July 15, 2020

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 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Free Health Dept. testing is also offered at the Coweta Fairgrounds on other days. Pre-Registration is strongly recommended. Visit covid19.dph.ga.gov for more information and to make an appointment. … [Read more...]

Heard County libraries returning to curbside service only

(Franklin, GA) -- As per the Pandemic Services Plan passed by the West Georgia Regional System Library Board, all Heard County libraries will be closed to the general public effective Tuesday, July 14, 2020. All libraries will be going back to curbside service. Please call each library before you go and tell the staff what you need and they will bring it … [Read more...]

COVID-19 positive staff member confirmed at PruittHealth Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- The PruittHealth Franklin Nursing Home is dealing with another case of COVID-19 -- this time a staff member. The positive outcome for an employee was first reported Thursday by the Georgia Department of Community Health's Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Report and then confirmed yesterday by a company spokesperson. In a statement … [Read more...]

Alzheimer’s Association continues to provide virtual services as pandemic persists

(Atlanta, GA) -- While the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic still threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, it continues to create additional challenges for people living with Alzheimer's and all dementia, their families and caregivers, including 150,000 in Georgia and their estimated 540,000 caregivers. The Alzheimer’s … [Read more...]

An Important Update from the Heard County School System

Brave Nation: We wanted to reach out to the community and give an update regarding the progress we are making toward the planning of the 20-21 school year. First and foremost, we want to acknowledge the pandemic and the uncertainty of the situation, but we also want to make it clear that as of today our intent is to hold face-to-face school beginning … [Read more...]

PruittHealth Franklin moves to alert code amber status with no COVID-19 cases

(Franklin, GA) -- Officials with PruittHealth announced via press release this afternoon that the nursing home in Franklin has de-escalated from Alert Code Red and is now operating at Alert Code Amber status. By moving to Alert Code Amber, the center has no positive or presumptive positive COVID-19 cases at this time. PruittHealth – Franklin will now allow … [Read more...]

Ephesus nurse featured for frontline work in NYC

(Roanoke, AL) -- The Randolph Leader is featuring articles on three registered nurses that are originally from Randolph County and still have family there. These three nurses volunteered to go work on the frontline in the hot spots of New York and New Jersey in hospitals that were in dire need of help and overrun with patients testing positive for the … [Read more...]

District 4 Public Health encourages continued Social Distancing

(Lagrange, GA) -- District 4 Public Health is encouraging social distancing as the school year comes to a close and summer kicks off. Your plans may have been thwarted by COVID-19 but warmer weather brings opportunities to get out of doors and physically active. However, it is important that you still follow social distancing and good hand hygiene … [Read more...]

Family confirms Class of 72 HCHS graduate died from COVID-19

(Franklin, GA) -- A Heard County native was laid to rest Monday after passing away from COVID-19 and her family is asking the public to be mindful of the seriousness of the current coronavirus pandemic. 66-year-old Lugenia Lewis of Franklin passed away on May 18 at Tanner Hospital in Carrollton. The 1972 graduate of Heard County High School was well-known … [Read more...]

Regions Bank announces Wednesday reopening in Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- A spokesperson for Regions Bank announced in an email Tuesday evening that the local bank will reopen today. The Franklin branch temporarily closed last Friday after Regions learned that an individual who spent time in the branch had experienced COVID-19 symptoms. Under these circumstances, Regions initiates a thorough cleaning of the … [Read more...]