The now empty Cobb Memorial Hospital building will be given to the city of Royston under an agreement approved Tuesday by the Royston City Council.
Ronnie Royston resigned last week as head coach of the Franklin County Lions baseball team.
Opponents of a plan to rezone a former sewing plant near Royston to allow a new industry to dry chicken litter applaud after the county’s planning and zoning board voted to deny the request.
Members of the FCMS Cubs celebrate after finishing off a 38-36 triple overtime victory over Stephens County Saturday at Ed Bryant Stadium. (Photos by Manus)
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The city of Lavonia voted Thursday to sell land near I-85 to Cracker Barrel.

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The now empty Cobb Memorial Hospital building will be given to the city of Royston under an agreement approved Tuesday by the Royston City Council.

ROYSTON – The city of Royston will soon own the former Cobb Memorial Hospital.

Opponents of a plan to rezone a former sewing plant near Royston to allow a new industry to dry chicken litter applaud after the county’s planning and zoning board voted to deny the request.

CARNESVILLE – A request to rezone a former textile plant just outside Royston so it can be used to dry chicken litter for a new business was turned down Thursday by the Franklin County’s planning a

The city of Lavonia voted Thursday to sell land near I-85 to Cracker Barrel.

LAVONIA - A new restaurant is coming to Lavonia.

Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies (from left) Luke Bennett, Antwan Orsley and Brandon Dove

There are five local law enforcement agencies in Franklin County.

Dan Crumpton (above) works to match up plat lines in his work on documenting Franklin County’s original boundaries. Franklin County originally covered 3,680 square miles that are now in many other North Georgia counties and a couple in South Carolina (see map on left).

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories on Dan Crumpton, who is working to do research on Franklin County’s original boundaries.

Sports

Ronnie Royston resigned last week as head coach of the Franklin County Lions baseball team.

The Franklin County Lions baseball team will soon have its third coach in four seasons.

Head Coach Ronnie Royston, who led the team to back-to-back Region 7AAA championships in 2015 and 2016, resigned Thursday.

Franklin County Athletic Director Steve Horton said that Royston resigned over a difference of opinion with the school system.

Members of the FCMS Cubs celebrate after finishing off a 38-36 triple overtime victory over Stephens County Saturday at Ed Bryant Stadium. (Photos by Manus)

In what can only be described as a nail-biting, heart-stopping thriller, the Franklin County Middle School Cubs defeated the Stephens County Rebels in triple overtime 38-36 Saturday at Franklin County High School.

Tyrique David makes a pitch against Habersham Central Friday in Mount Airy.

With 2:05 left in Friday’s game against the Habersham Central Raiders, the Franklin County Lions had the ball on the Hab 4 yard line.

The Lions were four yards away from having the chance to tie the game and send it into overtime.

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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