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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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William Dean Cox

William Dean Cox, 36, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday at Simpson General Hospital in Mendenhall. He was born Sunday, February 7, 1982.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at The Gathering Place in Mendenhall.




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.


PERS gets more money

M ississippi leaders like to talk about how they’re shrinking state government. That’s fine, but one of the rising costs of this effort is taxpayer contributions to the Public Employees Retirement System.



Huey Lavelle Knight

Huey Lavelle Knight, 80, of Braxton, passed away on June 14, 2018.

Visitation was held on Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.



Mae Catherine Powell

Mrs. Mae Catherine Powell, age 69, departed this life on Thursday, June 21, at the University of MIssissippi Medical Center. Services for Ms. Powell include a public viewing Thursday, June 28 , at Westhaven Funeral home in Jackson, 12 noon until 5 p.m.


Reggie Dale Harkey

Reggie Dale Harkey, 61, of Braxton, died Wednesday at his residence in Braxton.

Visitation was on June 14, 2018, and funeral services were held on June 15, 2018, at 3 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee with burial in Merit Cemetery.


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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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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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