Today's Top Stories

An ACT preparation program is up and running in Simpson County with one of the testing dates occurring last Saturday.
The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen approved the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget during the September 3 regularly scheduled meeting.
Statewide accountability scores released this week leave ample  room for improvement in Simpson County’s public schools.
Simpson County’s Board of Supervisors held their annual budget hearing last Friday and approved the budget for the county, which goes into effect on Oct. 1. 
During halftime of Simpson Academy’s game against East Rankin Academy last Friday, Anna Claire Walker was crowned as the 2019 Simpson Academy Homecoming Queen. The Cougars won 47-13.

Community Calendar 9-5-2019

September 5

The Republican Women of Simpson County will meet Thursday September 5 at 11 AM in the E 911 Bldg in Mendenhall. Brad White former Simpson County and Mississippi Republican Party Chair will be the guest speaker. Guests are welcome. For info call 601 953 2433..

Arrest Reports 9-5-2019

Note: The arrest report was compiled early due to advanced print schedule.

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 13 arrests from August 26 to August 30.

Colton Wayne Bowen of 292 Athens Road Mendenhall MS was arrested on August 22 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

2020 census draws questions


What is the 2020 census about and why does it matter?

That question already has many folks scratching their heads, but we hope to answer some of your questions and encourage you to respond when it is time. 

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the following are some of the most frequent questions about the census process. 

Alligator season

The 2019 Public Waters Alligator Hunting Season opens in Mississippi on Friday, August 30, at noon. The season will be open for 10 days and will close at noon on Monday, September 9.