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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.



WNV case reported

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports its first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2019. The reported case is in Smith County.

In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.


Bettie Marie Everett Little

Early Saturday morning, July 13, 2019, Bettie Marie Everett Little, peacefully passed from this life for her eternal home.  She was born on November 18, 1926, in Magee to Anslem Sylvester and Claudie Annette Rankin Everett.  On December 30, 1931, there was a tornado off Pine Grove Road.  Annette was running for cover to a storm shelter with her




HElping hands

When a huge limb fell in Whit and Sherrie McCall’s backyard in Magee after last weekend’s rains, neighbors came to the rescue.  From left, Perry Sorey brought in his chainsaw, Sherrie directed operations, and Louis Roberts and Oliver McLean (not pictured) moved debris to the street for city pickup.

 

 

 

 



9U Baseball Boys

Magee 9U All Stars are Cal Ripken MS State Champs and SouthWest Regional Champs! They will compete in the Cal Ripken 9U World Series in Treasure Coast, Fla., August 3-11,.


Arrest Reports 7-18-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 20 arrests from July 8 to July 15.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: DUI 1st (7), warrant (4), DUI 1st (3), ATV on road, stalking, possession of paraphernalia, taking motor vehicle, fleeing, and domestic violence.





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