Austin Mabry, one year after cancer surgery that claimed his left leg and part of his pelvis and spine, walks across the stage Friday to receive his diploma from Franklin County High School Principal Brad Roberts. For more photos from graduation, see Pages 6-7B and the Franklin County Citizen Leader Facebook page. (Photo by Manus)
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The Depot in downtown Lavonia will be the center of a special historical program Sunday at 2 p.m.

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CARNESVILLE – The annual gathering on Memorial Day will be held May 29 at 8:30 a.m.

LAVONIA – Contrary to popular opinion, Margaret Ayers’ picture is not in the Franklin County Citizen Leader every week.

ROYSTON – On Saturday, May 27, 2017 Members of the Harrison Lee McCrary Jr.

Austin Mabry, one year after cancer surgery that claimed his left leg and part of his pelvis and spine, walks across the stage Friday to receive his diploma from Franklin County High School Principal Brad Roberts. For more photos from graduation, see Pages 6-7B and the Franklin County Citizen Leader Facebook page. (Photo by Manus)

CARNESVILLE – “No matter what challenges you face…you can overcome them.”

Jack McRee

ROYSTON – College “educated” Jack McRee about Ty Cobb and now McRee is taking part in the effort to teach people about the real Ty C

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Franklin County High School junior Ivey Ginn and track coach Phillip Powell celebrate after Ginn clinches a state championship in the discus at the state track meet.

“Track will always do more for you than you do for it.”

Franklin County head track and field coach Phillip Powell has often repeated this quote from his former high school coach and mentor, Rik Moore. 

He says it so much, it has become his mantra for the team.

Conner Williams delivers a pitch against Seneca, S.C., Friday during Senior Night at FCHS.

The Franklin County Lions will make a long trip Friday to Northwest Georgia for the first round of the state playoffs.

The Lions, the No. 3 seed from Region 8AAA, will travel nearly three hours to Dalton to face Region 6AAA’s runner-up Coahulla Creek.

Game one will be Friday at 4 p.m., with a second game to follow.

Senior Hunter Dunn launches a long home run Monday against Social Circle at FCHS. Dunn and the rest of the seniors will be honored Friday in the team’s final home game in Carnesville against Seneca, S.C.

The Franklin County Varsity Lion baseball team improved to 20-8 on the season with a 2-0 win at Social Circle Wednesday.

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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.

The annual Franklin County Rabies Clinic will be held May 13 at various locations around the county.

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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