October 22, 2020

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...]

FREE COVID-19 testing at Heard County Health Dept.

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Health Department is offering FREE drive-thru COVID-19 test each Monday between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Pre-Registration is strongly recommended. Visit covid19.dph.ga.gov for more information and to make an appointment. … [Read more...]

Heard County reports 6th death and 200th case of COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- According to reports from the Georgia Department of Public Health, a total of six people have now died in Heard County with COVID-19. Although case numbers have been really low over the past few weeks, Heard County has now also reached its 200th confirmed case of the Coronavirus. The first case in the county was confirmed on March 18 … [Read more...]

USDA extends free meals for kids through end of 2020

(Franklin, GA) -- All school kids in Heard County and the State of Georgia will now receive free breakfast and lunch from now through December 31st, thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). An announcement extending their summer meal program into fall means free meals for all children. According to a press release from the USDA, this … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools currently reporting 0 confirmed cases of COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- According to a district-wide figures released by Heard County Superintendent Rodney Kay, Heard County Schools are currently reporting zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students or staff at any of the five local schools. Mr. Kay has released numbers each Friday since school reopened on August 5. Of the 1774 students currently … [Read more...]

Community Foundation COVID-19 grants to local nonprofits exceed $200,000

(West Georgia) -- The Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID-19 Response Fund now has issued 45 grants totaling $201,000 to 28 local nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties. The nonprofit organizations receiving the grants are serving thousands of local people in need in a variety of ways. “The many effects of the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Outbreak of new COVID-19 cases at Franklin Nursing Home

(Franklin, GA) -- A total of seven news cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed this week at the PruittHealth Franklin location according to the Georgia Department of Community Health's Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Report. The daily report issued Monday through Friday by the GDCH shows COVID-19 cases in licensed nursing homes, assisted living communities … [Read more...]

Superintendent Kay issues COVID-19 update

Good morning Brave Nation: I hope by now you all know that we strive for transparency in all we do. From test scores to finances to educational resources, to SPLOST expenditures, and now COVID reports. Transparency is the best practice! With that said, below you will find a COVID report that we will issue every week. Due to privacy issues it may seem … [Read more...]

Lady Brave starter first to miss games due to quarantine

(Franklin, GA) -- A Lady Brave softball player became the first Heard County fall sport athlete to miss a regular season contest Monday after she was scratched from the starting line-up due to a classmate testing positive for COVID-19. Junior first baseman Abigail Lathrop says she received the news from Heard County Athletic Director Shane Lasseter that … [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...]