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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


Arrest Reports 7-4-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 24 arrests from June 24 to July1.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: speeding (2), driving with license suspended (3), warrant (2), public intoxication,  trespassing (3), possession of paraphernalia (4), disturbing the peace, DUI 1st (4), hold, and DUI 1st other (3).

Willie McGowan

Funeral services for Mr. Willie McGowan, Mount Olive, will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 11a.m. from Point Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Olive.  Reeves Funeral Home, Mount Olive, is in charge of the arrangements:  601-797-3921.







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Davion Reon Mann

Davion Reon Mann departed this life May 10, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Services are Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Sweet Home MB Church, Gloster, Miss. Final resting home is Sweet Home Church Cemetery. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

Ruth Celestin

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Catherine Walker

Catherine Walker departed this life June 25, 2019, in Jackson. Services were Saturday, June 29, 2019, at South Pleasant Hill Church, Prentiss, MS. Final resting home is Jackson Crematory, Jackson, MS. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home, Magee.

Annette Williams

Cyril Marc McArthur

Cyril Marc McArthur, 71, passed away on June 27, 2019.

Visitation was held on Sunday, June 30, 2019, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Magee.  Funeral services followed at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial was in Brady Cemetery in Prentiss, Miss. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee handled arrangements.

Arrest Reports 7-11-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 22 arrests from July 1 to July 8.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: disturbing the peace (5), warrant (5), driving with license suspended (2), possession of paraphernalia, simple assault, DUI 1st, work program (3), malicious mischief, burglary, and no insurance (2).


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.