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Meet the Candidates

If you want to know about the future of our community you may want to plan to attend our old fashion political forum on Tuesday afternoon at 5 p.m. at Ural Everett Park in downtown, Magee. 

Simpson County is a great place to call home and here’s why

T his week marked the 63 annual  banquet for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. 

That speaks volumes about a community and its leadership.  Mendenhall is also about to celebrate their 60th annual banquet.  It is a great accomplishment that our Simpson County community has that long a tenured success with their organizations.

Jennifer Marie Craft

Jennifer Marie Craft gained her heavenly wings on Friday, March 8, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on November 3, 1972, to her parents, Kenny and Kathy Allen O’Neil.


Buglars hit county

On February 29 at approximately 1 p.m. a resident on Heed Neely Road returned home and discovered that their front door had been kicked open and the burglars were still inside the home.


Candy Lane draws crowd

The Mendenhall Library hosted the Annual Candy Lane on Monday, October 29. Several sponsors and businesses from around the community worked together to make the event a success. Branch Manager Rhoda Benton said that 448 children and 337 adults participated in this year’s Halloween give-away.






Mavis Carmichael

( December 31, 1962 - June 05, 2018 )


Mavis Carmichael, 55, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away at her home on Tuesday, June, 5 2018 in Mendenhall. She was born Monday, December 31, 1962.

Visitation will be held on Friday, June 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall.

Mayo Dendy

Mayo Dendy passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018. He was born on September 28, 1961, to John Dendy and the late Lurline (Wells) Dendy. 

Mayo was the store manager of Greer's in Mt. Olive. 

Geraldine Creason

Geraldine Creason, 70, of Braxton, died Friday. She was born Friday, October 17, 1947.

Visitation was held on Monday, June 18, 2018, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.


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.