Today's Top Stories

Deputy Kelvin Jenkins was named Top Cop of the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office for 2018.

Mable Everett has served as mayor of Braxton for many years. On May 16, she was met with a pleasant surprise when the Town of Braxton dedicated the town park to her.

The9th annual Mendenhall in May festival was a complete success. Nearly 1,000 people gathered in downtown Mendenhall to join in the celebration.

A special memorial service was held on May 18 to commemorate all of Simpson County’s fallen officers.

The American Flag has been left flying over the deserted campus of the old Magee elementary School, which has been abandoned by the school district.  If this were private property the city would have enforced clean up policies, but this is not...

At the mid-month meeting of the Magee Board of Aldermen Mayor Dale Berry reported that anyone who has problems with street lights being out should call city hall to report the problem. 

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. 

Trojans advance

The Magee Trojans cruised through the first round as they faced off against the Hazlehurst Indians. In a best 2 out of 3 series, the Trojans would win back-to-back games to advance in the playoffs. The first game was held at home. Timon Kennedy was the starting pitcher. It was evident from the first inning that Hazlehurst was overmatched.

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.

Doctor Abraham featured speaker

The Mississippi Scholars banquet will feature Dr. Jimmy Abraham, former director of the Mississippi State Alumni and Development Director. 

Abraham served for 38 years at his alma mater in various positions starting as residence hall director to the position of alumni and development before his retirement.



Area high schools have chosen their top graduates for special honors at graduation ceremonies across the county this month.  They will be recognized and speak to audiences at those ceremonies.