FAR FROM FORGOTTEN Photo Gallery

To view 172 Franklin Advocate photographs from the dedication ceremony for the Dee-Moore historic marker in Meadville, please click here to be taken to our photo gallery. The complete story regarding the event can be found under the breaking news and news links on this same website.

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COVID-19 numbers grow by six in week

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate The number of coronavirus cases in Franklin County showed a dramatic rise in the past week, according to the Mississippi Department of Health. Statistics provided by the agency as of Tuesday, July 20 found 859 cases have been reported in the county since the COVID-19 outbreak began in March, 2020.…

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Transfer of Okhissa Lake property finalized

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Years of behind-the-scenes wrangling to purchase some 150 acres along Franklin County’s Okhissa Lake shoreline for the development of a proposed conference center and resort bore fruit on Friday, July 16. The Scenic Rivers Development Alliance formally announced it has acquired the property for the much-anticipated economic development project from…

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Supervisors hear several money requests for ‘22 budget

By Nicole Stokes Franklin Advocate A recurring theme for the Franklin County Board of Supervisors’ Monday, July 19 business meeting seemed to be a universal need for more money. Director of the Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Library System Katrina Castilaw came with a request for additional funding in the upcoming budget cycle, which begins Oct. 1. “I know,…

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MARY VIOLA McCLURE

Oct. 23, 1932 – July 16, 2021 Funeral services for Mary Viola McClure, 88, were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville with Brother Mike Walker, Brother Bobby White and Brother Bruce White officiating. Interment was in the Sarepta Baptist Church Cemetery in Meadville. Visitation was held from…

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KIMBALEE SUZANNE OGLESBY CUPIT

Oct. 20, 1975 – July 14, 2021 Funeral services for Kimbalee Suzanne Oglesby Cupit, 45, of Smithdale were held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 19, 2021, at Riverwood Family Funeral Services in Brookhaven. Interment was in the Providence Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 1 p.m., until the time of service on Monday, July…

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THOMAS DAVID RUSHING

June 21, 1955 – July 14, 2021 Celebration of life services for Thomas David Rushing, 66, of Meadville, were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 18, 2021, at Franklin Funeral Home in Meadville with Pastor Bascom Sills officiating. Interment was in the Adams Hegan Pate Cemetery in Meadville. Visitation was held from 1 p.m., until…

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PATSY ANN VERUCCHI

Dec. 21, 1938 – July 12, 2021 Private family graveside funeral services for Patsy Ann Verucchi, 82, of Natchez, were held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Natchez. Mrs. Verucchi, who was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Natchez, was born to Charles C. Walker and Sally…

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Ag and outdoor expo set Aug. 6-8 in Jackson

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Agricultural interests and outdoor enthusiasts from Franklin and Mississippi’s other 81 counties are invited to attend a three-day event being held Friday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 8 in Jackson. The first-ever Mississippi Ag and Outdoor Expo will be held at the new Mississippi Trade Mart on the state fairgrounds,…

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