August 5, 2020

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...]

PPA: Vote James Perry Heard County Commissioner District 2

Fellow citizens of Heard County District 2: Heard County District 2 it is time to vote for your next district commissioner. We face some tough times ahead and very difficult decisions will need to be made. Just like many of you, current conditions have impacted the revenue income for our county in a negative way. I expect the next quarter will be just as … [Read more...]

Malone Workforce Solutions Executive VP talks local job market

(Lagrange, GA) -- We have noticed an increasing number of jobs coming available in the Troup County market and wanted to learn more about the current condition of employment in our community. We recently sat down with Jamey Jackson, Executive Vice President of Malone Workforce Solutions, to ask the questions many job-seekers may be wondering as they’re … [Read more...]

Sunday School News: Heard County prepares for First Day back

(Franklin, GA) -- Students will return to Heard County schools this Wednesday, August 5 for the first face-to-face instruction since March 13, 2020. When in-person classes shut down for the first day on Monday, March 16, the impending pandemic was but a blip on the radar for any in the West Georgia area as there were only two confirmed cases in Coweta … [Read more...]

Dementia Friendly Heard County seeks local caregivers

(Franklin, GA) -- Are you taking care of a loved one with dementia or do you know someone who is? If so, there are people that want to help you. A local support group is looking to connect with both dementia patients and their respective caregivers here in Heard County. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders from churches, local law enforcement agencies, … [Read more...]

GBI investigates shooting incident in LaGrange

(Lagrange, GA) -- On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the GBI was requested by the Troup County Marshal’s Office to investigate a shooting incident that occurred at Glass Bridge Park in LaGrange, GA. Preliminary information indicates that at approximately 1:22 PM, the Troup County Marshal’s Office was dispatched to Glass Bridge Park in reference to a man who had … [Read more...]

Authorities make arrest in PPI Burglary

(Franklin, GA) -- Authorities with the Franklin Police Department have arrested a man for the recent burglary at a local manufacturing facility earlier this month. According to a report by Investigator Lt. Tino Brooks, 36-year-old Cahlan Janney was arrested at a friend's residence on Mobley Ridge Road in Hogansville. Janney is charged with Burglary, … [Read more...]

Free breakfast program for Heard County students

(Franklin, GA) -- For the third year in a row Heard County School System students will receive free breakfast. The Heard County School Nutrition Department has worked hard to procure this for students. All students are encouraged to participate in the program. Save yourself some time in the mornings, save yourself some money on your grocery bill, and … [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...]

James Stewart DAR launches Patriot Bear Project with FPD

(Franklin, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, made the first delivery of their “Patriot Bear” Project to the Franklin Police Department on Friday, July 24, 2020. As our nation is looking to the 250th Anniversary of the country, chapter members adopted this project to honor their patriot ancestors, bring comfort to a child, and support local law … [Read more...]