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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.
The Mayor's Health Council is a partnership with municipalities to establish coalitions governed by the Mayor's Office with the responsibility for creating healthy environments.
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,.
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.
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.
Folks just do not realize just how fortunate we are not to have been pounded by Tropical Storm Barry.
We are luckier than those people in the southern end of the Mississippi Delta. They have been flooded since February and the idea of getting dry or planting anything any time soon is pretty well shot now.
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
Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, and with parts of the state already experiencing severe flooding, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) advises residents to prepare now for dangerous storm conditions to stay safe and healthy.
Preparing a Disaster Kit
Last Thursday evening, July 27th, the Simpson County School Board held a public hearing regarding a proposed increase in ad valorem taxes, that according to the public advertisement, “may result” in an increase in the ad valorem tax millage rate. At the meeting, the School District Accountant, Mr.
News came this week that the local banking institution has been selected as number one in the state.
PriorityOne Bank headquartered in Magee has been selected as the number one bank in the state of Mississippi. The report was sponsored by Forbes, a multi media international company.
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.
Construction is underway on a new bus barn for the Simpson County School District. The old barn, which was in Mendenhall, is being relocated to the Simpson County Achievement Center.
The annual City of Magee fireworks show will be held at the Jimmy Clyde Sportsplex on Thursday, July 4, beginning at approximately 8:45 p.m. No admission. The public is invited.
July 4 & 5
The Member’s Golf Association of the Simpson County Country Club will host a two-day, two person, four ball tournament on July 20 and 21.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 26 arrests from June 17 to June 24.
Jason Keller of 147 Green Leaves Drive Florence MS was arrested on June 21 and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
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
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.
State and local law enforcement officers arrested 13 drug suspects Tuesday in Mendenhall, Magee, D’Lo and other areas of Simpson County.
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.
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.
One of Mississippi’s most perplexing mysteries turned 30 years old this past summer.
On July 26, 1988, 72-year-old Annie Lauren Hearin, a prominent Jackson socialite and wife of one of the state’s wealthiest businessmen, went missing from her Jackson home where she had hosted a bridge club party earlier in the day.
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, 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., 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, 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 passed away on Sunday, Jun 9, 2019. He was born on April 25, 1941, to the late Chester Williams and Nettie Walley Williams.
A hallmark of the Trump administration has been to roll back government regulations, not just those imposed during the administration of Barack Obama but also some that long preceded the nation’s previous president.
Some of the deregulation has been good, but some has not been.
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.
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 “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.
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.