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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.








Wayne Lamar Brumbelo

Wayne Lamar Brumbeloe passed away suddenly on Friday, October 19, 2018, at Southwest MS Regional Medical Center in McComb, MS.

He was born on Eglin Air Force Base in Fort Walton FL on November 1, 1962, to the late Thomas L. Brumbeloe and Dorothy Joyce (Waller) Brumbeloe Blair.

W.C. Robinson

W. C. Robinson departed this life, December 20, 2018.  Services for Mr. Robinson are Saturday, January 12, 2019, 11 a.m. at Westhaven, Jackson.  Final resting home Autumn Woods Cemetery, Northside Drive, Jackson, MS.  Services and arrangements are entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.





Dorothy Jo Jennings

Dorothy Jo Jennings, 83, of Mendenhall, died January 25.  She was born Friday, May 24, 1935.

Visitation was on Monday, January 28, 2019, at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.

Funeral services were held Monday, January 28, 2019, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall. Burial followed in Mendenhall City Cemetery.

Meeting’s purpose unclear


The purpose of a special called meeting of the Simpson County School District board Monday afternoon was unclear even to board members.

The notice sent to the newspaper stated as the reason “for Interview of Greg Paes for consideration of Superintendent appointment.” 

Dustin William Grubbs

Dustin William Grubbs, 34, died from an auto accident on Saturday, November 3, 2018. He was a volunteer fireman with the Magee Fire Department and was responding to a fire call when the accident occurred. 

Dustin was born on May 18, 1984, to William (Billy) Grubbs and Rebecca (Wilborn) Walker.

Dorothy Jean Morris

Dorothy Jean Morris, 89, of Mendenhall died Monday at Magee General Hospital. She was born Saturday, March 9, 1929.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.


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.