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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.



Fire claims lives of two

By MARLAN JONES,

A structure fire claimed two lives early Monday morning.

Simpson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Chris Wallace said that an emergency call was made at 5:32 a.m. reporting a structure fire. Deputies, along with the Magee Fire Department, were dispatched to Rodney Sullivan Road in the Saratoga community.





Ice remains on roads in parts of state; MDOT advises no travel in affected areas

UPDATE – Wednesday, January 17, 12:30 p.m.

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues its response to the winter weather event statewide and continues to advise the public to stay off roads with reported icy conditions and to limit travel to emergencies only.


Sheriff reports of 41 accidents

By PAT BROWN,

Sheriff Donald O’Cain reported there were a total of 41 dispatches of vehicles that were called in for vehicles that slid from the roadway. 

Tuesday evening a fuel truck turned over on Highway 49 near D’Lo the sheriff reported it was empty.  There was also a log truck that turned over near Pinola. 



Distinguished Young Woman participants

Participants in Simpson County’s Distinguished Young Woman 2019 program held on January 13 are, from left, Kaitlyn Martin, winner of the Overall Scholastic Award and Self Expression; 2019 Simpson County DYW Macy Kate Greer, winner of Overall Fitness, Overall Talent and Spirit of DYW Award; Kennedy Hanna, First Alternate; and Candice McCullum, w


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