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John West Cox

John West Cox was born on April 4, 1925, in Henry, Tennessee. A United States Navy veteran and a highly educated engineer, he continued to work in the field of nuclear engineering, structural engineering, and aerospace engineering.




DA announces felony convictions

District Attorney Matt Sullivan announces the following defendants have been adjudicated guilty and sentenced to significant punishments for felony crimes committed in the Thirteenth District.  Simpson County:  Robert Kilpatrick received 10 years for Possession of Methamphetamine.  Jerry Hutchins received 10 years for Possession of Methamphetam


Irene Lofton Magee

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Lofton Magee, 103, Magee, ( St. Peter Church Community) were held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. from the St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, Magee.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pastor Troy L.


Willie Jean Shorter

Willie Jean Shorter, 87, of Braxton, died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital. She was born Saturday, September 6, 1930.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church in Braxton. Burial  followed in New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall handled  arrangements.



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Shooting in D'Lo

Simpson County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies force suspect from residence using tear gas.

Thursday afternoon the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department was notified that shots were fired on Old Jupiter Road.  Deputies responded and one suspect fled the scene in a gray Ford. 









Go Red event to feature locals

The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon on May 3 will feature three special guests from Simpson County.

Darlene Garner of Magee was interviewed on April 2 for a film on her family’s journey through heart disease that will be shown at the luncheon. 



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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.


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


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.


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M.L. Flowers

M.L. Flowers, age 85, departed this life on April 27, 2017 in Fullertown, CA.

Services were held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Friendship M.B. Church, Collins. Mr. Flower’s final resting place is in the church cemetery.

Services and arrangements were entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

 


Charles James

Charles James departed this life on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Hylander, Pennsylvania.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Services are incomplete at this time.

Services and arrangements are entrusted to Westhaven Funeral Home of Magee.

 


Terrence Montae Terry

Terrence Montae Terry, age 29, departed this life on May 6, 2018, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Services were held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. at New Jerusalem M.B. Church, Jackson. Mr. Terry’s final resting place is Salem M.B. Church Centery, Midway Road, Jackson.


Cougar baseball

The Simpson Cougars opened the MAIS AAAA DII Playoffs against the East Rankin Patriots this past week taking the series 2-0.

East Rankin Academy, Game 1


Clayton Earl Henderson

Clayton Earl Henderson, age 45, departed this life on May 4, 2018 at his home in Jackson.

Services were held Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Westhaven Funeral Home, Jackson. Mr. Henderson’s final resting place is at the Military Cemetery in Newton.


Gerry Prince

Gerry Prince, 88, of Magee, Mississippi, died Monday at Simpson General Hospital in Mendenhall. She was born Monday, January 20, 1930.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.


Arrest Reports 5-17-2018

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 32 arrests from May 7 to May 14.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: warrants (3), possession of paraphernalia (5), simple assault, domestic violence, DUI 1st (8), disorderly conduct (3), hold (6), failure to comply, DUI 1st other, public drunk, court order, and capias.



John West Cox

John West Cox was born on April 4, 1925, in Henry, Tennessee. A United States Navy veteran and a highly educated engineer, he continued to work in the field of nuclear engineering, structural engineering, and aerospace engineering.



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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.