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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


Bertha Bell Banres McCullum

Mrs. Bertha Bell Banres McCullum, age 72, departed this life on March 12, 2018 at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Services were held Saturday, March 17 at 1 p.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee. Ms. McCullum’s final resting place is Gregory Cemetery, Hwy 540, Magee.






Arrest Reports 8-9-2018

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 39 arrests from July 31 to August 6.

James Randall Bonner of 455 Antioch Road Magee MS was arrested on July 31 and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Johnathan Ayers of 112 Old Jupiter Road D’Lo MS was arrested on August 3 and charged with shooting at a vehicle,

Roosevelt Funchess

Mr. Roosevelt Funchess, age 74, departed this life February 9, 2018, at St. Dominic Medical Center, Jackson.

A service for Mr. Funchess was held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home, 3500 Robinson Road, Jackson.

Mrs. Bailey’s final resting place will be Autumn Woods Cemetery, Northside Drive, Jackson.

J Charles Hanna

J Charles Hanna, 63, a broiler production manager for Tyson Foods, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 at his home.

Services were 4:00 pm Monday, March 12th at Sunrise Baptist Church with Bro. David Addy and Bro. Andy May officiating. Burial was in Goshen Cemetery. Wilcox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Angels World Series Bound

The Magee Angels cruised to a state Championship by thoroughly beating every opponent they faced. The Angels handled Perry County in three innings. The game was called after the Angels scored 27 runs in three innings. The Angels were led by a strong pitching performance from Kylin Chisholm.

Crashes decrease

The Mississippi Highway Patrol concluded its 2018 Fourth of July enforcement period which began Tuesday, July 3, at 12:01 a.m. and ended Wednesday, July 4, at midnight. Throughout the period, MHP issued 4594 citations with 41 DUI arrests.