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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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Public education funding must be a priority at state

By PAT BROWN,

W e have a bit of a hard time figuring how the Missississippi Legislature would vote to fund a new type mechinism for public education when they had one in place for 20 plus years and only fully funded it two times in that time period.  What makes this even more interesting is the fact that it will cost more than what is currently be funded by




Community Calendar 1-25-2018

 

 

 

January 25

The annual Friends of the Mendenhall Library soup and cornbread fundraiser will be held Thurday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Don’t miss out. Purchase your $5 ticket from a Friends member or at the library circulation desk. 

 

January 28



Morris M. Pearson

Morris M. Pearson, 83, of D Lo, Mississippi, died Sunday at Simpson General Hospital in Mendenhall, Mississippi. He was born Thursday, August 23, 1934.

He was preceded in death by Parents, Elmer Pearson and Zona Pearson; Sisters, Betty, Ruth Wells and Geneva Woods.



Jessica Lynn Mason

Jessica Lynn Mason, 78, died Friday at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Magee, Mississippi. She was born in Beacon, TN on Wednesday, April 26, 1939.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Raleigh.



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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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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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