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Secretary Hoseman visits with Angel Wings Board of Directors in Mendenhall

Discussing domestic violence issues and their impact on the local abuse shelter are, from left, Rosie Weary, Wendy Seal, Secretary Delbert Hoseman, Lillie Hardy and Teresa Bowen and chairman Pat Brown at the regular meeting.  Despite continuing funding issues, Angel Wings continues to meet the needs of Simpson County.   

 

 


N. Main project gets ok’ed

By MARLAN JONES,

The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen called a special meeting on April 13 at 7 a.m. to discuss the three properties currently being built by Jaron Priest on North Main Street. The issues with the properties began in December 2017. Priest is building one home to live in and two additional homes that he plans sell.





Appointment has domino effect

By PAT BROWN,

The pre-brokered plans to appoint an election commissioner for Simpson County have apparently been foiled based on objections of conflict of interest.
Following the recent appointment of former State Representative Andy Gipson to Agriculture Commissioner, the dominoes started falling, creating vacancies in Simpson County politics.



Banis, Fewell to unite June 2

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Banis of Magee joyfully announce the engagement of their daughter, Savannah Faith Banis, to Mason Warren Fewell. Mason is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shane Fewell of Mendenhall. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Fewell of Mendenhall and Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Luckey of Magee.


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Gussie C. Walker

Gussie C. Walker passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at MS Care Center in Raleigh.  She was born on September 2, 1922, to her parents, the late Dewey Cooper and Alice Shoemaker Cooper.

She was a member of Goodwater Baptist Church.

 

 

 

 

 

 


The perks of power

By JACK RYAN,

Whether or not Scott Pruitt keeps his job as director of the Environmental Protection Agency, his experience in Washington is a perfect example of how too many people let the perks of power go to their heads.


Willie Kelly

Mr. Willie Kelly, age 69, departed this life on March 28, 2018 at Yahoo Health Rehab. 

Services for Mr. Kelly were Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. at New Caney Creek M.B. Church, Jackson. The final resting place is Autumn Woods Cemetery, 400 W. Northside Drive, Jackson. 




Another lawsuit over state flag

I f it seems like Mississippi has traveled this ground before, it’s because it has.

A federal lawsuit filed last week asks a judge to prevent the Gulf Coast city of Ocean Springs from flying the state flag, claiming it is “racially demeaning and hostile” because it includes the Confederate battle emblem.


Appointment has domino effect

By PAT BROWN,

The pre-brokered plans to appoint an election commissioner for Simpson County have apparently been foiled based on objections of conflict of interest.
Following the recent appointment of former State Representative Andy Gipson to Agriculture Commissioner, the dominoes started falling, creating vacancies in Simpson County politics.



Alani Evelyn Toaster

Alani Evelyn Toaster, age seven, departed this life on April 1, 2018 at Flowood Merit Health. 

Services for Lil Alani were held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Nebo M.B. Church, Jackson. The final resting place is Autumn Woods Cemetery, Northside Drive, Jackson. 


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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.



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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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.



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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Rebekah Stewart and Ray Brinson are pleased to announce their upcoming marriage on May 12, 2018, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Magee.

A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.