Diane Toney
John Sullivan displays an envelope he mailed nine and a half years ago that was recently returned in the mail. (Photo by Scoggins)
Former Lavonia Fire Chief Tommy Cole (left) recently made a $100,000 donation on behalf of him and his late wife Patricia to the Lavonia Fire Department. Current Fire Chief Scott O’Barr (right) recognized Cole Saturday at the fire department’s annual Christmas party. (Photo by Scoggins)
Steven Michael Allen
Ronald Tracy McClure

News for Subscribers

Diane Toney

LAVONIA – Diane Toney has never been one to sit idle. 

The Lavonia native and lifelong resident has just published her first book, a memoir of her life and childhood. 

John Sullivan displays an envelope he mailed nine and a half years ago that was recently returned in the mail. (Photo by Scoggins)

ROYSTON – The mailman delivered an envelope Nov. 14 to John Sullivan. It was marked “return to sender.”

Former Lavonia Fire Chief Tommy Cole (left) recently made a $100,000 donation on behalf of him and his late wife Patricia to the Lavonia Fire Department. Current Fire Chief Scott O’Barr (right) recognized Cole Saturday at the fire department’s annual Christmas party. (Photo by Scoggins)

LAVONIA – A love for Lavonia and its fire department led a former fire chief to make a $100,000 donation to the department.

Steven Michael Allen

CARNESVILLE – A couple were arrested earlier this week after a traffic stop in which a driver attacked a Franklin County Sheriff’s deputy and tried to steal his gun.

Ronald Tracy McClure

CARNESVILLE – A Lavonia man was captured after a search Wednesday and charged with shooting at a woman that he was stalking.

Sports for Subscribers

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.

The 2017-18 Franklin County Lions will be led by seniors (clockwise from top left) Bo Breedlove, Zach Gay, Simmy Wilson and Josh Franklin.

Coach Jason Shaver used a lot of different words to describe his 2017-18 Franklin County Lions basketball team.

“Tremendous hustle,” “tenacious” and “unselfish” were just three of the descriptions Shaver mentioned about how his team played in a preseason scrimmage last week against Chestatee.

It will take more such performances for the Lions to reach their goals this year.

The 2017-18 Franklin County Lady Lions basketball team will be led by seniors (clockwise from top left) Mya Jones, Ivey Ginn, Maddie Moorhead, Manazia Merriett and Asia Jones.

The goal for the 2017-18 Franklin County Lady Lion basketball team is to win a championship.

But new Head Coach John Strickland’s plans go far beyond just this year.

“We don’t want a basketball team here,” Strickland said. “We want a basketball program.”

Strickland comes to Franklin County after a long career in Tennessee before spending last year in Mississippi.

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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