A federal law change pushed by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins and efforts by local leaders aim to move Franklin County to the Atlanta television market.
Pilot Club of Lavonia members Vonnie Brown (above, center) and Susan Harbin (right) accept the Outstanding Pilot Club of the Year Award from Pilot International President Connie Moore during the organizations international convention in Las Vegas, Nev.
William James “B.J.” Wood is being sought in connection to an armed robbery July 12 at Dad’s Restaurant at I-85 Exit 177.
The cast of the Youth Summer Theatre’s “Singin’ In The Rain Jr.” (above) has been working for two weeks to get the play ready for its debut Friday. (Photo by Amy Burns)
Ivan Parker will be in concert Saturday at Poplar Springs Methodist Campground as part of the annual Camp Meeting.
Franklin County commissioners (from left) Thomas Bridges and Robert Franklin and Sheriff Stevie Thomas discuss a point during the initial meeting of a committee exploring ways to solve the county’s jail issues. (Photo by Manus)

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A federal law change pushed by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins and efforts by local leaders aim to move Franklin County to the Atlanta television market.

After decades without access to Georgia programming, Franklin County has reason to hope for better days and Atlanta channels. 

Pilot Club of Lavonia members Vonnie Brown (above, center) and Susan Harbin (right) accept the Outstanding Pilot Club of the Year Award from Pilot International President Connie Moore during the organizations international convention in Las Vegas, Nev.

Susan Harbin and Vonnie Brown, members of the Pilot Club of Lavonia, recently attended the 96th Pilot International Convention in Las Vegas, Nev. 

William James “B.J.” Wood is being sought in connection to an armed robbery July 12 at Dad’s Restaurant at I-85 Exit 177.

LAVONIA – Dad’s Restaurant off I-85 exit 177 in Hart County was robbed at gunpoint July 12 just after 3 p.m.

The cast of the Youth Summer Theatre’s “Singin’ In The Rain Jr.” (above) has been working for two weeks to get the play ready for its debut Friday. (Photo by Amy Burns)

LAVONIA – It’s as if they are their characters.

Ivan Parker will be in concert Saturday at Poplar Springs Methodist Campground as part of the annual Camp Meeting.

CANON – It only takes a few stories and comments from Buddy Eason to learn just what Poplar Springs Methodist Campground and the camp meeting held there each year means to him and many others.

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Brent Honeywell holds his MVP Award from the Major League Baseball Futures Game Sunday at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. Honeywell pitched for the U.S. team in a game for the best prospects in the Minor Leagues. He is the first pitcher to be named the game’s MVP and his hat was sent to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. (Photo courtesy of the Honeywell family)

MVP

By Shane Scoggins

Publisher

 

In a game played by the best Major League prospects in baseball, Franklin County native Brent Honeywell Jr. was the best.

Honeywell started the annual Major League Baseball All Star Futures Game Sunday in Miami, Fla., and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player.

Ty Cobb’s plaque hangs in the prime position in the museum’s Hall of Fame gallery. (Photos by Scoggins)

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – The National Baseball Hall of Fame is located across from the post office near the end of the main street that runs through this small town in upstate New York.

The Hall of Fame Gallery is on the main floor of the building.

There, a long hallway is lined on both sides by plaques dedicated to baseball’s greatest players, coaches and executives.

The Franklin County Lady Lions will be coached by John Strickland in 2017-18.

The empty spots at the head of several Franklin County school sports programs are being filled.

Franklin County Athletic Director Steve Horton has had a busy spring looking for coaches for both high school and middle school programs.

Horton recently announced the hiring of several coaches.

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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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