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E ach year we do one special edition that our staff takes a lot of pride in and that edition, Profile 2018, is in this week’s newspaper.
Last Wednesday State Senator Sally Doty visited the paper. Her purpose, she said, was to make the people of Simpson County aware that she has decided to seek the seat that will be vacated by Congressman Gregg Harper.
Asked about the reason for her decision, she said, “The time is right in my life to seek the position.”
Last Wednesday, Michael Guest, a candidate for the Third Congressional District, stopped by the newspaper office for a visit.
Guest says he plans to run for the seat currently held by Rep. Gregg Harper, who has announced that he will not seek re-election.
The Simpson County School Board has voted to leave the current leadership in place for the upcoming year. Stacey Herring will continue to serve as president, Sammie Welch as vice president and Dale Shotts as secretary to the board.
In Monday’s City of Magee board meeting Alderman Patrick Brown reported that the city may lose the correctional work center.
Brown said he did not want to discuss the details but that a regional alliance might be forming to provide inmate services that are offered to the city. According to Brown, about 20 jobs would be affected.