Sunlight peeks through the low points on the moon’s jagged edge during the 2002 total solar eclipse, creating a phenomenon known as Baily’s Beads. (Images provided at NASA.gov)
The Franklin County Lions will travel to Cleveland tonight to face the White County Warriors in the 2017 high school football season opener.
2017 Franklin County Lions
Mackenzie Oliver (left) crosses paths with her father, Franklin County Lion Head Coach Jason Oliver, during Tuesday’s Franklin County/Stephens County softball game at FCHS. Mackenzie is in her first season as an assistant coach for Stephens County. (Photo by Scoggins)
Franklin Springs native Pat Wilson was appointed commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Economic Development in November. (Photo by Scoggins)
Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle (left), Assistant Chief Matt London (right) and Officer Michael Schulman (center) spoke at a conference of university police officers in Fairfax, Va., last week.

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Sunlight peeks through the low points on the moon’s jagged edge during the 2002 total solar eclipse, creating a phenomenon known as Baily’s Beads. (Images provided at NASA.gov)

The eclipse is coming. The eclipse is finally coming.

Franklin Springs native Pat Wilson was appointed commissioner of Georgia’s Department of Economic Development in November. (Photo by Scoggins)

ATLANTA – Franklin Springs native Pat Wilson walked across the floor of the Franklin County High School gym June 4, 1992, and received his diploma.

Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle (left), Assistant Chief Matt London (right) and Officer Michael Schulman (center) spoke at a conference of university police officers in Fairfax, Va., last week.

LAVONIA – Three members of the Lavonia Police Department were given the opportunity to speak during the 2017 College and University Police and Investigators Conference (CUPIC).

Franklin County students will fill the halls Friday morning for the first day of school.

CARNESVILLE – Tomorrow is the first day of school for Franklin County students.

Residents packed a meeting Monday of the Lavonia City Council to hear a debate about the future of the Lavonia Cultural Center. (Photo by Eberhardt)

LAVONIA – The Lavonia City Council had a packed house for their regular meeting Monday night.

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The Franklin County Lions will travel to Cleveland tonight to face the White County Warriors in the 2017 high school football season opener.

White County News

 

It’s a whole new ballgame for the White County Warriors this fall.

The Warriors, who have gone 4-16 over the past two years, have a new head coach, some new assistant coaches and a whole new look on both sides of the ball.

Following last year’s 1-9 season, Bill Ballard stepped down as the Warriors’ head coach. 

2017 Franklin County Lions

The accomplishments of the 2016 Franklin County Lion football team were formally celebrated in late January.

The football program held its annual banquet.

Players received certificates. Seniors and other standouts received awards.

Mackenzie Oliver (left) crosses paths with her father, Franklin County Lion Head Coach Jason Oliver, during Tuesday’s Franklin County/Stephens County softball game at FCHS. Mackenzie is in her first season as an assistant coach for Stephens County. (Photo by Scoggins)

It’s not unusual for a team coached by a member of the Oliver family to walk off the softball field at Franklin County High School with a win.

When that Oliver is wearing a red shirt with “Tribe Softball” written on an arrowhead on the front, it is unusual.

It happened Tuesday.

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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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