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A retirement party will be held Feb. 16 from 2-4 p.m. for Rosie Chitwood at the Royston Public Library.
FCHS graduate Nekita Beasley Eppes (left) speaks during the University of Florida’s Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony held in November. (Photo courtesy of the University of Florida)
Kristen Odister
Members of the Franklin County Board of Education – (from left) Randall Gailey, Eric Burrell, Jo Beth James, Robin Cato and Alan Mitchell – met Saturday to discuss the search process for the system’s next school superintendent.

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A retirement party will be held Feb. 16 from 2-4 p.m. for Rosie Chitwood at the Royston Public Library.

ROYSTON –  Patrons of the Royston Public Library may have noticed a familiar face is missing.

FCHS graduate Nekita Beasley Eppes (left) speaks during the University of Florida’s Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony held in November. (Photo courtesy of the University of Florida)

Nekita Beasley Eppes’ name has been recorded with honor from Carnesville to Atlanta to New Orleans, La.

And now it has been exalted even higher in Gainesville, Fla.

ROYSTON – A group of poultry farmers, led by Franklin County Commission Chairman Thomas Bridges, asked the Royston City Council Tuesday for natural gas service to Red Hill.

Kristen Odister

CARNESVILLE – Kristen Odister pleaded guilty Tuesday to the murder of Lavonia businessman Samuel Harbin.

Members of the Franklin County Board of Education – (from left) Randall Gailey, Eric Burrell, Jo Beth James, Robin Cato and Alan Mitchell – met Saturday to discuss the search process for the system’s next school superintendent.

CARNESVILLE – The search for the next Franklin County Schools superintendent will be in full swing soon.

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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Lavonia, GA  30553

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