Today's Top Stories

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.



Correctional center to close

By PAT BROWN,

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.


Sabreya Lee

Magee Lady Trojans shooting guard Sabreya Lee signed with the Pearl River Wildcats. Lee is the leading scorer on her team and will be stepping into a similar role for the Wildcats. She currently leads the Lady Trojans with 24.5 points per game.


Lady Tiger basketball

By MARLAN JONES,

The Mendenhall Lady Tigers won their first game of the season last Friday against the West Lauderdale Knights. Junior center Breanna Holmes set the tone early by securing rebounds and scoring efficiently in the paint. The Tigers never trailed in the game and had a double digit lead by halftime.





Area blood drives

Mississippi Blood Services will be holding a blood drive with Boswell Regional Center on Tuesday, February 13. The MBS Donor Coach will be on site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. All donors will receive a T-shirt, while supplies last.  The blood drive is being held in honor of 11-year-old Parker Pierce of Magee, who is battling leukemia.



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