FC volleyball issues revised season slate

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Franklin County High School’s fledgling volleyball program has issued a revised schedule of games through the remainder of its 2020 campaign. Games that had been scheduled during the past week against Port Gibson on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Hazlehurst on Tuesday, Sept. 15 were pulled from the schedule. The Lady…

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ELBERT GARCIEA VAUGHN

Sept. 29, 1963-Sept. 5, 2020 Graveside funeral services for Elbert Garciea Vaughn, 57, were held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, from Greater Ebenezer Cemetery in Starkville with the Rev. Joseph L. Stone officiating. Visitation was held from 3 to 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at Century Hairston Funeral Home in Starkville. Mr.…

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JAMES ALEXANDER “JIMMY” TORREY JR.

Jan. 16, 1936- Sept. 10, 2020 James Alexander “Jimmy” Torrey Jr., 84, of Meadville, a retired attorney, banker and community leader, died at Merit Health Central in Jackson on Sept. 10, 2020, after a brief illness. Visitation was held at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville from 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Funeral…

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Local coronavirus numbers mostly flat

By Sean Dunlap and Nicole Stokes Franklin Advocate Franklin County’s positive coronavirus case count has done something rarely seen of late — it has remained relative unchanged over the past week, based on numbers provided by the Mississippi Department of Health. As of Tuesday, Sept. 15, Franklin’s cumulative COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began in…

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Chlorine leak damages Meadville heavy equipment

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Town of Meadville officials are still calculating the amount of damage to some of their heavy machinery and equipment following a chemical leak occurring several months ago, according to Mayor Lane Reed. “We had a significant chlorine leak over the July 4 weekend and that has become more significant as…

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No objection aired during county budget meeting

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate With no residents present for the Franklin County Board of Supervisors’ fiscal year 2021 public budget hearing on Monday, Sept. 14, county leaders  — as promised — kept the area’s millage rate on par with last year’s assessment. The county’s FY 21 budget, which is slated to begin Thursday, Oct.…

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Fire, bankruptcy keeps county’s waste hauling up in the air

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Uncertainty surrounding the fate of Franklin County’s waste dumping contract with Riverbend Environmental Services LLC was discussed at length during Monday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Board attorney Bill Halford said little has changed as the regional landfill in Jefferson County was closed in mid-August due to a fire, which has…

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JESSIE HENRY McDOWELL SR.

March 26, 1935-Aug. 30, 2020 Funeral services for Jessie Henry (J.H.) McDowell Sr., of Crosby, were held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, at Brown Funeral Home in Gloster with the Rev. Lee Miles officiating. Interment was in the McDowell Cemetery off Highway 33 west of Coles. Mr. McDowell was born March 26, 1935,…

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BETTY JOAN BLAISE STRAWBRIDGE

Nov. 2, 1938-Aug. 31, 2020 A memorial service for the immediate family of Betty Joan Blaise Strawbridge, 81, was held at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at Brookhaven Funeral Home with the Rev. Lance Moak officiating. A native of Brookhaven, Mrs. Strawbridge was born Nov. 2, 1938, to Ernest and Lou Vella Blaise. She…

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