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The big news to come from the Magee board meeting last week was the accusation from Magee Mayor Dale Berry that the former Magee Airport consultant was attempting to “extort funds” from the City of Magee.
Simpson County Ag Appreciation Day will be held on Friday, May 17, at the Simpson County Tech Center from 4-7 p.m. Included are information on farm safety and a petting zoo. Ribeye steak sandwiches with chips, drink and dessert will be sold. The event is sponsored by SCTC FFA/MSU Extension Office.
Simpson played Washington School in the Semifinals of the MAIS Playoffs on Tuesday and Wednesday. Simpson won the series 2-0 and advances to the championship series of the MAIS Playoffs versus Magnolia Heights School. This is the first time since 2011 that Simpson has played for the State Baseball Championship.
The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen moved to use the $250,000 awarded to the city during the last legislative session to assist with funding the frontage road.
In honor of National Law Enforcement Officers Week, the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office asked everyone to remember the county’s fallen officers and their families.
Sheriff Greg Reynolds said, “They gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect the citizens of Simpson County.”
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.
by: Jane M. Orient, M.D.
In general, it is not a good idea to panic about anything. The panic itself often causes more harm than the original threat.
It is hard to imagine it has been 20 years since we started the L. A. Open (Lower Alabama). For those of you who are not in the know, it is a group of guys who get together and do a traveling golf outing every year. This marks the 29th year since it started.
The 10th annual Mendenhall in May celebration is scheduled for Saturday May 18.
Mississippi Diesel Products and PriorityOne Bank will sponsor the entertainment provided by Cassie Means, who is a singer and songwriter in Nashville Tenn.
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.
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.
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.
Three seats on the Simpson County School Board will be open for the new term, and candidates will be voted on in the November 2018 election.
State and local law enforcement officers arrested 13 drug suspects Tuesday in Mendenhall, Magee, D’Lo and other areas of Simpson County.
Municipal Judge of Magee Eugene Knight turned in his resignation letter on June 21. Mayor Dale Berry confirmed that Knight’s resignation will become effective June 30. Knight has served as Magee’s municipal judge since May of 2003.Berry said, “There are no improprieties in the City of Magee concerning Judge Knight.
The Magee and Mendenhall Boards of Aldermen and Simpson County Board of Supervisors recently adopted a resolution showing their support for an in-state tax of customers who buy goods from remote sellers with no physical presence in Mississippi.
James Gary McLendon passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at UMMC in Jackson, MS. He was born on January 10, 1942, to the late D.W. and Sarah Elizabeth Grantham McLendon.
Lester Eugene Ivy Jr., 39, of Mabelvale, Arkansas, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Texarkana, Texas. He was born Saturday, July 14, 1979.
Visitation was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.
Lovetta Jeralene Peacock, 85, of Braxton, passed away April 28, 2019, at her home.
Visitation was held on May 2, 2019, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Mendenhall.
Services were held May 3, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial followed in Braxton City Cemetery.
Geneva S. Palmer, 84, of Mendenhall, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Magee General Hospital in Magee. She was born Thursday, March 7, 1935.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 11a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall.
Hazel Lee Mangum Buckley, 94, of Brandon, Miss., passed away Monday, April 8, at Brandley House in Ocala, Florida.
Visitation and funeral services were held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Mendenhall. Burial followed in Mendenhall City Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall handled arrangements.
James Robert Bankston, 83, of Magee passed away Monday, April 22, at Magee General Hospital in Magee. He was born Saturday, May 11, 1935.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Dry Creek Baptist Church in Magee.
Interim Sheriff Greg Reynolds reports that on May 4, deputies with the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for the residence of Peggy and Wesley Thornton at 359 Albert Runnels Rd. During the search, deputies made contact with Wendell Counts, who was found in the basement of the residence.