Area News

COVID-19 claims 2nd life in Franklin County

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate Franklin County recorded its second coronavirus death this past week and has continued to see the number of positive cases grow to as high as 27 as of Tuesday, May 26, according to the latest reports issued by the Mississippi Department of Health. In addition, the state agency noted there…

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Heaven’s Manna outreach fills gap in area’s hunger battle

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate The Bible tells the time-honored story of God’s children escaping bondage in Egypt and having to live in the wilderness before reaching the Promised Land. Their daily existence — for some 40 years — depended largely on sustenance many refer to as manna from Heaven. A Franklin County outreach, calling…

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Summer education outreach, budgets discussed

By Sean Dunlap Franklin Advocate While the coronavirus pandemic created a sense of organized chaos with the end of the 2019-2020 academic year for the Franklin County School District, Superintendent of Education Chris Kent said plans are moving forward in rolling out summer programs. “Our goal is to use our existing 21st Century program to…

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