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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.







Macy Greer named DYW

Simpson County’s Distinguished Young Woman for 2019 is Macy Kate Greer, the daughter of Kelly and Lisa Greer of Mendenhall.  Macy Kate also won the Overall Fitness, Overall Talent and Spirit of DYW award.  She will represent Simpson County at the DYW National Finals in Mobile, Ala., in June.


School board delays election

After years of complying with restrictive hiring practices, the Simpson County School Board has issued payment to the law firm of Adams and Reese in conjunction with settlement of the court ordered consent decree from which the county has finally been released. 



Cardinals to host baseball camp

The Simpson County Cardinal Organization will host a two-day baseball camp.

Coach Brian Mills explained that the camp is for all age groups. He said, “This is an opportunity to come and train with some of the best. It gives you a chance to train, compete, and sharpen tools to become an elite baseball player.”


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