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School bus shot at

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.






Jessica Lynn Mason

Jessica Lynn Mason, 78, died Friday at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Magee, Mississippi. She was born in Beacon, TN on Wednesday, April 26, 1939.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Raleigh.

Tuition at a 2012 level

H ere’s an interesting item for any parent who recently put their kids through college, or who is wondering how to pay for the rising cost of education in the future: Purdue University has not raised its tuition since 2012.

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.


Body found and identified

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.

Sheriff reports of 41 accidents


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. 


Sarah Runnels

Sarah Runnels, 70, of Magee, passed from this life Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Magee. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee. Burial will be in McNair Cemetery.

Wilma McCallum Pettigrew

Wilma McCallum Pettigrew, 92, passed away on January 29, 2018.  She was born February 25, 1925, to the late Willie and Mary McCallum and grew up in Smith County.  Visitation will be at Riverwood Family Funeral Service in Brookhaven on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will resume on Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

Dick Ainsworth

Dick Ainsworth, 77, of Magee passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Hospice Ministers in Ridgeland. He was born Monday, October 23, 1939 in Magee.

Liz Overby

Liz Overby, 77, of Puckett passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017 at her home in Puckett. She was born Saturday, June 15, 1940 in Brandon.

Amie H. Green, Sr.

Amie H. Green ,Sr., 76, of Magee passed away Saturday, October 21, 2017 at home in Magee. He was born Monday, March 31, 1941 in Booneville,. 
Visitation will be held Monday, October 23, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee. 

Marie Sullivan Palmer

A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Marie Sullivan Palmer went to be with her Lord and Savior in the early morning hours on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Visitation is 4pm-7pm today, Sunday February 4, 2018 and again 10am Monday at First Baptist Church of Byram where Mrs. Palmer was a faithful member.

John Albert Taylor

Services for Mr. John Albert Taylor were held Saturday, October 14, 2017 at noon at New Ebenezer M.B. Church. Mr. Taylor was laid to rest in Garden Memorial Park Cemetery. 
Services and arrangements were entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funreal Home, Magee.

Carolyn J. Matthews

Carolyn J. Matthews, 69, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, died Sunday in Jackson, MS. She was born Friday, June 25, 1948 in Douglas, Arizona.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.