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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.
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.
Winona, MS (February 26, 2020) – In Defense of Animals, the international animal protection organization that operates Hope Animal Sanctuary in Grenada, Mississippi, was represented yesterday in the Montgomery County Justice Court by In Defense of Animals’ Justice for Animals Campaign Director, Doll Stanley.
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
A bill that originated in the Mississippi Senate would give local government entities the option of running their legal notices on a government sponsored web-site and would no longer require that they be published in local community newspapers. A companion bill is going though the House with the same goal.
Sheriff Paul Mullins reported Hunter McGee surrendered himself to the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department on February 18 at 9:30 a.m. McGee was accompanied by his attorney while turning himself in.
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.
To Shane Givens and his family the loss of Boomer was like losing a member of the family.
The Givens family was in the process of moving from Simpson County to Tennessee to start a new career when their eight year old boxer, Boomer disappeared.
Simpson County Sheriff Paul Mullins reported that during the early morning of February 10, the sheriff’s department received a call reporting a stabbing and a house fire on Garrett Road North. The Harrisville and Braxton Fire departments along with AMR responded to the fire quickly.
Sheriff Paul Mullins reported that deputies responded to a call of gunshots in the Mary Grove community on the afternoon of February 6. Mullins said as deputies responded to the area dispatch received a call from Magee Police Department stating there was a gunshot victim at the Magee Hospital.
From left, Anna Tindell Simpson County’s 2020 DYW, presented awards to this year’s participants, Re’kyia Lott, winner of Fitness and the Be Your Best Self Essay Award; 2021 DYW Karli Welch, who also won the Talent, Scholastic, and Self Expression Awards; and the Spirit of DYW Award; and Jaymee Smith.
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.
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.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 17 arrests from January 20 to January 27.
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.
Mavis Marie Cone McCoy, 87, of Pinola, passed away on May 14, 2019.
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.