Thursday, December 27, 2012

News About Roxie Post Office

Thursday, December 27, 2012

ROXIE, MS - According to Rhonda Bailey, Roxie Post Plan Coordinator, 1461 Lakeover Rd, Jackson, Ms 39213-8006, her office has sent letters to all postal customers of the Roxie Post Office.  

Here is a copy of the letter as received > 

The Postal Service has established a review process for certain Post Offices known as the POST Plan. The Roxie Post Office was among the offices evaluated under the POST Plan criteria.  The Postal Service is now soliciting community input through the enclosed survey to help determine the best course of action for providing postal services to your community. 
 After receiving the results of this survey, the Postal Service will examine the responses and, unless the community has a strong preference (more than 60 percent) for conducting a discontinuance study for the Roxie Post Office and establishing one of the additional sources of services described below, the Postal Service intends to maintain the Roxie Post Office with 4 hours of window service each weekday.  Current Saturday window service hours and access to delivery receptacles will not change as a result of the POST Plan realignment of weekday window service hours. 
In addition to this survey, the Postal Service will hold a meeting at Roxie Town Hall at 124 West Blvd, Roxie MS 39661 on 1/28/2013  at 6:00 PM to answer questions and provide additional information about POST Plan.  At the meeting, local management will share the results of the survey, answer questions, and solicit input regarding the time of day the Post Office will be open.  Although survey results will be known and shared, the Postal Service will not make a final decision regarding this office until after the public meeting.  This will enable the Postal Service to obtain all community input and opinions, from both the surveys and the meeting, before making a final decision.  
The Postal Service is also seeking locally established businesses or organizations to serve as contractor-operated postal retail units in communities like yours.  If you are interested in operating a postal retail unit, please visit the website at for additional information.  Generally, these contractor-operator postal retail units will operate in combination with a community's Post Office.  However, selection of the third option in the attached survey indicates a preference of your Post Office to be studied for discontinuance with the establishment of a contractor-operated unit as a replacement for the Post Office. 
Please return the enclosed survey in the postage-paid envelope provided by 1/14/2013.  We kindly request the inclusion of your mailing address so that we can ensure that one survey response is submitted per address.  Please note that your response may be entered into a publicly accessible record. 
Thank you for your cooperation.SincerelyRhonda BaileyPost Plan Coordinator (a) 

*Please note that the date in the letter states 1/28/2013 for community meeting and based on information provided by Postal Website, this is correct. 

The Survey Questionnaire

Many times we do not take action as a citizen when it is necessary for the good of all our community residents.  A post office is a vital community source of pride as well as a needed establishment to identify our town.  If we standby and allow the same thing that happened to the removal of the Bank of Franklin Roxie Branch to happen to the Post Office, we have no others to blame except ourselves.  Be armed with information and ask questions. Below our staff has listed additional information and reference links.  Click and learn. 

Postal Facts > click here
Main Web Site > click here 
Village Post Offices > click here 
Future of Post Office > click here 

Source: USPS letter, News release from USPS and Public Records

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Your Help Requested at 29th Annual Community Christmas Dinner

December 20, 2012 

ROXIE,MS -  The following message was posted on Facebook by Mr. Hollis McGehee. Our staff is passing it on to our readers.  A very good cause requiring a lot of volunteers & helpers. 

Tomorrow, Friday, December 21, 2012
County Agent's Office in Meadville 
Workers beginning at 7:00 a.m.

We hope to feed 1000 people tomorrow - December 21st 
  • We have 44 turkeys
  • Today we are getting 15 hams
  • I am picking up about 300 pounds of dressing today
  • We have people preparing about 50 gallons of beans
  • Come help us pick 44 turkeys (they will be delivered Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. smoked but needing to be pulled apart)
  • To slice and prepare to serve 15 hams
  • To bring deserts individually wrapped: I need 1000 deserts (a slice of cake, a couple of cookies, etc) to put in each plate
  • Need people to deliver meals to various areas around Franklin County and into surrounding counties to anyone who would enjoy the meal; no age requirement, no economic measuring stick: WHOSOEVER WILL ! :-)
  • Need people to help us put the plates together 
  • I would love to have someone to help us document this in photos to use to bless people with later in form of slideshow etc. 
This event started in December, 1984 when I was talking to a local man I had known all my life at the post office in Meadville and I asked him what he was doing for Christmas. He told me he would be at home alone that day. That impacted me greatly for this man to be alone and I realized many would spend their day that way. We started the dinner to bring people together. That hasn't worked out like I thought but it has worked out the way God thought and so over those years it has grown each year. We missed one year due to my fault and failings. But anyway, this is a cool event and I hope you will participate. WE DON'T NEED ANY MONEY, we have received donations and all costs are covered but WE DO NEED YOU, YOUR PRAYERS, YOUR PRESENCE AND GOD'S LEADERSHIP AND HELP. AMEN.

AT 601-384-7066

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

You Call this Justice / Too Big to Go to Jail

December 18, 2012
"Federal officials appeared quite pleased with themselves earlier this week when they announced their $1.9 billion settlement with HSBC. HSBC, the world’s third largest bank, has been accused of laundering money for Colombian and Mexican drug cartels and clients with ties to terrorists".

This article was taken from Jonathan Turley's Blog ... get the full article by clicking here.  

Reference > 

Submitted by Elaine Magliaro, Guest Blogger / Published 1, December 15, 2012

Source: Credit > Jonathan Turley's Blog

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fruit & Veggie Growers Conference Nov 28th-29th

Oct. 29, 2012

JACKSON – Mississippi’s fruit and vegetable growers can learn from experts and experienced producers at the annual Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference and Trade Show in Jackson Nov. 28 and 29.

This year’s conference is cohosted by the Mississippi Agritourism Association.

Registration is open to new and experienced growers and interested individuals. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. Nov. 28 at the Hilton Hotel on County Line Road. Sessions will end at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29. The trade show is open from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 29.

Conference sessions will focus on fruit and vegetable production, organic and sustainable production, and agritourism. Experts from the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station will deliver several of the sessions.

Fruit and vegetable production session topics include hydroponic vegetable production, fruit tree grafting, growing for and selling to large retailers, blueberry pruning and more.

Organic and sustainable production session topics include high tunnel production, managing multiple production systems and more.

The agritourism session features a panel discussion on the limited liability law, agritourism certification by the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, and the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s signage program. Other agritourism topics include enhancing the farm educational experience and safety on the farm.

A limited-seating tomato grafting workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 28. Preregistration and an additional $25 fee are required to attend. A roundtable discussion for beginning growers will begin at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28. Association meetings and discussions will be held the evening of Nov. 28.

Conference registration is $100 per person before the conference or $125 per person on-site. A $2.50 service fee will be added for online registration and credit card payments. Attendees can join the Mississippi Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Mississippi Agritourism Association. Membership is not required to attend the conference.

For more information, to view the full conference agenda or to register online, visit or contact Rick Snyder at (601) 892-3731.

Source: Press Release: Writer: Susan Collins-Smith

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

TNT League FC Dawgs Play 2nd Game of Season Saturday 15th

September 12, 2012

ROXIE, MS -  This Saturday, September 15, 2012, the three Franklin County Dawg teams and the outstanding Cheerleader Squad will travel to Brookhaven and play three games against the Brookhaven Southern Wildcats who are also 0-1 in all age groups within league play.  The first game begins with the 6-8 year old group at 10:00 AM sharp  and each additional game is scheduled as follows: ages 9-10 at 11:05 AM and ages 11-12 at 12:30 PM

The three age group teams of  6-8; 9-10 and 11-12 year old's played their very first game on August 25th at the McComb High School field in McComb, Ms.  Since those three games, the teams have had plenty of practice time to add to their football experience.  The scores of all three games did not reflect the very strong effort put forth by the players and the coaches as some of the Dawgs played their very first career game in the newly formed local league against one of  the TNT League's most talented and mature groups, all three of the Southern Iron Horse teams.   

League schedule and information can be found at TNT Sports (click here).   Get more information about the Leagues Football Certification Course online, team Mom duties, team rosters, cheerleader information and more. 

A location map of the fields in Brookhaven at the Industrial Park Sports Complex can be seen by clicking here. . 

Parents and supporters are all encouraged to come out and support the teams as over 58 children are participating in football and cheer.  

Source: TNT Sports Schedule / FCSports Reporter 

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'Animals in Movies' Art Contest - Children 1st-5th Grade

September 12, 2012

MISSISSIPPI STATE — Lights, camera, action! The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is inviting children to submit artwork that showcases animals on the “silver screen.”

As part of the 2012 Nestle-Purina Human-Animal Bond Lecture Series, the MSU-CVM is sponsoring an art contest for children in first through fifth grade. Children are asked to submit an original print, drawing or painting that fits within the theme “Animals in Movies.” The artwork should be no larger than 11” by 14”, and only one entry per student is allowed. The deadline for submission is Oct. 5.

Winners will be announced by Oct. 15, and all of the art work will be displayed in the MSU-CVM second-floor foyer from Oct. 22-26. First, second and third place winners will be awarded a certificate and invited to have their picture taken with Bully on Oct. 25 at 3:30 p.m.

Please contact Melissa Montgomery at (662) 325-5170 or or visit to get a registration form.

Source: Press Release
Sept. 11, 2012
Writer: Karen Templeton
Contact: Melissa Montgomery, (662) 325-5170

Bugfest To Be Held At Picayune's Arboretum 9/21-22

September 12, 2012

PICAYUNE – School groups, 4-H groups and families are invited to Bugfest, a two-day event at Mississippi State University’s Crosby Arboretum in Picayune, Ms.

The hands-on learning event will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21st and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22nd. Participants can collect and identify insects, make crafts and play games.

MSU professor John Guyton and entomology student Breanna Lyle will bring a traveling classroom and a portable scanning electron microscope for an up-close look at Mississippi’s insects.

Admission on Friday is $2 for students and FREE for teachers, chaperones, and bus drivers until 6 p.m. Admission after 6 p.m. on Friday and all day on Saturday is $5 for adults and $2 for children.

On Sept. 21, insect collection activities will be open to school groups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. School groups of more than 20 should call ahead to preregister for an arrival time. Collecting will continue from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. At dusk, night collecting will begin. Those participating in night collecting should bring a flashlight or headlamp. An insect identification and mounting station will be open continuously at Pinecote Pavilion. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. children’s games and crafts will be available at the Buggy Midway.

Events resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Insect collecting, live demonstrations, pet bugs and exhibits will be ongoing throughout the day. The Buggy Midway will be open from 10 a.m. to noon. The Audubon Nature Institute’s Audubon Zoo Bugmobile will present two shows on Saturday, one at 3 p.m. and one at 3:45 p.m.

Go to the Crosby Arboretum’s calendar page at to download the 4-H Insect Collecting Manual and the updated outline of the insect orders.

For more information, including directions to the Arboretum, visit the website or call (601) 799-2311.

Sources: Press Release
Sept. 10, 2012
Writer:  Susan Collins-Smith
Contact: Richelle Stafne (601) 799-2311

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Price-Gouging Law Tested With Arrest in Franklin County

Saturday, September 1, 2012

ROXIE, MS - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's office said in a press release that Roxie Truck Stop business owner, 51-year old Kuldip 'Dee' Singh of Natchez, was arrested at approximately 6:30 PM on August 29th at his business in Franklin County and charged under the statue of the once challenged 'price-gouging law'.  Investigators say prior to his arrest that during the 'state of emergency' and within a 48 hour time frame Singh's gas prices at his truck stop skyrocketed from $3.59 a gallon to $3.99.  Franklin County was proclaimed by the Governor under a 'state of emergency' order at 5:20 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2012.  Singh was held at Franklin County Detention Center but has made bond according to information from the Franklin County Sheriffs Office. It is not known at this time if he is represented by an attorney.  

The Roxie Truck Stop is located at the corner of hwy's 33-84/98 in the western section of Franklin County.  Singh was charged with price-gouging during a 'state of emergency'. The state of emergency  is currently in place because of Tropical Storm Isaac. Investigators accuse Singh of charging 17 cents per gallon over his 'usual profit margin' at the station which is clearly in direct conflict and non-compliance with the interpretation and meaning of the price-gouging law.   Hoods office said 'It was not clear whether  another gas station owner arrested in Madison,  Ms at the same time, 50 year old Fajinder Singh, is related to Singh or whether either parties have attorneys'. 

It is not clear if additional charges will be brought and the investigation is still ongoing.  It is also not clear if Singh's timing of his price increase was within the 'state of emergency' time frame but the broad scope of the law addresses this with the 'usual profit margin' which is at the center of the law.  Additional evidence of  price-gouging by increase pricing at his business will be determined by investigators upon further examination of audited report of receipts in recorded cash register log given to customers effected by purchases other than gas, such as cigarettes and dry goods.  This log 'tape' must be present to reflect the proper amount of collected sales tax and reported to state tax commission monthly for due sales tax payments. Investigators also will look at computer recorded timing of any scanner price increase. A computer increase or decrease occurs when the control selling price is altered or entered into the computer to reflect  the purchase amount when products are scanned and recorded  'at the counter cash register' indicating proper purchase amount.  It is not clear if the business uses a scanner or only uses a recorded cash register tape. Investigators also pointed out that state tax receipts from prior months along with current wholesale purchase invoices could also be used to address the 'usual profit margin' portion of the law in determining additional charges.   

The 'usual profit margin' is at the very center of the constitutional interpretation of the 'price-gouging' law and has been upheld by the Mississippi Supreme Court in a 2010 ruling involving Fair Oil Co of Louisville, Ms. Timing of the price increase has also been under question but upheld due to invoice dating and tax receipts.  Mississippi’s price gouging law prevents a merchant from increasing 'his' average profit margin on products until a state of emergency executive order is lifted.  Businesses have complained that the effective time and date of an executive order is sometimes unclear because of lack of communication within the community. Attorney General Jim Hood has said many times 'if something is unclear, then call 'someone' and find out. My office is always open for these types of questions'.  

Attorney General Jim Hoods office issued a printed statement  by Jan Schaefer, Public Information Officer (601.359.2002) on August 28, 2012 which said in part “The proclamation engaging the price gouging law only applies in counties traversed by Interstate 20 and all counties south of that line,”  The counties covered under the price gouging statute during the state of emergency are: Warren, Hinds, Rankin, Scott, Newton, Lauderdale, Claiborne, Copiah, Simpson, Smith,  Jasper, Clarke, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Lincoln, Lawrence, Jefferson Davis, Covington, Jones, Wayne, Wilkinson, Amite, Pike, Walthall, Marion, Lamar, Forrest, Perry, Greene, Pearl River, Stone, George, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson.  “The rule of thumb for merchants inside this area is that they can pass on verifiable increases in their cost of products, but they cannot increase their average profit margin on products after 5:20 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2012, until the executive order is rescinded. Violations of our price gouging laws could result in one to five years behind bars per count.”

As with all cases, a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.  This case is being investigated by Richie McCluskey and Bo Luckey and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Patrick Beasley of the Attorney Generals Consumer Protection Division.  Anyone who suspects price gouging should contact the Attorney General’s Office at 1-800-281-4418 or visit web site at  

The price-gouging law has been tested in the courts.  A 'price gouging' appeal was filed in 2008 by State Attorney Jim Hood's office after a ruling dismissed a lawsuit filed against Fair Oil Company of Louisville, Ms.  Attorney General Jim Hood’s lawsuit accused the Mississippi oil company of charging too much for fuel after Hurricane Katrina.  The Mississippi Supreme Court took up the appeal of a Winston County judge's ruling in that case that said "Mississippi’s price-gouging law was unconstitutionally vague".   In the results, the Mississippi Supreme Court  unanimously overturned the ruling and it upheld the constitutionality of the state’s price-gouging law in November 2010. 

The Supreme Court sent the case back to Winston County to determine if Fair Oil Co. of Louisville violated the law. Fair Oil Co settled out of court. 

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Source: Press release - Attorney General Office / FCNews Staff Reporter

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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August 28,2012


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MEMA Update on Open Shelters 11:30 AM 8/28

Tuesday August 28, 2012 10:30 AM

NEW RELEASE > Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) 
P.O. Box 5644 Pearl, MS 39288 
Direct > 601-933-MEMA 
24 Hr Emergency Line: 1-800-222-MEMA (6362)

PEARL, MS - Residents evacuating from the Gulf Coast can stay in 14 shelters open currently as Tropical Storm Isaac continues its move toward Mississippi and Louisiana.

MEMA Executive Director Robert Latham urges residents to finalize their evacuation plans, as coastal Mississippi could see tropical storm force winds beginning tonight or early Tuesday morning. Latham also urges residents to stay with friends and family when possible, leaving public shelters available to those who have no other place to go. 

A list of shelter openings follows. Residents should monitor local media outlets for updates.

George County: 
  • George County High School: 9286 Old Highway 63 South, Lucedale.
  • George County Senior Citizens Center: 7102 Highway 198E, Lucedale.
Forrest County:
  • Forrest County community shelter: 946 Sullivan Road, Hattiesburg. Pet-friendly shelter. 
Hancock County: 
  • Kiln shelter: 18320 Highway 43, Kiln.
  • Dedeaux shelter: 1095 Road 350, Kiln. 
Harrison County: 
  • Lobouy/361: 9509 Lobouy Road, Pass Christian. 
  • Saucier-Lizana Road shelter: 23771 Saucier-Lizana Road, Saucier.
  • County Farm: 15035 County Farm Road, Gulfport.
  • Harrison Central High School: 15600 School Road. Pet-friendly shelter.
Hinds County: 
  • New Horizon Gym: 1779 Ellis Ave. Jackson. 
Jackson County: 
  • St. Martin High School. 
  • Vancleave High School. Pet-friendly shelter
  • East Central High School. 
Marion County: 
  • Woodlawn United Pentecostal Church: 1452 Highway 98 East
MEMA has nine districts throughout the state with an area coordinator assigned to each district as a liaison between the county emergency operations centers and MEMA.

Adams County + Stan Owens + 1-601-442-7021
Amite County + Sam Walsh + 1-601-657-1011
Franklin County + Mark Thornton + 1-601-384-1720
Jefferson County + Peter Walker + 1-601-786-8422
Lawrence County + Robert Patterson + 1-601-587-2721
Lincoln County + Clifford Galey + 1-601-833-8561
Pike County + Richard Coghlan + 1-601-684-3564
Walthall County + Roland Vandenweghe + 1-601-730-2003
Wilkinson County + Thomas C. Tolliver, Jr. + 1-601-888-4381

MEMA updates shelter information as it becomes available. Shelter updates may also be available from the Mississippi Red Cross at This website also lists what items evacuees should bring to a Red Cross Shelter. For preparedness information, visit Like MEMA on Facebook and follow Twitter updates using the handle @MSEMA

Source: News Press Release MEMA

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jaqaveon Anderson Scores First Points In Franklin County New Football League Play

August 25, 2012

All the players played very well in their very first game of the season.  However, running back Jaqaveon Anderson is credited with scoring the very first points for the 'Dawgs' inaugural game when he ran untouched for 58 yards off tackle to score the very first touchdown for  the new  TNT Football League Franklin County 'Bulldogs'.  

Anderson is a 5th grader at Franklin County Elementary.  He is the son of Erica Smith Henry Anderson and Kendrick King of Franklin County.  

Jaquaveon is off & running
Jaquaveon is known to his family as 'man-man' and he showed it today as the 'Dawgs' played their very first game against the Southern Ms Iron Horse of Mccomb, Ms in a game played at Mccomb High School which began the Leagues 8 game season.  Southern Ms Iron Horse was crowned Alamo City International Champs in San Antonio, Tx on Jan 28-29, 2012 and is one of the top tier teams in the TNT League.  TNT League is in its 4th year of promoting youth sports. 

Today's games, which began at 10:00 AM kicked off the new season, had the Franklin County Bulldogs scheduled against the Southern, Ms Iron Horse team.  The Mccomb High School stadium was an exciting place with an estimated crowd of over 600 people in attendance.  All of the hard work of  the Bulldog coaches, officials, volunteers and cheerleaders began to show off as the morning progressed.  

League organizer Chris Dillion said "my wife and me, with the help of a lot of people, started the league to give kids a place to play, have fun and learn the game of football"... "this is exciting and well worth the effort on every one's part" ... Also, he said "I am excited to have such a great group of coach's, parents and volunteers from Franklin County to join us this year" ... "as you know, it is all a learning experience but  they have started in the league by playing against two of most seasoned teams in Iron Horse and Ferriday ".... "as the season goes on you will see a great deal of improvement on each team making all this hard work pay off for the Bulldogs".  

Franklin County fields 3 teams in the TNT League. The League consist of the following teams: 

6-8 year olds
Division 1
Ferriday Lil Trojans
Southern Wildcats
Franklin County Bulldogs
Southern Ms Iron Horse
Magnolia Pirates

Division II
Central Ms Chargers
West Side Eagles
Mississippi Lions
Hinds County Saints
9-10 year olds
Division I
Ferriday Lil Trojans
Southern Ms Iron Horse
Southern Wildcats
Franklin County Bulldogs
Magnolia Pirates

Division II
Central Ms Chargers
Westside Eagles
Mississippi Lions
Hinds County Saints

11-12 year olds
Division I
Southern Ms Iron Horse
Ferriday Lil Trojans
Southern Wildcats
Franklin County Bulldogs
Magnolia Pirates

Division II
Central Ms Chargers
Westside Eagles
Mississippi Lions
Hinds County Saints

The next scheduled game for the three FC Bulldogs teams will be Saturday, Sept 8, 2012.  The Bulldogs will be playing the Ferriday Lil Trojans with the 6-8 year old game beginning at 10:00 AM at Ferriday High Football field in Ferriday, La; second game 9-10 year olds begins at 11:00 AM and third game 11-12 year old begins at 12:20 PM.  For more information go directly to TNT Sports web site by clicking here. 

The TNT Youth Football & Cheerleader Program was formed in early 2007 by Chris Dillon, Frankqunetta Dillon and Tony Brumfield. TNT is a program operated under Love Abroad, the Good News Association, a non-profit organization that serves the Mississippi and Louisiana  area.  TNT is dedicated to providing a character building program for both boys and girls through fundamental instructions associated with youth tackle football and cheer leading. 

TNT expects to foster and maintain the core values of Honesty, Loyalty, Integrity, Discipline, Respect, Sportsmanship and Commitment to be the highest standards associated with achievement, both athletic and academic. With a true understanding "that it takes a village to raise a child", TNT encourages each coaching staff and volunteer parents to provide a responsible environment that strives to demonstrate these values; on and off the field plus in victory or in defeat. TNT offers all participants a positive team learning experience along with the opportunity to create life-long memories through all supported youth activities.

End of the third game played by the FC Bulldogs.  

Source: FCNews Staff, Valuebroadcasting, TNT Youth Sports Web Site

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Franklin County News Adds MaxPrep Sports

August 16, 2012

Franklin County Ms News Blog has added MaxPrep High School Sports  to its Sports coverage.  Click on MaxPrep link and you may log in using your Facebook account to become a member or go to the right column and click on Franklin County Sports.  

Copy of MaxPrep page > 

Source: MaxPrep Sports / FC News Report 
(MaxPreps - America's source for high school sports / A site)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Video Clips from FC Dixie Youth All-Stars vs McComb All-Stars

16 July 2012

BUDE, MS - The following combination games clips are from the District Game played between FC Dixie Youth and McComb on July 16, 2012. 

Click to Play 
Source: FCNews Staff 

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Youth Football League Comes to Franklin County

July 20, 2012

Getting Instructions
BUDE, MS - Organizers have had several practices and the outlook for a new Franklin County Youth Football Organization looks very promising.  The new group is holding non contact practice at the soccer practice fields at the Industrial Park in Bude at 6:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  The ages for participation is from 6 to 12 and the age cutoff is August 1st.  A player must not reach his 13th birthday before August 1st to qualify.  League registration is still open and you can register your child at the Bude Town Hall this Tuesday, July 24th at 6:30 pm.  Cost for Football is $ 75.00 and the cost for Cheer Group is $45.00

You may click here for more information.  "I want to bring a football team sport opportunity to each kid that wants to play and this is good for the growth of Franklin County Football in the future" said John W Jackson who is the central organizer in this effort.  John can be reached at 301-807-8369 for additional information. 

Franklin County Youth Football has joined TNT Sport (click here) which is fielding teams as follows:  

6-8 year olds   Ferriday Lil Trojans, Central Ms Chargers. Southern Wildcats, Franklin County Bulldogs, Southern Ms Iron Horse
Magnolia Pirates, West Side Eagles, Mississippi Lions

9-10 year olds Central Ms Chargers, Ferriday Lil Trojans, Southern Ms Iron Horse, Southern Wildcats, Franklin County Bulldogs, Magnolia Pirates
Westside Eagles, Mississippi Lions

11-12 year olds Southern Ms Iron Horse, Ferriday Lil Trojans, Central Ms Chargers, Southern Wildcats, Franklin County Bulldogs, Magnolia Pirates

Information taken directly from TNT Sport web site quotes the information as  > 
The TNT Youth Football & Cheerleader Program (TNTYFL) was formed in 2007 by Chris Dillon, Frankqunetta Dillon and Tony Brumfield. TNT is a program under Love Abroad, the Good News Association, a non-profit organization that servers Mississippi and Louisiana, which is dedicated to providing a character building program for both boys and girls of the TNT  areas. Through fundamental instructions associated with youth tackle football and cheerleading we expect to foster and maintain the core values of Honesty, Loyalty, Integrity, Discipline, Respect, Sportsmanship and Commitment to be the highest standards associated with achievement, both athletic and academic. Understanding that it takes a village to raise a child, we encourage our coaching staff and volunteer parents to provide a responsible environment that strives to demonstrate these values on and off the field; in victory or in defeat. TNT offers participants positive learning and team experiences along with the opportunity to create life-long memories through youth activities. 
You may click here for more information.  directly from TNT Sport web site.  

Source: FCNews Reporter

Saturday, July 14, 2012

FC Minor All-Stars Playing for District Championship

July 14, 2012
BUDE, MS - Franklin County Dixie Youth League Minor All-Stars earned their way into the District Tourney Championship game by defeating the Lincoln Nationals 11-10 on a damp night with both teams scoring big sending a combined 21 runs across the plate. The win gave the All-Stars the Sub-District Championship.   For the FC All-Stars, Colby Guice was the winning pitcher and he added a triple and a single.  

Colby Guice, early in the season !
This is the second consecutive year the Sub-District Tournament Title has been won by the Franklin County Minor All-Stars. With this win the All-Stars earned a right to play for the District Title and will be playing the McComb All-Stars this Monday, July 16th with game time at 7:00 pm at Leroy Jones Memorial Field in Bude, Ms.  

Members of the Minor League All-Stars are Trevor Bolyer, Doobie Brown, Wyatt Brumfield, Kason Clark, Chasney Green, Colby Guice, Tristan Hayles, Jamickel, Mackey, Wyatt Martin, Jett Watts, and Braden Whitehead.  Coaches Trey Hill, Paul Hayles and Scott Brumfield

The Franklin County Major League All-Stars will battle Pine Hills at 11:00 am in Gallman in a makeup game as the Major's continue their tourney play. 

Franklin County Minor League All-Stars 

 Coaches: (top left-right) Scott Brumfield, Trey Hill, Paul Hayles
(2nd row) Colby Guice, Ja'Quan Brown, Trevor Bolyer, Wyatt Brumfield, 
Jett Watts, Chasney Green, & Wyatt Martin 
(Bottom Row) JaMickel Mackey, Triston Hayles, Braden Whitehead and Kason Clark

"Support the Effort in Franklin County" 

Source: FCNews Reporter / Donated 'Parent Pic'  

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

UNBELIEVABLE You Can Buy a Can of Pepsi for .30 Cents in Franklin County, Ms

July 10, 2012

ROXIE, MS - Sometimes we travel far and wide to get a bargain when the real bargain is located right in our own back door.  Shop at home sometimes ... you might be surprised at what bargains you will find ... B&B Foods > Pepsi 12 Pack Cans 3 / $11.00 > 36 cans for $ 11.00 > 11.00 / 36 = .3055555 cents per can > Hummmm

Source: FCNews release 

Braden Whitehead Hits Grand Slam in Tourney Play

July 11, 2012

BUDE, MS - FC Dixie Youth Minor League player Braden Whitehead hit a grand slam home run in the FC Minor League North Sub-District Tournament Game  as FC stays undefeated in tourney play with their 14 -3 win over Lincoln Americans in Tuesday night tourney play.  

Franklin County All-Stars earned another 10-run rule game as their bats stayed hot with Colby Guice hitting a double and Tristan Hayles and Guice both getting multiple hits at the plate.  

Franklin County All-Star Pitcher Jett Watts on the Mound
Photo courtesy: of  Emily Hill 
The games winning pitcher was Jett Watts who has also pitched a game winning no-hitter in tourney play.  FC All-Stars play again today (Wednesday 11th)  in Gallman beginning at 8 pm. 

In FC Dixie Youth Major League play  on July 10th the Major All-Stars defeated Lincoln County 10 - 8 with pitcher Dalton Hayles getting the win and Tebow Hunt getting the save.   Jason MdKinney and Kail Jordan each hit for doubles along with one other hit.  Also, Tebow Hunt had multiple hits and the bats stayed warm in their win.  

Both FC Dixie Youth All-Star Clubs remain undefeated going into today's game. 

Source: Franklin County Youth Sports FB page