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Funds from the $250,000 grant awarded by the state to the City of Magee should be available by the first of November, according to Mayor Dale Berry. 
Public schools opened for the 2019-2020 school year last week with 3,545 students enrolled, which is a 125 student increase over last year. 
Southern Rock LLC recently completed dirt work for the Mendenhall frontage road. The road will be located between East Street and the intersection of Highway 49 and Highway 13.
Trustmark Bank through a legal notice that appears in this week’s paper has announced foreclosure proceeding against the Medical Towers at Tuscan Court adjacent to Magee General Hospital. 
Election results in Simpson County will necessitate a run-off election for August 27.

City sets new budget

The annual budget for the City of Magee was finalized  and approved for the next fiscal year on Tuesday.  
According to Mayor Dale Berry, the city now has a cash reserve of $806,000.  The budget for the new budget year is $7,093,036 compared to the current budget of $7,689,093.