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Thursday marked the 39th annual meeting of the Simpson County Development Foundation and also the changing of the guard.
The featured speaker for the meeting was Joe Max Higgins, executive director of the Golden Triangle Development Association.
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.
T he analogy we heard as children went like this: “Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t make it right.” If the situation was bad this was added: “You wouldn’t jump off a cliff just because everyone else is doing it--now would you?”
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
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.
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.