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The Simpson County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for Larry J. Pennington. He is charged with Felony Fleeing and has a felony warrant from the state of Kentucky for a probation violation.



Arrest Reports 7-5-2018

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 22 arrests from June 25 to July 2.

Megan Runnels of 195 Cherry Bridge Road Mount Olive MS was arrested on June 29 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and methamphetamine.

Beating the summer heat

Beating the heat has been difficult this summer, but Avaree Page, Tinsley Aldridge, and Easton Freeman came up with the perfect solution, an ice cold cup of lemonade. The three sold lemonade and cookies during a softball tournament hosted at the Mendenhall Sportsplex by the fire department.






Mike V. Ferrell

Mike V. Ferrell passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the age of 53 at his residence. He was born on September 29, 1964, to Pete and Barbara (Kelly) Ferrell in Jackson, MS.

Suds 4 Dogs Day

Keep Mendenhall Beautiful recently hosted a “Suds 4 Dogs” event in which citizens would receive free hotdogs for cleaning street signs. The event drew great participation. Ready to work are, from left, Jeannnie Gregory, Melissa Caughman, Teresa Bowen, Shannon Welch, Brenda Booth, Martha Stubbs, Latasha Millis, and Susan Minor.


Cougar baseball

The Simpson Cougars played two games last week against Columbia Academy. The Cougars secured the 2018 District 3 AAAA Championship and will enter the playoffs as the number one seed out of the south.

Columbia Academy Game 1


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.