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Magee returns to the win column


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. 

County at odds over liquor

By the time this letter is printed, we will have had our election, and, hopefully the little county wide war regarding liquor will be over.  Throughout this campaign, I have been relatively silent on the issue, with the exception of a couple of social media posts.


Missing Person Found

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.

Substitute messages student


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. 


Dorothy L. Moore

Dorothy L. Moore, departed this life on November 6, 2018 at her home in Jackson, MS. Memorial services for Ms. Moore are Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Westhaven Chapel, Jackson Ms. Ms. Moore’s final resting places is Greater mortuary, Jaclson, MS.

Rose C. Roberts

Rose C. Roberts, 81, of Magee, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Visitation was held on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, December 1, 2018. The Burial followed in Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery.

Lela Belle Robinson

Lela Belle Robinson, 95, of Mize, passed away Monday, December 10, 2018, at Magee General Hospital. She was born Saturday, March 31, 1923.

Visitation was held on Friday, December 14, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church in Raleigh.

Trump is not so conservative


There was no shortage of self-styled “pro-Trump conservatives” in this month’s Mississippi Republican primaries.

Not every candidate in every race ran a television advertisement including Donald  Trump’s picture or a pledge to stand by the president in protecting the border and Mississippi values, but quite a few did.

Stephen Grady Kelly

Stephen Grady Kelly was born December 10, 1946, and passed away January 26, 2019.

He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and on various committees. Steve was a member of Westville Masonic Lodge No. 78.

Joe Marion Metts, Sr.

Joe Marion Metts, Sr. of Pearl, MS,  on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. 

He is survived by his wife, Martha (Dodd) Metts; son, Reverend Joe Metts, Jr. (Teri); daughter, Myra Arnold; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James Metts; a sister, Virginia Hill.

Joyce Roberts

 Joyce Roberts passed away on  February 4, 2019. 

She is survived by her husband, Brother Paul Roberts; sons, Bob Roberts (Shelly), Chris Roberts; daughters, Shelia Smith (Steve Dale), Vicki Wesbrooks  (Jay); brother, Troy Greer (Mildred); seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.