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Ruby D. Booth

Ruby D. Booth, 89, of Magee, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019. She was born Friday, August 22, 1930.

Visitation was held on September 10, 2019,  at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.

Westhaven Funeral Home

Claude Lee Bass

Claude Lee Bass departed this life August 25. Service was August 24 at Westhaven Chapel in Jackson. Final resting home is Autumn Woods Cemetery in Jackson. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home in Magee.

Dr. Obadiah Myles

Vaping proving to be dangersous

Either through intentional or subliminal marketing, the manufacturers of e-cigarettes have been touting them as safer alternatives to the real thing.

And they may be, but how much safer has come into question with the recent national outbreak of breathing illnesses related to vaping.

Perry Bruce Sullivan

Perry Bruce Sullivan, 76, of Mount Olive, Mississippi, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019, at Covington County Hospital in Collins.  He was born Thursday, September 17, 1942.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.

arrest report 9-12-19

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 15 arrests from September 2 to September 9.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: reckless driving, hold, court order (5), DUI 1st, possession of alcohol, careless driving, warrant (2), neglect of a minor, DUI 1st, and disturbing the peace.

Joe Randall Parker

Joe Randall Parker passed away on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Baptist Medical Center.  He was born on June 4, 1952, to his late parents, Joe D. and Jackie Boggan Parker.

Ann Grantham Gay

Ann Grantham Gay, age 71, passed away peacefully Friday, September 6, 2019, in Jackson, MS. Ann was the youngest of nine children born to Ely and Catherine Graves Grantham. She was born in Simpson County and was a graduate of Mendenhall High School. She was the first woman insurance adjuster at AIG, where she worked until her retirement.


Alcohol to be on ballot


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.

Vigil set for 9 year old

A candlelight vigil will be held this Friday night to remember Megan Purser.

The event will be held at Goodwater Baptist Church, Magee,  at 7 p.m.  Megan was the victim of a tragedy which claimed her life on May 19 of this year. 

Missing person

Charlie Ray Dampeer

DOB: 17 Sept. 1948

70 YOA

Missing from a group home 219 Bass Road in Florence (Old Pearl Community) Simpson County

Last seen by staff, between the hours of 4AM and 6AM this morning.

Wearing a purple pullover shirt (polo)

Blue jeans

Brown loafers


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.

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.

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.



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.


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. 



Linda F. Canoy, 72, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at her home... READ MORE


September 13 The final nights of the Nazareth M.B. Church fall revival will be Sept. 12-13, beginning at 7:15 each night with Pastor James Dampier of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.