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The 2018 Franklin County High School Marching Pride Band
Backed up traffic at Royston Elementary School has caused school to be let out early in the first few days of school. School and city officials are looking into options to address the problem. (Photo courtesy of the Royston Police Department)
The hallways of Franklin County's schools will fill with parents and students for the first day of school tomorrow.
A forensic artist’s sketch has been completed for an unidentified body found in February 2017 near Commerce.

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The 2018 Franklin County High School Marching Pride Band

The Franklin County High School band program now has one focus: the students.

Backed up traffic at Royston Elementary School has caused school to be let out early in the first few days of school. School and city officials are looking into options to address the problem. (Photo courtesy of the Royston Police Department)

ROYSTON – The Royston City Council and Police Chief Donnie Bolemon will be looking at ways to fix traffic congestion that has plagued the area around Royston Elementary School during the first week

The hallways of Franklin County's schools will fill with parents and students for the first day of school tomorrow.

CARNESVILLE – Friday marks the first day of the 2018-19 school year in Franklin County for students.

ROYSTON – City voters will have two alcohol-related questions to answer in a special election on Nov. 6.

A forensic artist’s sketch has been completed for an unidentified body found in February 2017 near Commerce.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) continues to seek the public’s assistance in identifying human remains found near Interstate 85 in February of 2017.

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“Do your job!”

“Do your job!”

Several times during Friday night’s scrimmage against Commerce, new Franklin County Lion Head Football Coach Paul Sutherland called out the command to his team.

“Do your job!”

It’s an appropriate slogan for the 2018 Franklin County Lions.

Sutherland talks regularly about his team’s “blue collar mentality.”

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.

Unwind North Georgia

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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