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In the June 14 District School Board meeting, several pressing cases were brought before the board.
Simpson County Development Foundation hosted a Mix and Mingle event at the Simpson County Country Club last week. It was well attended with well over 50 members and guests. The event was part of a community awareness program of the Foundation adopted by the board and its new president, Malory Yelverton.
The official 2018 Hurricane Season has arrived, and it is time for all Mississippians to remain weather aware and keep a watchful eye on activity in the Gulf of Mexico, Commissioner of Insurance Mike Chaney urged today.
Ferguson Federal Credit Union held a ground breaking on June 7, at the soon to be new location, 227 11th Ave. in Magee.
Members of Ferguson Federal Credit Union and representatives of Magee were on hand for the groundbreaking.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s office reported that on the morning of June 7 deputies were dispatched on an emergency call from Magee General Hospital Emergency Room in response to a reported dog bite.
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.
Last Thursday the Mendenhall Fire Department was dispatched to Anytime Tan located on Main Street Mendenhall to find the building engulfed in smoke.
Fire Chief Brandon Wester explained that from the outside it was difficult to assess the situation.
Following a recent attack on a 3-year-old child, Sheriff Donald O’Cain has submitted a proposed ordinance to the County Board of Supervisors for consideration.
According to O’Cain, the child was attacked by two chained pit bull dogs two weeks ago and was subsequently airlifted from Simpson County to a Jackson hospital.
D own to a man, the Board of Supervisors got proactive with their leadership, as did the county’s Road Department, when it came to bridge problems in Simpson County.
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.
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.
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.
Central Hinds Academy
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.
The Magee Trojans have found their stride late in the season, winning their last three district games. The latest victory over McLaurin secured the Trojans as a third seed entering the playoffs. The Trojans took an early first quarter lead and never looked back. More impressively the defensive unit allowed zero points in the second half.
The City of Mendenhall has successfully lowered its fire protection classification from eighth class to sixth class.
The change will benefit everyone in the city. Mayor Todd Booth said, “I feel real good about this and this was something that we first started looking into as a city board because we knew it could help everybody.”
Playing before a standing room only crowd, Buddy Mullins performed Friday night as warm up for a local blue grass ensemble at The Corner Grocery in D’Lo. In addition to a little gospel music Buddy played some holiday music and pop.
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.
senior, Bailey Sartin, signed a letter of
intent last week to play softball with Southwest Mississippi Community. College in Summit On hand for the event were, front, Bailey, center, and her parents,