Voters in two of Franklin County’s cities chose some new faces to represent them on their respective city councils, while those in two other reelected incumbents for another term.

Newcomers elected in Lavonia, Canon; Royston, Carnesville choose incumbents

Voters in two of Franklin County’s cities chose some new faces to represent them on their respective city councils, while those in two other reelected incumbents for another term. After election results were announced Tuesday night, Lavonia had a…

Counties, congressman pressure FCC

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CARNESVILLE – Franklin and its neighboring counties are pressuring the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a final decision to allow satellite TV customers to get Atlanta stations.

Be wary of TB in deer

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Earlier this month and in the thick of deer season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that deer “can transmit certain strains of tuberculosis to hunters.”  The danger comes during the field-dressing process. Hunters can come into contact with the pathogen when...

Early detection is vital, cancer survivor says

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Just because you can’t see or feel something, doesn’t mean it’s not there and Elizabeth Harper learned this first-hand when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last December at age 59. “When they found my cancer, it was very small and in the beginning stages,” Harper said. Harper...

Mountain Traveler: Be Impressed by Rabun Bald

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According to Native American legend, Rabun Bald is inhabited by fire-breathing demon people, and some campers still report hearing strange sounds at night. But the spectacular views from the summit stretching more than 100 miles on a clear day are no myth. Rabun Bald, with an elevation...