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Crashes decrease

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2018 Fourth of July enforcement period which began Tuesday, July 3, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Wednesday, July 4, at midnight. Throughout the period, MHP issued 4594 citations with 41 DUI arrests.








Lee dies suddenly

Simpson County lost a valued member of the community on July 4. Marvin Earl Lee passed away, leaving behind his loving wife Thelma Lee, and two sons, Dexter and Marcus Lee.  Lee was a devoted husband, loving father, educator, resource, and friend to many.



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Justice Court and Municipal Judge Eugene Knight Resigns

By MARLAN JONES,

Municipal Judge of Magee Eugene Knight turned in his resignation letter on June 21. Mayor Dale Berry confirmed that Knight’s resignation will become effective June 30. Knight has served as Magee’s municipal judge since May of 2003.Berry said, “There are no improprieties in the City of Magee concerning Judge Knight.





Donald Ray Berry

Donald Ray Berry, 58, of New Hebron, Mississippi, passed from this life Monday at his residence. He was born Friday, December 4, 1959.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM at the Shivers Baptist Church in Shivers, MS,






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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. 





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Community Calendar 3-8-2018

 

 

 

March 8

How many books can one piece of paper hold up? Seventh through twelfth graders are invited to Magee Library on March 8 at 4 p.m. to see if you can stack the most. Work by yourself or bring friends and work as a team.

 

March 8-10


Durr to lead MS Lions Band

Kameron Durr, a senior at Magee High School and drum major of the Trojan Marching Band, has been named drum major for the 2018 Mississippi Lions All-State Band.

Durr won the position after several auditions before a panel of judges from across the state.





Chamber plans banquet

By MARLAN JONES,

The 59th Mendenhall Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet will be hosted at the Mendenhall Armory on March 22.

The banquet will include a silent auction that begins at 6:30 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. by the program and dinner, which will be catered by Smokey Mountain Grill.


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.




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.


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