The Region 8AAA champion Franklin County Lady Lions will host Dawson County Friday at 6 p.m. in the first round of the state basketball tournament.
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The referee raises Abe Hafez’ hand after winning the state championship at 160 pounds Saturday in Macon. (Photo courtesy of Christy Hilley)
Bailee Breedlove (left) and the undefeated Franklin County Lady Lions will look to bring home a Region 8AAA championship in tournament action this weekend at Emmanuel College.

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CARNESVILLE – The immigration status of a witness in a pending Lavonia murder trial led to a courtroom tussle Monday in Franklin County Superior Court.

The referee raises Abe Hafez’ hand after winning the state championship at 160 pounds Saturday in Macon. (Photo courtesy of Christy Hilley)

Two friends. Senior year. A sport they love and a state championship. It was a weekend that saw dreams come true.

CARNESVILLE – The trial of Khari Anthony Gordon for the 2016 shooting of Lavonia Police Officers Michael Schulman and Jeffery Martin came to an abrupt end Thursday afternoon when Gordon changed his

CARNESVILLE – Franklin County voters will decide May 22 whether or not to borrow $4 million to expand the county jail.

Bailee Breedlove (left) and the undefeated Franklin County Lady Lions will look to bring home a Region 8AAA championship in tournament action this weekend at Emmanuel College.

The Franklin County Lady Lions won’t have to travel far to continue to pursue a perfect record and Region 8AAA championship.

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The Region 8AAA champion Franklin County Lady Lions will host Dawson County Friday at 6 p.m. in the first round of the state basketball tournament.

The Franklin County Lady Lions will begin their efforts to conquer the state with a first round Class AAA tournament game Friday against Dawson County.

Tipoff will be Friday at 6 p.m. in the Lions’ Den at FCHS in Carnesville.

Dawson County, 15-11, will come into the game as the fourth-seed from Region 7AAA, one of the toughest basketball regions in the state.

Carter Alexander comes down with a rebound against East Jackson in the first round of the region tournament Tuesday in Monroe.

Just minutes after the 2017-18 season ended Tuesday for the Franklin County Lion basketball, Coach Jason Shaver was working to get his team ready for next season.

As the members of his team filed by, Shaver thanked and praised his seniors and challenged his underclassmen to work to improve.

New Franklin County football coach Paul Sutherland (right) shakes hands with Lion Randy Lee as Chandler Ford (center) looks on. Sutherland spoke with parents, players and members of the community Thursday at a meet and greet at FCHS. (Photo by Scoggins)

Paul Sutherland had always been interested in coaching in Northeast Georgia some day.

When some day came, Sutherland didn’t send his resume to every school looking for a coach.

Instead, he looked for a community that was a good fit for him.

While Franklin County wasn’t the only one he considered, it was the one that fit him best, he said.

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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