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A referendum on whether to sell bonds to fund an expansion of the Franklin County Jail is on the ballot for Tuesday's election.
Lavonia Police officers had to kill a bobcat that scratched a man, menaced pets and got inside a business in Lavonia Monday.
A new baseball card (above) for the 20th anniversary of the Ty Cobb Museum will be released May 19 at 10:30 a.m.
Franklin County Lion state track meet participants are (front) Antoine Perry, (second row) Averi Pitts, Montana Cheek, (third row) Emma Maffett, Micah Farris, (back) C.J. Rucker and Josh Franklin. Not pictured are Q.T. Teasley, Madison Williams and Titlan Wells. (Photo by Manus)
A sophisticated marijuana-growing operation was raided Friday in a chicken house at 423 Casey Road in Canon.
A man who shot three people on Roberts Lane Saturday was killed by a deputy after he fired on a sheriff’s vehicle.

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A referendum on whether to sell bonds to fund an expansion of the Franklin County Jail is on the ballot for Tuesday's election.

CARNESVILLE – Franklin County voters will decide Tuesday on two seats on the local school board and a bond referendum to expand the jail.

Lavonia Police officers had to kill a bobcat that scratched a man, menaced pets and got inside a business in Lavonia Monday.

By Kandice S. Eberhardt

Staff Writer

 

LAVONIA – A bobcat recently spotted in Lavonia was put down by police after close encounters with citizens.

A new baseball card (above) for the 20th anniversary of the Ty Cobb Museum will be released May 19 at 10:30 a.m.

The Ty Cobb Museum will host a spring Vintage Base Ball game May 19, following the release of its 2018 baseball card at 10:30 a.m. in the museum lobby.

A sophisticated marijuana-growing operation was raided Friday in a chicken house at 423 Casey Road in Canon.

By Shane Scoggins

Publisher

 

Republican sample ballot

These are sample ballots for the May 22 party primary election.

Sports for Subscribers

Franklin County Lion state track meet participants are (front) Antoine Perry, (second row) Averi Pitts, Montana Cheek, (third row) Emma Maffett, Micah Farris, (back) C.J. Rucker and Josh Franklin. Not pictured are Q.T. Teasley, Madison Williams and Titlan Wells. (Photo by Manus)

By Lisa W. Manus

Staff Writer

 

For the second year in a row, the Franklin County High School track and field team has brought home a state champion.

Senior Antoine Perry took the Class AAA state title in shot put with a throw of 50’6.75”, besting the second-place finisher by exactly five inches.

Franklin County’s slow-pitch softball team played for a state title Wednesday.

Franklin County played on the biggest stage in Georgia Wednesday morning.

The Franklin County Lady Lions slow-pitch softball team played for a state championship in the two-year old revival of the sport.

Franklin fell 10-0 to now two-time champion Haralson County in the title game after the Lady Lions advanced through the state tournament bracket.

Mya Jones (left) has picked up All-State honors after a sterling senior season at Franklin County High School.

Franklin County Lady Lion senior Mya Jones has picked up two All-State honors.

Jones was named to the Sandy’s Spiel Class AAA All-State first team.

The honor is given by Kyle Sandy, who covers Georgia high school basketball on his website sandysspiel.com.

Jones was also named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association’s Class AAA North Team.

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.

Unwind North Georgia

Franklin County Citizen Leader

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

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