Patsy Watkins (center) was joined by husband Ken (right) while being honored last week by Franklin County School Superintendent Chris Forrer (left) and the board of education for being named a Pioneer in Education by Pioneer RESA. (Photo by Eberhardt)

Patsy honored as Pioneer

CARNESVILLE – A Franklin County native was recognized Nov. 1 for going above and beyond in her advocacy for education. Patsy Watkins was honored at the second Pioneers in Education Award Ceremony held at Babyland General in Cleveland. The award is…

UNWIND: Man and the moonrise

A small, family-operated craft distillery in Rabun County is poised to make a big splash in the world of artisanal whiskey. Moonrise Distillery is not just another company seeking to cash in on the growing craft distillery business in Georgia. It’s a family affair that takes whiskey-making...

Be wary of TB in deer

Earlier this month and in the thick of deer season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that deer “can transmit certain strains of tuberculosis to hunters.”  The danger comes during the field-dressing process. Hunters can come into contact with the pathogen when...

Early detection is vital, cancer survivor says

Just because you can’t see or feel something, doesn’t mean it’s not there and Elizabeth Harper learned this first-hand when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last December at age 59. “When they found my cancer, it was very small and in the beginning stages,” Harper said. Harper...

10-and-Under Lions Super Bowl bound


The Franklin County Recreation Department’s 10-and-Under Lions football team will play in the North Georgia Youth Football Association’s Super Bowl Saturday at 3 p.m.