Jeff Davis’ life as a Franklin County Lion has spanned from his high school days, to his time as coach and athletic director and now as a retiring grandfather (with grandson John Davis McNeill).
Tax Commissioner Bobby Martin (left), County Commissioner Robert Franklin (center) and Sheriff Stevie Thomas (right) check the final vote totals Tuesday night at the Franklin County Courthouse. Martin ran unopposed, but Franklin and Thomas defeated challenges for reelection.
Sample ballots are in this week's issue of the Franklin County Citizen Leader.
The annual Franklin County Citizen Leader Graduation section is inside this issue.  It includes photos of graduates, stories on the valedictorian and salutatorian and photos of the Senior Superlatives.
Ryan Partin lays down a bunt against Washington County Thursday during the Lions’ second-round victory. (Photos by Scoggins)

News Stories

Tax Commissioner Bobby Martin (left), County Commissioner Robert Franklin (center) and Sheriff Stevie Thomas (right) check the final vote totals Tuesday night at the Franklin County Courthouse. Martin ran unopposed, but Franklin and Thomas defeated challenges for reelection.

CARNESVILLE – In a summer of transition for the Franklin County School System, voters added to the changes Tuesday by sweeping out two veteran Board of Education members in local party primaries.

Sample ballots are in this week's issue of the Franklin County Citizen Leader.

 

Franklin County voters will have their final say in a host of local political races Tuesday.

The street to the Royston Wellness and Community Park will soon be widened and repaved.

ROYSTON – The street to the Royston Wellness and Community Park is going to get some work.

The Royston City Council voted Tuesday to widen and repave Skelton Street.

FCMS Principal Lucy Floyd poses with some of her students at FCMS. Floyd said she will miss the relationships she built with students, parents and the community.

CARNESVILLE – For many, it is hard to think of their time at Franklin County Middle School without also thinking of FCMS Principal Lucy Floyd. 

Franklin County Commission Chairman candidates (from left) incumbent Thomas Bridges, Nicholas Clark, Sharon Powell and David Strickland spoke at a candidates' forum Tuesday in Carnesville.

CARNESVILLE – The four candidates running for the chairman’s seat on the Franklin County Board of Commissioners outlined their qualifications and plans at a forum Tuesday at the Carnesville Communi

Sports

Jeff Davis’ life as a Franklin County Lion has spanned from his high school days, to his time as coach and athletic director and now as a retiring grandfather (with grandson John Davis McNeill).

Jeff Davis peered through the fence at baseball players as they spread out to prepare for a game.

He had just received a plaque of appreciation from the Franklin County Lions baseball program, and though the players had just surrounded him for handshakes and hugs on the field, several waved and spoke to him.

“Hey, Big Guy!” Davis called back.

Ryan Partin lays down a bunt against Washington County Thursday during the Lions’ second-round victory. (Photos by Scoggins)

There were only eight teams remaining in the state playoffs when the Franklin County Lions took the field Tuesday in Roswell against No. 1 Blessed Trinity.

The fact that the Lions walked off that field a few hours later after being swept out of the playoffs was surely disappointed to players, coaches and fans.

The Lions celebrate a home run by Landon Hall against the Sonoraville Phoenix last week.

UPDATE: The Franklin County Lions and Washington County Golden Hawks split the first two games of the series, with the Hawks winning game one 12-9 and the Lions winning game two 11-0. The deciding game will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at FCHS.

The Franklin County Lions hosted the Washington County Golden Hawks Wednesday in the second round of the Class AAA state baseball tournament.

Free Local Publications

Inside this week's issue is the annual Franklin County Christmas section, which includes letters to Santa from local second graders and photos from all of the Christmas events in Franklin County th

Obituaries

Amanda Myers

CARNESVILLE – Amanda Lee Myers, 43, of 95 Mayfield Circle in Carnesville, died Nov. 18, 2015, at Regency Hospital in Greenville, S.C.

There will be a private memorial service held by the family in the near future.

Coile-Hall-Spagnoli Funeral Home of Hartwell – chsfuneralhome.com – was in charge of arrangements.

 

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.

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