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The Magee Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday, February 20 at 11 am for The Sip Discount Wine & Liquor. The business is located at 421 Pinola Dr. Those on hand for the event were chamber members, family & friends.
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.
Magee General Hopital celebrated it’s new Emergency Department. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was on February 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Pictured are members of the Magee General Hospital and members of the Magee Chamber of Commerce.
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!
Thursday, March 19, the Copiah-Lincoln Community College 2020 Pathways Job Fair will be held at the Billy B. Thames Conference Center in Wesson, MS. The doors will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and the community is welcome to attend this free event.
Emily Dodd needs your help. She is collecting pop tops the metal rings on aluminum cans to donate to the Ronald McDonald House.
– 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.
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.
The Disciples of Christ Family Center will honor First Lady Elmira Willis with a special brunch on Saturday, February 29, at 10:30 a.m.
Laverne Haynes, 88, of Mendenhall passed away at her home, Saturday, February 15, 2020.
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.
Simpson played two games last week against Central Hinds Academy and Columbia Academy.
Central Hinds Academy
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.
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.
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
The ICE raids held last week in Mississippi may not have had serious impact on Simpson County’s Hispanic population, but they could have. The raid, focused primarily on workers in the poultry industry, resulted in nearly 700 people being rounded up.
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. 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.
U. S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was the guest speaker last Tuesday for the Simpson County Development Foundation meeting.
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.
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.
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.
The Mendenhall Fire Department has finally received their new fire truck. The Rosenbauer custom truck will combine the functions of the previous rescue unit and also serve as a tanker.
Its new foam system will allow firefighters to switch between water and foam with the pull of a lever.
Allen Taylor, Sr. Magee, MS Allen passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
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.