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The Lavonia Police Department is seeking information to identify a person of interest in a entering auto case.
The city of Royston is working to find ways to keep transfer trucks from turning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 29 and Georgia Highway 17 in downtown Royston. Trucks are supposed to continue on Highway 29 to the Highway 17 Bypass in order to turn.
Rescue workers had to rescue and treat the wounded and extricate those killed in Saturday’s accident on I-85. (Photos courtesy of Shawn Miller of Life Flight)
Ralph Owens
Chuck Colquitt
The Lavonia City Council discussed plans Monday for the widening of Highway 17 from Royston to Lavonia. The plans include bypasses around both Lavonia (above) and Canon (right). The plans for each has the bypass running on a new path (yellow lines) west of each city. The current path of Highway 17 is in red in both renderings. Highway 59 is in blue in the Lavonia bypass photo above, while Starrs Bridge Road is in blue in the Canon rendering at right.

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The city of Royston is working to find ways to keep transfer trucks from turning at the intersection of U.S. Highway 29 and Georgia Highway 17 in downtown Royston. Trucks are supposed to continue on Highway 29 to the Highway 17 Bypass in order to turn.

ROYSTON – City officials are working with the Georgia Department of Transportation to stop trucks from turning in the middle of Royston.

Rescue workers had to rescue and treat the wounded and extricate those killed in Saturday’s accident on I-85. (Photos courtesy of Shawn Miller of Life Flight)

CARNESVILLE – Franklin County emergency responders faced a situation Saturday on a scale that they, thankfully, rarely see.

Ralph Owens

LAVONIA – Come January, the city of Lavonia will have a new mayor for the first time in 30 years.

Chuck Colquitt

CARNESVILLE – A new assistant superintendent has been named.

The Lavonia City Council discussed plans Monday for the widening of Highway 17 from Royston to Lavonia. The plans include bypasses around both Lavonia (above) and Canon (right). The plans for each has the bypass running on a new path (yellow lines) west of each city. The current path of Highway 17 is in red in both renderings. Highway 59 is in blue in the Lavonia bypass photo above, while Starrs Bridge Road is in blue in the Canon rendering at right.

While final plans and construction are still years away, preliminary drawings for a four-laned Georgia Highway 17 show bypasses around both Lavonia and Canon.

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Micah Roebuck takes an acrobatic shot earlier this season against Jackson County.

The Franklin County Lion and Lady Lion basketball teams will host rival Hart County tonight at FCHS in key Region 8AAA games for both teams.

The Lions, winners of four straight – including a buzzer-beating win Saturday at Stephens County – are currently 2-3 (9-7 overall) and in fifth place in the region standings.

Members of the state champion Franklin County Lady Lions named to All-State teams are (left photo, from left) Jayden Gailey, named State Player of the Year by both the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) and the Georgia Dugout Club; Jaden Cheek, second-team All-State by the GACA; Peyton Rivers, first-team All State by the GACA; and Ellee Varner, second-team All-State by the GACA.

The Class AAA State Championship Trophy isn’t the only hardware the Franklin County Lady Lions softball team has collected this season.

Postseason state honors are pouring in for members of the team and the program as a whole.

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) and Georgia Dugout Club recently presented their statewide honors.

Kalyn Jinks connects with a pitch in region tournament action Saturday against East Jackson.

The Franklin County Lady Lions will play for the Region 8AAA championship this afternoon in Jefferson.

Franklin will face either Jefferson or Jackson County at 4 p.m.

The Lady Lions will have to be beaten twice to lose the championship.

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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