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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.

County holds valuation rate

The Simpson County Board of Supervisors has decided that the value  originally set for taxation purposes for the natural gas storage facility Mississippi Hub would remain the same, despite the fact that the company has changed ownership and the new owners are placing a much smaller value on their investment based on appraised value.




City receives airport grant

By PAT BROWN,

The City of Magee has been awarded a $1.54 million grant for improvements to the runways at the Magee airport.

The good news is that the city’s share of the cost is only going to be about $10,000.   Ninety percent of the cost will be funded through federal grant and the remainder will come through grants from the state. 




More Golf Tournaments on the horizon

The Members Golf Association of Simpson County Country Club is well into its second year and making great strides toward improving the quality of our golf course.  Our two main goals of quality burmuda grass and increasing membership are slowly coming around.  While at times it appears there is little interest in golf in Simpson County, the MGA








MHS gets new coaches

A special reception was held last Friday to welcome three new coaches to the staff of the Magee Trojans. 

Jared Smith will be joining the Magee Trojan Football Team as defensive coordinator. Coach Smith will also lead the Trojans in tennis and archery as well as some Magee Middle School sports. 


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