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If you have traveled up Highway 49 within the last few days you may have noticed a wheelchair rolling  backwards down the highway.  It’s a strange sight, but it does  have a purpose.

The Simpson County Board of Supervisors agreed at their meeting on Feb. 12 to extend an emergency declaration to repair three additional bridges in Simpson County.

On Wednesday, February 14, at approximately 3:24 p.m., the Magee Police Department received a report that juveniles had shot BB guns at a school bus occupied by students on McLaurin Drive near 5th Ave NE in the Goodwater Community.

 

Coach James Crain will be named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Hall of Fame on June 22.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections  made it official Thursday morning, confirming that the Technical Violation Center, referred to in Magee as the satellite prison, will close.

Keep Magee Beautiful was incorporated as the 41st Affiliate of Keep Mississippi Beautiful on Thursday, February 1.


Youth present live Navity

Fellowship Baptist Church presented a live Nativity Scene to remind everyone of the reason for the season. Wendy Womack and Judy Ballard began working on the project in October. Womack explained that the idea to create the nativity scene was started last Christmas. The props were created by members of the church.



Simpson County Falcons come in third

Because of the snow cancellation on December 9, the Falcon Midgets (9 & 10 yrs) would travel to Petal HS and play Kemper County for 3rd place in the MYFA's (MS Youth Football Association) state finals last Saturday. The layoff appeared to spark a new sense of resolve in this football team after the loss to Quitman in the semi-finals.





Toys given to over 400

By MARLAN JONES,

Toys for Tots made a stop in Mendenhall last Friday and provided gifts to over 400 children.

The event was coordinated by Zeta Phi Beta Rho Iota Zeta Sorority, with support from the City of Mendenhall, the Mendenhall Area Chamber of Commerce, and others.



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