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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




James Raylon Mathew

James Raylon Mathew, 51, of Magee, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, at Magee General Hospital. He was born Saturday, July 6, 1968.

Memorial services will be held at later date. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements (601) 849-5031.


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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.


Update on Boomer

Shane Givens notified the newspaper last week that he was not ready to give up on finding who shot and killed his family pet, Boomer.  There have been no leads in the case so the original $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the  person who was responsible for shooting his dog has been raised to $4,000. 




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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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