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MDOT Road Closures

Flooding causing highway closures in Lawrence, Marion, and Simpson counties

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).  

WHAT:        Road closures.

WHEN:        Friday, February 21, 2020.



Lee throws out first pitch

Magee High School graduate Cynahmon Lee was selected to throw out the first pitch for the home opener baseball game for the University of Southern Mississippi. Cynahmon earned her selection by being voted to represent the Student Eagle Club. GO TROJANS!






Simpson Students visit Capital

– On Tuesday morning, the fourth grade class of Simpson County Academy took a field trip to the Mississippi State Capitol get an up close look of the legislative process in action.  The group met with the Simpson County delegation, Representative Price Wallace and Senator Chris Caughman, while on their tour.


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MDOT Road Closures

Flooding causing highway closures in Lawrence, Marion, and Simpson counties

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).  

WHAT:        Road closures.

WHEN:        Friday, February 21, 2020.


Update on Boomer

Shane Givens notified the newspaper last week that he was not ready to give up on finding who shot and killed his family pet, Boomer.  There have been no leads in the case so the original $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the  person who was responsible for shooting his dog has been raised to $4,000. 




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Model on measles

There is a tendency, when talking about Mississippi, to focus heavily on the areas where the state doesn’t do well.

Given its low ranking in desirable categories, such as income and education, and its high ranking in undesirable ones, such as incarceration and obesity, there’s a lot to talk about when discussing our state’s failings.


Rodney Lee Sullivan

Rodney Lee Sullivan, 27, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019.

Funeral services were May 20 at 3 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home. Bro. Jay Hays and Bro. James Fortenberry officiated.


Betty Jean Magee

Betty Jean Magee, 85, of Mt. Olive, died February 23, 2019, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg.

Visitation was held February 26, 2019, from Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church, Mt. Olive.

Services are set for Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the church with burial in McNair Cemetery.





Board looks at facilities

By PAT BROWN,

The Simpson County School Board is considering the possibility of having a facilities study plan done to assist them in determining the best plans for the future of the physical facilities in the school district.

The cost of the facility analysis would be $22,000.  


Alexa: Must you eavesdrop?

The evidence continues to grow that technology companies are essentially are spying on their customers.

Facebook’s problems with respecting the privacy of its customers are well documented. But a column in The Washington Post makes it clear that the quest for user data involves plenty of devices that have become common in homes.


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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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