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.

#ParkerStrong

By MARLAN JONES,

The Simpson County Cardinals are a select baseball team coached by Simpson County natives Brian Mills, Kalen Jackson and Xavier Hayes. The organization consists of a 9 year old and 11 year old team. The teams came together last August and quickly formed strong bonds that saw them finish the season in second place.






Community welcomes Johnson

From left, PriorityOne Bank representatives Whitney Baker and Robbie Barnes, new MGH Hospital administrator and CEO Sean Johnson and Joe Stephens chat at a reception held last week at The McAlpin House welcoming Johnson to the Magee community.




Simmons, Floyd to wed Feb. 3

Ashley Nicole Simmons, daughter of Tony and Nannette Simmons of Mize, a 2004 graduate of Mize Attendance Center, graduated nursing school at Jones County Junior College in 2008.  She received a bachelor’s of science in nursing from William Carey University in 2012, and masters of science in nursing from University of South Alabama in 2015.


Public education funding must be a priority at state

By PAT BROWN,

W e have a bit of a hard time figuring how the Missississippi Legislature would vote to fund a new type mechinism for public education when they had one in place for 20 plus years and only fully funded it two times in that time period.  What makes this even more interesting is the fact that it will cost more than what is currently be funded by


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