September 28, 2020

USDA extends free meals for kids through end of 2020

(Franklin, GA) -- All school kids in Heard County and the State of Georgia will now receive free breakfast and lunch from now through December 31st, thanks to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). An announcement extending their summer meal program into fall means free meals for all children. According to a press release from the USDA, this … [Read more...]

FREE COVID-19 testing at Heard County Health Dept.

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Health Department is offering FREE drive-thru COVID-19 test each Wednesday between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM. It will also be open this Saturday, September 5th 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  Free Health Dept. testing is also offered at the Coweta Fairgrounds on other days. Pre-Registration is strongly recommended. Visit … [Read more...]

Heard County Schools currently reporting 0 confirmed cases of COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- According to a district-wide figures released by Heard County Superintendent Rodney Kay, Heard County Schools are currently reporting zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students or staff at any of the five local schools. Mr. Kay has released numbers each Friday since school reopened on August 5. Of the 1774 students currently … [Read more...]

Community Foundation COVID-19 grants to local nonprofits exceed $200,000

(West Georgia) -- The Community Foundation of West Georgia COVID-19 Response Fund now has issued 45 grants totaling $201,000 to 28 local nonprofit organizations in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties. The nonprofit organizations receiving the grants are serving thousands of local people in need in a variety of ways. “The many effects of the COVID-19 … [Read more...]

Outbreak of new COVID-19 cases at Franklin Nursing Home

(Franklin, GA) -- A total of seven news cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed this week at the PruittHealth Franklin location according to the Georgia Department of Community Health's Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Report. The daily report issued Monday through Friday by the GDCH shows COVID-19 cases in licensed nursing homes, assisted living communities … [Read more...]

Superintendent Kay issues COVID-19 update

Good morning Brave Nation: I hope by now you all know that we strive for transparency in all we do. From test scores to finances to educational resources, to SPLOST expenditures, and now COVID reports. Transparency is the best practice! With that said, below you will find a COVID report that we will issue every week. Due to privacy issues it may seem … [Read more...]

Lady Brave starter first to miss games due to quarantine

(Franklin, GA) -- A Lady Brave softball player became the first Heard County fall sport athlete to miss a regular season contest Monday after she was scratched from the starting line-up due to a classmate testing positive for COVID-19. Junior first baseman Abigail Lathrop says she received the news from Heard County Athletic Director Shane Lasseter that … [Read more...]

COVID-19 testing at Franklin Primary Healthcare

(Franklin, GA) -- Franklin Primary Healthcare Clinic, located at 1236 Franklin Parkway is open Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM by appointments and walk-ins are welcome. The clinic is staffed by Family Nurse Practitioners Ann Hastings and Cherry Toney. COVID-19 testing is now available by appointment. You do not have to be symptomatic. Call the office at … [Read more...]

Heard County reports 4th COVID-19 death

(Franklin, GA) -- According to the Georgia Department of Public Health's Daily Status Report, a fourth person in Heard County has died with COVID-19. The report indicates the latest person to pass away with the virus was a 90+year old female. All four COVID-19 deaths reported in Heard County have been females. The total case count since the outbreak began … [Read more...]

School Nutrition Program served children over 69,000 meals during shutdown

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County School Nutrition Program really stepped up during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nutrition Director Melissa Van Norden reports that since the school shutdown in mid-March, a total of 69,768 'To Go Meal Packages' have been served to between an estimated 350-450 children. Of those meals, a total of 49,454 … [Read more...]