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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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Legislative Showdown

State Representative Noah Sanford and Sadee Dickens of Covington 4-H walk alongside their beef cow in the Legislative Showdown at the Dixie National Junior Roundup during the 2019 Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo on the Mississippi Fairgrounds in Jackson.


County holds valuation rate

The Simpson County Board of Supervisors has decided that the value  originally set for taxation purposes for the natural gas storage facility Mississippi Hub would remain the same, despite the fact that the company has changed ownership and the new owners are placing a much smaller value on their investment based on appraised value.


Jerry W. White

Jerry W. White passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018, at Forrest General Hospital. He was born on December 25, 1944, to the late Warren Solomon and Maxie Lucille (Graves) White. 


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.


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.  



Southern Pine Electric is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Barry

TAYLORSVILLE - Southern Pine Electric is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Barry and is prepared to take action if the storm turns toward our service area.  In the event of a tropical storm/hurricane, dispatchers will be on duty and Southern Pine line crews will be on standby to respond to any outages that may occur.


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.


Regina Ann Tucker

Regina Ann Tucker, 51, of Mize, passed away December 3, 2018.

Visitation was  held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Mize.

She was preceded in death by Grady Porter (Father), Christi Hamrick (Sister), and John Porter (Brother).


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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.