Laura Torres was inspired to start His Earthen Vessels Ministry after taking a pottery class. (Photo by Manus)
Royston mail carriers Brenda Bolton (right) and Marsha Avera (left) were recently honored by Postmaster Mark A. Herndon for helping two separate customers who were having a health emergency.
Mike Jones Ford and Ed Murdock Superstores teamed up to help Power of Hope with the auction of a car as a fundraiser. Pictured are (from left) Richie Fulbright of Ed Murdock, Power of Hope Founder Mary Jo Fesperman,  auctioneer Berice Pearson and Mike Jones of Mike Jones Ford.

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Laura Torres was inspired to start His Earthen Vessels Ministry after taking a pottery class. (Photo by Manus)

GUMLOG – Isaiah 64:8 says, “But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And we are all the work of Your hand.” (English Standard Version)

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Franklin County Sheriff's Office are investigating an apparent murder-suicide near Lavonia.

Franklin County’s Brent Honeywell has been added to the Tampa Bay Rays’ 40-man roster.

Honeywell, who is considered the Rays’ No. 1 prospect, was added to the 40-man roster Monday night.

CARNESVILLE – The 2017 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores have been released.

Royston mail carriers Brenda Bolton (right) and Marsha Avera (left) were recently honored by Postmaster Mark A. Herndon for helping two separate customers who were having a health emergency.

ROYSTON – The attention of two mail carriers at the Royston Post Office recently helped customers in distress.

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The 2017-18 Franklin County Lions will be led by seniors (clockwise from top left) Bo Breedlove, Zach Gay, Simmy Wilson and Josh Franklin.

Coach Jason Shaver used a lot of different words to describe his 2017-18 Franklin County Lions basketball team.

“Tremendous hustle,” “tenacious” and “unselfish” were just three of the descriptions Shaver mentioned about how his team played in a preseason scrimmage last week against Chestatee.

It will take more such performances for the Lions to reach their goals this year.

The 2017-18 Franklin County Lady Lions basketball team will be led by seniors (clockwise from top left) Mya Jones, Ivey Ginn, Maddie Moorhead, Manazia Merriett and Asia Jones.

The goal for the 2017-18 Franklin County Lady Lion basketball team is to win a championship.

But new Head Coach John Strickland’s plans go far beyond just this year.

“We don’t want a basketball team here,” Strickland said. “We want a basketball program.”

Strickland comes to Franklin County after a long career in Tennessee before spending last year in Mississippi.

Members of the 2017 Franklin County Lion competition cheerleading squad pose with a trophy from earlier this season. Members of the squad are captains Raegan Drane, Claire Conner and Montana Cheek and teammates Grace Adcock, Jaden Brock, Kori Esco, Hannah Floyd, Macie Floyd, Breanna Gipson, Caitlin Jordan, Catherine McSwain, Amberlin Mitchell, Austin Norris, Zoe Saavedra, Alaina Simmons and Anna Varner. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Drane)

The Franklin County High School Competition Cheer Squad qualified for state competition last week at the region meet. 

This was the squad’s first year competing at region and only its second year of existence. 

The competition squad will compete this weekend for the state title in Columbus.

Competition cheerleading is a judged event.

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A benefit will be held Saturday at Destiny Fellowship for Brandie Johnson (center), who was injured in a car accident. She is pictured with her parents, Tammie and Paul Hood. (Photo by Eberhardt)

CANON – You never forget the days that change your life.

Paul Hood vividly remembers the day that changed the life of his family, especially his daughter, Brandie Johnson.

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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