May 27, 2020

Local reader shares details about his positive COVID-19 antibody test

(Franklin, GA) -- In an effort to inform the public, Brett Smith reached out to the Heard Citizen this morning about his recent positive COVID-19 antibody test experience. Smith, a 2012 Heard High honor graduate and avid follower of politics since his early teens, made national headlines in February of 2016 after an emotional moment with his favorite … [Read more...]

Centralhatchee student receives DAR Youth Citizenship Medal

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, is pleased to announce their 2019-20 recipient of the DAR Youth Citizenship Award for Centralhatchee Elementary School. Ethan Penados-Johnson was chosen by the school faculty as the student who best exemplifies the qualities of a good citizen.  Those qualities are honor, service, courage, leadership … [Read more...]

Franklin Shines with the Heard County High School Class of 2020

(Franklin/GA) -- Franklin is already known as a caring and loving community but beginning last Thursday evening it truly shines brighter with the smiling faces of the Heard County Class of 2020. Those who passed through downtown in the month of May are sure to notice an unusually large number of smiling faces on the square, despite mandated social … [Read more...]

PruittHealth confirms first death with COVID-19 at Franklin nursing home

(Franklin, GA) -- A spokesperson with the Communications Department at Pruitthealth has confirmed the first death with COVID-19 at the Franklin Nursing Home. The death is the first reported coronavirus nursing home death at the facility and in Heard County. The Heard Citizen first became aware of the death when it was published as part of the Georgia … [Read more...]

Mr. James “Jim” H. Porter, Jr.

Mr. James “Jim” H. Porter, Jr., age 33, of Carrollton, Georgia passed away Monday, May 18, 2020. Jim was born in Carroll County, Georgia on March 16, 1987, the son of James Howard Porter, Sr. and Rita Terry Porter. He was a 2005 graduate of Heard County Comprehensive High School and attended the University of West Georgia where he was a member of the Chi … [Read more...]

PPA: Re-Elect Dianne Watson Heard County Tax Commissioner

Citizens of Heard County: I appreciate your continued support and your vote on June 9th, 2020. Our ability to campaign has been incredibly challenging. I was able to visit people one day before everything stopped because of COVID-19. I want to Thank You for your Patience and Understanding during this uncertain time of trying to deal with this virus. I am … [Read more...]

VIDEO: A Tribute to the 2020 HCHS Senior Cheerleaders

(Franklin, GA) -- Heard County High School cheerleading coach Mrs. Amanda Horn prepared the slideshow video above to honor the graduating seniors cheerleaders. Senior cheerleaders included Jamira Boleware, Betty Covington, Marissa Garza, Lily Langley, Tori Manders, J.J. Swint, and basketball cheer manager Alissa Philpott. Mrs. Horn will enter her 11th … [Read more...]

Memorial Service for Mr. Dave Lannen

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- A memorial service for Mr. Dave Lannen will take place at 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church. Mr. Lannen, age 63, owner and operator of Store to Door Pizza, of Franklin, passed away May 17, 2020. Survivors include his wife, Tracy Lannen of Franklin; one daughter, Autumn Lannen of Baton Rouge, … [Read more...]

Mr. Dave Lannen

Mr. David Lee Lannen, age 63, owner and operator of Store to Door Pizza, of Franklin, passed away May 17, 2020. Dave was born May 5, 1957 in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania to the late Richard Allen Lannen and Anna Girster Lannen. As a boy he enjoyed riding his bike along the Susquehanna River. He would tell about the flood of 1972 caused by the remnants of … [Read more...]

Heard County government delays reopening after family member of employee tests positive for COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- Tomorrow's scheduled reopening of Heard County government offices is being delayed after a family member of a county employee has tested positive for COVID-19. Heard County Chairman Lee Boone alerted the Heard Citizen of the delay following the confirmation of the positive test was received earlier today. According to Heard County Fire … [Read more...]