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Bonnie Faye McAlpin

Bonnie Faye McAlpin, 83, of Magee, Mississippi, died Monday at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Magee.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Mize.


Lois Sullivan

Lois Sullivan, 90, of Magee, Mississippi, passed from this life Monday at Hillcrest N.H. in Magee. She was born Tuesday, May 10, 1927.

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






Sandra Logan Russell

Sandra Logan Russell, 69, departed this world into the arms of her loving Father on February 15, 2018. She was welcomed into her heavenly home by her parents, Jesse and Bertha McMillan Logan, her son, Christopher Russell, her brother, James Padgett, and a host of relatives and friends.





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Not enough teachers

M ississippi has an acute shortage of school teachers, especially in impoverished districts, and it’s tempting to look at stopgap measures to alleviate the problem.

But lowering the requirements to get a license to teach isn’t the way to do it.





Tuition at a 2012 level

H ere’s an interesting item for any parent who recently put their kids through college, or who is wondering how to pay for the rising cost of education in the future: Purdue University has not raised its tuition since 2012.


Community welcomes Johnson

From left, PriorityOne Bank representatives Whitney Baker and Robbie Barnes, new MGH Hospital administrator and CEO Sean Johnson and Joe Stephens chat at a reception held last week at The McAlpin House welcoming Johnson to the Magee community.



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.


Cutting Medicaid is pound-foolish

By TIM KALICH,

The Mississippi Legislature is wrestling with a number of huge issues this year. Is there a better way to calculate funding for the state’s public schools? Should the state start a lottery to try to shore up its finances? Is it finally ready to start putting real money into repairing or replacing its deteriorating roads and bridges?


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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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