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Runoff elections will be held on Tuesday, August 27.  Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
In the process of creating a new budget for the upcoming year, the Simpson County Board of Supervisors held a budget workshop last Wednesday.   
In preparation for an upcoming meeting on school facilities, the Simpson County School Board met last Friday morning to address goals and other plans for the county’s public schools. 
Funds from the $250,000 grant awarded by the state to the City of Magee should be available by the first of November, according to Mayor Dale Berry. 
Public schools opened for the 2019-2020 school year last week with 3,545 students enrolled, which is a 125 student increase over last year. 

Vigil set for 9 year old

A candlelight vigil will be held this Friday night to remember Megan Purser.

The event will be held at Goodwater Baptist Church, Magee,  at 7 p.m.  Megan was the victim of a tragedy which claimed her life on May 19 of this year. 

Mendenhall frontage road

Southern Rock LLC recently completed dirt work for the Mendenhall frontage road. The road will be located between East Street and the intersection of Highway 49 and Highway 13. The project was completed on schedule and paving will begin soon.