The Canon and Lavonia Christmas parades will be held this weekend.
Asia Jones drives to the basket and is surrounded by three Stephens County Lady Indians during action Tuesday in Toccoa. Jones had 12 points in the Lady Lions’ win. (Photo by Scoggins)

News Stories

CARNESVILLE – Could alcohol sales be coming to Franklin County?

The Canon and Lavonia Christmas parades will be held this weekend.

It’s time for the classic vehicles, floats and firetrucks to make their way through throngs of people celebrating Christmas and picking up tons of candy.

Franklin County got welcome rain this week, but folks planning to burn leaves or other items outdoors need to continue to wait.

CARNESVILLE – A moratorium on poultry houses could be coming to Franklin County.

Remember to take time today and tomorrow to stop by the wonderful retailers in our community for those perfect Christmas gifts.

Sports

Asia Jones drives to the basket and is surrounded by three Stephens County Lady Indians during action Tuesday in Toccoa. Jones had 12 points in the Lady Lions’ win. (Photo by Scoggins)

 

Tony Watkins got his first real look at his 2016-17 Franklin County Lady Lions Tuesday night in Toccoa.

Watkins watched his team dismantle host Stephens County 59-32 and looked down the road at where the Lady Lions could be later in the season.

Lion senior Tyrique David makes a pass against Habersham Central Friday night at FCHS.

Jason Shaver looked up from a conversation to see Don Ledbetter walking up the steps at the other end of the gym.

“Coach Led!” Shaver yelled. “Love ya!”

Friday night was more than just the season opener for Franklin County’s second-year boys’ basketball head coach.

Shaver’s Lions played and defeated Ledbetter’s Habersham Central Raiders in the Lion’s Den in Carnesville.

Franklin County Lion defenders swarm a Sonoraville ball carrier Friday at Ed Bryant Stadium.

The Franklin County Lions football team hosted its first state playoff game in 24 years Friday night.

The Lions entered Ed Bryant Stadium by walking down stairs lined with their parents, friends and fans.

The Franklin County players then went on the field and provided those supporters with a great effort and an exciting game that ended in a 15-9 loss to visiting Sonoraville.

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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