Still shots taken from a security camera at an area Walmart show a suspect in a forged prescription case. The Lavonia Police Department is looking for information on the identity of the suspect after forged prescriptions using a Lavonia doctor’s ID number were called in an picked up.
This is one of the two options for a school calendar that will be considered by the Franklin County Board of Education. A larger copy can be found on the Franklin County Citizen Leader Facebook page.
Snow made the Christmas lights in downtown Lavonia a little brighter Friday afternoon. (Photo courtesy Ladonna Andrews of Sweet Combs of Honey)
Diane Toney
John Sullivan displays an envelope he mailed nine and a half years ago that was recently returned in the mail. (Photo by Scoggins)

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Still shots taken from a security camera at an area Walmart show a suspect in a forged prescription case. The Lavonia Police Department is looking for information on the identity of the suspect after forged prescriptions using a Lavonia doctor’s ID number were called in an picked up.

LAVONIA – The Lavonia Police Department is trying to identify the person or persons responsible for forging scripts for prescription drugs.

This is one of the two options for a school calendar that will be considered by the Franklin County Board of Education. A larger copy can be found on the Franklin County Citizen Leader Facebook page.

CARNESVILLE – Franklin County Schools will remain on a 164-day schedule for the  2018-19 school year.

Snow made the Christmas lights in downtown Lavonia a little brighter Friday afternoon. (Photo courtesy Ladonna Andrews of Sweet Combs of Honey)

A snow storm that passed through the Southeast Friday brought beauty and a few problems to Franklin County.

Diane Toney

LAVONIA – Diane Toney has never been one to sit idle. 

The Lavonia native and lifelong resident has just published her first book, a memoir of her life and childhood. 

John Sullivan displays an envelope he mailed nine and a half years ago that was recently returned in the mail. (Photo by Scoggins)

ROYSTON – The mailman delivered an envelope Nov. 14 to John Sullivan. It was marked “return to sender.”

Sports for Subscribers

One of the better athletic programs in the state is now a member of Franklin County’s Region 8AAA.

Jefferson High School will begin play in 8AAA next school year after winning an appeal to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA).

The GHSA released its “mid-cycle adjustments” to its classification structure recently.

The 2017-18 Franklin County Lions will be led by seniors (clockwise from top left) Bo Breedlove, Zach Gay, Simmy Wilson and Josh Franklin.

Coach Jason Shaver used a lot of different words to describe his 2017-18 Franklin County Lions basketball team.

“Tremendous hustle,” “tenacious” and “unselfish” were just three of the descriptions Shaver mentioned about how his team played in a preseason scrimmage last week against Chestatee.

It will take more such performances for the Lions to reach their goals this year.

The 2017-18 Franklin County Lady Lions basketball team will be led by seniors (clockwise from top left) Mya Jones, Ivey Ginn, Maddie Moorhead, Manazia Merriett and Asia Jones.

The goal for the 2017-18 Franklin County Lady Lion basketball team is to win a championship.

But new Head Coach John Strickland’s plans go far beyond just this year.

“We don’t want a basketball team here,” Strickland said. “We want a basketball program.”

Strickland comes to Franklin County after a long career in Tennessee before spending last year in Mississippi.

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

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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