May 25, 2020

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 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 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...]

Revival at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

Revival March 1 - 4 Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church 2227 Mt. Pleasant Rd Franklin, GA 30217 Evangelist: Mike Holcomb, former bass singer for The Inspiration Quartet. Service Times: Sunday, March 1  10:30 am & 6:00 pm Monday, March 2   7:00 pm Tuesday, March 3  7:00 pm Wednesday, March 4  7:00 pm … [Read more...]

International Barbies to be featured at March DAR meeting

(Franklin, GA) -- Did you know that there are Barbie’s from over 140 countries around the world? There is a woman in Germany that has been collected Barbie’s for 60 years. She holds the Guinness World Record with over 17,000! A Barbie purchased for $3 in 1959 can now be worth as much as $25,000! James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, would like to invite you to … [Read more...]

Sara Claudia Tillman: Dating When You’re Blind

(Editor's Note: Special guest speaker Sara Claudia Tillman will be appearing at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church this Sunday, Feb. 23rd at 11:00 AM. All are invited to attend. Below is a recent blog post from her website about dating. To learn more about Sara Claudia's story and read more blog posts, visit or her Facebook page.) Dating … [Read more...]

Heaven’s Mountain Band at Ridgeway Baptist Church

(Franklin, GA) -- Heaven's Mountain Band will be singing at Ridgeway Baptist Church in Franklin, GA on Saturday Feb. 15, 2020. Starting at 6:00 PM and everyone is welcome! … [Read more...]

Win FREE Roses from Nancy’s Flower Shop!

(Franklin, GA) -- Want to win some FREE roses?!? 🌹🌹 🥰🥰❤️❤️ Contest Rules: Flowers are for local delivery only (Heard County, GA) Visit Nancy's Flower Shop on Facebook for more information on the simple contest! (All you must do is share the pinned post AND tag 3 friends in the comments) Winner will be randomly chosen on February 13th to receive a FREE … [Read more...]