Reeves issues face mask order for Franklin County through Dec. 11

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves officially expanded his mask mandate on Tuesday, Dec. 1 to include Franklin and 10 other counties in the Magnolia State as coronavirus numbers continue to spiral ever higher. Other counties named in the governor’s executive order included: Adams, Amite, Coahoma, Jefferson, Kemper, Monroe, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Quitman,…

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Reward offered for tips in area murder case

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate The investigation into the late October shooting death of a Franklin County 6-year-old child in the Roxie area is continuing and authorities are still seeking help from the public in getting key information about the drive-by shooting. On Tuesday, Oct. 27, Robert London was struck in the head by a…

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School board approves payment for campus wi-fi improvements

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate The Franklin County Board of Education approved a payment of $251,430.10 on Monday, Nov. 30 for improvements to each area public school’s ability to access the internet through improved wi-fi infrastructure. During the special called meeting, Superintendent of Education Chris Kent said the session was necessary for the school district…

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Meadville OKs truck traffic ban

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate After months of ironing out the particulars of a proposed truck ban on municipal streets, the Meadville Board of Aldermen has adopted a no-through trucks ordinance to be enforced starting later in December. Mayor Lane Reed characterized the order as needed to limit long-term infrastructure damage — particularly to roads…

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FC coronavirus numbers explode: 37 cases in week; sixth death

By Nicole Stokes Franklin Advocate The cumulative number of positive coronavirus cases rose again in Franklin County — as was the case across the state during the past week. Franklin County had 37 new cases over a seven-day span — rising from 318 on Tuesday, Nov. 23 to 355 on Tuesday, Dec. 1. This was…

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OAKLEY JACKSON ALEXANDER JR.

May 24, 1959 – Nov. 11, 2020 Oakley Jackson Alexander Jr., 61, of Greenwood, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at his residence. A private service will be held at a later date. Mr. Alexander was born May 24, 1959, in Natchez, to Oakley J. Alexander Sr., and Lula Booker Alexander. He was disabled and had…

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ZONIE PERRY

April 7, 1945 – Nov. 16, 2020 Graveside funeral services for Zonie Perry, 75, of Bude, were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, at Midway Cemetery in Meadville with the Rev. Michael Hoggatt officiating. Visitation was held from 2 to 2:45 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24 at the Lighthouse Center in Meadville. Perry was…

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RANDALL LEE WILSON SR.

Dec. 27, 1972 – Nov. 15, 2020 Graveside funeral services for Randall Lee Wilson Sr., 47, of Roxie, were held at noon on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Meadville-New Fork Cemetery with Brother Issac Tenner officiating. A viewing was held from 5 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at the Lighthouse Center in Meadville…

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Dawgs split in return to hoops action against Bogue Chitto

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate After almost a month of being sidelined from action due to the coronavirus pandemic, Franklin County High School’s varsity basketball teams returned to hardwood action this past weekend on the road against Bogue Chitto. “It was certainly one of the longest stretches during a regular basketball season I have ever…

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FC soccer teams split with Forest

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Franklin County’s varsity soccer programs split a pair of contests on Friday, Nov. 20 against Forest High School. The FC girls scored two goals each in the first and second halves to claim the win while the FC boys ended matters in a 3-all tie with the Bearcats. • •…

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