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Co-Lin to honor Pace, Fuller

John W. Pace of Hattiesburg and Barbara Dale Welch Fuller of Mendenhall will be honored as Alumni of the Year at Copiah-Lincoln Community College’s Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 27, during the Alumni Association’s awards luncheon and annual meeting at 11 a.m. in the cafeteria on the college’s Wesson Campus.


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.


School board delays election

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. 


Charles T. Lee

Charles T. Lee, 75, of Pinola, MS passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, MS. He was born Saturday, August 22, 1942 in Hazlehurst, MS.

Memorial Service to be held at later date. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements. (601)849-5031

Arrest Reports 3-8-2018

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 31 arrests from February 26 to March 5.

Bryan Walter Brooks of 2541 Highway 13 Mendenhall was arrested on March 3 and charged with no driver’s license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, and disorderly conduct.

Potential Scam

Please beware of emails from Simpson County Development Foundation that indicate you owe fees for services. These emails are not associated with the Simpson County Development Foundation. 

Hugh Jack Stubbs

Hugh Jack Stubbs, 76, of Magee, Mississippi, died Sunday at Magee General Hospital in Magee. He was born Sunday, November 30, 1941.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.

N. Main project gets ok’ed


The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen called a special meeting on April 13 at 7 a.m. to discuss the three properties currently being built by Jaron Priest on North Main Street. The issues with the properties began in December 2017. Priest is building one home to live in and two additional homes that he plans sell.

District 77 Election Results


Unofficial election results are in for House Representative of District 77. On Tuesday July 31 a runoff election was held between Hayes Patrick and Price Wallace. Voter participation was similar to the first election, which was low. Patrick received the most votes in the initial election, due largely to his dominance in Rankin County.