Homecoming Queen will be crowned during halftime of Friday's home football game … [Read more...]

3rd Annual ‘Going Gold’ event for Pediatric Cancer Awareness

(Franklin, GA) -- The 3rd annual "Going Gold" event at last Friday night's Heard County football game versus Darlington raised almost $1000 for Pediatric Cancer Awareness. The money was raised through a combination of citizen donations, a 50/50 raffle at the game, and the sale of t-shirt and wrist band merchandise. The HCHS student section did a gold … [Read more...]

Heard Co. Health Department providing seasonal flu vaccine

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Health Department is now providing seasonal flu vaccine on Wednesday’s 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Walk-ins or appointments are welcome. Vaccine will be available for anyone over the age of 6 months. The cost of the vaccine is $25.00 but most major insurances are accepted. To make an appointment call 1-800-847-4262. While flu can … [Read more...]