Thursday, August 28, 2014

Can Roxie Support a Dollar General Store ?

ROXIE -  Is it possible to get a Dollar General Store in downtown Roxie?  Rumors and other information have floated around for some time.  Let's look at the facts and you, the reader, you decide.  Who is going to build the building ?  Who is going to sell the land to the builder or is there a land owner with the land willing to build the building ?  Lots of questions ? 

Dollar General Corporation
Customer Service Department
100 Mission Ridge
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

The following information is posted as to the requirements of store location: 

Store Growth & Real Estate (information from Dollar Store RE Division)

We believe in locating our stores based on customer need and convenience. We currently have more than 11,000 stores throughout our 42 state operating area and we are growing every day. 
Site Criteria
  • Located along retail corridor with good traffic - (this is a question)
  • High visibility - (this is a question)
  • Full ingress and egress
  • Shopping center and freestanding opportunities considered
Market Demographics
  • Median household income – Less than $75,000
  • Trade area population – At least 4,500 - (this is a question - the Roxie zip code, covering 249.1 square miles, is only a population of 3,121 ) 
Build to Suit Program
  • 9,100 sf building
  • 70' x 135' prototype design
  • Customer friendly parking (minimum 30)
  • Building and pylon signage
  • Accessible truck delivery (53' trailer)

The following information extracted from 2010 US Census Report 

MS - Franklin County (including Roxie) 

Total Population8,118
Housing Status
( in housing units unless noted )
Population in owner-occupied
( number of individuals )
Population in renter-occupied
( number of individuals )
Households with individuals under 181,088
Vacant: for rent48
Vacant: for sale33
Population by Sex/Age
Under 182,043
18 & over6,075
20 - 24399
25 - 34940
35 - 491,490
50 - 641,739
65 & over1,315
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino47
Non Hispanic or Latino8,071
Population by Race
African American2,791
American Indian and Alaska Native14
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander0
Identified by two or more45
  ..... and broken down for Roxie zip code covering 249.1 square miles. 

Some questions and answers:  (more Q & A click here)

Q. Does Dollar General franchise its stores?

A. No. Dollar General does not franchise its stores.

Q. I have a building that would be great for a DG store—whom do I call?

A. We have field representatives throughout our operating area. Please refer to the Real Estate section for the appropriate field representative in your region.

Q. I want to bid on your new building sites—who handles construction?

A. If you are interested in our build-to-suit or conventional program, please e-mail a request for information to

Q. What are the criteria for a new store?

A. Existing Center: Our preferred site is in a grocery or major retail anchored strip center. We require a minimum of 60' of width, and we need approximately 7,500 square feet of selling area, along with 1,000 to 1,500 square feet for a stockroom. Built to Suit: We also have an aggressive free-standing build-to-suit program for those markets in which we have been unable to locate a suitable site in a strip center. Our free-standing buildings range between 9,000 and 9,500 square feet on approximately 1 to 1-1/4 acres of land.

Q. Who handles store maintenance contracts?

A. Contact our Store Facility Maintenance Department at for more information. 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Comprehensive Firefighter Course for Students Available

ROXIE, MS -  A new comprehensive internet course is available to students. 

This course is designed to prepare the participant to be able to perform firefighting functions at an intermediate level meeting minimum nation standards according to National Fire Protection Association 1001. The student will be prepared for the Pro Board Exam which is included.   

Achiever Education & Training a global leader in innovative result-oriented training & consulting services

The student will identify the roles and responsibilities of a firefighter in the fire service. The students will define the basic functions of the fire service. The student will describe the basic types of fire apparatus and tools and their functions. The student will demonstrate competencies in basic firefighting techniques such as search and rescue, ventilation, and ladder basics. The student will identify and describe the correct use of hose lines and fire streams. The students will identify and analyze general safety procedures and the use of personal protective clothing. The student will describe the correct procedures and techniques for the use of self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The student will identify potential hazardous materials incidents. Click here for more information. 

Other available information can be seen at the following sites

Source:  Staff