Friday, October 28, 2011

Don't forget to feed the fish at the bottom of the page!!  :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

New Vendors Mall to Open in Roxie on November 1st

Roxie Vendors Mall will be opening on Tuesday, November 1st at its location (formerly the Hammock Store Building) in Downtown Roxie. Vendors will be able to rent booth space to display their wares. Example: A 8ft (wide) X 4ft (deep) booth will rent for $28.00 (twenty-eight dollars) a month plus 10% sales commission on monthly sales. Larger booths available. Store hours will be 10am till 5:30pm Tuesday - Fri and 10am till 3pm on Saturday. Closed Sunday and Monday. There is a $25.00 (twenty-five dollar) deposit to hold a booth. The Holiday special for new Vendors is the second month of rent is FREE You may call 601-879-4425 for more information

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall Flower and Garden Fest to be held Oct 21st & 22nd

Over the last 30 years the Crystal Springs Truck Crops Station has hosted one of the South's most extensive fall vegetable and ornamental garden demonstrations -  Fall Flower & Garden Fest.

This years two day Garden Fest will be held Friday, Oct 21st & Saturday, Oct 22nd at the Truck Crops Branch Experiment Station located in Copiah County south of Crystal Springs.  

For more information about the Fest please contact the Franklin County Extension Service Office at 601-384-2349

Three Important Initiatives on November Ballot

Initiative # 26 Definition of a "Person" - Should the term "person" be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the equivalent thereof ? 

Initiative # 27 Voter Identification  - Should the Mississippi Constitution be amended to require a person to submit government issued photo identification in order to vote? 

Initiative # 31 Eminent Domain - Should government be prohibited from taking private property by eminent domain and then transferring it to other persons? 

All three are very important.   For a "Ballot Summary" see a copy of the Thursday, Oct 13th Franklin Advocate newspaper. You may call 601-384-2484 to get copy locations. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Franklin High School Cheerleaders Need Your Voting Help !

The Franklin High School Cheerleaders need your voting HELP!!  The cheerleaders have entered a contest sponsored by WLBT Television and Pepsi to encourage kids to stop texting while driving!  They submitted a video cheer to the Pepsi Contest.   The squad receiving the most votes prior to the contest deadline will win a $1,000 dollar prize for their school!  All you have to do is follow this link **** Vote for Me **** and click the VOTE FOR ME button.  The link again is  You can continue to vote daily until October 21st ... sooooo ...  Keep Voting !!!   The Cheerleaders cheer you for your Support ! 

Absentee Voting in Franklin County

You can cast your absentee ballot for general election at the Circuit Clerk's office between now and  November 5th during the office hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Mon-Fri.  Circuit Clerk's office will also be open on Saturday, October 29th and Saturday, November 5th from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon for absentee voting.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Local Lions Club Sponsoring Halloween Costume Contest for "Older Kids"

Attention to those of you around the Meadville area on October 31st   The local Lions Club is sponsoring a Halloween Costume Contest for "OLDER KIDS". The $5.00 (five dollar) entry fee goes toward the purchase of glasses & eye exams for Franklin Countians. Drop by the Courthouse to be "judged" from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. Lots of prizes ! 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

One of the Oldest and Continuously Operated Child-caring Facilities in United States is located in Natchez, Mississippi

Natchez Children's Home Services is the oldest child-caring agency in Mississippi, and among one of the oldest continuously operated facilities in the United States.  It is located in Adams County but offers its services to the Franklin County Area. 

Natchez Children's Home Services is primarily funded by donations from individuals, churches, businesses, foundations, bequests, special events, gifts in-kind, proceeds from their Thrift Shop and donated services and goods.

Everything needed to operate a private residence is needed at  Natchez Children's Home Services - just in larger quantities!  In addition to the usual household items necessary for their Day Treatment Program (cleaning supplies, bathroom supplies, classroom materials, etc.) they help foster parents in many ways.  School supplies, clothing, food items, personal supplies, linens and of course Christmas and Birthday presents are all available to the foster parents.

For general questions, contact Executive Director Nancy Hungerford at 601-442-6858 or 
Email  or visit their website at

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Friday, September 30, 2011

THRC Open Horse Show at Adams County Equestrian Arena, Sat. Oct 1st

Adams County Equestrian Arena located on Muddy Forks Rd. just off Foster Mound Rd in Natchez, Mississippi,, will be the location for a THRC Open Horse Show, Saturday October 1st.  The show will start at 1:00pm with Halter Classes, followed by Running Events.  There are 4 (four) age groups:  ages 7 & under - ages 8-15, ages 16-35 and 36 & over.  Entry fee is only $3.00 (three dollars). Show is open to all breeds.  High point winners in each age group will receive Saddles.  This show starts the second half of the show season with 4 shows remaining.  This THRC Open Horse Show is a great place to work a young horse and get ready for additional upcoming events.  Come join the fun.  

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Great Little Instruction Booklet on How to Use Facebook for Business Owners is THE go-to website for all the latest in social media news today and they've created a great little up-to-date online instruction booklet outlining all of the new Facebook features that are so important to any business using, or considering using, social media as a promotional tool.  This comprehensive guide is worth a look and the staff thought we would pass it along.   Great Instructions - click here !

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sales Tax Income and Method of Collections for local towns.

Sales Tax has a three month cycle.  Month one - tax is collected by the retailer; month two, tax is reported/paid the Tax Commission by the retailer; and month three, sales tax diversion is paid by the Tax Commission to the cities.  This report is based on the month the tax is collected at the Tax Commission (month 2) for the month of June 2011 

Area Sales Tax collection were as follows:

  • Bude                   9,506.56
  • Meadville           10,010.11
  • Roxie                  1,404.14
Budgets are based partially on these tax incomes which are most always 90 days in the rear. 

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Franklin County Memorial Hospital has a brighter future with new programs!

Franklin County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) has gone through some very tough times in the past but the future seems to be much brighter.  FCMH was designated a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) on May 1, 2009.  Now, they have entered a management agreement with Homochitto Management Group (HMG).  The management agreement with HMG brings Critical Access expertise to FCMH which enables them to maximize their payments from Medicare.  Being a Critical Access facility under the the leadership of the management group, FCMH has experienced tremendous growth not only in the number of great employees but, in the health care services offered. 

As a CAH they have made gradual improvements to their facility such as upgrading their radiology equipment to digital which enables them to quickly receive over-reads on X-rays, CT's or Ultrasounds by a Radiologist in Natchez or any other off site location.  The have a full time Respiratory Department with the equipment to meet the respiratory needs of most all patients.  

Last year they opened the Billy D. Martin Therapy Center.  FCMH now has Inpatient and Outpatient Physical TherapyOccupational TherapySpeech TherapyWound Care/Hyperbolic and Diabetic Education.  They continue to offer Acute Care ServiceJourneys Programs (Inpatient and Outpatient Geriatric Psych). The Swing Bed Program has expanded by finding a 'special need'.  FMCH is one of only one of the few hospitals in the nation to offer a 'Special Needs' Program

FCNH now has four (4) Physicians and six (6) Nurse Practitioners employed by the hospital to serve its patients.  It is planned by December of this year to have a new clinic building which will house three (3) clinic Physicians and three Clinic Nurse Practitioners.  

FCMH has always been an important economic development factor in the area.  They have grown to 261 employees and their payroll is a very big economic asset to the county. 

Franklin County Memorial Hospital's CEO/Administrator, Mr W. P. Dickey, Jr. stated "FCMH will continue to serve your healthcare needs with courteous, qualified healthcare professionals and the best medical equipment affordable to us.  FCMH looks forward to serving your healthcare needs for many years to come".  

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Copied in part from article in weekly periodical - Franklin Advocate, Meadville, Ms. Thurs Sept 22, 2011

Great Bude Run Scheduled for Saturday October 1st

The 31st Annual Great Bude Run, sponsored by Franklin Telephone Company and The Cap Company, will be held on Saturday,   October 1st  REGISTRATION  begins 7:00am & closes at 7:30am on the day of the race.  The  5K  race begins 8:00am sharp and The Fun Run and Walker’s Mile will be run simultaneously following completion of the 5K run  Drawings for door prizes will be held immediately upon completion of all races and awards for winners will then follow. Must be present for door prize. T-Shirts will be given at time of registration and upon check-in of pre-registered runners. You may click here to PRE-REGISTER or 
call 1-601-384-5855 for more information 

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Want to be in the MOVIES ?

Casting Call!  Mr. Finley Hootsell is looking for approximately 3 male actors to make their "Famous Jim Bowie Duel" re-enactment a success. If you are interested, please give 
a call to 1-318-336-8223. OR you may contact Concordia Pawn Shop at 1-318-336-8925.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sweet Delights Bakery serves up FREE ViSalus Sample Shakes at Party

Sweet Delights Bakery, located at 91 Hwy 84 E in Bude, Ms, will be the place to be for a ViSalus™ Challenge Party on  Thursday, September 22nd from 6pm till 7:30pm. You can visit to see what all the buzz is about and get information about the Body by Vi Challenge. 

FREE sample shakes will be given  and you can learn all about losing weight on the challenge.

With thousands of people joining every day the Body by Vi 90-Day Challenge is a health revolution that can help you achieve any weight loss or fitness goal! Brought to you by ViSalus Sciences® and its local distributors, the Body by Vi™ Challenge can transform your health in as little as 90 days thanks to great ViSalus products and a simple system that works for everybody and every body. The  founders created ViSalus™ with a vision to combine passion for people with the principles of health and entrepreneurship. ViSalus™ is a community dedicated to making a positive impact on the life, health and prosperity of everyone they can reach. They do this by empowering and educating  Customers and Distributors to help bring cutting edge health and wellness innovations to the world.

Who would you call in case of a fire ?

Is the water fire hydrant near your house working?  Would it work if you had a fire?  When is the last time it was checked it?    How do the Volunteer Fire Departments in Franklin County go about checking them?  Where are the reports?  What is the schedule of inspecting them?. What kind of report/rating are we going to get when the State Fire Marshall does his inspection?    Check your Business or your Home fire insurance premium next time ... and see if you really care !  

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Managing Diabetes with Free Diabetic Education in Franklin County

The Franklin County Memorial Hospital / Billy D Martin Therapy Center is holding a Managing Diabetes / Free Diabetic Education Class -  Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:00AM .. For more information call Ms. Susan Tyson at 601-384-8207  'Support The Effort'

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Sweet Delights Bakery in Bude adds Shrimp & Grits & more to menu

Ms Barbara Savage, owner of Sweet Delights Bakery at 91  Hwy 98 East in Bude, Ms announced new items to their menu.  She list Chicken & Asparagus Casserole; Squash Supreme; Crab & Mushroom Penne; Stone Ground Cheese Grits; Chicken Broccoli w/Brown Rice; Three Cheese Macaroni; Chicken Pie; Shrimp & Grits; Spinach Carolina; Savory Beef Dinner Loaf; Pimento Cheese w/Pecan; Cajun Crab Dip; Shrimp &Crab Corn Bisque; Milky Way Cake and Carmel Cake.  You may want to try Sweet Delights 'no time to cook - made from scratch items' by calling them at 601-384-3000.  Hours are: Tues-Fri  6:30am-5:00pm & Sat 6:00am-12:00pm Closed Sunday-Monday

Wife shoots Husband over twenty dollars !

On their wedding night, the young bride approached her new husband and asked  for $20.00 for their first lovemaking encounter. In his highly aroused state,  her husband readily agreed.   This scenario was repeated each time they made  love for more than 40 years with him thinking that it was a cute way for her to afford new clothes and other incidentals that she needed.   

Arriving home around noon one day she was surprised to find her husband in a very drunken state. During the next few minutes he explained that his employer was going through a process of corporate   downsizing and he had been let go. It was unlikely that at the age of 59 he'd be able to find  another position that paid anywhere near what he'd been earning and therefore, they were financially ruined. 

Calmly, his wife handed him a bank book which showed more than forty years of steady deposits and interest totaling  nearly $1 million. Then she showed him certificates of deposits issued  by the bank which were worth over $2 million and informed him that they were one of the largest depositors in the bank. 

She explained that for more than three decades she had 'charged' him for sex  these holdings had multiplied and these were the  results of her savings and investments.   

Faced with evidence of cash and investments worth over $3 million her husband was so astounded he could barely speak, but finally he found his voice and blurted out, 'If I'd had any idea what you were doing, I would have given you all my business!' 

That's when she shot him. You know, sometimes men just don't know when to keep their mouths shut. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Roxie News - September 15, 2011 by Ms Mary Jackson

Happy Birthday to everyone having a birthday this week.  I pray they all have a blessed day.  I can't name them all for I might forget some of the names. 

My mother-in-law went out of town for a few days last week.  She visited her sister in Centreville went on down to visit her son Marty in Louisiana.  She had a good trip and a good time. 

Our church (Union Baptist Church, White Apple Rd)  is sponsoring a bass tournament at Black River Lake in Monterey, LA on Oct. 1st.  Proceeds will benefit our building fund.  There is a $ 50.00 entry fee and it starts at 8am until 3pm.  There will be prize money given out with a live broadcast by FM 104.7.  For more information or you need an entry form, contact Corky Evans at 601-384-2066.  All  your support will be greatly appreciated.  

Ms. Francis Hines went in the hospital over the weekend.  Her heart has been giving her problems.  Hope she will get straightened out and will get to feeling better.  Please keep her in your prayers. 

The 7th grade varsity football team (Franklin County School) won their game against Lawrence County Thursday night.  They played a good game.  Joseph is enjoying playing football this year. 

We have been enjoying this cooler weather.  Hope it  sticks around.  It will soon be chili and soup weather!

Have a great week and be safe!

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Business Owners - Facebook Pages are a GREAT tool for interacting with your Customer and Fans

The whole point of creating a Facebook Page for your business is to build a fan base of people interested in your product or service, right? Facebook Pages are a great tool for interacting with your fans on a regular basis and for them to discover whether or not your product or service is right for them.

But to build a HUGE fan base you need people clicking the all mighty "LIKE" button. Yep, the tiny little button sitting at the top of your page. :-)

Gone are the days of "Become a Fan." Today, it's all  about the "LIKES" and YOU WANT THEM (a lot of them!)

Because without them... you have ZERO reach. If you have zero reach, you make ZERO dollars.

And this is where most Page Admins fall flat on their  face.  Let me explain...

Have you ever visited a Facebook Page for a business, only to land on their "Wall" where you see the comments  and status updates?

If so, did it make you want to "LIKE" the page?  Probably not.

Allowing your visitors to land on your "Wall" is the #1 mistake  Page Admins are making all across Facebook.

But it doesn't have to be this way... 

Because as a Page Admin, you have the ability to create a custom landing page AND set this page as your "Default Landing Tab" for your Page.

You'll first need to install an iFrame application into your page (which is beyond the scope of this post unfortunately.)  This will allow you to create a custom tab on your Page.

Once you have your custom tab, you will want to create  some type of "offer" along with a "call to action" to entice  people to "LIKE" your page.

An example offer would be something like this: "Click Like Above To Get Access To (Your PAGE)"

It's proven that you will get more "Likes" just by making this one small change to your Facebook Page.

Good luck!

- James Grandstaff

James Grandstaff is an Internet Entrepreneur and all around good guy. To find out how he got 52.94% more "Likes" to his Facebook page, check out his amazing FREE presentation at:  CLICK HERE

Franklin County News - Information: Roxie making some changes.

Franklin County News - Information: Roxie making some changes.: Recently Roxie Development Group signed agreements with current owners to renovate and open new businesses in several vacant buildings in do...

Roxie making some changes.

Recently Roxie Development Group signed agreements with current owners to renovate and open new businesses in several vacant buildings in downtown Roxie.   We are referring you to information that is found at:  Visit the page and hit the LIKE button to get up-to-date information and give support.  This Blogger recommends the page. 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Town of Roxie adds a website

The Town of Roxie has a new website at  donated as a community service of Roxie Media Design.  Check it out and let webmaster  know (click here) what additional information should be included. The administer of the site will be adding a lot of new and old pictures shortly.  If you are an organization, church or school group needing a website, contact by using their contact page.  Roxie Media has free design service available and the only additional cost is the website name and hosting.  

Facebook active in Franklin County

Many citizens in Franklin County are on Facebook.   News and other details of community life seems to flourish as citizens spread the word about 'happenings' both good and bad.   Many businesses are now promoting their products and service on FB as well as their website.  Example: The Feed Meal located at 106 Walnut Street in Meadville, Ms.  The Feed Meal has lots of information on their page. Gen Mgr Lisa Suggs and her staff are very good about listing (posting) specials and 'what's on the menu today'.  See for yourself and visit them at click here ... 

Promoting Franklin County with Local News via a Blog

In an effort to keep citizens in the Franklin County Ms area informed we have added a Blog.  Anyone can post an opinion, idea or news article.  The administer of the Blog will reject any post that is demeaning, crude, rude or offensive to another person.  Thanks for taking the time to enjoy the News ..