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.
MEMAExecutive 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 High School: 9286 Old Highway 63 South, Lucedale.
George County Senior Citizens Center: 7102 Highway 198E, Lucedale.
Forrest County community shelter: 946 Sullivan Road, Hattiesburg. Pet-friendly shelter.
Harrison Central High School: 15600 School Road. Pet-friendly shelter.
New Horizon Gym: 1779 Ellis Ave. Jackson.
St. Martin High School.
Vancleave High School. Pet-friendly shelter
East Central High School.
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 www.mississippi-redcross.org. This website also lists what items evacueesshould bring to a Red Cross Shelter. For preparedness information, visit www.msema.org. Like MEMA on Facebook and follow Twitter updates using the handle @MSEMA Source: News Press Release MEMA
August 25, 2012 MCCOMB, MS 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.
August 16, 2012 ROXIE,MS 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 CBSSports.com site)