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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. 

Community Calendar 8-22-2019

August 21-22

Mt. Pisgah M.B. Church, 258 Turner Chapel Rd., Raleigh, invites everyone to the last two nights of revival, August 21-22 at 7:15 each night. Wednesday & Thursday speaker Rev. Moses Johnson, pastor of North Pleasant Hill M.B. Church of New Hebron.

August 25

arrest report 8-22-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 32 arrests from August 12 to August 19.

Chad Michael Dixon of 23 Golf Course Road Hattiesburg MS was arrested on August 12 and charged with possession of methamphetamine.

Dean McGovern

Dean was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  She had a large family that loved her dearly.  She had a loving heart and will be missed by all that knew her.

Martha Thames

Martha Smith Thames went to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on December 20, 1934, to Ray Kelly Smith and Emmai Gallman Smith in Drew, MS.

Joy Parker

Joy Lee Gray-Parker Robinson died August 14, 2019.

She is survived by her son, William Eli Parker; daughter, Polly Robinson; brothers, Henry Eli Gray, Gerrard Gray, Johnny Gray; sisters, Marie Kelly, Naomi Crowell, Elaine Fuller, Pauline Pickle, Margaret Faye Biggs; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.


Mendenhall frontage road

Southern Rock LLC recently completed dirt work for the Mendenhall frontage road. The road will be located between East Street and the intersection of Highway 49 and Highway 13. The project was completed on schedule and paving will begin soon.








Bentley Reid Porter

Bentley Reid Porter, 11 months, of Bay Minette, Ala., died September 5, 2018, at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall. Burial followed in New Home Baptist Church Cemetery.

Riley Dewey Myers

Riley Dewey Myers passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 20, 2018, at the age of 69.  He was born on February 8, 1949, to the late Hiram Dewey and Esther Riley Myers. 

Jerry D. Gregory

Jerry D. Gregory, 75, of Magee, Mississippi, passed away, Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He was born Tuesday, July 27, 1943.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.

County inaugurates five year plan


On February 21, 2019, in a meeting at Co-Lin Community College Simpson Center, the Simpson County Board of Supervisors, the Simpson County Economic Development District Trustees (SCEDD), and the officers and directors of the Simpson County Development Foundation (SCDF) received the Simpson County, Mississippi, Strategic Plan for Economic Develo

Leslie Sullivan Butler

Few people lived a more exemplary and meaningful life than Leslie Sullivan Butler of Mize. She passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018, at her home surrounded by family.

Leslie was a strong person, even at birth, weighing 1 ½ pounds, born to Elias and Fannie Sullivan.

MHS gets new coaches

A special reception was held last Friday to welcome three new coaches to the staff of the Magee Trojans. 

Jared Smith will be joining the Magee Trojan Football Team as defensive coordinator. Coach Smith will also lead the Trojans in tennis and archery as well as some Magee Middle School sports. 


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. 

Mendenhall Junior High well represented in MS Prospects football game

Four seventh grade students from Mendenhall Junior High will be representing Simpson County in the Second Annual Mississippi Prospects Football game on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the University of Southern MS. Pictured with head Coach Daniel Stroud. #4 Tyler Bridges, #22 Walter Owens, #58 Jamar Winn and #18 Derrick Jenkins Jr.