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Nancy Winstead Craven

Nancy Winstead Craven, 86, of Magee, Mississippi, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was born Monday, December 28, 1931.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Magee.


Dr. Audrey Berry

Dr. Audrey Berry passed away at her residence on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the age of 80, in Scooba, MS.  She was born on September 28, 1938, to her parents, the late Robert and Esther Ellen (Wear) Partain, in Spiro, OK.

Dr. Berry, along with her late husband, had a long- time Chiropractic Clinic in Magee for many years.


Bobby Carroll Grantham

Bobby Carroll Grantham, 76, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the University of MS Medical Center in Jackson. Visitation was Saturday, October 13, from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. with the funeral service at First Baptist Church of Braxton. Burial followed at Braxton Cemetery.


Cornelius Jerome Jones

Today we mourn the passing of long time Simpson County resident and community leader Mr. Cornelius Jerome Jones (Aug. 12, 1944 - Oct. 11, 2018), beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and Civil Rights Veteran.  Mr. Jones passed on Thursday, October 11, in Mendenhall, MS.  He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife Esta P.


Mary Nell Grantham

Mary Nell Grantham, 74, of Harrisville passed away on October 9, 2018.

Visitation was held on October 11, 2018, at the New Covenant Church in Harrisville.  Funeral services were held  October 12, 2018, at New Covenant Church with  burial following in Harrisville Cemetery.


Juanita Parish

Juanita Parish, 74, of Mount Olive, died Friday, October 12, 2018, at Hattiesburg Health and Rehab.

Visitation was held on Sunday, October 14, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 8p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mt. Olive.


Vida Whitley

Vida Whitley, 87, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She was born Friday, March 27, 1931.

Visitation was held on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.



Diane Spikes

Diane Spikes, 72, of Pinola, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Magee General Hospital. She was born on April 7, 1946, to the late Cecil A. and Irene C. (Sullivan)  Spikes. 

Diane was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and her church family. 


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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.





Crazy Day set for Oct. 27

By PAT BROWN,

Magee will launch its 43rd Crazy Day Celebration on Saturday, October 27.

As in the past local and visiting vendors will be selling their wares up and down Main Avenue offering everything from handmade crafts to local art, trendy fashion and jewelry.  You can always find a bargain on custom crafted furniture and home decor items.



Games boost economy

By PAT BROWN,

Magee had a huge crowd last weekend at the softball tournaments hosted at the city’s Sportsplex.

Estimates have the number at 9,000 people visiting the community for the tournament.  It was a big weekend for restaurants, lodging and fast food establishments.  In addition, the sportsplex got its share of the spoils.



Copiah Lincoln expands presence and programs in Simpson County

By PAT BROWN,

It was a busy day at Copiah Lincoln Community College’s Simpson County Center last Tuesday when a ground-breaking ceremony was held for new expansions at the college. 

The almost 24,000 square foot expansion comes because of increased student needs at the Simpson County facility on Highway 49 between Magee and Mendenhall. 


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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. 



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