May 25, 2020

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...]

Monday’s HCWA Board Meeting location changed

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Water Authority Board meeting scheduled for Monday, May 18 has been moved from the Heard County Administration building to Franklin City Hall due to the County Admin building being closed tomorrow. In accordance with CDC guidance, any citizens in attendance are asked to wear a mask. … [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...]

Ephesus announces limited reopening of recreation facilities

(Ephesus, GA) — The City of Ephesus has announced that some operations and facilities closed due to the COVID-19 crisis will reopen tomorrow with some distancing restrictions. The city will reopen the walking trail, ball field, and tennis courts on Monday, May 18, although the gathering of more than 10 people at any location will remain prohibited. The … [Read more...]

Centralhatchee to reopen some facilities Monday

(Centralhatchee, GA) -- The Town of Centralhatchee has announced that some operations and facilities closed due to the COVID-19 crisis will reopen next week with certain distancing restrictions. City Hall will reopen to the public on Monday, May 18, 2020. Social distancing will be in practice everyone is asked to wear a mask when entering the building. The … [Read more...]

Weekly Arrest Reports (05/15/20)

Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hannah, has issued the following list of individuals arrested in the city of Franklin and their various charges: Kayla Renee Keeton 27, Hull Rd. Franklin, Ga. arrested on 05/11/2020 charged with Forgery 1st degree, Theft by receiving stolen property. Heard County Sheriff, Ross Henry, has issued the following list of individuals … [Read more...]

A Birthday Surprise for Dennis Shaw

(Franklin, GA) -- A handful of local business owners, friends, and Heard County law enforcement officials came together on the evening of May 11 to offer a special 66th drive-by birthday celebration for local icon Mr. Dennis Shaw. Dennis is well-known by citizens throughout Heard County and especially in Downtown Franklin where he often walks around daily … [Read more...]

Appellate court affirms conviction and 1,000-year sentence of Mallory

(Lagrange, GA) -- On May 7, 2020, the Georgia Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction and 1,000-year sentence of Peter Mallory. On December 18, 2012, after a trial that lasted more than three weeks, a Troup County jury found Mallory guilty of sixty counts of sexual exploitation of children, three counts of invasion of privacy, and one count of tampering … [Read more...]

Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID-19 grants to local nonprofits exceed $100K

(Carrollton, GA) -- The Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID-19 Response Fund now has issued grants totaling $100,100 to local nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties. Receiving the latest grants were: West Georgia Council on Aging for food for the elderly; The Blake House for food for residents; Kids Peace … [Read more...]

83-year-old woman dead after Carroll County shooting

(Carrollton, GA) -- An 83-year-old white female was found deceased from an apparent gunshot wound at her residence located in the 1900 block of Burwell-Mt. Zion Road in Carroll County Saturday. No arrests have been made and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help. Authorities are asking the public to contact 911 if you saw or … [Read more...]