Franklin County Board of Elections and Registration members (from left) Roman Strickland, Alice Black, Chairman Doug Kidd, Sherry MacDonald and Angela Whidby (with County Attorney Bubba Samuels and Elections Superintendent Gina Kesler) prepare to listen to tesimony following a break in a hearing Wednesday on a challenge to the residency of Lee and Sheena Strickland.

Elections board dismisses challenge of Royston council member's residence

CARNESVILLE – Royston City Council Member Lee Strickland and his wife Sheena may continue to vote in the city of Royston and Franklin County. And Lee Strickland is free to run for reelection in November. After a four-hour hearing Wednesday, the…

Academy aims to foster leadership in young people


CARNESVILLE – A group of Franklin County High School students have been chosen to learn one of the secrets behind the U.S.’s top fast-food restaurants.

Lake House Tavern lost to fire


By Michael Hall

The Hartwell Sun

A second Hart County restaurant in less than a month was lost to a fire Saturday morning.

Home opener delayed a week by lightning


The fans came.

The teams began to warm up.

But the 2019 Franklin County football home opener set for Friday night at Ed Bryant Stadium was not meant to be.