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Edna (Dollie) Floyd

Mother Edna (Dollie) Floyd departed this life on October 28, 2019, at Magee General Hospital. Services were Friday, November 1, 2019, 2 p.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee. Final resting home is Gregory Cemetery in Magee. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

Hilda Darlene Thompson

Hilda Darlene Thompson, 63, of Pearl, passed from this life Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 4, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.

The burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery.

River Ann Catherine Lucas

River Ann Catherine Lucas passed away on September 28, 2019, at the age of 5 months. She was born on April 1, 2019.

She is survived by her parents, James Lucas and Shelley Waddell Lucas, and siblings, Lily, Evan, Rainey and Colton McDonald.

Bobbie Jean Rogers

Bobbie Jean Rogers, 72, of Magee, passed from this life Sunday, November 3, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Visitation was held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee (601) 849-5031.

Crime may increase

With the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office busy investigating burglaries, the department advised that there will be an expected increase in burglaries, general theft, and suicides as the holiday season approaches.

Westhaven Funeral Home

James Donald Lindsey

James Donald Lindsey departed this life October 30, 2019. Services and arrangements, which are incomplete at this time, are entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

Herbert Terry, Jr.

Simpson Basketball Opens Season

The Lady Cougars and Cougars will open basketball season Thursday, October 31, in the Capital Ortho Tournament at Simpson. The tournament will also be played on Saturday, November 2. Please come out and support the defending AAAA DII girls and boys State Champions.

October 31st Games

4:00 JH Girls Simpson vs Copiah

MEC to host Hob Nob

MEC’s 18th Annual Hobnob Mississippi Set for October 31

JACKSON, MS- Over 1,300 leaders from across the state will fill the Mississippi Coliseum for MEC's 18th Annual Hobnob Mississippi on Thursday, October 31!

Shirley C. Leming

Shirley C. Leming, 84, of Braxton, passed from this life Thursday, October 31, 2019, at home in Braxton. She was born Tuesday, May 21, 1935.

Visitation was held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 2 p.m. until 3p.m. at the Harrisville Baptist Church.


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. 


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.