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Jenica Johnson has left Lavonia Elementary School's principal's post after one year to go to a Jackson County school.
Boy Scout Zachary Andrews of Franklin Springs Troop 70 installed a U.S. Flag Retirement Box at Franklin Springs City Hall as his Eagle Scout project. (Photo by Scoggins)
Franklin County Commissioners voted Monday to close a portion of Bowman Street in Lavonia.
The Franklin County Citizen Leader was named one of the best newspapers in Georgia by the Georgia Press Association.
A Mexican company that builds cool cells for poultry houses will be the first tenant in the Central Franklin Industrial Park.

News for Subscribers

ROYSTON – The location of a new Royston Elementary School building has been a question that has been asked repeatedly for a few years.

It has yet to be answered.

Jenica Johnson has left Lavonia Elementary after one year to take a principal's post in Jackson County.

LAVONIA – Jenica Johnson, the principal at Lavonia Elementary School, is leaving for North Jackson Elementary School.

Boy Scout Zachary Andrews of Franklin Springs Troop 70 installed a U.S. Flag Retirement Box at Franklin Springs City Hall as his Eagle Scout project. (Photo by Scoggins)

FRANKLIN SPRINGS – Those who wish to honor Old Glory one last time now have a place to do so.

A U.S. flag retirement dropoff box was installed Wednesday at Franklin Spring City Hall.

Franklin County Commissioners voted Monday to close a portion of Bowman Street in Lavonia.

CARNESVILLE – The potential for a future industry and jobs overrode the pleas of a group of residents to keep a portion of a Lavonia street open to traffic.

The Franklin County Citizen Leader was named one of the best newspapers in Georgia by the Georgia Press Association.

The Franklin County Citizen Leader has been judged one of the best papers its size in the state of Georgia.

Sports for Subscribers

Micah Roebuck takes an acrobatic shot earlier this season against Jackson County.

The Franklin County Lion and Lady Lion basketball teams will host rival Hart County tonight at FCHS in key Region 8AAA games for both teams.

The Lions, winners of four straight – including a buzzer-beating win Saturday at Stephens County – are currently 2-3 (9-7 overall) and in fifth place in the region standings.

Members of the state champion Franklin County Lady Lions named to All-State teams are (left photo, from left) Jayden Gailey, named State Player of the Year by both the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) and the Georgia Dugout Club; Jaden Cheek, second-team All-State by the GACA; Peyton Rivers, first-team All State by the GACA; and Ellee Varner, second-team All-State by the GACA.

The Class AAA State Championship Trophy isn’t the only hardware the Franklin County Lady Lions softball team has collected this season.

Postseason state honors are pouring in for members of the team and the program as a whole.

The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) and Georgia Dugout Club recently presented their statewide honors.

Kalyn Jinks connects with a pitch in region tournament action Saturday against East Jackson.

The Franklin County Lady Lions will play for the Region 8AAA championship this afternoon in Jefferson.

Franklin will face either Jefferson or Jackson County at 4 p.m.

The Lady Lions will have to be beaten twice to lose the championship.

Unwind North Georgia

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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P.O. Box 580, 12150 Augusta Road
Lavonia, GA  30553

Phone: 706-356-8557
Fax: 706-356-2008
Email: fcc@franklincountycitizen.com