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Go Red event to feature locals

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. 

Election Commissioner on hold


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


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

City joins opioid lawsuit


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 Trojans, District 3, Region 8 Champions!

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

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. 




SCA basketball

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.

Girls Games

Central Hinds Academy

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.


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. 

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.