Mr. John Casey relaxes in front of his tent at Poplar Springs campground. Mr. Casey, aged 90, is one of the oldest persons tenting at Poplar Springs and has attended the meetings since a child. He is now at a nursing home in Athens. This photo first appeared in The Carnesville Herald July 21, 1966.
Gwen Earl surveys repairs that need to be done for gravesites at Shoal Creek Cemetery.
FCHS graduate KeAndre Morrison signed last week with Calvary Baptist College in Missouri. Pictured at the ceremony are (front, from left) cousin Braylen Morrison, aunt Shanda Morrison, KeAndre Morrison, uncle Terrell Morrison, (back) grandmother Mamie Morrison, aunt Aaliyah Morrison, sister Dalesha Rayton, FCHS principal Brad Roberts, FCHS head boys basketball Coach Jason Shaver, Assistant Coach Josh Bentley, Former FCHS head boys basketball Coach Harry Marsh, cousin Kairion Morrison and cousin Kyairre Morr
Firefighters survey the damage from a truck crash and fire that claimed the life of a Commerce man. (Photo courtesy of the Lavonia Fire Department)
FCHS graduate Tiara Ellis signs a basketball scholarship with the Brenau Golden Tigers. Pictured are (front, from left) mother Consquella Pittman, Ellis, father Shobby Pittman, (back) Brenau Women’s basketball Coach Kris Stewart, FCHS asssitant girls Coach Laura Baker and FCHS Principal Brad Roberts.

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Mr. John Casey relaxes in front of his tent at Poplar Springs campground. Mr. Casey, aged 90, is one of the oldest persons tenting at Poplar Springs and has attended the meetings since a child. He is now at a nursing home in Athens. This photo first appeared in The Carnesville Herald July 21, 1966.

Editor’s note: The following was first presented as a three-part series in The Carnesville Herald, The Lavonia Times and The Royston Record July 14, 21 and 28, 1966.

ROYSTON – David Pulliam of Royston has made serving others his life’s mission. 

Gwen Earl surveys repairs that need to be done for gravesites at Shoal Creek Cemetery.

LAVONIA – The Lavonia Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy is working to clean and repair tombstones and grave sites in the Shoal Creek Church Cemetery, with a focus on those of Confe

Firefighters survey the damage from a truck crash and fire that claimed the life of a Commerce man. (Photo courtesy of the Lavonia Fire Department)

LAVONIA – An accident involving two tractor-trailers Thursday on Interstate 85 claimed the life of a Commerce man whose truck caught fire.

A choir of Haitian orphans organized by the Love Him Love Them ministry is touring the area for performances at churches and public events.

The Love Him Love Them Haitian orphan choir is in the United States.

The choir grew out of a trip to Haiti in 2011 by Love Him Love Them members David and Linda Gunter.

Sports

FCHS graduate KeAndre Morrison signed last week with Calvary Baptist College in Missouri. Pictured at the ceremony are (front, from left) cousin Braylen Morrison, aunt Shanda Morrison, KeAndre Morrison, uncle Terrell Morrison, (back) grandmother Mamie Morrison, aunt Aaliyah Morrison, sister Dalesha Rayton, FCHS principal Brad Roberts, FCHS head boys basketball Coach Jason Shaver, Assistant Coach Josh Bentley, Former FCHS head boys basketball Coach Harry Marsh, cousin Kairion Morrison and cousin Kyairre Morr

As a freshman, 2016 FCHS graduate KeAndre Morrison told Coach Jason Shaver that his goal was to play college basketball. 

This past Friday, Morrison signed a scholarship to play basketball for the Calvary Bible College Warriors.

The former Lion will take the court in Kansas City, Mo., with a familiar face at the helm.

FCHS graduate Tiara Ellis signs a basketball scholarship with the Brenau Golden Tigers. Pictured are (front, from left) mother Consquella Pittman, Ellis, father Shobby Pittman, (back) Brenau Women’s basketball Coach Kris Stewart, FCHS asssitant girls Coach Laura Baker and FCHS Principal Brad Roberts.

Carnesville’s Tiara Ellis signed a scholarship last Thursday to play basketball for the Brenau University Golden Tigers. 

Ellis is a 2016 graduate of Franklin County High School.

FCHS girls assistant Coach Laura Baker described Ellis as a dedicated player who never gives up during a game. 

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.

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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