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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


Arrest Reports 5-10-2018

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 15 arrests from April 30 to May 7.

Robert Michael Jennings of Lot 18 Highway 80, Pearl MS was arrested on May 1 and charged with possession of methamphetamine and no driver’s license.

Arrest Reports 2-22-2018

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 21 arrests from February 12 to February 19.

Mitchell Edwards of 306 James Smith Drive Mendenhall was arrested on February 16 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and beer.

Wallace and Patrick in runoff

The special election for Mississippi House Representative District 77 held July 10 resulted in a run-off between Price Wallace of Mendenhall and Hayes Patrick of Puckett.

Five candidates qualified for the position, Cliff Brown, Hayes Patrick, Chris Purdum, Cemper Scott, and Price Wallace.

City joins opioid lawsuit


The Magee Board of Aldermen made an unexpected move at the last board meeting when they signed on as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against opioid manufacturers.

There was zero discussion at this meeting other than city attorney Bruce Smith recommending that the city become a party to the suit.