Lavonia Moves to Take Over County Cannery

The Franklin County Food Processing Center will be open for public use and instruction in safe food processing techniques from June 10 to August 8. Located on Highway 77  across from the former Lavonia Elementary School, the cannery, as it is commonly known, will be open from 7:30am to 12:00 noon every Monday and Thursday. Funded by the Franklin County […]

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Petreaus to Join Camp Toccoa Project Board

The man who once led U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan is signing up for a new mission in Stephens County. Retired General and Former CIA Director David Petreaus has agreed to join the “Camp Toccoa at Currahee” board.  ( The “Camp Toccoa at Currahee” project is an effort to preserve and develop the original site of Camp Toccoa on […]

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Franklin BOC Begins FY14 Budget Work Sessions Today

The Franklin County Board of Commissioners will meet this afternoon for their first budget work session for fiscal 2014. Commissioners will begin hearing from the various county department heads regarding what their budget needs are. This afternoon, the board will discuss funding for the Northeast Georgia Animal Shelter , the County Extension Service and EMS. Today’s work session begins at […]

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