Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle (left), Assistant Chief Matt London (right) and Officer Michael Schulman (center) spoke at a conference of university police officers in Fairfax, Va., last week.
A new helmet design will be worn by the Franklin County Lions in 2017. A full preview of the team and season will be in next week’s issue of the Franklin County Citizen Leader.
Franklin County students will fill the halls Friday morning for the first day of school.
The senior members of the 2017 Franklin County Lady Lions fastpitch softball team – (clockwise from above) McKenzie LaCount, Fallon Cawthon, Jana Grizzle and Maddie Moorhead – will lead the team through a tough region and non-region schedule this season.
Residents packed a meeting Monday of the Lavonia City Council to hear a debate about the future of the Lavonia Cultural Center. (Photo by Eberhardt)

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Lavonia Police Chief Bruce Carlisle (left), Assistant Chief Matt London (right) and Officer Michael Schulman (center) spoke at a conference of university police officers in Fairfax, Va., last week.

LAVONIA – Three members of the Lavonia Police Department were given the opportunity to speak during the 2017 College and University Police and Investigators Conference (CUPIC).

Franklin County students will fill the halls Friday morning for the first day of school.

CARNESVILLE – Tomorrow is the first day of school for Franklin County students.

Residents packed a meeting Monday of the Lavonia City Council to hear a debate about the future of the Lavonia Cultural Center. (Photo by Eberhardt)

LAVONIA – The Lavonia City Council had a packed house for their regular meeting Monday night.

LAVONIA – Changes may be coming to the Lavonia Cultural Center.

Franklin County Commissioner Jeff Jacques (left) took aim at the county's economic developer, Frank Ginn (right), for not giving full time attention to his position due to his duties as a state senator. Jacques and the board of commissioners delayed the approval of the millage rate for the Industrial Building Authority after Jacques' remarks.

CARNESVILLE – Franklin County Commissioners approved millage rates for the county government and school board Monday, but eventually tabled the tax rate to fund the Industrial Building Authority (I

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A new helmet design will be worn by the Franklin County Lions in 2017. A full preview of the team and season will be in next week’s issue of the Franklin County Citizen Leader.

Franklin County Lion football players, coaches and fans will get their first taste of the 2017 season Friday night at Ed Bryant Stadium.

The Lions will host the Oconee County Warriors for a scrimmage game at 7:30 p.m.

“We’re in a position where we’ve got to find guys that can play offense, defense and special teams,” Franklin Coach Jerry Underwood said.

The senior members of the 2017 Franklin County Lady Lions fastpitch softball team – (clockwise from above) McKenzie LaCount, Fallon Cawthon, Jana Grizzle and Maddie Moorhead – will lead the team through a tough region and non-region schedule this season.

In 2016, the East Jackson Lady Eagles won the state championship in fast pitch softball for Class AAA.

On Sept. 1 in Nicholson, on East Jackson’s home field, the Franklin County Lady Lions whipped those eventual state champions 6-0. 

Franklin stole bases, forced the Lady Eagles to make throws, took advantage of errors and put pressure on East Jackson at every opportunity.

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jake Westbrook, University of Georgia Baseball Coach Scott Stricklin, UGA Athletic Association executive Loran Smith and former Major Leaguer Ransom Jackson took part in a panel discussion Saturday at the Ty Cobb Museum in Royston on how baseball has changed through the years. (Photo by Scoggins)

A crowd of baseball fans, sponsors and supporters of the Ty Cobb Museum filled the lobby of the Joe A. Adams Building in Royston Saturday for a 19th anniversary event that included plenty of baseball stories.

The Ty Cobb Museum hosted former Major League All-Star “Handsome” Ransom Jackson for a keynote address.

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A benefit will be held Saturday at Destiny Fellowship for Brandie Johnson (center), who was injured in a car accident. She is pictured with her parents, Tammie and Paul Hood. (Photo by Eberhardt)

CANON – You never forget the days that change your life.

Paul Hood vividly remembers the day that changed the life of his family, especially his daughter, Brandie Johnson.

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.

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