July 11, 2020

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...]

Prayer Vigil for missing mother tonight in Downtown Franklin

(Franklin, GA) -- A Prayer Vigil for Natalie Jones will be held at 8:30 PM tonight (Saturday) near the Chattahoochee River in Downtown Franklin. The 27-year-old Heard County resident has been missing for almost a full week. There have been no confirmed sightings of Natalie since early Sunday morning on July 5. She was last seen near Jackson’s Gap in east … [Read more...]

Braves summer signing ceremony at HCHS

(Franklin, GA) -- Seven Heard County High School male athletes participated in a special Summer Signing Day ceremony at HCHS in Franklin recently. The group of five senior Brave football players and two senior Brave baseball players will be moving up to the next level this fall at several different colleges in the Southeast. COVID-19 restrictions meant … [Read more...]

Heard County Athletics announces 2020 Hall of Fame Class

(Franklin, GA) -- The Heard County Athletics Hall of Fame Committee is proud to announce its fourth class of inductees for 2020. The Hall of Fame was established in 2017 as a way to recognize and honor in a permanent manner those who have excelled in their dedication to the community of Heard County sports and those who have made outstanding coaching and … [Read more...]

Hot pink car considered key in ongoing search for Natalie Jones

(Heard County, GA) -- Local authorities say the location of a missing woman's car is the biggest key to solving her recent disappearance.  27-year-old Heard County resident Natalie Jones was last seen near Jackson’s Gap in east Alabama last Sunday, July 5. Heard County Sheriff's Office lead Investigator Lt. Dan Boswell says the last connection with her … [Read more...]

Heard County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan PDMPC Meeting

(Franklin, GA) -- The Local Governments of Heard County are pleased to announce the creation of the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning Committee (PDMPC). The Committee is working in cooperation with the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Plans & More, LLP Consulting Team to develop a … [Read more...]

Registration Deadline for Special Election Runoff Extended

(Franklin, GA) -- Due to an opinion from the state Attorney General, the registration deadline for all local runoff elections has been extended to coincide with the registration deadline for Federal Runoff Elections. If you live in District 2, you may register to vote in the Special Election Runoff for District 2 Commissioner through July 13, 2020. This is … [Read more...]

HCHS students receive Carroll EMC Lineman School Scholarships

(Franklin, GA) -- Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative has selected three Heard County High School students as 2020 recipients of the Lineman School Scholarships. Class of 2020 seniors Wyn Denney, Jake Harrod, and Caden Raines were awarded the scholarships to attend a lineman school in Georgia. The winners were required to submit an essay explaining why … [Read more...]

Superintendent Kay provides important update on Heard County’s 2020-2021 school year

 Brave Nation: I hope you are all having a restful summer. To say we are in uncharted territory would be stating the obvious. Being in unfamiliar territory makes us all feel uneasy, uncomfortable, and sometimes, down right scared. We understand your fears and frustrations as we share them too. But, as we continue to look toward the 20-21 school year, … [Read more...]

Authorities searching for missing Heard County woman

(Franklin, GA) -- Authorities with the Heard County Sheriff's Office are searching for a missing Heard County woman last seen in Alabama at 12:52 AM early Sunday morning, July 5, 2020. According to a BOLO issued by HCSO Investigator Lt. Dan Boswell, 27-year-old Natalie Pearl Jones/Sheppard was last seen in the Opelika, AL area near 269 River Chase Dr., … [Read more...]