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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


Jacqueline Williams

Funeral services for Ms. Jacqueline Williams, Prentiss, Miss., will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 12 noon from the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Prentiss, Miss.  Reeves Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Olive,  is in charge of the arrangements:  601-797-3921.






Leffie Hathorn

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





Linda L. Mason Ray

Linda L. Mason Ray, 68, of Pearl, Miss., passed away Monday, June 24, 2019, at River Oaks Hospital in Flowood, Miss.  She was born June 1, 1951 in Neshoba County, Miss.

Martha Jean Owens

Martha Jean Owens departed this life on July 5. Services were held July 13 at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Magee. Final resting home is Zion Hill Church Cemetery, Zion Hill Community. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

Joe Clark

Funeral services for Mr. Joe "Champ" Mount Olive, MS.  Interment was in the Mt. Pleasant CME Church Cemetery, Mt. Olive, MS. Reverend Lewis White officiated the services.  Musical tributes were presented by Rev. Dr. Elsie Rhodes and musician Martha McNair.

Mr. Clark passed away on June 11, 2019.


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.