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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. 


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.



Jean Clyde Floyd

Jean Clyde Ford gained her heavenly wings on Thursday, January 18, 2018.  She was born on December 31, 1924, to James Edward Wilson and Belle (Harper) Wilson.


Danny Cox

Danny Cox passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at UMMC in Jackson.  He was born on October 8, 1948, to Shelley Wade Cox and Frances Victoria (Phillips) Cox in Columbus, GA. 

He was retired from MS State Guard, was a WWII Vietnam Veteran, 15 year Army Guard and 22 years MS Air Guard.



Morris M. Pearson

Morris M. Pearson, 83, of D Lo, Mississippi, died Sunday at Simpson General Hospital in Mendenhall, Mississippi. He was born Thursday, August 23, 1934.

He was preceded in death by Parents, Elmer Pearson and Zona Pearson; Sisters, Betty, Ruth Wells and Geneva Woods.


State Fire Marshal says take extra precautions with fireworks, parties and clubs for fire-safe New Year

Whether hosting or attending a party to ring in the New Year, Mississippi State Insurance Commissioner and State Fire Marshal Mike Chaney stresses everyone should take extra precautions in order to have a fire-safe celebration.

“Everyone needs to be aware of the greater risk of fire when groups gather,” Chaney said.





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. 


Some schools still paddle

By CHARLES DUNAGIN,

A current  proposal to allow spanking of unruly students in Greenville public schools brings to mind the old song, written in 1907 by Will Cobb and Gus Edwards.

The chorus goes:

School days, school days

Dear old Golden Rule days

'Reading and 'riting and 'rithmetic

Taught to the tune of the hick'ry stick






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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.





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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.





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