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The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon on May 3 will feature three special guests from Simpson County.
Darlene Garner of Magee was interviewed on April 2 for a film on her family’s journey through heart disease that will be shown at the luncheon.
Thursday marked the 39th annual meeting of the Simpson County Development Foundation and also the changing of the guard.
The featured speaker for the meeting was Joe Max Higgins, executive director of the Golden Triangle Development Association.
The Simpson County Board of Supervisors has opted not to appoint a new chairman for the county Election Commission until they have additional time for consideration.
The vacancy was created when Price Wallace of Mendenhall resigned the chairmanship of the commission to enter the race for State Representative of District 77.
The Pearl River Basin Development District transferred deeds of ownership to the Simpson County Board of Supervisors Monday afternoon. This comes on the heels of the dissolution of the District based on funding issues. From left is Simpson County Board Attorney Danny Welch, Board of Supervisors President Brian Kennedy, and Mike Davis represe
The Magee Board of Aldermen made an unexpected move at the last board meeting when they signed on as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.
There was zero discussion at this meeting other than city attorney Bruce Smith recommending that the city become a party to the suit.
Magee High School Lady Trojan softball team members, front, from left, Elaine Flagg, Tykeria Bouldin, Maci Parker, Precious Womack, Natalie Adcox, Aalyiah Walker, and Addison Clyde. Second row, Zykeria Cole, Da'Nyla Bouldin, Asha Graham, Chloe Walker, Madison Norwood, Kelli Newsome, Cora Robinson, Carolyn Robertson, and Kayla Everett. Back, K
Frances Earl Mason, 83, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Magee, MS. Funeral Services were 1pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS. Burial was in Glenwood Memorial Park in Richland, MS.
Smith County, more specifically, Raleigh, will soon permit the sale of liquor.
A referendum held by the voters in Raleigh passed by a nearly two to one margin. There were 202 votes favoring the passage of the sale of liquor compared to 106 who voted against it, according to Raleigh City Clerk Helen Bounds.
More and more Americans are joining the chorus that Facebook’s hoarding of data about its users, which has fueled its phenomenal growth, is not a good thing for us individually or as a nation. And it’s music to my ears.
Four Magee High School sophomores have been accepted into the state’s two specialty high schools for next year.
The 59th Mendenhall Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet was held on March 22 at the National Guard Armory in Mendenhall.
The silent auction began at 6:30 p.m. and included items such as decorative carvings and original paintings by Wade Stevens.
Robert J. Barnes, President and CEO, PriorityOne Bank, recently announced the hire of Lee Maddox.
Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Bank, today announced that the bank would fund three college scholarships annually for Simpson County students attending the local campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College.
The Magee Police Department responded to a situation near 1304 1st Avenue Magee, MS last Friday. Assistant Chief Joey Womack explained that the emergency call was placed by a neighbor detailing a young woman who had sustained multiple stab wounds.
On January 3, 2018, at approximately 2157 Hours, a Wards Restaurant manager reported to the Magee Police Department via 911 that they had been robbed at gunpoint by a man and he had just got an undisclosed amount of cash from the business.
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.
Al Gary of Mendenhall died Monday, January 8, 2018, as the result of a one car accident in Longview, Texas, on January 7.
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.
At approximately 4 a.m. Monday, November 20, the Magee Police Department responded to a call describing a dead body near the Highway 28 West and Highway 49 intersection.
Assistant Chief Joey Womack explained that a body was lying in the road not far from the CEFCO and Texaco service stations.
The small town with a short name, D’Lo, is starting to grow. Representative Andy Gipson and his wife Leslie and seeing to that.
December 1 will be the grand opening of the Corner Grocery located right smack in the middle of Downton D’Lo.
TAYLORSVILLE – Southern Pine Electric and other power companies are experiencing a critical shortage of electricity due to the increased usage from the extreme low temperatures. All members are asked to temporarily reduce their electric usage until further notice.
Simpson County Academy’s Cougar basketball teams had a busy week on the hardwood as they played games last week against Central Hinds Academy, Park Place Christian Academy, and Pelahatchie High School.
Central Hinds Academy
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.
The Falcon Midgets (9 & 10 yrs) faced off with the Morton Panthers at Tiger stadium this week to determine who will go on to the semi-final rounds to be held at Jones Junior College on December 2.
This would be the second time that the Panthers and Falcons met. The first game ended in a 12-12 tie. This meeting nearly did as well.