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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.
Elections for 2018 in Mississippi will begin on June 5 with primary elections when Simpson County voters will participate in primaries held for the office of United States Senate and for the US House of Representatives Third Congressional District.
If you have a hankering for some fresh home raised veggies then you may want to try the Magee Farmer’s Market.
The program is a spinoff of the Living Well in Magee program adopted by the city. It was launched last summer and plans are to have a bigger and better program this year.
T his is always a dicey time for the county Board of Supervisors when the date arrives to renew contracts for the ambulance services in the county.
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.
*** Thank you to the Simpson County Sheriff's Office, Rankin County Sheriff's Office and the MS Highway Patrol for a job well done last night at Simpson Central School .
T he ultimate outcome may be what is important, but we are a little surprised at how the City of Magee got to the point of contracting with a privately held business to operate a government program, Head Start.
Thursday marked the 39th annual meeting of the Simpson County Development Foundation and also the changing of the guard.
The featured speaker for the meeting was Joe Max Higgins, executive director of the Golden Triangle Development Association.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Department will host a Fallen Officers Memorial Event on May 18.
The event will be held at the Simpson County Justice Complex on old Highway 49 in Mendenhall.
The event will honor county officers who died in the line of duty:
Sheriff E. C. Mullins, End of Watch Mar. 20, 2001.
The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women luncheon on May 3 will feature three special guests from Simpson County.
Darlene Garner of Magee was interviewed on April 2 for a film on her family’s journey through heart disease that will be shown at the luncheon.
The Magee Police Department responded to a situation near 1304 1st Avenue Magee, MS last Friday. Assistant Chief Joey Womack explained that the emergency call was placed by a neighbor detailing a young woman who had sustained multiple stab wounds.
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.
Al Gary of Mendenhall died Monday, January 8, 2018, as the result of a one car accident in Longview, Texas, on January 7.
On January 3, 2018, at approximately 2157 Hours, a Wards Restaurant manager reported to the Magee Police Department via 911 that they had been robbed at gunpoint by a man and he had just got an undisclosed amount of cash from the business.
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.
At approximately 4 a.m. Monday, November 20, the Magee Police Department responded to a call describing a dead body near the Highway 28 West and Highway 49 intersection.
Assistant Chief Joey Womack explained that a body was lying in the road not far from the CEFCO and Texaco service stations.
The small town with a short name, D’Lo, is starting to grow. Representative Andy Gipson and his wife Leslie and seeing to that.
December 1 will be the grand opening of the Corner Grocery located right smack in the middle of Downton D’Lo.
It’s no surprise that the Mississippi House and Senate appear unable to agree on how to put more money into highways, since both chambers proposed ideas that tried to find the money indirectly.
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
We are about halfway through the legislation session, and the House of Representatives has passed nearly all legislation onto the Senate, with deadlines remaining only for tax and spending bills.
E ach year we do one special edition that our staff takes a lot of pride in and that edition, Profile 2018, is in this week’s newspaper.
SCA’s basketball teams played two games last week in the District 3 AAAA District Tournament. The girls opened the tournament against Lamar School and were defeated 58-53 in OT. The boys opened the tournament against East Rankin Academy and won the game by a score of 68-51.
Rebecca Milling gained her heavenly wings on Sunday, November 18, 2017, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. She was born on May 17, 1940, to Ebb Clarke and Catherine (Walters) Adams in Westpoint, Georgia.
Magee High School Senior Recognition will held on Friday at 5 p.m. The football game will begin at 6 p.m.
I t is certainly noteworthy that in choosing Alfred Rankins Jr. as Mississippi’s next commissioner of higher education, the state College Board made him the first black person to hold the position of great influence and responsibility.
We were sitting around last Thursday and daughter Anna Lauren had come down to take care of some wedding plans. We were talking about details when we realized that if she was going to be able to make her moving plans, which were to be out of her apartment by the end of March, we would have to go ahead and move.