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Magee Middle School will be looking for a new principal for the 2018-20l9 school year.

Four Magee High School sophomores have been accepted into the state’s two specialty high schools for next year. 

Discussing domestic violence issues and their impact on the local abuse shelter are, from left, Rosie Weary, Wendy Seal, Secretary Delbert Hoseman, Lillie Hardy and Teresa Bowen and chairman Pat Brown at the regular meeting.  Despite continuing...

Crowned Mendenhall’s Miss Hospitality is Lexi Cockrell, daughter of Amanda Johnston. Lexi is a graduate of Brandon High School, has attended Hinds Community College and is currently employed with McGuffee Drugs.

Crowned Magee’s Miss Hospitality is Carley May, daughter of James and Dayna May. The graduate of Simpson County Academy currently attends the Simpson County Center of Co-Lin.

Governor Phil Bryant has called for a special election for the replacement of the post vacated by former State Representative Andy Gipson.

Ribbon Cutting Draws Large Crowd to School on Friday Morning!

Thanks to the hard work and persistance of the Simpson County School Board, the new Magee Elementary School held their ribbon cutting on Friday of last week at the new facility located on Goodwater Road in Magee.  Superintendent Greg Paes said the facility will serve the needs of approximately 750 students for the upcoming school year.   




New K-9 on job

By MARLAN JONES,
The newest K-9 unit of the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office, a bloodhound named Montana, made most recent aprehension on Sunday afternoon when she helped end a manhunt. 
The incident took place on Wilson Welch road at approximately 5 p.m. 


Magee wins Excellence Award for Public Works Efforts

One of the last official acts for Magee’s most recent administration was an award from the Mississippi Municipal Association during their annual convention held last week on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Included in the accomplishments was the re-surfacing of the tennis courts and walking tracks, new lighting at the McNair Springs and renovation



Log truck overturns on 43

At approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, a log truck wrecked on Highway 43.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol the driver was traveling south on 43 when he swerved off the road and dipped into the ditch. The truck overturned when he attempted to correct it and landed horizontal blocking both lanes. 


M’Hall budget not finalized

By PAT BROWN,

The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen met July 20 for a budget workshop. 
Budget workshops are a practice that Mayor Todd Booth said he wanted to bring back when he first took office. During the 2016 budget hearing many of the aldermen expressed how beneficial the work sessions can be. 


City approves tax holiday

At the July meeting of Mendenhall’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen, the board unanimously decided to participate in the Sales Tax Holiday. 
City Clerk Tiffany Wallace said the Sales Tax Holiday starts at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 28, and runs through midnight Saturday, July 29.


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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.