Area News

Bude preps to conduct area survey

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate In taking the steps necessary to apply for a new round of federal Community Development Block Grant funding later this year for continued municipal sewer improvements, Bude town leaders were told a survey is needed for the application process to move forward. Southwest Mississippi Planning and Development District representative Allen…

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Lessons in personal safety

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate For the past 22 years, Franklin County Extension Service Agent II Cynthia Ann Wilkinson has visited area schools for what was originally known as “Farm Safety Day.” With the passage of time, many elements of the educational program — including the name “Safety Day” — have changed, but the overall…

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Area’s anti-tobacco coalition remains active

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate While the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted activities over the past year, the Mississippi Tobacco-Free Coalition of Adams, Jefferson and Franklin Counties has worked to find innovative ways to continue spreading its message on the dangers of tobacco use. “COVID-19 caused the leadership of our local organization to look at how…

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