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John West Cox was born on April 4, 1925, in Henry, Tennessee. A United States Navy veteran and a highly educated engineer, he continued to work in the field of nuclear engineering, structural engineering, and aerospace engineering.
Laura Louise Tuggle, 77, of Magee died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at home in Magee. She was born Tuesday, July 2, 1940.
Ernest Ward Bryant, 64, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018.
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Lofton Magee, 103, Magee, ( St. Peter Church Community) were held on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. from the St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church, Magee. Interment was in the church cemetery. Pastor Troy L.
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
Willie Jean Shorter, 87, of Braxton, died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital. She was born Saturday, September 6, 1930.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church in Braxton. Burial followed in New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall handled arrangements.
In last week’s City of Magee board meeting, Mayor Dale Berry deferred the meeting to Alderman Patrick Brown to discuss the old Magee Elementary School.
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 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 Simpson County Sheriff’s Office recently hosted a detailed presentation on how to establish a church security program.
A large number of church shootings within recent years, including such high profile cases as the Charleston Church Shooting involving white supremacist Dylan Roof, prompted the meeting in Mendenhall.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.