Today's Top Stories

The Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign has begun in Mendenhall and Magee. The campaign started in October and will last until December 24.

After McQueen Construction was unable to complete two miles of paving projects, the Simpson County Board of Supervisors decided at their meeting Monday that they would get into the paving business themselves. 

Saturday evening while responding to a fire call tragedy struck the Magee Fire Department.

Fireman Dustin Grubbs,  34,  was responding to a fire alert for a structure fire when the vehicle he was driving left the road and overturned. 

Simpson County’s own Colonel Roy Terrell, a graduate of Mississippi State’s Class of 1953, was honored at the Mississippi State vs.

A special called Board of Supervisors meeting was held Tuesday morning with the purpose of proceeding with the appointment of Greg Reynolds as interim sheriff of Simpson County.

Today is Election Day in Mississippi!  Polls close at 7 p.m., and Mississippians have the opportunity to vote for two U.S. Senators, U.S. House members, and Judges, among others.  Are you prepared to cast your ballot?

 


New firetruck OKed

By MARLAN JONES,

The Mendenhall Fire Department has received several upgrades recently. New radios and the planned purchase of a new fire truck align with the cities goal of improving the fire rating.

At the September meeting the Mendenhall Board of Aldermen discussed upgrades for the Mendenhall Fire Department in the form of new radios.



Candy Lane draws crowd

The Mendenhall Library hosted the Annual Candy Lane on Monday, October 29. Several sponsors and businesses from around the community worked together to make the event a success. Branch Manager Rhoda Benton said that 448 children and 337 adults participated in this year’s Halloween give-away.

 

 

 

 

 





Senior night win assures playoff game at home

By JOSHUA SEABROOK,

Last Friday, the Trojans celebrated Senior night and what would hopefully not be the final game at Trojan Field for the 2019 Magee Senior class.  With the definitive win over the Tigers of Crystal Springs last Friday night, the Trojans all but assured hosting a playoff game in Magee for the first time in over half a decade.  The Trojans have gr



Simpson loses heartbreaker to Lamar

The Simpson Cougars traveled to Lamar School in Meridian on Friday. Simpson received the opening kick and after a three and out were forced to punt. Lamar took over on their 41 yard line and drove the 59 yards capped off by a Joseph Hutchinson 9 yard run, Jake Davidson added PAT and with 6:38 left in the first quarter Lamar led 7-0.


Tigers rebound after loss, 52-35

The Mendenhall Tigers traveled to Northeast Jones last Friday night looking to redeem themselves after a critical loss to West Lauderdale the week before. The Tigers drew a perfect opponent in Northeast Jones to rebound after a loss. Northeast Jones entered the game with a 0-8 record, and was ultimately at the mercy of the Tigers.




DA announces criminal convictions

District Attorney Matt Sullivan announces the following defendants were recently adjudicated guilty at the Circuit Courthouse in Mendenhall.  They were sentenced to significant punishments for felony crimes committed in the Thirteenth District.  Simpson County: Derrick Hopkins received 45 years for five counts of Burglary.  Oliver McNair receiv


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