partlycloudy
Sunday May 24th, 2015 5:27PM

State, U.S. routes to be impacted by deputy's funeral

By Rob Moore Reporter
ROYSTON - Traffic in Franklin County will be interrupted Sunday for the funeral of Deputy Sheriff Cruz Thomas.

Sgt. 1st Class Al Whitworth of Georgia State Patrol Post 7 in Toccoa outlined those plans.

Road closures are as follows:

* At 3;40 p.m., Georgia Highway 8/U.S. 29 at Georgia Highway 17 in downtown Royston will be shut down for about 30 minutes. The road will reopen once the procession arrives at the Swails Center in Franklin Springs.

* At 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Georgia Highway 8/U.S. 29 at Georgia 327 will be closed outside Franklin Springs for about 30 minutes. The road will reopen once the procession arrives at the Swails Center.

* Around 5 p.m., Georgia Highway 17 at Georgia Highway 51 in Bowersville will be shut down toward Rotston and will remain closed for roughly two hours.

* Georgia Highway 17 toward Toccoa at Georgia 17 Bypass near Royston will be closed about 5 p.m. for roughly two hours.

All roads should reopen around 7 p.m. Sunday.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
Body found in Chattahoochee River identified
Forsyth County authorities identified the body pulled from the Chattahoochee River late Saturday afternoon.
By Staff
5:13PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Boat Sinks near Van Pugh Park
A boat sank near Van Pugh Park Sunday. 7 persons were on board. There were no injuries.
2:14PM ( 3 hours ago )
Winder police bust marijuana grow operation
A illegal marijuana grow operation was uncovered in Winder last Wednesday, leading to the arrests of five people.
6:58AM ( 10 hours ago )
STATE CHAMPS: Buford sweeps Whitewater for AAAA title (VIDEO)
Buford won its first state baseball title since 2011 with a sweep of Whitewater Saturday in the Class AAAA championship series...
6:25AM ( 11 hours ago )
History and Heritage at Ft. Hollingsworth
North Georgia's sunny sky and comfortable temperatures brought out the visitors Saturday to the 20th Annual 'Day at the Fort' at Fort Hollingsworth, nestled in the rolling Banks County countryside near Alto.
7:34PM ( 21 hours ago )