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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.

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,.

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.

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.





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


Community Calendar 6-27-2019

June 29

Pastor Dwight Robinson & Truth Present a night of praise, to be held at the Magee Auditorium. This event will take place on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is $10, children 12 and under free. All are welcome. Contact Pastor Robinson at 769-226-7272 or Pearl Robinson at 769-226-7097.

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


Home invasion thwarted


The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call that came in at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, August 23.

 The incident was described by investigator Leon Wedgeworth as a home invasion that occurred at a residence on Van Zandt Road in Braxton.


James Robert Bankston

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.

Geneva S. Palmer

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.

Lester Eugene Ivy Jr.

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.

Shirley Ann Morrell Sanford

Shirley Ann Morrell Sanford, 59, of Laurel, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday March 13, 2019. She was born Friday, May 29, 1959.

Visitation and funeral service were held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mt. Olive.

Jerry Williams

Jerry Williams passed away on Sunday, Jun 9, 2019.  He was born on April 25, 1941, to the late Chester Williams and Nettie Walley Williams.

Home search leads to arrest of two

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.

Leffie Hathorn

Funeral services for Mr. Leffie Hathorn, Bassfield, Miss., are incomplete at press time for this newspaper.  Reeves Funeral Home, Mount Olive, is in charge of the arrangements:  601-797-3921





Durwood Steven Adcox

Durwood Steven “Steve” Adcox, 57, of Mize, Mississippi, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at Magee General Hospital in Magee, Mississippi. He was born Thursday, June 8, 1961.

Visitation was held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Rose Hill Baptist Church in Mize.

Marilyn Hardin

Mrs. Marilyn Jane Hardin, 83, went to be with the Lord following a car wreck on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at University of MS Medical Center in Jackson, MS. The family received friends for visitation on Friday, June 7, 2019, from 5-7 p.m. at Chancellor Funeral Home in Florence and again Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m.