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MDOT Road Closures

Flooding causing highway closures in Lawrence, Marion, and Simpson counties

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).  

WHAT:        Road closures.

WHEN:        Friday, February 21, 2020.



Lee throws out first pitch

Magee High School graduate Cynahmon Lee was selected to throw out the first pitch for the home opener baseball game for the University of Southern Mississippi. Cynahmon earned her selection by being voted to represent the Student Eagle Club. GO TROJANS!






Simpson Students visit Capital

– On Tuesday morning, the fourth grade class of Simpson County Academy took a field trip to the Mississippi State Capitol get an up close look of the legislative process in action.  The group met with the Simpson County delegation, Representative Price Wallace and Senator Chris Caughman, while on their tour.


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Merridee Elaine Yates

Merridee Elaine Yates, 83, of Taylorsville, Miss., passed away at Calvary Homes in Lancaster, Penn. on  February 16, 2020.

Visitation will be held February 21, 2020,  5 - 9 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville.





Betty Jo Sullivan

Betty Jo Sullivan, 89, of Mize, Miss, died January 31, 2020, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Visitation was held on February 2, 2020,  at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville before funeral services at First Baptist Church of Mize. Burial followed in Zion Hill M. B. Church Cemetery in Mize.




Family’s memorial

By MARLAN JONES,

Overflow Church, with the help of Mississippi Blood Services, hosted a blood drive Sunday February 23 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The drive was in honor of Rosalind Anderson Bernoudy, who passed away in 2018 after a long battle with sickle cell.


Simpson Academy boys 4A Champs

The Simpson Academy Cougars are the Class AAAA Boys Basketball 2019-2020 Champions. Head Coach James Crain led the Cougars to a 33-6 record this season. The Cougars defeated Hillcrest Christian 61-43 to capture the state championship Saturday night. The team will now be competing for the Overall Championship.


Caughman authors several new Senate bills

By CHRIS CAUGHMAN,

We are getting close to the half way mark of the 2020 session of the Mississippi Legislature.   The filing of general bills deadline has passed and committee meetings are in full force.  It is a much busier time for me as I now chair the Business and Financial Institution Committee and I have spent much time going over bills assigned to my comm


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Penny Hayes

Funeral services for Mrs. Penny Hayes, Hattiesburg, MS, will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 11a.m. from Lilly Valley Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Olive.  Visitation will be on Friday evening 6-8 p.m. at Reeves Funeral Home,  601-797-3921.

 

 

 

 



Fred Milling Jr.

Fred Milling Jr. passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019.  He was born on September 10, 1942, to the late Fred Earl Milling Sr. and Cecil Sullivan Milling.

He was preceded in death by his wife of many years, Becky Adams Milling.



Melissa Burnham Runnels

Melissa Burnham Runnels, 53, of Mendenhall, passed from this life Thursday at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. She was born Saturday, March 20, 1965.

Visitation was held on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall.


Homcoming festivites start October 17

Magee High School will celebrate its Homecoming Friday, October 18, on Trojan Field at 7:30 p.m. during half-time. The Homecoming parade will take place on Thursday, October 17, at 5:00 p.m. on Main Street in Magee. The students selected the theme, "Around the World" and will display their class floats during the parade.


Arrest Reports 10-17-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 17 arrests from October 7 to October 14.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: careless driving, speeding, disturbing the peace (2), warrant (5), DUI 1st, driving with license suspended, expired tag, capias, possession of a stolen firearm, hold, MDOC, and trespassing.




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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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