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SCSD will delay the start of classes until 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 8th due to inclement weather in the area.

It is starting to look a lot like Christmas around Simpson County. Main Street in Mendenhall and Magee has been decorated with reindeer, candy canes, and trumpet- sounding angels.

Members of the Golden Girls come to help Magee Chamber of commerce director Doris Adcox with decorating the Chamber Christmas tree located on Main Avenue.  From left, Doris Adcox, Betty Ann Stubbs, Nelda Ham, Patsy Ates and Doris Tullos.

Playing before a standing room only crowd, Buddy Mullins performed Friday night as warm up for a local blue grass ensemble at The Corner Grocery in D’Lo.  In addition to a little gospel music Buddy played some holiday music and pop. 

The Magee Library will host a visit from Santa on Saturday, December 16, starting at 10 a.m.

Children can get their pictures made with the Santa!

It was incorrectly reported from their last board meeting that the Simpson County Board of Supervisors purchased two tractors for $91,000 each.

This was the newspaper’s error.

Trustmark donates to Angel Wings

Trustmark of Magee makes a $1,000 donation to Angel Wings Outreach Center in Mendenhall.  Angel Wings works to prevent domestic violence in Simpson County and offers aid to victims of domestic abuse.  From left, Pat Brown, chairman of Angel Wings; Wendy Seal, executive director; and Brandon Hubbard, president of Trustmark.  

The Mendenhall Business Women’s Club to sponsor Annual Tour of Homes

The Mendenhall Christmas Tour will be held on Saturday, December 2,  from 4 to 7 p.m.  this year’s tour features three  homes.

Homes on the tour are those of Leslie and Donnie Thomas and Cathy McCormick, 611 Main Street;  Jeanie and Johnny Gregory, 101 Durr Avenue; and Shay and Paul Barry, 2956 Cato Road, Braxton.

Body found and identified

At approximately 4 a.m. Monday, November 20, the Magee Police Department responded to a call describing a dead body near the Highway 28 West and Highway 49 intersection.

Assistant Chief Joey Womack explained that a body was lying in the road not far from the CEFCO and Texaco service stations.

MHP Thanksgiving enforcement report

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its Thanksgiving enforcement period which began Wednesday, November 22, at 6 p.m. and ended Sunday, November 26 at midnight. MHP issued 4879 citations with 46 DUI arrests. 163 motor vehicle crashes were investigated which included 55 injuries and 5 fatalities on state, federal highways, and interstates.