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Each school day would be 30-minutes shorter on a 180-day school calendar, as opposed to the Franklin County School System's current 164-day calendar.
The Royston Fall Festival will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Royston and continue until 10 p.m., with a concert and fireworks to finish off the full day of activities.
An open house for Franklin County's new Elections and Registration Office in the former Dr. Sullivan building in Carnesville will be held today from 4-6 p.m.

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School days would be about 30 minutes shorter each day if the Franklin County School System goes back to a 180 day calendar.

CARNESVILLE – If 16 days are added to the Franklin County School calendar next year, then it will mean 30 fewer minutes each day for students.

CARNESVILLE – Photos have been obtained of two suspects believed to have committed an armed robbery and shooting at the Flying J Travel Plaza in Bold Spring in September.

CARNESVILLE – Four Carolina television stations have asked for more time to appeal a Federal Communications Commission ruling that Franklin County satellite television viewers may switch to the Atl

CARNESVILLE – Early voting for the Nov. 6 election began today.

Early voting will be open during regular office hours through Nov. 2.

The Royston Fall Festival will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. in downtown Royston and continue until 10 p.m., with a concert and fireworks to finish off the full day of activities.

ROYSTON – The Royston Fall Festival will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. in downtown Royston.

Cooler fall weather is expected to arrive in time for the festival.

Sports for Subscribers

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.

The Franklin County Lady Lions play the top two teams in 8AAA and the No. 3 team in Class AAAAAAA in consecutive days this week.

Franklin Fastpitch had a relatively easy week last week.

The Lady Lions went 3-0 with games on the road at Stephens County and Monroe Area and a home matchup with Gainesville.

The rivalry game with Stephens was not easy, nor was the Region 8AAA contest at Monroe.

But, if the comparison is with this week’s slate of games, there’s no doubt which is harder.

Members of the Franklin County Lady Lion varsity volleyball team celebrate a play Tuesday in their first competition at Athens Christian School. The team will have its first home match today at 5 p.m. at Rocky Ford Park. (Photos by Rose Scoggins)

A completely new team of Lady Lions has taken the court this year to represent Franklin County High School.

The school’s very first varsity volleyball team began play Tuesday in Athens against Athens Christian and Oglethorpe County.

FCHS added the new sports program over the summer, with Michael Ritcey as the program’s first coach.

Unwind North Georgia


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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