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Don’t burn the flag

F lames that consumed a Mississippi State flag Monday in front of the Governor’s Mansion could also incinerate hope for the very thing protestors claim to want: Changing the controversial symbol.


Huey Lavelle Knight

Huey Lavelle Knight, 80, of Braxton, passed away on June 14, 2018.

Visitation was held on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.



Reggie Dale Harkey

Reggie Dale Harkey, 61, of Braxton, died Wednesday at his residence in Braxton.

Visitation was on June 14, 2018, and funeral services were held on June 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee with burial in Merit Cemetery.


Geraldine Creason

Geraldine Creason, 70, of Braxton, died Friday. She was born Friday, October 17, 1947.

Visitation was held on Monday, June 18, 2018, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.










We need good people to run for elected office

By PAT BROWN,

G enerally speaking, folks go into office with good intentions to do the right thing for the right reasons.  They look to others who have served in those offices for advice on how to do things properly and sometimes if they listen they get proper advice and sometimes they do not.  They either don’t listen or they don’t get the proper advice. 


Deputy involved in accident

On Tuesday, June 5, at 9:01 p.m., Simpson County Sheriff’s deputies were responding to an emergency call for service on Bushtown Shivers Road when  Deputy Eric Still was involved in a single motor vehicle accident while driving on Hwy 43 near Pinola.


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Sheriff reports of 41 accidents

By PAT BROWN,

Sheriff Donald O’Cain reported there were a total of 41 dispatches of vehicles that were called in for vehicles that slid from the roadway. 

Tuesday evening a fuel truck turned over on Highway 49 near D’Lo the sheriff reported it was empty.  There was also a log truck that turned over near Pinola. 





Ice remains on roads in parts of state; MDOT advises no travel in affected areas

UPDATE – Wednesday, January 17, 12:30 p.m.

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues its response to the winter weather event statewide and continues to advise the public to stay off roads with reported icy conditions and to limit travel to emergencies only.


Dollar General robbed again

On January 6, two armed men entered the Dollar General Store located on Highway 28 West just outside of Magee and robbed it.  It was the second robbery of the store.

The gunmen held the clerks at gunpoint and demanded money from the register. After the pair took an undisclosed amount of money they left on foot.


SCA basketball

Simpson County Academy’s Cougar basketball teams had a busy week on the hardwood as they played games last week against Central Hinds Academy, Park Place Christian Academy, and Pelahatchie High School.

Girls Games

Central Hinds Academy


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Sheriff reports of 41 accidents

By PAT BROWN,

Sheriff Donald O’Cain reported there were a total of 41 dispatches of vehicles that were called in for vehicles that slid from the roadway. 

Tuesday evening a fuel truck turned over on Highway 49 near D’Lo the sheriff reported it was empty.  There was also a log truck that turned over near Pinola. 





Ice remains on roads in parts of state; MDOT advises no travel in affected areas

UPDATE – Wednesday, January 17, 12:30 p.m.

JACKSON, MISS. – The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) continues its response to the winter weather event statewide and continues to advise the public to stay off roads with reported icy conditions and to limit travel to emergencies only.


Dollar General robbed again

On January 6, two armed men entered the Dollar General Store located on Highway 28 West just outside of Magee and robbed it.  It was the second robbery of the store.

The gunmen held the clerks at gunpoint and demanded money from the register. After the pair took an undisclosed amount of money they left on foot.


SCA basketball

Simpson County Academy’s Cougar basketball teams had a busy week on the hardwood as they played games last week against Central Hinds Academy, Park Place Christian Academy, and Pelahatchie High School.

Girls Games

Central Hinds Academy


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