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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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Shooting in D'Lo

Simpson County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with other law enforcement agencies force suspect from residence using tear gas.

Thursday afternoon the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department was notified that shots were fired on Old Jupiter Road.  Deputies responded and one suspect fled the scene in a gray Ford. 











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Simpson’s softball girls never quit

Simpson’s softball team has become the Comeback Queens with two come-from-behind walk off wins in the Overall State AAAA MAIS Tournament. The Lady Cougars had a walk off win against Copiah on Saturday 3-2. They saved their best for last. Trailing 7-1 against Oak Forest, the Lady Cougars roared back to take a walk off 9-8 win.

The Mendenhall Business Women’s Club to sponsor Annual Tour of Homes

The Mendenhall Christmas Tour will be held on Saturday, December 2,  from 4 to 7 p.m.  this year’s tour features three  homes.

Homes on the tour are those of Leslie and Donnie Thomas and Cathy McCormick, 611 Main Street;  Jeanie and Johnny Gregory, 101 Durr Avenue; and Shay and Paul Barry, 2956 Cato Road, Braxton.






Fire claims lives of two

By MARLAN JONES,

A structure fire claimed two lives early Monday morning.

Simpson County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Chris Wallace said that an emergency call was made at 5:32 a.m. reporting a structure fire. Deputies, along with the Magee Fire Department, were dispatched to Rodney Sullivan Road in the Saratoga community.


DISTRICT CHAMPS

By MARLAN JONES,

The Mendenhall Tigers achieved a milestone last Friday in a hard fought game against the Quitman Panthers. The Tigers came into the game after suffering an unexpected loss to the Northeast Jones Tigers. The loss locked the Tigers in a 3 way tie with West Lauderdale and Quitman for first place in the district.




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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.

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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.