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Jesse Logan Waters was arrested Friday after a 24-hour manhunt in Carnesville.
A bobcat that scratched a dog, bit a man and menaced Lavonia in May was rabid. Wild animals – including feral cats – are a big problem for local health officials when it comes to rabies.
Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas shared this photo on his Facebook page of the man being sought by deputies near Carnesville.
Royston city officials and downtown business owners joined artist John W. Christian at the unveiling of the first part of a two-part mural in Royston.

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Jesse Logan Waters was arrested Friday after a 24-hour manhunt in Carnesville.

 

CARNESVILLE – After 24 hours on the run, a South Carolina man who led law enforcement on a chase through two states was captured Friday.

A bobcat that scratched a dog, bit a man and menaced Lavonia in May was rabid. Wild animals – including feral cats – are a big problem for local health officials when it comes to rabies.

 

CARNESVILLE – Recent reports of rabid animals are nothing new, as the deadly disease is an ongoing issue in Franklin County, Louis Korff of the health department said.

A new state law that goes into effect July 1 outlaws hand-held devices. (Graphic courtesy of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety)

FRANKLIN COUNTY – Starting July 1, the Hands Free Law goes into effect in Georgia.

Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas shared this photo on his Facebook page of the man being sought by deputies near Carnesville.

Update: Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said Friday afternoon that Jesse Logan Waters had been arrested in Carnesville.

Royston city officials and downtown business owners joined artist John W. Christian at the unveiling of the first part of a two-part mural in Royston.

ROYSTON – The city of Royston has some new artwork.

Several city officials and members of the Royston Downtown Development Authority (DDA) unveiled a new mural in the city June 6.

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Otis Nixon

A New York Yankees great and a popular contributor to the Atlanta Braves early 1990s turnaround will be the headliners for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Ty Cobb Museum July 26-28.

Bobby Richardson, the Yankees’ second baseman from 1955-66, will be the keynote speaker for the Breakfast of Champions event July 28 at the John W. Swails Center at Emmanuel College.

Joe Mitchell and Tyler Campbell finished second in the Georgia Bass Nation High School State Classic on Lake Eufaula, Ala., and qualified for the national tournament in August in Tennessee.

Two fishing teams from Franklin County High School will compete in August in the national fishing tournament sponsored by Bass Nation.

The teams of Tyler Campbell and Joe Mitchell and Grayson York and Colman Hill will travel to Paris, Tenn., for the national tournament on Kentucky Lake Aug. 2-4.

Franklin County Lady Lions (from left) Allie Cobb, Aleah Hylton, Maylon Childers and Jade Wester finished seventh at the state tournament held at Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell. (Photo by Manus)

The Franklin County Lady Lions golf team carded a top 10 finish in the state golf tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell.

The Lady Lions finished seventh in Class AAA, with a two-day total of 568.

Franklin was the highest finishing school among Region 8AAA schools and followed only Union County from its golf area.

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.

Unwind North Georgia

Franklin County Citizen Leader

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Lavonia, GA  30553

Phone: 706-356-8557
Fax: 706-356-2008
Email: fcc@franklincountycitizen.com