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

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Local Organizers Need Volunteers for Upcoming Toy Drive

July 10, 2012

BUDE, MS - Volunteers from the Franklin Baptist Association  located at 122 Holly St N , Bude, MS 39630 (open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm - 601-384-2759) is in the process of organizing a group to start a Christmas Toy Drive to share toys with needy children in Franklin County.   Beginning in early September the group will be placing drop off boxes in stores located in Franklin County area.  Additional locations and more volunteers are needed.  

Organizers are getting the word out early so that volunteers can contact the FBA office with their questions, comments or suggestions.  Also, organizers are considering getting the school children involved by asking them to give one toy each as a way of 'sharing the Christmas spirit' within in the local  community.  Any and all ideas are welcome and direct donations are being accepted.  

Several fundraisers are already scheduled and others are in the planning stage.  To kick things off, there will be a Bake Sale held in front of B&B Foods Store located in Bude beginning at 11:00 am on July 21st. 

Plus a local favorite is planned.  Spaghetti Plate Dinner for $7.00 per plate to include a generous portion of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and tea is scheduled for July 30th from 11:00 am til 2:30 pm.  Plates should be pre-ordered in order to aid in preparing the food.  Place your order today by calling 601-384-2759 or 601-532-6240 or 601-384-6530 and show your support.  Plates can be picked up at the Baptist Assossociation building location at 122 Holly St N in Bude on the 30th beginning at 11:00 am.  All items to 'prepare' the meals have been donated, therefore; all fundraiser proceeds will go directly to the benefit of the Christmas Toy Drive


National High School

Source: News release to FCNews Staff 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Find a Grave in Franklin County, Mississippi

July 7, 2012 

ROXIE, MS - Most all grave sites located in most all of the cemeteries in Franklin County have been entered into a web site data bank. In order to 'find a grave' the staff at FCNews Service has added a link to assist those interested. 

Just enter the Surname below and 'hit' search .... If you want to search another county or area please click here.

Search for cemetery records in Franklin County, MS at by entering a surname and clicking search:

Restrict search to

Source: Find a Grave Web Site

Adams County Supervisor Wants Property Back On Rolls

July 7, 2012


Source: Mississippi Business Journal / Share File 

Lifeguard Fired For Saving Life Outside Contracted Area

July 8, 2012

ROXIE, MS - Tomas Lopez, a Hallandale Beach, north of Miami Florida, lifeguard was fired for helping to rescue a swimmer who was 1500 feet outside his company’s contracted zone of responsibility. Alerted to the distressed swimmer, Lopez did what comes naturally to lifeguards, he ran to help.

Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger  (click here for Blog)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

FC All-Star Jett Watts Pitches No Hitter in Minor League Tourney

July 7, 2012

Copy of Original Certificate of Franchise
ROXIE, MS - 2012 Franklin County Dixie Youth Baseball  Minor League All-Star Jett Watts pitched a no hitter in the sub-district tournament on July 6, 2012 as the Franklin County Minor All-Stars defeated The Natchez Minor All-Stars 11 - 1 on a hot and humid night.  

The bats were hot for FC with Braden Whitehead, Doobie Brown, Wyatt Brumfield, Tristan Hayles and Chasney Green  getting two hits each.  The box score also showed Whitehead, Brown and Brumfield with one 'two bagger' each and the Minors 'kept the bats hot' while 'tagging the ball' for 11 runs. 

As the All-Star schedule continues the FC Majors play Copiah County at 6:00 pm in Gloster, Ms and the FC Minors play Lincoln County Nationals at 6:00 pm in Bude, Ms

Come out and enjoy some 'great baseball' played by kids that love the game, coaches that coach, parents that support & volunteers that devote their time and energy  for the kids !

For more information go to Franklin County Dixie Youth Baseball  Facebook page.

Source: FCNews Sports Staff / FC FB pg

Friday, July 6, 2012

What is an Accredited High School E-teacher ?

July 6, 2012

ROXIE, MS - The importance of a high school education and diploma in a young persons life is so important for their future. Nobody should question that statement.  However, some young people do not see this until it is too late, they don't like regular school, have to help support their family or other factors in their busy lives.  With the advent of the computer age, we have found a very successful online accredited high school that gives the parent and student a choice.  A learning experience plus a High School diploma. 

At National High School, you will find the same classes that you find in traditional high schools. They provide a comprehensive set of high school classes online that cover core subjects, as well as additional areas of study. National High School has over 100 course offerings. 

E-teachers and the Virtual School Guidance Counselor are available year round to help students pick the courses that are right for them and their post graduation goals. They also have a Course Suggestion List with recommended classes to begin. Students receive a well-rounded online high school education! Their curriculum is challenging, innovative, and aligned with national standards. Students awarded an accredited high school diploma must  satisfactorily complete the minimum 24 credit requirements to graduate.  

National High School’s Credit Recovery Program allows for full-time students enrolled in traditional, brick and mortar schools to take the credits they need to meet their resident high school’s graduation requirements. In addition, National High School is a great option for both formally homeschooled and first time homeschooling students, plus:  they provide qualifying students with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) approved core courses required in both Division I and Division II schools. 

The following information is taken from their website .... 
NHS students are at the center of the learning process. Students experience a accredited virtual classroom that values cooperation, diversity, and high academic achievement. As in traditional classes, students are responsible for learning course content and completing course requirements. Students may find that the e-teacher has posted an announcement to the class, responded to questions or work submitted the previous class day, or made a new assignment available. Most students adjust quickly to online learning and enjoy their classes. What did students tell us they liked best about their online classes?
• Regionally Accredited recognized High School Diploma: Working at their own pace
• The relaxed feeling of not being in a large classroom with other students who always have the answer
• Exploring their creativity: E-teachers who helped them through the parts of the class that were hard to understand
• Not having to sit in a classroom and listen to someone preach
• Learning “a lot of things I would have not had the opportunity to learn if I had lot taken this course”
• Discovering that “I learned a lot more by reading than I would have by listening”

National High School is accredited by The Commission on International Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).  SACS Accrediting Commission is also recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CHEA is a non-governmental agency that reviews and recognizes accrediting agencies that accredit degree-granting institutions and is listed by the United States Department of Education as  a nationally-recognized accrediting agency.

National High School
Click on Logo above. You may go directly to their web site for further information
Source: National High School web page / FCNews Staff Report

Thursday, July 5, 2012

FCNews Staff Adds to Local High School Sports Section

July 5, 2012
ROXIE, MS - Franklin County Ms News Blog has added more sports news and expanded its sport page to include MaxPreps (a site).  Currently FCNews Staff  includes  linkage to the following schools; 

New Sports Addition is as follows: 
Sports updates are furnished by MaxPreps and their updates.  Included in FCNews Sports Coverage is new section on our main page called Franklin County School Sports Brief located in the upper right hand column of our Home Page

Source:  FCNews Staff / MaxPreps web site 

Lawyers Rank 5th Among Top Paying Jobs

July 5, 2012
Staff Report 

The legal profession has had it detractors over the years.  Is their cost of higher education paying off in their field of endeavor?  The ranking maybe misleading since most Chief Executive Officers receive their salaries in other forms of payments in order to lower their taxes burden.

FCNews Staff 7/5/2012

Franklin County School District Statistics True or False ?

July 5, 2012

Staff Report 

Most all schools are in the 'spotlight' because of budgets, teachers hiring qualifications, student welfare and other factors.  We sometimes take for granted the people we elect to our School Boards that have to consider these factors and make management decisions under the 'spotlight'.  They are the direct decision makers and managers of our local educational process. Therefore, the local elected School Board Member makes final decisions, both good and bad, that effect us as students, parents, citizens and taxpayers.  Do we care enough to question those decisions? 


Franklin County School District / Source: National Center for Education Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations. NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences.

Who Uses NCES Statistics?
Education statistics are used for a number of purposes:
  • Congress uses them to plan federal education programs, to apportion federal funds among the states, and to serve the needs of constituents.
  • Federal agencies, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation, are concerned with the supply of trained manpower produced by schools and colleges and with the subjects that are being taught.
  • State Education agencies are both users and suppliers of NCES data.
  • State and local officials are concerned with problems of staffing and financing public education.
  • Educational organizations, such as the American Council on Education and the National Education Association, use the data for planning and research.
  • The news media, such as television networks, news magazines, and many of the nation's leading daily newspapers frequently use NCES statistics to inform the public about matters such as school and college enrollment and expenditures per student.
  • Business organizations use trend data on enrollments and expenditures to forecast the demand for their products.
  • The general public uses education statistics to become more informed and to make intelligent decisions concerning educational issues.

We should all use the tools we have at our disposal in order to educate ourselves on the 'facts' 
about our own schools. 

FCNews Staff article 7/5/12