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Eric and Lisa Burrell pose with new Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp during inaugural activities Monday. Eric and Kemp grew up together in Athens.
Nathan Christopher Adams (left), Joshua Bruce Thomason (center) and Brooke Amberly Webb (right) were all charged last week in connection with a series of car break-ins.
The Franklin County Board of Education set the 170-day calendar for the 2019-20 school year last week.
The Pro Watercross Tour will call Tugaloo State Park near Lavonia home for the next three years, starting in July.

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Eric and Lisa Burrell pose with new Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp during inaugural activities Monday. Eric and Kemp grew up together in Athens.

Eric Burrell has known Brian Kemp a long time.

“I grew up with him at the YMCA [in Athens],” Burrell said Tuesday.

Nathan Christopher Adams (left), Joshua Bruce Thomason (center) and Brooke Amberly Webb (right) were all charged last week in connection with a series of car break-ins.

LAVONIA – Three people have been arrested in connection with a string of car break-ins that took place in the city of Lavonia and throughout Franklin County.

The Franklin County Board of Education set the 170-day calendar for the 2019-20 school year last week.

CARNESVILLE – A 170-day calendar for the 2019-20 Franklin County school year has been set.

The Franklin County Board of Education approved the 2019-20 school calendar Tuesday.

LAVONIA – The Lavonia Police Department saw an increase in calls for service from 2017 to 2018.

Katlyn Marie Wright (right) has been missing since Jan. 2.

CARNESVILLE – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a missing juvenile.

Sixteen-year-old Katlyn Marie Wright has been missing since Jan. 2.

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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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Lavonia, GA  30553

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