Franklin County, MS

Watch FCHS Graduation Ceremony

Click on the link below (or copy the link below and paste it into your browser) to watch the Franklin County High School 2022 Graduation Ceremony starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022. The broadcast will also air on The Franklin Advocate's Facebook page.
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Franklin County High School JROTC: Five make commitment to serve

Franklin County High School’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps — or JROTC as it is better known — hosted its first-ever Military Signing Day on Thursday, May 5 with a number of cadets enlisting in military service or accepting scholarships to participate in post-secondary ROTC programs.
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FC native Maxine Madison to hold book signing May 28 at library

Dr. Maxine Madison, a Franklin County native and published author, will host a book signing program from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 28 at the Franklin County Public Library in Meadville. Madison’s first book is “Miracles in the Making: Making the Miracles of Jesus Christ Your Own.”...
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Mississippi Court of Appeals affirms FC court ruling

On Tuesday, May 3, the Mississippi Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed a 2020 Franklin County Circuit Court decision involving Amos Devonte Briggs, who was charged with first-offense driving under the influence of marijuana. The history of the contested case began on Nov. 16, 2018, when Briggs was driving locally and...

Meadville talks Union Church Road repairs with county's help

The Town of Meadville and Franklin County Board of Supervisors are looking at joining forces — possibly by late September — to repair and improve a portion of Union Church Road adjacent to Franklin County Memorial Hospital. Meadville Mayor Lane B. Reed told aldermen during their Tuesday, May...

Supervisors focusing on Region 11's money woes

The financial status of Southwest Mississippi Mental Health Complex Region 11 — which services Franklin and eight other surrounding counties — was once again a topic of discussion at the Monday, May 16 meeting of the Franklin County Board of Supervisors. Ten weeks ago, State Coordinator for Mental...

FCSD announces summer reading program for area children

The Franklin County School District has announced plans to host its summer food service program for area children during June. Melinda Arnold, who serves as the FCSD Food Service administrator, said the outreach will provide breakfast and lunch each weekday beginning Thursday, June 2 and will conclude on Wednesday, June 29.

FC spring football wraps up with scrimmage

Franklin County High School’s varsity and junior varsity spring football drills came to a conclusion Thursday, May 12 with a three-team controlled scrimmage at Louie Mullins Memorial Stadium in Meadville. FC was joined by programs from Crystal Springs and Lawrence County — with all three teams getting in some...

Infant Leah Grace Evans

Graveside funeral services for infant Leah Grace Evans were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Franklin County’s Midway Cemetery with the Rev. Tyson Windom officiating. The baby was born and passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022, at King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven. Survivors...
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Renewed enthusiasm: Long named All-Metro Boys Soccer Coach of the Year

BUDE — Players clapped as they ran to the center circle on Franklin County’s soccer field. Pine trees surround the hidden gym of Franklin County. It is a true home field not shared with a football team, head coach Jeff Long said. His boys reached the playoffs again...
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Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 10, 2022. A Mississippi Court of Appeals ruling in a misdemeanor drug case is a good example of how adding body cameras to standard law enforcement equipment could help prosecutors, judges and juries discern the facts. The case originated in Franklin County, where early one evening in...

Sheriff takes delivery of two 2022 model patrol trucks

After numerous and frustrating delays tied to the lingering impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department announced last week it had finally added two 2022 model Dodge trucks to its fleet of patrol vehicles. On Thursday, May 5, the local law enforcement agency took delivery of...

Praying for God's love, mercy at services

Services were held in two Franklin County communities at noon on Thursday, May 5 as part of the National Day of Prayer observance with pastors, local leaders and residents coming together in seeking God’s intervention and guidance. “Prayer is the basis of our country, and a national day of...

Bude OKs lease of business relocation

The Bude Board of Aldermen welcomed a new business to town on Tuesday, May 3 by unanimously authorizing an initial 20-year lease to River Ridge Forest Products LLC for municipally owned industrial property near the historic downtown business district. The announcement came early during the panel’s monthly business meeting in...

Library will host summer reading events geared to children

Plans for the Franklin County Public Library’s “Summer Reading Program” will shift into high gear next month with a variety of free activities planned for area children. The annual educational outreach came up during a meeting of the Friends of the Franklin County Public Library held on Tuesday, May 3.

STRONG FINISH: FC golfers claim eighth-place finish in state 3A golf championship

AMORY — Franklin County High School’s golf team finished its 2022 campaign last week with an impressive eighth-place finish among Class 3A programs from across the Magnolia State. As a whole, the just-completed season for the Bulldogs’ golf team will be one for the record books, and will...

Girau joining SMCC cheer squad

Franklin County High School senior cheerleader Kylee Girau announced she was signing with Southwest Mississippi Community College to help cheer on the Bears beginning this fall. On Thursday, May 5, Girau was joined by her cheer squad peers and supporters in making her commitment to the Summit post-secondary institution official.

Jerry Glenn Lofton Jr.

Aug. 21, 1961 - May 5, 2022. Funeral services for Jerry Glenn Lofton Jr., 60, of McCall Creek, were held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at Franklin County’s Ramah Baptist Church. Interment was in the Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m.,...