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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. 

The Pearl River Basin Development District transferred deeds

By PAT BROWN,

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

By PAT BROWN,

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. 







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.


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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.