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Simpson County Sheriff Donald O’Cain is asking for the public’s help on locating a suspect.

Magee High School Lady Trojan softball team members, front, from left, Elaine Flagg, Tykeria Bouldin, Maci Parker, Precious Womack, Natalie Adcox, Aalyiah Walker, and Addison Clyde.  Second row, Zykeria Cole, Da'Nyla Bouldin, Asha Graham, Chloe...

Thursday marked the 39th annual meeting of the Simpson County Development Foundation and also the changing of the guard.

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon on May 3 will feature three special guests from Simpson County.

On Wednesday April 18, the Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen assembled for a special called meeting to accept the resignation of the city’s Municipal Court Judge Chris Purdum.

The Pearl River Basin Development District transferred deeds of ownership to the Simpson County Board of  Supervisors Monday afternoon.  This comes on the heels of the dissolution of the District based on funding issues.  From left is Simpson...


Go Red event to feature locals

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon on May 3 will feature three special guests from Simpson County.

Darlene Garner of Magee was interviewed on April 2 for a film on her family’s journey through heart disease that will be shown at the luncheon. 



Trojans advance

The Magee Trojans cruised through the first round as they faced off against the Hazlehurst Indians. In a best 2 out of 3 series, the Trojans would win back-to-back games to advance in the playoffs. The first game was held at home. Timon Kennedy was the starting pitcher. It was evident from the first inning that Hazlehurst was overmatched.


Election Commissioner on hold

By PAT BROWN,

The Simpson County Board of Supervisors has opted not to appoint a new chairman for the county Election Commission until they have additional time for consideration. 

The vacancy was created when Price Wallace of Mendenhall resigned the chairmanship of the commission to enter the race for State Representative of District 77.




Doctor Abraham featured speaker

The Mississippi Scholars banquet will feature Dr. Jimmy Abraham, former director of the Mississippi State Alumni and Development Director. 

Abraham served for 38 years at his alma mater in various positions starting as residence hall director to the position of alumni and development before his retirement.


The Pearl River Basin Development District transferred deeds

By PAT BROWN,

The Pearl River Basin Development District transferred deeds of ownership to the Simpson County Board of  Supervisors Monday afternoon.  This comes on the heels of the dissolution of the District based on funding issues.  From left is Simpson County Board Attorney Danny Welch, Board of Supervisors President Brian Kennedy, and Mike Davis represe


City joins opioid lawsuit

By PAT BROWN,

The Magee Board of Aldermen made an unexpected move at the last board meeting when they signed on as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.

There was zero discussion at this meeting other than city attorney Bruce Smith recommending that the city become a party to the suit. 


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Rebekah Stewart and Ray Brinson are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage on May 12, 2018, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Magee.

A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.