Fields cut for hay are burning up under the extreme heat and lack of rain.
Kaytlin Stubbs (right), the reigning Miss Echo at Franklin County High School, competed last week in the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus. The week of competition also included chances to visit a children’s hospital, see the sites and eat the food of Columbus and to meet Miss America, former Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell (left). For more details on Stubbs’ competition, see Page 5A.
Geneva Pulliam holds a photo of her brother, Grady Owens, who was lost to her and her family when his B-29 went down during the Korean War. Owens was listed as missing in action before being declared dead. His body was never recovered. Pulliam said she and her brother were very close – he sent her a special pillow with a verse on it during the war – and it was hard on her and her family to not have closure for his death. For her complete story, see Page 12A. (Photo by Manus)
LAVONIA – Cast members (from left) Morgan Cooper, Jeff Thompson, Maryanne Treace, Chanda Price and Allie Rich perform a scene during a recent practices for Land of Spirit’s “Aunt Annie’s Amazing Attic.” The play, Land of Spirit’s ninth installment in the folk-life play series, opens Friday at the Lavonia Cultural Center for a two-weekend run. For more details on the play, see Page 14A. (Photo by Manus)
Members of the U.S. archery team who went to the World University Championships pose in Ghengis Khan Square in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The team was coached in part by Lavonia’s Rodney Estrada. Estrada said the Mongolian people “were very warm and receptive.” (Photos courtesy of Paeton Keller from the USA team)

News Stories

LAVONIA – The Franklin County Citizen Leader is introducing an exciting new digital component to its readers and advertisers with Franklin County Marketplace.

Fields cut for hay are burning up under the extreme heat and lack of rain.

According to the U.S.

Kaytlin Stubbs (right), the reigning Miss Echo at Franklin County High School, competed last week in the Miss Georgia Pageant in Columbus. The week of competition also included chances to visit a children’s hospital, see the sites and eat the food of Columbus and to meet Miss America, former Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell (left). For more details on Stubbs’ competition, see Page 5A.

Being eligible to compete for Miss Georgia 2016 came as a surprise to Kaytlin Stubbs. 

Geneva Pulliam holds a photo of her brother, Grady Owens, who was lost to her and her family when his B-29 went down during the Korean War. Owens was listed as missing in action before being declared dead. His body was never recovered. Pulliam said she and her brother were very close – he sent her a special pillow with a verse on it during the war – and it was hard on her and her family to not have closure for his death. For her complete story, see Page 12A. (Photo by Manus)

More than 7,800 American servicemen remain unaccounted for from the Korean War.

Grady Owens of Carnesville is one of them.

LAVONIA – Cast members (from left) Morgan Cooper, Jeff Thompson, Maryanne Treace, Chanda Price and Allie Rich perform a scene during a recent practices for Land of Spirit’s “Aunt Annie’s Amazing Attic.” The play, Land of Spirit’s ninth installment in the folk-life play series, opens Friday at the Lavonia Cultural Center for a two-weekend run. For more details on the play, see Page 14A. (Photo by Manus)

LAVONIA – Land of Spirit has announced its brand new play for 2016, “Aunt Annie’s Amazing Attic.”

Sports

Jeff Davis’ life as a Franklin County Lion has spanned from his high school days, to his time as coach and athletic director and now as a retiring grandfather (with grandson John Davis McNeill).

Jeff Davis peered through the fence at baseball players as they spread out to prepare for a game.

He had just received a plaque of appreciation from the Franklin County Lions baseball program, and though the players had just surrounded him for handshakes and hugs on the field, several waved and spoke to him.

“Hey, Big Guy!” Davis called back.

Ryan Partin lays down a bunt against Washington County Thursday during the Lions’ second-round victory. (Photos by Scoggins)

There were only eight teams remaining in the state playoffs when the Franklin County Lions took the field Tuesday in Roswell against No. 1 Blessed Trinity.

The fact that the Lions walked off that field a few hours later after being swept out of the playoffs was surely disappointed to players, coaches and fans.

The Lions celebrate a home run by Landon Hall against the Sonoraville Phoenix last week.

UPDATE: The Franklin County Lions and Washington County Golden Hawks split the first two games of the series, with the Hawks winning game one 12-9 and the Lions winning game two 11-0. The deciding game will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at FCHS.

The Franklin County Lions hosted the Washington County Golden Hawks Wednesday in the second round of the Class AAA state baseball tournament.

Free Local Publications

Inside this week's issue is the annual Franklin County Christmas section, which includes letters to Santa from local second graders and photos from all of the Christmas events in Franklin County th

Obituaries

Amanda Myers

CARNESVILLE – Amanda Lee Myers, 43, of 95 Mayfield Circle in Carnesville, died Nov. 18, 2015, at Regency Hospital in Greenville, S.C.

There will be a private memorial service held by the family in the near future.

Coile-Hall-Spagnoli Funeral Home of Hartwell – chsfuneralhome.com – was in charge of arrangements.

 

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.

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