At their October 10 meeting, the Simpson County School Board heard from a parent who was concerned about his child’s experience at the county’s alternative school, the Simpson County Achievement Center in Magee.
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A facilities use plan commissioned by the Simpson County School Board offers a third party view of some of the options for the public schools’ physical plants and future needs.
The options come with hefty price tags that range from $30 million to $70 million. However, another option pointed out was to do nothing about facilities.
Despite thinking it is okay to burn because the recent burn ban may be officially lifted soon, some residents were getting tickets last weekend from the Sheriff’s Department for burning.
As needed as an animal shelter is in our county, the even greater need is to try to encourage the citizens of Simpson County to spay and neuter their pets. Building another shelter or rescue is like sticking band-aids on the cracks of a dam, trying to hold back the flood of unwanted animals in our county and in the South in general.
The Simpson Cougars faced off with Presbyterian Christian last Friday night, kicking off to PCS to open the game.
The Mendenhall Tigers dominated from start to finish in their 56-21 Homecoming victory over Richland while rain put a damper on the pregame Homecoming festivities for the fans. Jamiria Sorrell was crowned Homecoming Queen inside the gym before the crowd made their way to the stadium.
The status of some missing weapons surfaced during the board meeting of the Simpson County Board of Supervisors.
According to Sheriff Greg Reynolds, approximately five pistols are unaccounted for. Two are derringer type pistols. The guns were listed on the county inventory in 2016 and now the where abouts are unknown.
A recent increase in scam activity throughout the summer has targeted the elderly. Simpson County resident Mary Gene Padgett reported a recent scam attempt on an older lady. Padgett said the woman received a call from an individual claiming to be her grandson.
Old Time Tent Revival presented by Dancin’ Dan the Banjo Playin’ Man at 1419 Hwy 49 Magee (across from KFC) Sept. 19-21 at 7 p.m. For more information call 601-382-0139 or go to facebook spirithorseofms .
On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, deputies with the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle driven by Freddie Grubbs. During the course of that traffic stop Grubbs was found to be in possession of methamphetamine.
The Simpson Cougars faced off with Hartfield Academy Friday night in Flowood.
On July 2, the Mendenhall Board of Aldermen approved a request from the Mendenhall Police Department to pursue a Department of Public Safety Justice Assistance Grant for the purchase of new equipment. Police Chief Candy McCullum recently announced that the department was awarded the grant.
Statewide accountability scores released this week leave ample room for improvement in Simpson County’s public schools.
Dennis Ammann, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Bank, today announced several promotions of bank personnel.
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Baby boy Josiah Armon Bullard, 4 months old, departed this life on February 10, 2019, at UMMC, Jackson. Final resting home Jackson Mortuary Crematory. Services entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.
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John Wilson Burch, 97, passed away October 17, in Belton, SC.
Born in Magee, he served in the US Army from 1940-1945, and was currently LT Colonel in the MS State Guard.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Rose Runnels; parents, Joe and Sally Burch; and brothers, Jim and Kylie.
Linda Lou Presson, 73, of Meridian, passed away on November 21, 2018, at Regency Hospital.
She was born on July 8, 1945 to William and Rena (Maples) Langston in Newport News, VA.
William Glen Sanford, 71, of Mount Olive, Mississippi, died Monday at in his residence.
Visitation was held on Friday, November 23, 2018, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.
Funeral services were held Friday, November 23, 2018. Burial followed at Magee City Cemetery.
Funeral services for Mrs. Joyce Baggett, Mount Olive, will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. from Friendship Church of God in Christ, Collins. Visitation will be held at Reeves Funeral Home on Friday evening 5-7 p.m. 601-797-3921.
Betty Jean Magee, 85, of Mt. Olive, died February 23, 2019, at Asbury Hospice House in Hattiesburg.
Visitation was held February 26, 2019, from Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church, Mt. Olive.
Services are set for Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the church with burial in McNair Cemetery.
Station 7 Fire and Rescue recently purchased an ARGO Avenger 8x8 Responder, which is the first vehicle of its kind in the county. The Avenger is an amphibious vehicle that can be used on land and water.
Students who have not completed the online registration process will be "on hold" when they come to school August 8th until a parent can come to the school or register them online. Visit the Simpson County School District website at www.simpson.k12.ms.
Editor’s Note; This is part one of a 12 part series written by Ian Cowart, president or the Magee Chamber of Commerce, about members of the Magee Chamber Board.
The regular meeting of Mendenhall’s Mayor and Board of Aldermen was held Wednesday, July 5, instead of Tueday, July 4, due to the holiday. It was the first meeting of the new Board of Aldermen, which consisted of two new faces.
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.
A hearing was held Friday January 12, to discuss the appeal of the Mendenhall Zoning Board’s decision to deny Jaron Priest’s request for an 18 feet variance on his building project.
The project encompasses three homes to be built on the lot located at 612 North Main Street.
The Simpson County Board of Supervisors opened the first meeting of 2018 on January 2 with the election of new leadership for the upcoming year. Brian Kennedy will take the reins as board president, and Mickey Berry will serve as vice president of the board.
With the current uncertainty of the medical condition of Sheriff Donald O’Cain, the County Board of Supervisors had no option other than to notify Sheriff O’Cain of their intention and to appoint an interim sheriff.