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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?

 


Crazy Day set for Oct. 27

By PAT BROWN,

Magee will launch its 43rd Crazy Day Celebration on Saturday, October 27.

As in the past local and visiting vendors will be selling their wares up and down Main Avenue offering everything from handmade crafts to local art, trendy fashion and jewelry.  You can always find a bargain on custom crafted furniture and home decor items.



Games boost economy

By PAT BROWN,

Magee had a huge crowd last weekend at the softball tournaments hosted at the city’s Sportsplex.

Estimates have the number at 9,000 people visiting the community for the tournament.  It was a big weekend for restaurants, lodging and fast food establishments.  In addition, the sportsplex got its share of the spoils.


Copiah Lincoln expands presence and programs in Simpson County

By PAT BROWN,

It was a busy day at Copiah Lincoln Community College’s Simpson County Center last Tuesday when a ground-breaking ceremony was held for new expansions at the college. 

The almost 24,000 square foot expansion comes because of increased student needs at the Simpson County facility on Highway 49 between Magee and Mendenhall. 



SCA Cougars take down Columbia

 

The SCA Cougars traveled to Columbia Academy on Friday with a tilt with the Cougars of Columbia. Simpson received the opening kick but were not able to get anything going and were forced to punt. The Simpson defense was suffocating all night and set the tone early with a three and out by Columbia.


Lady Cougars advance to Overall

Simpson’s softball team advanced to the MAIS AAAA Overall Championship series Monday at the Jimmy Clyde Sportsplex. The Lady Cougars defeated Oak Forest Academy 5-1 on Saturday in the opening round of the tournament. The Lady Cougars played East Rankin Academy in the semifinals and lost 6-4 in 11 innings.






Community Calendar 10-4-2018

 

October 4

The Republican Women of Simpson County will meet Thursday Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. in the E 911 Bldg. on Hwy 149 in  Mendenhall. Judge Jeff Weill, candidate for Miss. Court of Appeals, will be the guest speaker. For info call 601 953 2433

 

October 5-6



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