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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