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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.
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.
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
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.
A legal notice recently appeared in the local paper offering the property that is home to the original Magee Elementary campus to be sold to the highest bidder.
Edward S. Hunt, 77, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at his residence in Houston, TX. He was born on May 13, 1940, to the late Cara Swinton Hunt and Emma Lee Gilbert of Kosciusko, MS.
Ed worked many years as the manager for Sun Finance in Magee.
The Simpson County Cardinal Organization will host a two-day baseball camp.
Coach Brian Mills explained that the camp is for all age groups. He said, “This is an opportunity to come and train with some of the best. It gives you a chance to train, compete, and sharpen tools to become an elite baseball player.”
Mendenhall High School recently hosted their first annual MHS CTE Color Run.
Suzan Bourn and Sandra Jager organized the event to benefit several of the student body organizations. Proceeds from the color run were dispersed among Mendenhall High School’s FFA, FCCLA, and DECA.
A perfect example of doing something can best be displayed by State Representative Andy Gipson with his decision to get involved in breathing life back into the town of D’Lo.
In a recently released document from the Mississippi Supreme Court, Simpson County’s School Board’s effort to sue the state legislature was rendered unsuccessful.
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.