The Franklin County High School Lions football team (shown lining up this past Friday against Lumpkin County in Dahlonega) will play its first game of the season in Ed Bryant Stadium Friday against Banks County. Local officials have set forth guidelines to protect students from exposure to the coronavirus. (Photo courtesy of Jake Cantrell of The Dahlonega Nugget)

Guidelines set for first home football game

CARNESVILLE – The gates of Ed Bryant Stadium will be open for high school football Friday night. But the experience watching the Franklin County Lions and Banks County Leoopards play will be a bit different as precautions will be put into place for…

O'Barr retires as Lavonia fire chief


LAVONIA – Lavonia Fire Chief Scott O’Barr has retired from the department.

O’Barr informed the Lavonia City Council of his retirement Sept. 8, saying he knew it was short notice.

Memorial Day 2020

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On this Memorial Day, we remember those Franklin County citizens who have given all to protect our liberties. This video was shot at the American Legion Post in Lavonia, where crosses with the names of all fallen Franklin County soldiers are displayed on crosses. (Music by Marlie Scoggins)