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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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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.

 


Trojan Baseball News

By MARLAN JONES,

The Magee Trojans ended their season in the second round of the playoffs with a competitive series against Seminary that went three games. The Trojans finished with a 19-11 overall record. Head Coach Allen Eubanks is already preparing for next season.



Willie Lois Bratcher

Willie Lois Bratcher, 92, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away Monday at her home in Mendenhall.  She was born Monday, April 5, 1926.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Kennedy Springs Baptist Church in Magee.


Cougar baseball

The Simpson Cougars played two games last week against Columbia Academy. The Cougars secured the 2018 District 3 AAAA Championship and will enter the playoffs as the number one seed out of the south.

Columbia Academy Game 1


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.



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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.