A mural planned for Royston will include a tribute to native son and Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb (above).
Euree Moon (left) is the matriarch of four generations of her family who have been educators at Royston Elementary School that also includes (from left) great-granddaughter Hannah Johnson, granddaughter Kim Johnson and daughter Gloria Witcher.
The former Cobb Memorial Hospital building has been sold and will soon be torn down. Royston Mayor David Jordan said the condition of the building (including leaky roofs and asbestos) was a drawback to finding another use for the facility.
Betty Vandiver pats her dog Buddy while reflecting on her family’s return to Lavonia 50 years ago after serving in the Governor’s Mansion for four years. (Photo first published Jan. 17, 2013)
New Franklin County football coach Paul Sutherland (right) shakes hands with Lion Randy Lee as Chandler Ford (center) looks on. Sutherland spoke with parents, players and members of the community Thursday at a meet and greet at FCHS. (Photo by Scoggins)
A security camera image shows the man who Lavonia Police investigators said robbed a bank branch in Lavonia last week.

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A mural planned for Royston will include a tribute to native son and Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb (above).

ROYSTON – Downtown Royston will soon have a new attraction.

Work to install a new mural on Church Street (Highway 17) will begin this month.

Euree Moon (left) is the matriarch of four generations of her family who have been educators at Royston Elementary School that also includes (from left) great-granddaughter Hannah Johnson, granddaughter Kim Johnson and daughter Gloria Witcher.

ROYSTON – It is often said that teaching is a calling. 

The former Cobb Memorial Hospital building has been sold and will soon be torn down. Royston Mayor David Jordan said the condition of the building (including leaky roofs and asbestos) was a drawback to finding another use for the facility.

ROYSTON – The former Cobb Memorial Hospital building has been sold and will soon be torn down.

Betty Vandiver pats her dog Buddy while reflecting on her family’s return to Lavonia 50 years ago after serving in the Governor’s Mansion for four years. (Photo first published Jan. 17, 2013)

Editor's note: Former First Lady of Georgia Betty Vandiver died Wednesday at St. Mary's Sacred Heart Hospital in Lavonia. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m.

A security camera image shows the man who Lavonia Police investigators said robbed a bank branch in Lavonia last week.

LAVONIA – The Lavonia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person who robbed the Northeast Georgia Bank branch in Dill’s Thursday evening.

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New Franklin County football coach Paul Sutherland (right) shakes hands with Lion Randy Lee as Chandler Ford (center) looks on. Sutherland spoke with parents, players and members of the community Thursday at a meet and greet at FCHS. (Photo by Scoggins)

Paul Sutherland had always been interested in coaching in Northeast Georgia some day.

When some day came, Sutherland didn’t send his resume to every school looking for a coach.

Instead, he looked for a community that was a good fit for him.

While Franklin County wasn’t the only one he considered, it was the one that fit him best, he said.

The Franklin County Lady Lions won the Monterrey Christmas Tournament held at Evans High School near Augusta in dominating fashion last week. (Photos courtesy of Cher Breedlove)

It would be pretty difficult to find much fault with the Franklin County Lady Lions’ post-Christmas road trip.

Three tournament games in Augusta – two against formidable teams – and a region-opening journey to Madison to face the defending region champions yielded four victories, an unbeaten streak still in place, a tournament championship and a big 8AAA win.

One of the better athletic programs in the state is now a member of Franklin County’s Region 8AAA.

Jefferson High School will begin play in 8AAA next school year after winning an appeal to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA).

The GHSA released its “mid-cycle adjustments” to its classification structure recently.

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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