July 10, 2020

PPA: James Perry hosting a ‘Meet the Candidate’ event on June 30

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- James Perry, runoff candidate for Heard County District 2 Commissioner is hosting a 'Meet the Candidate' event on Tuesday, June 30 from 5-7 PM at the pavilion in Centralhatchee Park. All Heard County citizens are invited to stop by for a discussion and to share any thoughts or concerns. For more information visit Vote James Perry … [Read more...]

Authorities identify victim in fatal house fire

(Franklin, GA) -- A 70-year-old Heard County man was killed in a fatal house fire Sunday in the Frolona community near the Alabama line. In a report issued by Heard County Fire Chief Steve Wirth this morning, the victim was identified as 70-year-old Dennis Higgins. Heard County Emergency Services were dispatched at 6:13 AM to 70 Arrington Loop for a … [Read more...]

Heard BOC approves budget, discusses Old Jail

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Board of Commissioners met for its July meeting Tuesday night at the Heard County Administration Building in Franklin. In attendance were Chairman Lee Boone, District 1 Commissioner Larry Hooks, District 3 Commissioner Gwen Caldwell, District 4 Commissioner Larry Hammond, and District 5 Commissioner David Walls. The … [Read more...]

Commissioners present Alan Head with Service Award

(Franklin, GA) — At Tuesday night’s Heard County Board of Commissioner’s meeting, Chairman Lee Boone presented Parks and Recreation employee Mr. Alan Head with a 20-year Service Award. Head worked for many years with the Roads Department before recently moving to HCPR. The Board of Commissioners recognized and thanked Head for his 20 years of dedicated … [Read more...]

Seven charged with drug sales in LaGrange Restaurant

(Lagrange/GA) -- On Thursday, June 11, 2020, the GBI West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office and LaGrange Police Department concluded a seven month undercover investigation at the Main Street Pub located at 120 Main Street, LaGrange, GA. The investigation resulted in seven arrests for Violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. According to a … [Read more...]

Sheriff Ross Henry awarded the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal

(Franklin, GA) -- At the monthly meeting of the Heard County Board of Commissioners held Tuesday, June 23, 2020, members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, presented the DAR Distinguished Citizen Medal to Sheriff Ross Henry. Sheriff Henry was honored for his 20+ years of service in Heard County but also because of his outreach within the community. For … [Read more...]

Senior Center director presented with Service Award

(Franklin, GA) -- At Tuesday night's Heard County Board of Commissioner's meeting, Chairman Lee Boone presented Senior Center Director Mrs. Luisa “Lou” Wakeman with a 20-year Service Award. The Board of Commissioners recognized and thanked Wakeman for her 20 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Heard County. Pictured above (L-R) are Commissioner … [Read more...]

Happy Berthaday! Beloved nursing home patient celebrates being coronavirus-free

(Franklin, GA) -- One of Heard County's most special citizens enjoyed a drive-by celebration Monday at the PruittHealth Nursing home on South River Road in Franklin. Bertha Brock was the honoree of the event after she tested negative for COVID-19 after being positive for several weeks. She was the last patient with the virus thus allowing the facility to … [Read more...]

Important survey for parents of Heard County students

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School System is requesting the input of parents in a new survey released yesterday. Click here to access the survey regarding the reopening scenarios for Heard County Schools this fall. Officials are paying close attention to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19 and HCSS has made no final decisions regarding the … [Read more...]

An Important Update from the Heard County School System

Brave Nation: We wanted to reach out to the community and give an update regarding the progress we are making toward the planning of the 20-21 school year. First and foremost, we want to acknowledge the pandemic and the uncertainty of the situation, but we also want to make it clear that as of today our intent is to hold face-to-face school beginning … [Read more...]