Unofficial election results came in last night, and many of the local races were decided by a wide margin. Of the 17,148 registered voters in Simpson County, over 8,896 cast their ballots, and participated deciding new leadership. This is one of the largest turnouts with over 51 percent of the voting population participating.
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Today, Governor-Elect Tate Reeves announced that Brad White will lead the transition team leading up to the 2020 inauguration.
Elden “Biggie” Puckett passed away on Tuesday, November 4, 2019, at the age of 85 at his residence in Mendenhall. He was born on July 24, 1934, to Jerome and Albertine (Edwards) Puckett in Magee.
James Donald Lindsey
James Donald Lindsey departed this life October 30, 2019. Services and arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.
Herbert Terry, Jr.
Jerry L. Creason, Jr. 52, of Byram, Mississippi, went to be with his Lord on Friday, November 8, 2019, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jerry was born on October 16, 1967, to Jerry L. Creason, Sr. and Margie Barnes Creason in Jackson.
Not every win is pretty. Not every win is a blowout. Sometimes, teams have to do what it takes just to get the W and move on. After their first loss of the season last week at West Marion, the Trojans returned to the friendly confines of Trojan Field for the 2019 Homecoming game against district foe the Tylertown Chiefs.
At their October 10 meeting, the Simpson County School Board heard from a parent who was concerned about his child’s experience at the county’s alternative school, the Simpson County Achievement Center in Magee.
A facilities use plan commissioned by the Simpson County School Board offers a third party view of some of the options for the public schools’ physical plants and future needs.
The options come with hefty price tags that range from $30 million to $70 million. However, another option pointed out was to do nothing about facilities.
Last Friday an email was sent to parents of the Simpson County Public School System. It concerned student meal cost and a problem that should not even exist because the school district provides a solution every year before school ever starts.
The Simpson Cougars faced off with Park Place Christian Academy on Friday night in Pearl.
A county resident has appealed to the Simpson County Board of Supervisors for relief on a $1,700 garbage bill.
Willie Sherman appeared in front of the Board of Supervisors last week seeking relief on his garbage bill, stating that the county refused to pick up his garbage.
Early Wednesday morning July 31st 2019, Simpson County Sheriff’s deputies and officers with the Mendenhall Police Dept. executed a search warrant at a home on Lee Street in Mendenhall.
Ms. Sheila Stewart and her late husband, Tommy Stewart, of Harrisville are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ginger Ann Stewart, to Randal David Warren, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Warren of Magee.
Interim Sheriff Greg Reynolds reported on Tuesday April 23 2019, an area search was conducted for Elizabeth Barker. The search was extensive and included several local and state agencies. The search concluded at approximately 8:30 p.m. Barker was found on April 24 at approximately 8:00 a.m. at or near the family home.
A substitute teacher at Magee High School has reportly made inappropriate contact with a female student via the internet.
Simpson County School District leadership has refused comment, saying that the situation is a personnel matter, which is not subject to public information standards.
Note: Results include absentee and affidavit ballots
***Unofficial Primary Election Results***
23 of 23 Precincts reporting
Bill Waller Jr.-1840
Students who have not completed the online registration process will be "on hold" when they come to school August 8th until a parent can come to the school or register them online. Visit the Simpson County School District website at www.simpson.k12.ms.
Editor’s Note; This is part one of a 12 part series written by Ian Cowart, president or the Magee Chamber of Commerce, about members of the Magee Chamber Board.
The regular meeting of Mendenhall’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen was held Wednesday, July 5, instead of Tueday, July 4, due to the holiday. It was the first meeting of the new Board of Aldermen, which consisted of two new faces.
After years of complying with restrictive hiring practices, the Simpson County School Board has issued payment to the law firm of Adams and Reese in conjunction with settlement of the court ordered consent decree from which the county has finally been released.
A hearing was held Friday January 12, to discuss the appeal of the Mendenhall Zoning Board’s decision to deny Jaron Priest’s request for an 18 feet variance on his building project.
The project encompasses three homes to be built on the lot located at 612 North Main Street.
The Simpson County Board of Supervisors opened the first meeting of 2018 on January 2 with the election of new leadership for the upcoming year. Brian Kennedy will take the reins as board president, and Mickey Berry will serve as vice president of the board.
With the current uncertainty of the medical condition of Sheriff Donald O’Cain, the County Board of Supervisors had no option other than to notify Sheriff O’Cain of their intention and to appoint an interim sheriff.