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Baylie Phillips won her division in the Miss Majorette of Georgia competition in April and will compete next week in national competition at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind.
Maggie and Terry Rushton (right side of picture) prepare for a meal with their son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Defina, on a river cruise in Paris. The picture was taken days before Maggie’s accident, which led to her stay in a German hospital and extended their vacation from two weeks to almost two months.
The annual Campmeeting at Poplar Springs Methodist Campground will begin Friday and run through next week.
The Franklin Community Players’ Youth Summer Theatre program will bring to life the colorful adventures of Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz” this weekend at the Lavonia Cultural Center. (Photos courtsey of Amy Burns)
Harold Harbin
The Lavonia Police Department is seeking information to identify a person of interest in a entering auto case.

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Baylie Phillips won her division in the Miss Majorette of Georgia competition in April and will compete next week in national competition at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind.

Franklin County twirler Baylie Phillips will compete for a national title next week at Notre Dame University.

Maggie and Terry Rushton (right side of picture) prepare for a meal with their son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Defina, on a river cruise in Paris. The picture was taken days before Maggie’s accident, which led to her stay in a German hospital and extended their vacation from two weeks to almost two months.

LAVONIA – When Terry and Maggie Rushton set off to visit their son in May, they had planned on spending two weeks there before returning home.

The annual Campmeeting at Poplar Springs Methodist Campground will begin Friday and run through next week.

CANON – The 188th Poplar Springs Campmeeting will be held July 19-28 at Poplar Springs Methodist Campground on New Franklin Church Road.

The Franklin Community Players’ Youth Summer Theatre program will bring to life the colorful adventures of Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz” this weekend at the Lavonia Cultural Center. (Photos courtsey of Amy Burns)

LAVONIA – A classic is returning to the Lavonia Cultural Center.

The Franklin Community Players’ Youth Summer Theatre Program will be performing “The Wizard of Oz” again this year.

Harold Harbin

LAVONIA – With still a month left before qualifying opens for this year’s city elections, the ballot in Lavonia is starting to fill up.

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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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