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.

Clarification

The column that appeared in last week’s newspaper about the opioid lawsuit questioned whether Representative Noah Sanford had a conflict of interest.



Dollar General robbed again

On January 6, two armed men entered the Dollar General Store located on Highway 28 West just outside of Magee and robbed it.  It was the second robbery of the store.

The gunmen held the clerks at gunpoint and demanded money from the register. After the pair took an undisclosed amount of money they left on foot.


Arrest Reports 1-11-2018

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 28 arrests from January 1 to January 8.

Stacey Rawls of Silver Creek MS was arrested on January 2 and charged with driving with license suspended and possession of a controlled substance.


Robbery suspects held

By MARLAN JONES,

On January 3, 2018, at approximately 9:57 p.m. , the manager of Wards Restaurant in Magee reported to the Magee Police Department via 911 that they had been robbed at gunpoint by a man who had taken an undisclosed amount of cash from the business. The suspect had then fled from the store. 






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