October 19, 2021

Gov. Kemp announces expanded vaccine eligibility starting March 15

(Atlanta, GA) -- Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations. On March 15, vaccination criteria will expand to include Georgians aged 55 and older and individuals with disabilities and certain medical conditions. "As we have said from the beginning of this pandemic, we will protect the most vulnerable from severe … [Read more...]

COVID-19 UPDATE: Vaccine eligibility expanding on March 8

(Franklin, GA) -- District 4 Public Health is expanding the list of persons eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine beginning next week. Beginning on March 8, 2021, the following groups will now also be eligible for COVID vaccine: Educators and staff (Pre-K, K-12, DECAL licensed or exempt childcare programs), adults with intellectual and developmental … [Read more...]

Three Rivers providing funds to assist elderly impacted by COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- Three Rivers Regional Commission/Area Agency on Aging has temporary funds to provide assistance to individuals age 60+ who have been impacted by COVID-19. Once determined eligible, Three Rivers can assist with utilities, rent, medical bills, transportation, material aid packets, and other supplies. Please call 866-854-5652 for more … [Read more...]

Important COVID-19 vaccine update for Heard County

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Health Department announced today that beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, February 3), the Phase 1-A vaccine line will reopen to make appointments for the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The appointment line will be open from 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM Monday-Friday and appointments will be scheduled for Heard County, Pike County, … [Read more...]

COVID-19 vaccine available for the expansion of Phase 1-A

(UPDATE #2: All appointments for the Heard County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, Jan 14th are now taken. We are taking appointments for Troup County for Friday, Jan 15 at the Troup County Bus Barn at 100 N Davis Rd LaGrange. To make an appointment call 800-847-4262.) (Franklin, GA) -- Heard County Health Department will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to … [Read more...]

Health Department doles out first doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Heard County first responders

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Health Department on Wednesday administered the first 15 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to some local health care workers and first responders as part of its initial phase to halt the coronavirus pandemic. Local firefighter/EMT Dylan "Brian" McKenzie was the very first in Heard County to receive the initial dose of Moderna … [Read more...]

COVID-19 outbreak confirmed at Franklin Nursing Home

(Franklin, GA) -- A spokesperson for PruittHealth confirmed to the Heard Citizen today that a vast outbreak of COVID-19 is currently ongoing at the Franklin Nursing Home. The company's facility located at 360 South River Road is the only long-term care facility in Heard County. The Heard Citizen first became aware of the outbreak when case numbers … [Read more...]

Heard County now reporting 412 cases and 10 deaths with COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- According to the latest report from the Georgia Department of Public Health Sunday, a total of 10 people have now died in Heard County with COVID-19. Heard County has now also officially recorded 412 cases of the coronavirus. The first case in the county was confirmed on March 18 while the 100th case was reported on July 19. There have … [Read more...]

First shipments of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Georgia

(Atlanta, GA) -- The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) today received the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine for administration in Georgia. Shipments of the Pfizer vaccine arrived in Coastal Georgia at two public health locations with ultracold freezers required for storage and temperature control of the vaccine. Additional shipments of vaccine … [Read more...]

American Legion Bingo nights postponed due to COVID-19

(Franklin) -- Due to COVID-19, Thursday Night Bingo at the Heard County American Legion is being cancelled until January 7, 2021. Proceeds support Post 148 of the Heard County American Legion and the work they do for the veterans of Heard County. Click here for more information and updates from The American Legion Post 148 is located at 3191 Franklin … [Read more...]