Our Staff


PAT BROWN, publisher

As publisher it is my responsibility to oversee the day to day operations of the newspaper along with other special publications. Our goal at the paper is to produce a quality newspaper that chronicles day to day life in Simpson County. I have served in this position since 1992. Our newspapers, The Magee Courier and Simpson County News, have the distinction of being recognized as some of the best in the state, year after year, from an editorial standpoint and also have been recognized for winning first place for advertising excellence since inception of the award.


Hello, I am Marlan Jones and I am a full time staff reporter at the Magee Courier- Simpson County Newspaper. As a reporter it is my responsibility to provide quality news stories to the public about issues that affect their lives. It is my job to be present at all occurrences considered newsworthy, gather information, and deliver an accurate and well balanced story on what I cover. This coincides with the goal set forth by our publisher to produce a quality newspaper that chronicles day to day life in Simpson County. I am a native of Simpson County and a graduate of Magee High School. After graduating I served in the United States Navy before returning home to pursue my career as a reporter. It is an honor to serve the people of Simpson County, and to be a part of a great team here at the Magee Courier- Simpson County News. I can be reached at 601-849-3434 or by e-mail at mjones@mageecourier.ms.


MARSHA BRATCHER, advertising & circulation
A native of Simpson County, Marsha has been with the Simpson County News for 23 years. She works in the Mendenhall office, where she serves as Advertising Sales Rep and Circulation Manager. She enjoys working with her customers and meeting new people.  Marsha and her husband Buddy live in the Martinville area, and she is a member of Kennedy Springs Baptist Church. If Marsha can help with your advertising needs, please call her at 601-847-2525 or email at mbratcher@countynews.ms.

NANCY BROWN, advertising
Hello, I’m Nancy Brown and I am an advertising representative for The Magee Courier. I am married to Pat Brown and we have a beautiful daughter, Anna Lauren, and two Jack Russell pups, Rascal and Ranger. I have been selling ads
in Magee since 1992 and I love my job and I love visiting with my customers. If I can assist you in any way with your advertising needs, please feel free to call me at 601-849-3434. Remember, it pays to advertise! Nancy may be reached at nbrown@mageecourier.ms.

Brandi is a native of Raleigh, Miss. and now resides in Magee with her husband Brad Fairchild and their dachshund, Axel. She serves first in the production department doing page layout, obituaries, community calendar, etc. and second in the front office area. She has been a part of The Magee Courier staff since 2007.



SHELLEY FAIRCHILD, production & legals
Hi, I'm Shelley Fairchild. I am the Production Manager and the Legal Clerk for The Magee Courier. I have been with The Magee Courier/Simpson County News since 2000, beginning my first Courier job as a receptionist right after I graduated from Simpson County Academy. I enjoy the variety of duties I have as the Production Manager, and I like working in a professional and friendly atmosphere close to my home. I am married to Jerry S. Fairchild of Magee. We have two wonderful children, Kadie and Brady. We are active members of Kennedy Springs Baptist Church and we live in the Dry Creek area.

SHELLY CRANE, bookkeeping & circulation
Shelly is a native of Simpson County. Shelly has been with The Magee Courier since March 2005. She has over 15 years of bookkeeping experience. Shelly is responsible for the billing and collections of all advertising sales, payroll, accounts payable and financial statements. She also takes care of insurance, taxes and purchasing supplies. Shelly and her husband, David, reside in Simpson County with their children. Shelly can be reached at 601-849-3434 or by e-mail at scrane@mageecourier.ms