Maddie Moorhead shoots a three pointer against Morgan County Saturday. (Photo by Scoggins)
Micah Roebuck drives past a Morgan County player during region tournament action Saturday at Emmanuel College. (Photo by Scoggins)
Officer Jeffery Martin (top photo) speaks Saturday during a ceremony honoring him and fellow Lavonia Police officer Captain Michael Schulman  at Lavonia First Baptist Church. (Photos by Manus)
Junior Abe Hafez (right) wrestles in the state championship match Saturday in Macon. Hafez lost a decision to finish second in the state at 160 pounds. (Photo by Rose Scoggins)
Canon Police Chief Kenny Smith and the city council debated weekend patrols at Monday's Canon Council meeting.

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ROYSTON – If Hartwell Railroad is truly concerned about safety at its crossings in Royston, then the city council has some ideas to make them safer.

Officer Jeffery Martin (top photo) speaks Saturday during a ceremony honoring him and fellow Lavonia Police officer Captain Michael Schulman  at Lavonia First Baptist Church. (Photos by Manus)

LAVONIA – Hundreds of friends and family, several prominent state and local officials, dignitaries and countless law enforcement and military personnel were on hand Saturday evening to honor Lavoni

Canon Police Chief Kenny Smith and the city council debated weekend patrols at Monday's Canon Council meeting.

CANON – Canon City council members want more police protection on weekends. 

That was the clear message at Monday night’s meeting.

Commissioners are expected to vote on a plan to add a supervisor unit to the Franklin County EMS to help with an excess of calls and availability.

CARNESVILLE – Franklin County commissioners plan to tackle three lingering issues at its regular meeting Monday at 6 p.m. at the Justice Center.

CARNESVILLE – Fixing the clock tower on the historic Franklin County Courthouse isn’t expected to be as expensive as originally feared.

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Maddie Moorhead shoots a three pointer against Morgan County Saturday. (Photo by Scoggins)

One of the best matchups in the first round – or any round – of this year’s state playoffs will happen Saturday afternoon in Carnesville.

The Franklin County Lady Lions will host the Ringgold Lady Tigers at 5 p.m. in the Lions’ Den as the first half of a doubleheader with the Franklin County Lions boys’ team.

Tickets will be $10. Only state passes will be honored.

Micah Roebuck drives past a Morgan County player during region tournament action Saturday at Emmanuel College. (Photo by Scoggins)

A coin flip gave the Franklin County Lions the No. 2 seed in Region 8AAA going into the region tournament.

But when the Lions came out of the tournament as 8AAA’s No. 2 seed in the state tournament, there was no luck involved.

Coach Jason Shaver and his Franklin County team earned it.

Junior Abe Hafez (right) wrestles in the state championship match Saturday in Macon. Hafez lost a decision to finish second in the state at 160 pounds. (Photo by Rose Scoggins)

The Franklin County Lion wrestling team made school history over the weekend at the state wrestling championships in Macon.

The Lions took six wrestlers to the state tournament and all six placed in the top six.

As a team, the Lions took eighth place in Class AAA.

The team was led by junior Abe Hafez, who finished second at 160 pounds.

Obituaries

LAVONIA – Bobbie Ann Wilson Pierce, 78, of Lavonia died Sept. 30, 2015, at her home. Born Aug.
CARNESVILLE – Kathryn Elizabeth Mc-Connell Worley, 70, of Carnesville, died Oct.
HARTWELL – James Alton “Boone” Milford, 84, died Oct.

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