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Alcohol to be on ballot

By PAT BROWN,

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.


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2020 census draws questions

By PAT BROWN,

What is the 2020 census about and why does it matter?

That question already has many folks scratching their heads, but we hope to answer some of your questions and encourage you to respond when it is time. 

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the following are some of the most frequent questions about the census process. 


arrest report 8-22-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 32 arrests from August 12 to August 19.

Chad Michael Dixon of 23 Golf Course Road Hattiesburg MS was arrested on August 12 and charged with possession of methamphetamine.




Arrest Reports 8-29-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 29 arrests from August 19 to August 26.

Colton Wayne Bowen of 292 Athens Road Mendenhall MS was arrested on August 22 and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.


Martha Thames

Martha Smith Thames went to her heavenly home on Sunday, August 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on December 20, 1934, to Ray Kelly Smith and Emmai Gallman Smith in Drew, MS.


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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.


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.

 

 


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.



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.




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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. 







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