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Soccer sign-up begins

The City of Mendenhall is now registering for youth soccer. Co-ed soccer will be available for children ages 3-16. A$45 registration fee includes the purchase of a team jersey. Registration forms are available at City Hall. Participants will need cleats, shin guards, and shorts.



Suds 4 Dogs Day

Keep Mendenhall Beautiful recently hosted a “Suds 4 Dogs” event in which citizens would receive free hotdogs for cleaning street signs. The event drew great participation. Ready to work are, from left, Jeannnie Gregory, Melissa Caughman, Teresa Bowen, Shannon Welch, Brenda Booth, Martha Stubbs, Latasha Millis, and Susan Minor.

 




Community Calendar 8-16-2018

 

August 12-17

Pastor Rev. Dr. Eric Dixson, Sr., and the membership of Oak Ridge M. B. Church invites everyone to their annual revival. This will begin on Sunday, August 12, at 1:15 p.m. Our nightly services will begin at 7:15 p.m. on August 13-17.  The theme is "The Great Deliverance" (Luke 1:74 - 75).

 


Judges need help against bias

I t will be no surprise if a legislatively appointed task force finds that poor or black defendants in Mississippi draw harsher sentences than wealthier or white ones.

If that were not the case, Mississippi would be about the only place in the country that could truthfully claim it has a uniform justice system.


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Angels World Series Bound

The Magee Angels cruised to a state Championship by thoroughly beating every opponent they faced. The Angels handled Perry County in three innings. The game was called after the Angels scored 27 runs in three innings. The Angels were led by a strong pitching performance from Kylin Chisholm.



District 77 Election Results

By MARLAN JONES,

Unofficial election results are in for House Representative of District 77. On Tuesday July 31 a runoff election was held between Hayes Patrick and Price Wallace. Voter participation was similar to the first election, which was low. Patrick received the most votes in the initial election, due largely to his dominance in Rankin County.


Wallace and Patrick in runoff

The special election for Mississippi House Representative District 77 held July 10 resulted in a run-off between Price Wallace of Mendenhall and Hayes Patrick of Puckett.

Five candidates qualified for the position, Cliff Brown, Hayes Patrick, Chris Purdum, Cemper Scott, and Price Wallace.


District stuck for unpaid meals

By PAT BROWN,

The Simpson County School Board got stuck with a $16,000 tab for unpaid meals.

Student meals that were not paid for at the end of the school year left an unpaid balance of $16,000.  That is in addition to students who receive free or reduced lunch.  The funds to pay for the shortage for meals came from the student activity funds. 


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Charles T. Lee

Charles T. Lee, 75, of Pinola, MS passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. He was born Saturday, August 22, 1942 in Hazlehurst, MS.

Memorial Service to be held at later date. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements. (601)849-5031




N. Main project gets ok’ed

By MARLAN JONES,

The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen called a special meeting on April 13 at 7 a.m. to discuss the three properties currently being built by Jaron Priest on North Main Street. The issues with the properties began in December 2017. Priest is building one home to live in and two additional homes that he plans sell.


Arrest Reports 3-8-2018

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 31 arrests from February 26 to March 5.

Bryan Walter Brooks of 2541 Highway 13 Mendenhall was arrested on March 3 and charged with no driver’s license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, and disorderly conduct.




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