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Dawgs crash Blue Waves, 26-0; claim second district football win

FOR FRANKLIN COUNTY FOOTBALL PICTURES FROM PORT GIBSON GAME, CLICK HERE By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate PORT GIBSON — After a scoreless start, Franklin County took control — both offensively and defensively — of Friday’s District 7-3A gridiron showdown with Port Gibson and washed away the Blue Waves in a convincing 26-0 decision. The victory was…

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Coronavirus grows by 12 cases in past seven days

By Nicole Stokes Franklin Advocate Franklin County saw 12 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week, according to data provided by the Mississippi Department of Health. The county’s cumulative number of infections stood at 1,189 as of Tuesday, Oct. 12. The health agency also noted no new deaths tied to the illness have been…

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16-month Okhissa Lake overhaul planned

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate The U.S. Forest Service has announced plans to temporarily close Franklin County’s Okhissa Lake for up to 16 months to make improvements to the popular Southwest Mississippi recreational destination. The closure is slated to begin Monday, Nov. 15 and is projected to run through Wednesday, March 15, 2023. Issues being…

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Search now under way to fill key Bude offices

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Bude’s Board of Aldermen is hanging out three help wanted signs in hopes of soon filling key departmental vacancies at town hall and in the municipal police department. During the panel’s monthly business meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 5, the board accepted the resignations of Town Clerk Ellisha Ford and…

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County sign thefts putting public’s safety at risk

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate The theft of directional road signage across Franklin County is increasing at an alarming rate — and is putting the safety of area residents and property owners at extreme risk. During the Franklin County Board of Supervisors’s business meeting on Monday, Oct. 4, the sign theft topic took center stage,…

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LOTTIE BELL EMFINGER

Nov. 4, 1927 – Oct. 9, 2021 Funeral services for Lottie Bell Emfinger were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Franklin County’s Sarepta Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Sasser and the Rev. Webb Armstrong officiating. Interment followed in the Sarepta Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation was held from 9 a.m., until the…

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WILLIAM MARSHALL HOWELL

Dec. 16, 1939 – Oct. 1, 2021 Funeral services for William Marshall Howell, 81, of Fifty Six, Ark., and formerly of Franklin County, were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021, at Souls’ Harbor Church in Mountain View, Ark., with Brother Tim Clark officiating. Interment was in Sunnyland Cemetery in Mountain View, Ark. Visitation…

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FC football: A victory ripe for picking

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate If a football victory can soothe a lot of wounds sustained in a tough gridiron season, then Franklin County’s 20-6 win over visiting Jefferson County last Friday night at Louie Mullins Memorial Stadium brought some much-needed prescription-strength healing for the Bulldogs. The win helped FC break into the win column…

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MHSAA decision moves regular season football finale to Thursday, Oct. 28

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Following a recent decision by the Mississippi High School Activities Association, Franklin County High School has announced it will roll its regular season football finale at Louie Mullins Memorial Stadium back to Thursday, Oct. 28. Kickoff for the contest will still take place at 7 p.m. — just a day…

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FC volleyball advances to post-season

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Franklin County High School’s varsity volleyball team punched its ticket into post-season play with back-to-back wins over district foe Crystal Springs at home Tuesday, Oct. 5. To open the double header, the Lady Dawgs breezed to a three-set win — 25-8, 25-10 and 25-14 — over the visiting Lady Tigers…

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