Monday, April 30, 2012

B & B Weekly Specials - April 29th - May 5

Weekly Specials

Sunday April 29nd - Saturday May 5th

Hwy 98 & 84  Bude, Ms
Mon - Sat - 8:00AM till 7:00PM 
Sun - 1:00PM till 6:00PM

Where can you buy a 16oz Pizza for $ 2.50 ?

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Look At the Cemetery Pictures - Then You Tell Us !

April 28, 2012

ROXIE, MS -  The Roxie Cemetery is one of the oldest in Franklin County.  The question is ... Why is Cemetery so run down with grass, weeds, fire ants and poison ivy?  Who is in charge?  Some of the graves go back to the civil war and some of the graves are now at the edge of the surrounding woods and could be lost forever considering the tombstones have been broken and are now leaning up against others.  Many are overgrown and it is apparent that not all graves get the grass cut.  Why ?   Look at the few pictures !

Just a simple question.  Why is Cemetery so run down when so many generations of Franklin County residents are buried in this Cemetery that has such a long history?  Use the comment section at the end of this article to make your comments known to the staff of the Franklin County News Service.  You do not have to enter your name.  Just make your comment or suggestions. 


Source: FCNews Photographer / FCNews Staff

FHS Grad Casey Edwards Coaching in South State Championship

April 29, 2012
by: James O Covington

ROXIE, MS - Franklin County High grad Casey Edwards will coach his Brookhaven Academy Cougars against defending champion Centreville Academy Thursday at 4:30 in Brookhaven for the South State Championship in Academy baseball.

Edwards, whose team eliminated Wayne Academy and No. 1 ranked Central Private in recent weeks will have their hands full with a cat-quick Centreville Tigers team.

"This is what it comes down too, the best two teams in the South playing to go to a State Championship," said Edwards. "We've both won the last two State Championships, and its been a rivalry between us because of that."

Brookhaven Academy won State in 2010, than Centreville followed behind last year. Both teams are loaded with talent again, and MLB Scouts are expected to be on hand for the series.

"When these two teams play, you've got to be there," said Minnesota Twins Regional Scout Rick Sellers. "Both are strong this year."

Centreville is led by LSU signee Hunter Devall, a crafty left-handed pitcher that's hit 91mph on radar guns. The Tigers also have shortstop Hunter Travis, a Louisiana Tech signee and catcher Tyler Towles, a Southwest C.C. signee.

For Brookhaven Academy, the team is basically young except for All-State senior centerfield Christian (Bubba) Keene, a 6-foot, 4-inch switch hitter and likely a MLB Draft Pick come June. Co-Lin signee Hunter Franklin is also a solid hitter for the Cougars.

Game One of the Series will be Monday Night (April 30th) at Centreville starting at 7pm.

Source: FCNews Sports; James O. Covington, Sportwriter

Progressive Ag & Safety Makes for a Fun Day

April 6, 2012
MEADVILLE, MS - Students from Franklin County Upper Elementary School had fun learning as they participated in the 14th Annual Progressive Ag and Farm Safety Day.  The Franklin County Agriculture Extension Service and the local 4-H sponsored the day.  Many local County, Regional and State officials held 'learning stations' as groups of students traveled from station to station learning as volunteers presented information.  

Fire Safety 

Boat and Water Safety

Traffic Safety 

Farm Safety 

Source: FCNews Staff 

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Tebow Hunt Hits 1st Grand Slam of the FC Dixie Youth Season

Batter Colby Guice on Opening Night
April 28, 2012

ROXIE, MS -  After 'tossing out' the first pitch of the season during the recent 50th year celebration ( see this article) the Franklin County Dixie Youth Baseball League field in Bude, Ms has continued to be a fun and exciting place to watch some great baseball. 

Yankees Major League player Tebow Hunt hit the first Grand Slam home run of the season on Friday night in an exciting game.  As the season continues to progress - players such as - Colby Guice hit the first homerun of his career; Jason McKinney hit his second homerun of the season: Corey Ward, Cleint Petty and J'wan Mackey also hit for homeruns. 

In a Minor League game between Southern Bath & Kitchen (9 runs) & Franklin Advocate (6 runs) the winning pitcher for Southern Bath - Ashton Arnold struck out 14 batters in route to the win; moving his pitching record to 4-0. At the plate, Arnold also hit for a triple. 

Winning pitcher - Jacob McDaniel (2-0 record) struck out 11 batters in route to a Major League win for the Yankees (9 runs) over the Athletics (3 runs).  

MINOR LEAGUE TOP 10 BATTING AVERAGES (for more info click here) 



3) 444 J. J. STARKS

Recap SCORES FROM 4/27/12

Inside the Park Homeruns: Corey Ward (GS); Client Petty (PB); 
J'wan Mackey - 2 (PB)

Winning Pitcher: Ashton Arnold (4-0) 14 strikeouts
Doubles: Zach Cothren - 2 (SBK); Jett Watts (FA)
Triples: Ashton Arnold (SBK); Jaquan Brown (SBK)
Multiple Hits: Zach Cothren - 2 (SBK)

Winning Pitcher: Jacob McDaniel (2-0) 11 strikeouts
Doubles: Jace Watts (A)
HomeRuns: Tebow Hunt (Y) (2nd) Grandslam
Multiple Hits: Tebow Hunt (Y) - 3; Shod Green (Y) - 2

Additional scores, game schedules and reports can be found at 

Source: FCNews Staff Reporter

Support "Hope for Jerri' Fundraiser - Buy a T-shirt

April 28, 2012

Jerri Kate Clanton
ROXIE, MS - Friends and family have join together to sell "Hope for Jerri" t-shirts in an effort to aid in the medical expenses of Ms. Jerri Katherine Clanton.   Jerri is a 18 year old Franklin County resident who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Jerri has started radiation treatment at the M D Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.  She is undergoing treatment 5 days each week while staying at Rotary House International adjoining the M D Anderson facility.  Jerri is the daugher of David and Janie Clanton of Meadville, Ms.  

Fundraiser T-shirts are being sold ($15.00) by placing  your order at The Embroidery Shop, 3411 Highway 184 E Bude, MS or by calling 601.384.3004.  You may also order by sending payment along with your name, address, phone number, size and type (Male or Female shirt)  to Jerri Clanton, PO Box 398 Meadville, Ms. 39653.  

"Hope for Jerri' T-shirts from left to right 
She laughs with no fear of the future for her hope is in Me. 

"Support the Effort"

Source: Community Service of FCNews Staff

Friday, April 27, 2012

Registration Opens for MSU Natural Resources Summer Camp

April 26, 2012
Writer: Keri Collins Lewis
Contact: Leslie Burger, (662) 325-6686

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Youth interested in outdoor fun and hands-on learning experiences can register for two different summer camps focused on natural resources.

High school students curious about careers in natural resources are invited to attend Mississippi State University’s Natural Resources Summer Camp June 10 to 14. Any high school student entering ninth grade in 2012 or older may attend. This includes 2012 graduating seniors.

The Natural Resources Summer Camp introduces participants to opportunities in scientific and conservation careers through activities including water quality testing, canoeing, birding and forest wildlife management.

The $190 fee includes food, lodging and on-site transportation. Sponsorships may be available for students demonstrating financial need. Register at

This camp is sponsored by MSU’s College of Forest Resources, the MSU Extension Service, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the Mississippi Forestry Commission.

A second outdoor camp is open to younger students.

MSU’s Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture camp runs from July 8 to 12 for campers ages 12 to18. Activities include archery, bowfishing, trap/skeet shooting, canoeing, and classes on wildlife biology and management. Participants can complete the requirements for hunter education and boater safety certification.

The $285 fee includes food, lodging and on-site transportation. A 25 percent discount is available for siblings, reducing the cost to $214 after the first full-price registration. A $100 deposit is due at the time of registration. Space is limited to 24 campers.

Register at

The Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture camp is sponsored by MSU’s College of Forest Resources, MSU’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture and the MSU Extension Service.

For more information on either camp, contact Leslie Burger at (662) 325-6686 or

Source: MSU News Release 

White-Tailed Deer Management Workshops Announced by MSU

April 26, 2012
Writer: Bonnie Coblentz
Contact: Dr. Bronson Strickland, (662) 325-8141

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi State University is planning four workshops throughout the state to help participants learn how to better manage their land for white-tailed deer.
The workshops are in two-day sets, and participants can register for one or both days. Workshops will be held June 1 in Vicksburg at Hinds Community College and June 2 at the Mahanna Wildlife Management Area Office in Valley Park. The workshops on the MSU campus will be July 13 and 14 at the College of Forest Resources’ Thompson Hall.

Day one will cover management concepts related to white-tailed deer. Topics include setting up a camera survey; deer habitat, nutrition and ecology; food plots; harvest management; and hunter recruitment. Day two covers hands-on management applications. These topics include camera survey picture analysis, food plot management, the science of harvesting deer, scoring antlers, aging deer, and meat handling and processing.

Cost for the workshops is $95 per day or $180 for both days. This fee covers registration, materials, lunch, and a t-shirt or cap. Continuing forestry education credits (5 Category 1-CF hours) are available for registered foresters. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Attendance is limited to 70 participants on Day one and 30 on Day two. Registration for the Vicksburg workshops closes May 18. Registration for the MSU sessions closes June 29.

The workshops are offered through the MSU College of Forest Resources, the MSU Extension Service and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. To register or for more information, visit

Source: Press Release MSU

Fetal Heartbeat Bill Killed by MS. Senate Chair

Click on Link for full article > Fetal heartbeat bill killed by Miss. Senate chair - - Jackson, MS

Source: Shared Content - Jackson, Ms 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

11 Yr Old Justin Emfinger Arrives Home After Accident

April 26, 2012
ROXIE, MS - Justin Emfinger arrived home today from his stay at the Joseph M Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga.  Eleven-year-old Justin was accidentally injured during a recent explosion when he received burns to his left side, arm, neck and face.  He has had several operations to stabilized the burned  area and several skin graft operations to repair damage.  "As Doctors began the first operation it was discovered that the burns were 'deeper' than expected. So, things have taken longer.  However ... Justin has rallied with his strong will and spirit to make great progress' said his father, Bryan.  

As Justin arrived home he commented that he was tired from the ordeal and trip back home but so 'glad to be back home". 

The Justin Emfinger Fund has been set-up at Bank of Franklin for special donations to aid with the cost of his medical expenses.  You may make a donation to the fund at any office or branch location of The Bank of Franklin. 

Source: FCNews Staff 

Two Say Principal Was Gay; So They Let Her Go

2 say principal was let go because she is gay

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by Mary Beth Faller - Mar. 17, 2012 08:40 PM
The Republic |

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Monday, April 23, 2012

B and B Foods April 22-28 Weekly Specials

Weekly Specials

Sunday April 22nd - Saturday April 28th

Hwy 98 & 84  Bude, Ms
Hours:  Mon - Sat - 8:00AM till 7:00PM 
Sun - 1:00PM till 6:00PM


Friday, April 20, 2012

Young Fan, Justin Emfinger Gets Visit by a Super Bowl Champ | The Augusta Chronicle

Super Bowl champ visits young fan at Joseph M. Still Burn Center | The Augusta Chronicle

Franklin County resident Justin Emfinger had a surprise visitor .... Read full article above ... 

May 5th - Buddy Blackwell FunDay Fundraiser & Firefighters Blood Drive

April 20, 2012

ROXIE, MS - The planned Firefighters Annual Blood Drive is scheduled to be held in conjunction with a Fun Day Fundraiser for former Ms Highway Patrol Office and Volunteer Firefighter Buddy Blackwell on May 5th beginning at 8AM.  The day begins at the Franklin County District 5 Volunteer Fire Station on Hwy 98 east of Meadville, Ms.  The schedule is as follows:

  •   8 am - 5K Walk / Run ($20.00 includes t-shirt  - early entry 4/25 to guarantee shirt)
  • 10 am - 4 pm *Annual Blood Drive
  • 10 am - Bikers Fun Ride ($10 first bike $5.00 for second rider)
  • 11 am - Hamburger Plates ($5.00 ready for pickup) 
  •   2 pm - Cake Walk (homemade goodies)
  •   6:30 pm - Redemption Story (Christian Musical Group)
 The 5 K Route click here

* The Annual Blood Drive is an event benefiting all of our fire department in the event of a need.  

Buddy Blackwell is a retired Mississippi Highway Patrol Officer and Volunteer Firefighter has been diagnosed with a severe brain tumor. Buddy has served the residents of Franklin County as a Volunteer Firefighter and has put his life on the line many times with his job in public service.  The event organizers request that you come out, have some fun and support Buddy and his family in their time of need. All proceeds and donations from the FunDay events will go to assist Buddy with his medical expenses.  

For additional questions or info contact:

Ms. Chonda Ellis 601-384-0607 or Ms Mary Lunsford 601-754-1206

Registration - Pre-register post mark by mail is no later than Wednesday, April 25th.  Race day registration begins at 7am (but late registration can not guarantee T-shirt) at the District 5 Volunteer Fire Department location. Race packets may be picked up at FC District 5 VFD from 3-6 pm on Friday, May 4th.  

Entry Line:  The starting line is behind Fenn's Grocery.  The route will be Berrytown rd, turn right on Freeman rd, left on Wallace Rd and the Finish Line will be on Mt. Zion Baptist Church Rd.  Food and drinks furnished at the finish line area.  A bus and other vehicles will be available  to take participants back to the starting line.  

To Enter - provide the following :  first, middle and last name - date of birth - age - sex - address (city, state and zip) - email address - phone # - plus name the event (5K Run / 5K Walk)  - shirt size YM YL S M L XL XXL - mail check with  fee's along with all information to:

Buddy's FunDay 5K 
% Chonda Ellis 
P O Box 251
Meadville, MS 39653  

Check and information can also be dropped off at Herring Gas - Fleet and Safety Office in Meadville, Ms.  

Source: FCNews Staff / Race Committee 

GAS 3.69.9 a gallon NOW at new Abba Food Mart in Meadville

April 20, 2012

MEADVILLE, MS  - Abba Food Mart has opened at 425 Main Street in Meadville.  Abba Food Mart will be open each day, Monday through Sunday from 6AM til 9PM ... The owners are upgrading the station and adding products and services everyday.   The current owners also own Fenn's Grocery on Hwy 98, just west of Bude.  The owners have lower gas prices to invite customers to visit their new store.  

The owner, Mr. Fidel Taha said 'we will have hours that people need us.  We will be open 7 days a week from 6am til 9pm everyday". 

Also he said "we will attempt to keep low gas prices to help our community with their budget. We know lots of people have to travel to school, work or church and they need to be able to save a little money on gas." 

Source: FCNews Staff Reporter