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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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Mary E. Craft

Mary E. Craft, 83, passed away Thursday at her home in Smith County.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 25, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Magee. Burial followed in Old Good Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.


Dorothy Jean Smith

Dorothy Jean Smith, 77, of White Oak died Saturday July 7, 2018, in Jackson. She was born December 29, 1940.

Visitation was Monday, July 9, 2018, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home.

A memorial service was at 2  p.m. at the Chapel.  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee was in charge of arrangements.


Arrest Reports 7-5-2018

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 22 arrests from June 25 to July 2.

Megan Runnels of 195 Cherry Bridge Road Mount Olive MS was arrested on June 29 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and methamphetamine.


Wanda Spruell Rogers

Wanda Spruell Rogers passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 6, 2018, at her residence in Kingwood, TX at the age of 77.  She was born on July 2, 1941, to her parents, Avit and Bertis Spruell in Doddridge, Arkansas.


Kay J. Arnold

Kay J. Arnold, 64, of Magee, MS went home to see Jesus on July 10, 2018.  She was born on July 30, 1953, in Magee, MS to the late John and Jewel (Welborn) Jones.


Doris Caroline Walters May

Doris Caroline Walters May, 93, passed away Fri. July 6, 2018, at Clinton Healthcare Center in Clinton, MS. Visitation was held on July 9, 2018, at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS, with funeral services following at 10 a.m. in the Ott & Lee Chapel. Burial was at Lakewood Memorial Park South in 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. 





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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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