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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.


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


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


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. 



Gary Lee Young

Mr. Gary Lee Young, age 59, departed this life on March 5, 2018 in Jackson. Services were held Saturday, March 10 at 1 p.m. at St. Peter M.B. Church, Hawpond Church Road, Mendenhall. Mr. Young’s final resting place is St. Peter Church Cemetery.







Royan Ducksworth

Mr. Royan Ducksworth, age 64, departed this life on March 7, 2018, at his home in Magee. Services were held Thursday, March 15 at 2 p.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Magee. Mr. Ducksworth’s final resting place is Gregory Cemetery, Magee.







Runoff is June 26


Primary runoff elections will be held on Tuesday, June 26.

The Democratic ballot will have one race between Howard Sherman and David Baria for the US Senate seat. The Republican ballot will feature one race between Michael Guest and Whit Hughes for the U.S. House of Representatives Third Congressional District.

Community Calendar 6-7-2018





June 4-8

Vacation Bible School at Fellowship Baptist Church will be held  June 4-8 from 6-8 p.m. For more information or to be picked up, call 601-382-0405 or 601-382-4176. Fellowship Baptist Church is located on Hwy 13 South, Mendenhall.


June 6

Virginia Rebecca Rainey

Virginia Rebecca Rainey, 42, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, died Sunday at University Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. She was born Tuesday, September 9, 1975 in Mendenhall, MS
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the New Hebron Baptist Church in New Hebron, MS.

Dick Ainsworth

Dick Ainsworth, 77, of Magee passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Hospice Ministers in Ridgeland. He was born Monday, October 23, 1939 in Magee.