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Alcohol to be on ballot

By PAT BROWN,

Whether Simpson County stays dry on goes wet will now be up to voters in November. 

The Simpson County Board of Supervisors approved placing the initiative on the ballot, which is a matter of protocol, for the General Election to be held November 5.  The county held a special meeting last Friday to approve the measure.



Nichols buried with full military honors

PFC Harvey Andrew Nichols joined the Army January 9, 1940, as a member of the 33rd Quartermaster Corps.  On December 8, 1941 Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands and intense fighting continued until May 6, 1942, when Corregidor fell.  Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers were taken prisoner, including many who were forced to endure t






Linda F. Canoy

Linda F. Canoy, 72, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at her home in Mendenhall, Mississippi. She was born Friday, July 4, 1947.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.


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Alcohol to be on ballot

By PAT BROWN,

Whether Simpson County stays dry on goes wet will now be up to voters in November. 

The Simpson County Board of Supervisors approved placing the initiative on the ballot, which is a matter of protocol, for the General Election to be held November 5.  The county held a special meeting last Friday to approve the measure.


Vigil set for 9 year old

A candlelight vigil will be held this Friday night to remember Megan Purser.

The event will be held at Goodwater Baptist Church, Magee,  at 7 p.m.  Megan was the victim of a tragedy which claimed her life on May 19 of this year. 


Missing person

Charlie Ray Dampeer

DOB: 17 Sept. 1948

70 YOA

Missing from a group home 219 Bass Road in Florence (Old Pearl Community) Simpson County

Last seen by staff, between the hours of 4AM and 6AM this morning.

Wearing a purple pullover shirt (polo)

Blue jeans

Brown loafers





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Betty J. Higgs

Betty J. Higgs, 87, of Mendenhall passed away Wednesday Sept. 26, 2018, at Strong River Villa in Mendenhall. She was born Monday, August 3, 1931.

Visitation was held on Saturday, September 29, 2018, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Mendenhall.


Dorothy Jo Jennings

Dorothy Jo Jennings, 83, of Mendenhall, died January 25.  She was born Friday, May 24, 1935.

Visitation was on Monday, January 28, 2019, at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 28, 2019, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall. Burial followed in Mendenhall City Cemetery.



Versie Lee Mangum

Versie Lee Mangum, age 65, departed this life on October 4, in her home in Magee. Services for Ms. Mangum will be Saturday, October 13, at 11 a.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Magee. Public viewing for Ms. Mangum will be Friday, October 12, 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The family repast will be at the Westhaven Banquet Hall. Ms.



Wayne Lamar Brumbelo

Wayne Lamar Brumbeloe passed away suddenly on Friday, October 19, 2018, at Southwest MS Regional Medical Center in McComb, MS.

He was born on Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton FL on November 1, 1962, to the late Thomas L. Brumbeloe and Dorothy Joyce (Waller) Brumbeloe Blair.



Dorothy Jean Morris

Dorothy Jean Morris, 89, of Mendenhall died Monday at Magee General Hospital. She was born Saturday, March 9, 1929.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.




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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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September 13 The final nights of the Nazareth M.B. Church fall revival will be Sept. 12-13, beginning at 7:15 each night with Pastor James Dampier of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.