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Peggy Gaines Bruce was celebrated May 6 for 80 years of service and membership at Lavonia United Methodist Church.
Franklin County Lady Lions (from left) Allie Cobb, Aleah Hylton, Maylon Childers and Jade Wester finished seventh at the state tournament held at Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell. (Photo by Manus)
David Eugene Brewster, wanted for abducting his son from Virginia, was arrested Monday in Lavonia.
Robin Cato won election to a third term Tuesday on the Franklin County Board of Education.
A referendum on whether to sell bonds to fund an expansion of the Franklin County Jail is on the ballot for Tuesday's election.

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Peggy Gaines Bruce was celebrated May 6 for 80 years of service and membership at Lavonia United Methodist Church.

Peggy Gaines Bruce was honored by friends and family May 6 for her 80 years of continuous membership at Lavonia United Methodist Church.

CARNESVILLE – The annual Click It or Ticket campaign is under way throughout Georgia.

David Eugene Brewster, wanted for abducting his son from Virginia, was arrested Monday in Lavonia.

LAVONIA – Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Virginia man Monday who was wanted for abducting his 5-year-old son at gunpoint.

Robin Cato won election to a third term Tuesday on the Franklin County Board of Education.

CARNESVILLE – Franklin County voters resoundingly defeated a plan to borrow money to expand the county jail and selected two school board members Tuesday in a primary election.

A referendum on whether to sell bonds to fund an expansion of the Franklin County Jail is on the ballot for Tuesday's election.

CARNESVILLE – Franklin County voters will decide Tuesday on two seats on the local school board and a bond referendum to expand the jail.

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Franklin County Lady Lions (from left) Allie Cobb, Aleah Hylton, Maylon Childers and Jade Wester finished seventh at the state tournament held at Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell. (Photo by Manus)

The Franklin County Lady Lions golf team carded a top 10 finish in the state golf tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at Cateechee Golf Club in Hartwell.

The Lady Lions finished seventh in Class AAA, with a two-day total of 568.

Franklin was the highest finishing school among Region 8AAA schools and followed only Union County from its golf area.

Franklin County Lion state track meet participants are (front) Antoine Perry, (second row) Averi Pitts, Montana Cheek, (third row) Emma Maffett, Micah Farris, (back) C.J. Rucker and Josh Franklin. Not pictured are Q.T. Teasley, Madison Williams and Titlan Wells. (Photo by Manus)

By Lisa W. Manus

Staff Writer

 

For the second year in a row, the Franklin County High School track and field team has brought home a state champion.

Senior Antoine Perry took the Class AAA state title in shot put with a throw of 50’6.75”, besting the second-place finisher by exactly five inches.

Franklin County’s slow-pitch softball team played for a state title Wednesday.

Franklin County played on the biggest stage in Georgia Wednesday morning.

The Franklin County Lady Lions slow-pitch softball team played for a state championship in the two-year old revival of the sport.

Franklin fell 10-0 to now two-time champion Haralson County in the title game after the Lady Lions advanced through the state tournament bracket.

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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