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LAVONIA – Vivian Young (center), known for work to promote Lavonia and its history, was honored last week at the Lavonia Depot as the 14th winner of the Margaret Ayers Award for Civic Health. The award, named for long-time community activist Margaret Ayers (left), was presented by Ayers and Dr. Jonathan Hall (right) of The Lavonia Clinic.
DeKhari Anthony Gordon's trial on charges that he shot two Lavonia Police officers in December has been set for February 2018.
McKenzie LaCount delivers a pitch in the Franklin County Lady Lions' first round state playoff sweep of North Hall last week.
FCMS students Erica Emory, James Fowler, Canyon McWilliams, Caitlin Nagy and Makenzie Stephens signed REACH Scholarships Oct. 4 at a ceremony attended by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. (Photo by Eberhardt)
City and state leaders applaud after a sign proclaiming the Highway 17 Bypass in Royston as Tyrus Raymond “Ty” Cobb Parkway was unveiled last week.

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CARNESVILLE – One of the two Hart County residents charged with the August 2016 murder of Lavonia businessman Samuel Harbin is asking for another bond hearing.

DeKhari Anthony Gordon's trial on charges that he shot two Lavonia Police officers in December has been set for February 2018.

CARNESVILLE – A trial date has been set for the man charged with the Dec. 12, 2016, shooting of two Lavonia Police officers.

FCMS students Erica Emory, James Fowler, Canyon McWilliams, Caitlin Nagy and Makenzie Stephens signed REACH Scholarships Oct. 4 at a ceremony attended by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. (Photo by Eberhardt)

CARNESVILLE – Five Franklin County Middle School students became the first students in Franklin County to participate in the REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia Program.

City and state leaders applaud after a sign proclaiming the Highway 17 Bypass in Royston as Tyrus Raymond “Ty” Cobb Parkway was unveiled last week.

ROYSTON – Royston’s favorite son has picked up another honor.

The Highway 17 Bypass in Royston has been named for Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb.

A 2001 Dodge Dakota was damaged after hitting a power pole on Hunters Creek Road. Sheriff’s investigators said the truck carried items stolen in a burglary from a home near the accident scene. (Photo courtesy of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department)

CARNESVILLE – A Homer man has been charged with burglary after a wreck spawned an investigation by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

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McKenzie LaCount delivers a pitch in the Franklin County Lady Lions' first round state playoff sweep of North Hall last week.

Only the best softball teams in the state are still playing.

The Franklin County Lady Lions were one the 16 best teams in the state in Class AAA.

Jana Grizzle delivers a pitch against Morgan County in the region tournament last week. (Photo by Scoggins)

The state playoffs are a regular destination for the Franklin County Lady Lions softball team.

Franklin Fastpitch is scheduled to make its eighth consecutive state softball tournament appearance Wednesday by hosting North Hall in the first round of this year’s Class AAA tournament.

Gary Walker was named the best Franklin County football player by Georgia High School Football Daily. (Photo from Hinds Community College’s Sports Hall of Fame)

Former Auburn Tiger and NFL Pro Bowler Gary Walker has been named the best football player in Franklin County High School history.

Georgia High School Football Daily, an online newsletter, has been naming the greatest players from each high school in the state. The newsletter unveils a new region-worth of schools each day.

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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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