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Alcohol to be on ballot

By PAT BROWN,

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.



Nichols buried with full military honors

PFC Harvey Andrew Nichols joined the Army January 9, 1940, as a member of the 33rd Quartermaster Corps.  On December 8, 1941 Japanese forces invaded the Philippine Islands and intense fighting continued until May 6, 1942, when Corregidor fell.  Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers were taken prisoner, including many who were forced to endure t






Linda F. Canoy

Linda F. Canoy, 72, of Mendenhall, Mississippi, passed away Monday, September 9, 2019 at her home in Mendenhall, Mississippi. She was born Friday, July 4, 1947.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.


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Alcohol to be on ballot

By PAT BROWN,

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





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J.D. Davis

J. D. Davis, 85, of Cleveland, Mississippi, passed away Friday, August, 23, 2019. He was born Sunday, January 14, 1934.

Visitation was on August 25, 2019,  at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.

Funeral services were on August 25, 2019, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee. Burial followed in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.


Missing person

By SUBMITTED,

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


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.




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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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Obituaries

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