W e were on again and off again about driving to Starkville this past weekend to see old friends, eat crawfish and attend a baseball game.
I justified the trip by taking a couple of Masonic chairs, which I referred to as “thrones,” to our cabin in Newton on our way.
Sixteen-year-old Brentley Berry of Magee was there willing to save his neighbor’s life Monday afternoon.
Berry’s neighbor and long term friend, Ronnie Brown, was fishing in the neighborhood lake on Monday afternoon when the seat on his boat broke, throwing Brown overboard.
At the time of this writing we don’t know the ending of this story, but we have to be hopeful.
Last Monday my wife Nancy was reading on Facebook about a couple of Great Danes that had been neglected and abused. We’re not sure how that all turned out, but this is where the story started.
Simpson County School Superintendent Greg Paes is reluctant to spend the full amount suggested for the search for a superintendent to hire for 2020.
This fact, according to school board member Stan Bulger, surfaced at the school board budget workshop held last week.
This week I received the dreaded news that I had hoped would never come: my friend and colleague Terry Hawkins of our Dumas Clarion newspaper had lost his battle with cancer. The good news was that he would no longer face the pain and suffering he had endured these past several months.
The county has had to rethink just exactly how they will finance some road and bridge projects.
This comes on the heels of the head of State Aid’s refusal to allow transfer of funds from another county. Simpson County’s engineer, Buddy Wolverton, advised the board that the plan had been rejected by State Aid.
The Simpson County Board of Education has renewed contracts for administrators for the 2019-2020 school year.
In the regular board meeting the board agreed to renewals for the following administrative staff:
Debbie Davis, deputy superintendent;
Dr. Robert Sanders, assistant superintendent, human resources;