April 2, 2020

Letter To the Editor: “They need help”

Dear Editor: Last week when I went to the store for my essentials run, I witnessed something that I feel should be addressed. I was in the check out line and the cashier was working as fast and as hard as he could to ring people up. Then I heard it: “They need help.” I cant even convey the tone it was said in through typed word. I have worked retail (not … [Read more...]

Health Department continues to urge Social Distancing

(Franklin, Ga) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health expects more positive COVID-19 cases given the additional testing by Georgia Department of Public Health and private providers. This increase will occur irrespective of current control measures being put in place by local and the state governments, likely until past Easter. This increase in positive … [Read more...]

Census Day in Heard County (April 1)

(Franklin, GA) -- Census Day is still Wednesday, April 1, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced the U.S. Census Bureau to extend the deadlines for response. The bureau sent out invitations to respond to all of the nation’s households earlier this month. Residents originally had until July 31 to respond to the surveys online, or by phone or mail, but that … [Read more...]

Vote Julie Akers for District 2 Heard County Commissioner

Citizens of Heard County District 2: I am originally from Pensacola, Florida. After my father retired from the Navy we moved to LaGrange, Georgia. In 1997, when I was attending the University of West Georgia, during my commute I would ride through Heard County. I always enjoyed watching the children play on the elementary school playground. My dream was … [Read more...]

Dollar General offering discount to medical, guardsmen and first responder communities

(Franklin, GA) -- Beginning today, Dollar General will provide all medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10 percent discount on qualifying purchases. Individuals can present their employment badge or ID at more than 16,300 stores to receive the discount. "At Dollar General, we are deeply appreciative for the ongoing … [Read more...]

Glenloch Community Outreach (Food Pantry)

GLENLOCH COMMUNITY OUTREACH WHAT: Glenloch Food Pantry WHEN: Open each Tuesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM ELIGIBILITY: We serve all of Heard County REQUIREMENTS: First time client we will need a valid drivers license plus 1 more proof of address MISSION STATEMENT: The need for food does not stop in a time of crisis; our Food Pantry should be open so no kids … [Read more...]

BRAKING MUSE: Newly identified virus causing a ‘Big Stir’

(Heard County, GA) -- Local wellness professionals and government officials are concerned that a gross misunderstanding of a new ordinance by some residents may have led to a weekend outbreak of a new virus in western Heard County. While the new virus appears to be a sexually transmitted disease that only affects middle-aged married men, officials say they … [Read more...]

NOTICE: Heard County Superior Court Business Hours

NOTICE Due to the COVID-19 crisis Effective March 30, 2020 through April 24, 2020, The Clerk of Superior Court business hours will be as follows, Tuesday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Wednesday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM Thursday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM  If you have any questions, please contact our office by calling 706-675-3301. We will be able to assist you by phone or … [Read more...]

National Vietnam War Veterans Day – March 29th

Former President Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Please join the members of the James Stewart Chapter, NSDAR, in thanking our Vietnam veterans on this day and all of those … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: COVID-19 insight from healthcare pros

Attention Citizens: Tonight, as you lie in bed and reflect on your day, I hope it is full of memories of a day spent with your children while self-isolating in the comforts of your home. I hope that the biggest thing you stressed over today was why your kids refuse to do their homework when they have all the time in the world right now. I hope that when … [Read more...]