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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




One year later--Former Magee Elementary campus has fallen into disrepair

The American Flag has been left flying over the deserted campus of the old Magee elementary School, which has been abandoned by the school district.  If this were private property the city would have enforced clean up policies, but this is not being done.  This is a blight of the community.  See “Of a Serious Nature” Page 4.

 




Premature Choice for Peace Prize

By TIM KALICH,

Phil Bryant and a handful of other U.S. governors seem a little premature — not to mention a little selective in their evidence — for pushing President Donald Trump for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

One would think that in order to qualify, a nominee should actually have achieved some peace, rather than just talked about it.


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Mike V. Ferrell

Mike V. Ferrell passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the age of 53 at his residence. He was born on September 29, 1964, to Pete and Barbara (Kelly) Ferrell in Jackson, MS.



James Derrick Alexander

James Derrick Alexander, age 67, departed this life on April 23, 2018 at his home.

 

 

 

 

A service for Mr. Alexander was held Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home, Utica. His final resting place is Barridge Cemetery, Learned, MS.


Willie Dean, Jr.

Mr. Willie Dean, Jr., age 70, departed this life on April 22, 2018 at his home.

 

 

 

 

Services were held Saturday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at Seven Springs U.M. Church, Byram. The final resting place for Mr. Dean is Bracey Cemetery, Raymond.



Ruby H. Lee

Ruby H. Lee passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at her residence at the age of 96.  She was born on October 31, 1921, to James Bott Hawkins and Lela (Edwards) Hawkins in Scott County, MS.

 


Ruth Ann Goggin

Ruth Ann Goggin passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, MS. She was born on June 16, 1949, to the late, Jimmie H. Stanford and Bonnie (Tucker) Stanford in Mineola, TX.


Barbara Jean Alexander

Barbara Jean Alexander, age 77, departed this life on April 24, 2018 at Forest Hill Nursing Home.

 

 

 

 

A service for Ms. Alexander was held Saturday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at Word of Worship, Jackson. Her final resting place is Garden Memorial Cemetery, Hwy 49, Jackson.


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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


Dollar General robbed again

On January 6, two armed men entered the Dollar General Store located on Highway 28 West just outside of Magee and robbed it.  It was the second robbery of the store.

The gunmen held the clerks at gunpoint and demanded money from the register. After the pair took an undisclosed amount of money they left on foot.


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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


Dollar General robbed again

On January 6, two armed men entered the Dollar General Store located on Highway 28 West just outside of Magee and robbed it.  It was the second robbery of the store.

The gunmen held the clerks at gunpoint and demanded money from the register. After the pair took an undisclosed amount of money they left on foot.


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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.