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Pedestrian Killed on Hwy 49

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at approximately 7:59 PM, Magee Police Department responded to an accident involving a pedestrian on US 49 North near the intersection of US 49 North and 1st Avenue SE.  Upon arrival, officers determined that a pedestrian had attempted to cross US 49 and had been struck by two (2) vehicles.  The pedestr




Community Calendar 10-18-2018

October 18
A women’s Bible study is in session and will meet again on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9 a.m. in the Family Life Center at First Baptist Church of Magee.  The study is No Other Gods by Kelly Minter, and the group leader is Charlie White.  Study books are $13.  All  women in the community are welcome to participate.




DA announces criminal convictions

District Attorney Matt Sullivan announces the following defendants were recently adjudicated guilty at the Circuit Courthouse in Mendenhall.  They were sentenced to significant punishments for felony crimes committed in the Thirteenth District.  Simpson County: Derrick Hopkins received 45 years for five counts of Burglary.  Oliver McNair receiv


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Maggie Lou Benton

Maggie Lou Benton, 74, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, died Saturday at her home in Mendenhall. She was born Thursday, December 23, 1943.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.




Community Calendar 8-16-2018

 

August 12-17

Pastor Rev. Dr. Eric Dixson, Sr., and the membership of Oak Ridge M. B. Church invites everyone to their annual revival. This will begin on Sunday, August 12, at 1:15 p.m. Our nightly services will begin at 7:15 p.m. on August 13-17.  The theme is "The Great Deliverance" (Luke 1:74 - 75).

 


Marie Sullivan Palmer

A loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Marie Sullivan Palmer went to be with her Lord and Savior in the early morning hours on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Visitation is 4pm-7pm today, Sunday February 4, 2018 and again 10am Monday at First Baptist Church of Byram where Mrs. Palmer was a faithful member.





Thomas A. Smith

Thomas A. Smith, 78, of D Lo, MS passed away Monday, November 27, 2017 at Simpson General Hospital in Mendenhall, MS. He was born Monday, February 13, 1939 in Farmingdale, IL.



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Magee’s Crazy Day pageant winners

With a field of 25 contestants, winning top honors at the annual Magee Crazy Day pageant are, from left, Pre-Teen Miss Crazy Day, Layla Warren; Little Miss Crazy Day, Emmelyn Adcock; Miss Crazy Day, Mallory Cockrell; Petite Miss Crazy Day, Ainsley Karoline Warren; Tiny Miss Crazy Day, Winter Rain Kemp; Mrs.


2017 Year in Review

Simpson County saw both highs and lows during the year 2017. New faces went into office and new members went onto boards. We have seen triumph in high school sporting teams who dominated the competition, but we also saw tragedy with armed robberies and crime throughout the county.







Arrest Reports 7-21-2017

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 23 arrests from September 11 to September 18.
Jason Jordan of 616 Hillen Bale Hattiesburg MS was arrested on September 16 and charged with possession of methamphetamine. 




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