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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.
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.
Berry attributed the success of the grant process to Senator Chris Caughman. The funds will be used to upgrade the city’s sewerage lagoon.
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.
According to the administration at last week’s school board meeting, the opening went smoothly, but some who attended the meeting felt differently.
I overheard daughter Anna Lauren speaking to her new baby who was born on August 1 in Memphis. She said, “Now be sweet and Poppie will write a column about your arrival and we can put in up on your bedroom wall.”
This should not come as much of a surprise in that the family is quite often the topic of my column.