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Alcohol to be on ballot


Whether Simpson County stays dry on goes wet will now be up to voters in November. 

The Simpson County Board of Supervisors approved placing the initiative on the ballot, which is a matter of protocol, for the General Election to be held November 5.  The county held a special meeting last Friday to approve the measure.

Nichols buried with full military honors

PFC Harvey Andrew Nichols joined the Army January 9, 1940, as a member of the 33rd Quartermaster Corps.  On December 8, 1941 Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands and intense fighting continued until May 6, 1942, when Corregidor fell.  Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers were taken prisoner, including many who were forced to endure t

Linda F. Canoy

Linda F. Canoy, 72, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at her home in Mendenhall, Mississippi. She was born Friday, July 4, 1947.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.


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

Alligator season

The 2019 Public Waters Alligator Hunting Season opens in Mississippi on Friday, August 30, at noon. The season will be open for 10 days and will close at noon on Monday, September 9.


Hilda Rae Smith Roberts

Hilda Rae Smith Roberts, 76, of Magee passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2018, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Born February 9, 1942, she was the daughter of the late R.T. and Edith Rae Smith.

Mary Imogene Franklin

Mary Imogene Franklin, 89, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, died Sunday at her home in Mendenhall. She was born Sunday, January 20, 1929.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Mendenhall.

Dorothy Jean McNair

Funeral services for Ms. Dorothy Jean McNair, Magee, MS will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2019 at 12-Noon from Zionell CME Church, Magee, MS.  Visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, Mount Olive, MS Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 from 6 until 8PM.

Ms. Lila Bell Mack

Lila Bell Mack departed this life December 16, in Jackson. Services for Ms. Mack were Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at Westhaven Funeral home, Jackson, MS.  Ms. Mack’s final resting place is Autumn Woods Cemetery, Northside Drive, Jackson.  Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.



Judy Carol Brown

Judy Carol Brown, 69, passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019. She was born on January 22, 1949, to the late John Henry Brown and Ocie Audell (Sellers) Brown.

Judy is survived by brothers Harold Brown, Rickey Brown (Melinda), Regie Brown (Karon); sisters Betty McDonald, Patricia Ann McLeod and Connie Coley.

Mildred Lou Herchenhahn St. John

Mildred Lou Herchenhahn St. John, 88, of Magee, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was born Tuesday, March 11, 1930. Mildred was affectionately known by her friends and family as Mamma, Gran, and Mil, and spent her life serving the Lord through her service to others.


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. 



Linda F. Canoy, 72, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at her home... READ MORE


September 13 The final nights of the Nazareth M.B. Church fall revival will be Sept. 12-13, beginning at 7:15 each night with Pastor James Dampier of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.