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Man says harassed by PD

By MARLAN JONES,

The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen had their regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 6.

Jacob Niblett appeared before the board to express complaints against the Mendenhall Police Department. Niblett complained about an ongoing situation with his ex-wife involving picking up and dropping off his children.



Bill allows for carry at stadiums

By ANDY GIPSON,

Southeastern Conference and Mississippi higher education administration officials have recently engaged in deceptive and misguided criticism of House Bill 1083, enhanced carry permit legislation recently approved in the Mississippi House by an overwhelming 80-29 vote.  Not only are they mischaracterizing the purpose of the bill, they are fabric


Correctional center to close

By PAT BROWN,

In Monday’s City of Magee board meeting Alderman Patrick Brown reported that the city may lose the correctional work center. 

Brown said he did not want to discuss the details but that a regional alliance might be forming to provide inmate services that are offered to the city.  According to Brown, about 20 jobs  would be affected.



Keep Magee Beautiful comes to life

Keep Magee Beautiful was incorporated as the 41st Affiliate of Keep Mississippi Beautiful on Thursday, February 1.

A great deal of time and effort was put into achieving this designation by the newly appointed Keep Magee Beautiful Committee, under the leadership of Executive Director Laura Lyn Barr.



Keep Magee Beautiful

Keep Magee Beautiful comes to life Kneeling, front, from left, Neely Norman, Keep MS Beautiful; Sue Smith, Keep America Beautiful; Sarah Kountouris, Keep MS Beautiful; and Bailey Brown, Keep Magee Beautiful board member.  Middle, Evelyn Copeland, advisor to the KMB Committee; Magee’s Mayor Dale Berry; Whitney Baker, alderman, Ward 1, advisor to




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Fire claims lives of two

By MARLAN JONES,

A structure fire claimed two lives early Monday morning.

Simpson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Chris Wallace said that an emergency call was made at 5:32 a.m. reporting a structure fire. Deputies, along with the Magee Fire Department, were dispatched to Rodney Sullivan Road in the Saratoga community.




Simmons, Floyd to wed Feb. 3

Ashley Nicole Simmons, daughter of Tony and Nannette Simmons of Mize, a 2004 graduate of Mize Attendance Center, graduated nursing school at Jones County Junior College in 2008.  She received a bachelor’s of science in nursing from William Carey University in 2012, and masters of science in nursing from University of South Alabama in 2015.





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Body found and identified

At approximately 4 a.m. Monday, November 20, the Magee Police Department responded to a call describing a dead body near the Highway 28 West and Highway 49 intersection.

Assistant Chief Joey Womack explained that a body was lying in the road not far from the CEFCO and Texaco service stations.




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. 


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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.



The Mendenhall Business Women’s Club to sponsor Annual Tour of Homes

The Mendenhall Christmas Tour will be held on Saturday, December 2,  from 4 to 7 p.m.  this year’s tour features three  homes.

Homes on the tour are those of Leslie and Donnie Thomas and Cathy McCormick, 611 Main Street;  Jeanie and Johnny Gregory, 101 Durr Avenue; and Shay and Paul Barry, 2956 Cato Road, Braxton.


Simpson’s softball girls never quit

Simpson’s softball team has become the Comeback Queens with two come-from-behind walk off wins in the Overall State AAAA MAIS Tournament. The Lady Cougars had a walk off win against Copiah on Saturday 3-2. They saved their best for last. Trailing 7-1 against Oak Forest, the Lady Cougars roared back to take a walk off 9-8 win.


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