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Ground broken on new industry in Carnesville

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CARNESVILLE – A Mexican businessman looking to expand his business in the United States was lured to Franklin County by I-85 and the poultry business.

Citizens seek voter turnout

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LAVONIA – A few Lavonia residents have gotten together and are working to get more people to vote during this year’s municipal elections.

Highland Walk named state’s best

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ROYSTON – Highland Walk Golf Course at Victoria Bryant State Park has been named Georgia State Parks’ Course of the Year. 

Ethics board dismisses complaint against county officials

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CARNESVILLE – A complaint filed against Franklin County commissioners and other officials was dismissed Monday by the county’s ethics board. Daniele Weaver of Royston filed ethics complaints July 9 against the board of commissioners, the county’s planning and zoning board, County Manager Elizabeth Thomas (as planning director) and planning board member Guerry Hall. Weaver’s complaints were the first to ever be filed under the county’s ethics ordinance, which went into effect in 2011.