Ethics board dismisses complaint against county officials

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.

Test finds rabies in fox in Lavonia

LAVONIA – A fox killed Saturday in Lavonia has tested positive for rabies. The fox was found in the area of Vickery Street and Washington Street, a press release from the Franklin County Health Department said.