Unofficial election results came in last night, and many of the local races were decided by a wide margin. Of the 17,148 registered voters in Simpson County, over 8,896 cast their ballots, and participated deciding new leadership. This is one of the largest turnouts with over 51 percent of the voting population participating.
The Mendenhall Tigers finished the season with a 5-5 record, and clinched a home playoff game as a second seed. The Tigers played for a district championship but came up short against the Quitman Panthers last Friday night, losing 12-34.
Bailey Consulting Group of Jackson was recently commissioned by the Simpson County School Board to conduct a needs assessment of the school facilities in the county. The board reviewed the results of the assessment at their latest meeting.
The Mendenhall Tigers dominated from start to finish in their 56-21 Homecoming victory over Richland while rain put a damper on the pregame Homecoming festivities for the fans. Jamiria Sorrell was crowned Homecoming Queen inside the gym before the crowd made their way to the stadium.