I n local government, there seems to be a new buzz word-- transparency. But only if it is convenient.
Our local leadership apparently has no confidence in their constituency; otherwise, it would be okay for residents to be aware of the decisions our community is facing.
It is that time of year again! The Strong River Chapter of the National Turkey Federation will host their annual Hunting Heritage Banquet.
The event is set for Tuesday, February 5, at the National Guard Armory in Magee. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.
A substitute teacher at Magee High School has reportly made inappropriate contact with a female student via the internet.
Simpson County School District leadership has refused comment, saying that the situation is a personnel matter, which is not subject to public information standards.
It seemed for a long time that there was a sense of community pride in Magee that was directly related to having a nice, clean environment here.
For whatever reason, though, it now appears that at least in Magee property maintenance and cleanup aren’t given the same priority as in the past.
M onday morning the Simpson County Development Foundation held one of the meetings it hosts during the year, the Council of
Governments meeting. The goal is to give all levels of local government the opportunity to visit and discuss issues and share ideas.
The Simpson County Board of Supervisors has instructed Tax Assessor Charles Baldwin to take action against residents who are delinquent in their business property taxes.
The list includes:
-Becky’s Burgers, 2016-17, $672.45
-B&b Processing, 2016-17, $505.51
-B&b Meat Market, 2016-17, $4,397.90
The Simpson County Development Foundation held a Council of Governments meeting on Jan. 7, at Zip’s Restaurant to bring together local government leaders for a discussion of issues pertaining to all of them. Sen. Chris Caughman and Reps. Price Wallace and Noah Sanford shared information from the state legislature. For more, see