Thank you Magee

Letter to the Editor:
On behalf of Simpson Academy, I would just like to thank the City of Magee for hosting both the MAIS State and MAIS Overall State Fast-Pitch Softball Tournaments for the past two consecutive weekends. Dr. Shane Blanton, MAIS Director, and his staff were very complimentary of the facilities, staff, and volunteers at the Jimmy Clyde Sportsplex.
A special thank you to David Dunn and his staff for all of their hard work to prepare and maintain the facilities throughout the tournaments. It was nice to see Mayor Berry and his staff present at the tournaments as well. There were also countless volunteers who deserve thanks for playing a crucial role in the success of these past two weekends. 
A town of Magee’s size is so fortunate to have such a high quality youth sports facility, and Simpson Academy is very appreciative for the opportunity to play on their fields. Having the tournaments on our “home turf” allowed our softball team to have an unbelievable fan base present at our games.  
Again, thank you for your hospitality and support from the Simpson Academy Cougars!
Billy W. Hankins
Simpson Academy


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.