Today's Top Stories

An active homicide investigation is underway in Simpson County.
The Mendenhall Tigers’ football season came to an end after their 19-55 loss to Lawrence County in the first round of the playoffs.
The City of Magee has received funding for city sewer improvements from the State of Mississippi. The news was announced at last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting.
Election results came in Tuesday night, Nov. 5, and many of the local races were decided by a wide margin.
Veterans Day was celebrated well in Simpson County.


Taking care of unwanted animals is a challenge

By PAT BROWN,

Our community is faced with a dilemma when it comes to unwanted pets.  When people commit to welcoming an animal into their homes many times they do not realize it is for the lifetime of that animal.  People say, “It was so cute as a puppy or a kitten and before we knew it they had grown into adult pets that inconvenienced us,” and they have re



Scam attempted on local woman

A recent increase in scam activity throughout the summer has targeted the elderly. Simpson County resident Mary Gene Padgett reported a recent scam attempt on an older lady. Padgett said the woman received a call from an individual claiming to be her grandson.




PD gets CAD

By MARLAN JONES,

The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen met for a recessed meeting on Thursday Sept. 26, and approved the purchase of a new CAD system for the Mendenhall Police Department.





Dog Abuse

Supervisor Danny Craft received a phone call last week from a family member that a dog was in the road dragging a chain.



County Burn Ban

Simpson County Falls Under Burn Ban

John Kilpatrick, emergency serviccs coordinator for Simpson County announced effective today, Friday September 27 that the county is now under a burn ban.  All outdoor fires are prohibited.  This does not include a bonifide bar-b-q grill or smoker. 



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