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Meet the Candidates

If you want to know about the future of our community you may want to plan to attend our old fashion political forum on Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m. at Ural Everett Park in downtown, Magee. 

Simpson County is a great place to call home and here’s why

T his week marked the 63 annual  banquet for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. 

That speaks volumes about a community and its leadership.  Mendenhall is also about to celebrate their 60th annual banquet.  It is a great accomplishment that our Simpson County community has that long a tenured success with their organizations.

Jennifer Marie Craft

Jennifer Marie Craft gained her heavenly wings on Friday, March 8, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on November 3, 1972, to her parents, Kenny and Kathy Allen O’Neil.


Buglars hit county

On February 29 at approximately 1 p.m. a resident on Heed Neely Road returned home and discovered that their front door had been kicked open and the burglars were still inside the home.


Charles Ray Roberts

Charles Ray Roberts 82, of Wiggins, MS, passed away July 20, 2018.  He was preceded in death by his parents, C.B. and Nettie Roberts; step-son, Pascal Martin; and step-daughter, Kim Ladner.

Council of Governments


The Simpson County Development Foundation held a Council of Governments meeting on  Jan. 7, at Zip’s Restaurant to bring together local government leaders for a discussion of issues pertaining to all of them.  Sen. Chris Caughman and Reps. Price Wallace and Noah Sanford shared information from the state legislature.  For more, see 


Vicki Lynn King Bailey

Vicki Lynn King Bailey, 51, of Mendenhall, passed away Tuesday at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee with burial in Galilee Baptist Church Cemetery.

Willie Jean Shorter

Willie Jean Shorter, 87, of Braxton, died Wednesday at Baptist Hospital. She was born Saturday, September 6, 1930.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. at New Zion Baptist Church in Braxton. Burial  followed in New Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall handled  arrangements.

Trustmark supports Angel Wings

Trustmark President, Brandon Hubbard, presents a check in the amount of $1,000 to Wendy Seals, excutive director of Angel Wings Outreach Center.  Much of the funding for Angel Wings comes directly from private donations.  For more information about Angel Wings or domestic abuse you may contact them at 601-847-5802.  




The Mendenhall Business Women’s Club to sponsor Annual Tour of Homes

The Mendenhall Christmas Tour will be held on Saturday, December 2,  from 4 to 7 p.m.  this year’s tour features three  homes.

Homes on the tour are those of Leslie and Donnie Thomas and Cathy McCormick, 611 Main Street;  Jeanie and Johnny Gregory, 101 Durr Avenue; and Shay and Paul Barry, 2956 Cato Road, Braxton.

MDOT issues storm warning

MDOT prepares for Nate

JACKSON, MISS. – As Tropical Storm Nate moves into the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is preparing for the storm to make landfall as a hurricane along Mississippi’s coastal counties.