School Starts in Franklin County Today

School starts today in Franklin County and it’s going to be a tough year financially for the school system. The school system is operating with some $3-million less in the budget than last as well as fewer teachers, administrative staff, parapros, and media specialists. “We are crammed in our classrooms because we didn’t fill a significant amount of positions that […]

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Fr. Co. HS Students Encounter Changes on Campus

Construction is underway on the campus of Franklin County High School in Carnesville and that means students will have some adjustments to make this new school year. On Tuesday, new and returning students came back to campus for Paws Day with their parents.  It’s a time for students to pick up their class schedules and buy a parking pass. This […]

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State Jobless Rate Rises in July

The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 9.3 percent in July, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in June. The jobless rate was 10 percent in July a year ago. “One of the main reasons for the increase in the unemployment rate was a large number of temporary layoffs […]

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ElbertonNET Working on Internet Improvements for Customers

ElbertonNet is discussing ways to improve its’ Internet to local customers in Elbert County. Elberton City Manager Lanier Dunn said that ElbertonNet is focused on upgrading the different speed plans that are available for its customers. “Currently our fasted download speed is nine mega bits per second. Things continue to improve and upgrade, and we want to stay cutting edge. […]

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