Megan Floyd lays down a bunt in Franklin County’s 12-3 victory over Morgan County Tuesday at FCHS.
Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle (right) told a large group attending a special program by the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce about the importance for businesses and organizations to have a plan to deal with active shooters. His officers then displayed their training in dealing with such situations. (Photos by Manus)
Conner Williams drives forward for a few of his 128 yards rushing Friday night against White County. (Photos by Manus)
A rezoning request has been filed for the former Beaulieu plant in Royston to turn the building into a new poultry litter drying operation.
A Franklin County deputy demonstrates the PIT maneuver on a specially-equipped car during two days of training at the Canon Airport last week. Deputies were taught how to tap a quarter panel of a vehicle they are chasing in order to spin out the vehicle being chased and stop the pursuit. (Photos by Manus)
Jaden Cheek makes a throw from her knees as Lindsey South looks on in a game last week in Danielsville in the Leadoff Classic Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Mandy Grizzle)

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Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle (right) told a large group attending a special program by the Lavonia Chamber of Commerce about the importance for businesses and organizations to have a plan to deal with active shooters. His officers then displayed their training in dealing with such situations. (Photos by Manus)

LAVONIA – The Lavonia Chamber of Commerce and the Lavonia Police Department conducted an active shooter in the workplace demonstration Tuesday evening at the Lavonia Community Center. 

A rezoning request has been filed for the former Beaulieu plant in Royston to turn the building into a new poultry litter drying operation.

ROYSTON – A company has applied to change the zoning of a former textile plant on Brogdon Circle in order to start a business to dry chicken litter.

A Franklin County deputy demonstrates the PIT maneuver on a specially-equipped car during two days of training at the Canon Airport last week. Deputies were taught how to tap a quarter panel of a vehicle they are chasing in order to spin out the vehicle being chased and stop the pursuit. (Photos by Manus)

CANON – Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies took part in specialized pursuit training last week at the Canon Airport. 

Rayfondia Nashon Craft

LAVONIA – Two Hart County residents were arrested Aug. 11 for the murder of Lavonia businessman Samuel Verner Harbin.

Stephon Hill

LAVONIA – A wild chase through the northern part of the county ended with two arrests, damaged sheriff’s cars and minor injuries to a deputy.

Sports

Megan Floyd lays down a bunt in Franklin County’s 12-3 victory over Morgan County Tuesday at FCHS.

The first game of the region schedule is important in any sport.

But the 2016 region opener for Franklin Fastpitch was bigger than most.

The new Region 8AAA includes three teams that were in the Elite Eight a year ago and three teams ranked in the Top 10 in state rankings this season.

Conner Williams drives forward for a few of his 128 yards rushing Friday night against White County. (Photos by Manus)

The last time the Franklin County Lions won a season-opener, members of this year’s senior class had just started fourth grade.

It was 2008, and the Lions defeated White County 13-3.

Those fourth-graders back then are now the leaders of a Lions football team that played like the  experienced team it is in defeating White County 26-7 Friday.

Jaden Cheek makes a throw from her knees as Lindsey South looks on in a game last week in Danielsville in the Leadoff Classic Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Mandy Grizzle)

The Region 8AAA schedule begins Tuesday for Franklin Fastpitch, and it doesn’t start easy.

The Lady Lions softball team will welcome Morgan County to Carnesville for the region opener at 5:55 p.m.

Morgan was the state runner-up last season and is considered the favorite for the region title this year.

Obituaries

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.
HARTWELL – James Alton “Boone” Milford, 84, died Oct.

Franklin County Citizen Leader

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Lavonia, GA  30553

Phone: 706-356-8557
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