May 12, 2021

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...]

Heard County reports 4th COVID-19 death

(Franklin, GA) -- According to the Georgia Department of Public Health's Daily Status Report, a fourth person in Heard County has died with COVID-19. The report indicates the latest person to pass away with the virus was a 90+year old female. All four COVID-19 deaths reported in Heard County have been females. The total case count since the outbreak began … [Read more...]

School Nutrition Program served children over 69,000 meals during shutdown

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School Nutrition Program really stepped up during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nutrition Director Melissa Van Norden reports that since the school shutdown in mid-March, a total of 69,768 'To Go Meal Packages' have been served to between an estimated 350-450 children. Of those meals, a total of 49,454 … [Read more...]

Heard County reports its 100th case of COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- Numbers released Sunday by the Georgia Department of Health indicate the 100th case of COVID-19 has been recorded in Heard County. Four new cases were added in Sunday's report bringing the total to 101 since the outbreak began. Heard County reported its first case of Coronavirus on March 18. Total numbers have risen sharply in the month … [Read more...]

Heard County libraries returning to curbside service only

(Franklin, GA) -- As per the Pandemic Services Plan passed by the West Georgia Regional System Library Board, all Heard County libraries will be closed to the general public effective Tuesday, July 14, 2020. All libraries will be going back to curbside service. Please call each library before you go and tell the staff what you need and they will bring it … [Read more...]

COVID-19 positive staff member confirmed at PruittHealth Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- The PruittHealth Franklin Nursing Home is dealing with another case of COVID-19 -- this time a staff member. The positive outcome for an employee was first reported Thursday by the Georgia Department of Community Health's Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Report and then confirmed yesterday by a company spokesperson. In a statement … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Association continues to provide virtual services as pandemic persists

(Atlanta, GA) -- While the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, it continues to create additional challenges for people living with Alzheimer's and all dementia, their families and caregivers, including 150,000 in Georgia and their estimated 540,000 caregivers. The Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]