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The Simpson County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for Larry J. Pennington. He is charged with Felony Fleeing and has a felony warrant from the state of Kentucky for a probation violation.



Frances Earl Mason

Frances Earl Mason, 83, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Magee, MS.  Funeral Services were 1pm Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS.  Burial was in Glenwood Memorial Park in Richland, MS. 


Ephriam Charles, Owens, Jr.

Services for Mr. Ephriam Charles Owens, Jr. will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Jackson. The final resting place for Mr. Owens is Autumn Woods Cemetery, Northside Drive, Jackson.







Joseph Alexander Montgomery

Mr. Montgomery, 74, passed from this life on Monday, April 16, 2018. He was born March 23, 1944 in Kosciusko, Ms.  Mr. Montgomery is survived by his wife Joyce Montgomery; 8 children; 17 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters Maggie Dendy Withers and Mary Outlaw. Mr.

Pauline F. Blair

Pauline F Blair, 96, of Pearl, died Saturday at Brandon Nursing and Rehab Center.

Funeral Services Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home (601) 849-5031.  The Burial will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.

Hiram Josiah Powell, Jr.

Hiram Josiah Powell, Jr. went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2018, at the State Veterans’ Home in Collins, Mississippi.  He would have been 96 next month.  Hiram was born on June 29, 1922, in Jackson, Mississippi, to Hiram J.

Alani Evelyn Toaster

Alani Evelyn Toaster, age seven, departed this life on April 1, 2018 at Flowood Merit Health. 

Services for Lil Alani were held Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Nebo M.B. Church, Jackson. The final resting place is Autumn Woods Cemetery, Northside Drive, Jackson. 


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.