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The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 20 arrests from July 8 to July 15.
The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: DUI 1st (7), warrant (4), DUI 1st (3), ATV on road, stalking, possession of paraphernalia, taking motor vehicle, fleeing, and domestic violence.
The Mayor's Health Council is a partnership with municipalities to establish coalitions governed by the Mayor's Office with the responsibility for creating healthy environments.
Magee 9U All Stars are Cal Ripken MS State Champs and SouthWest Regional Champs! They will compete in the Cal Ripken 9U World Series in Treasure Coast, Fla., August 3-11,.
Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports its first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2019. The reported case is in Smith County.
In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.
When a huge limb fell in Whit and Sherrie McCall’s backyard in Magee after last weekend’s rains, neighbors came to the rescue. From left, Perry Sorey brought in his chainsaw, Sherrie directed operations, and Louis Roberts and Oliver McLean (not pictured) moved debris to the street for city pickup.
Folks just do not realize just how fortunate we are not to have been pounded by Tropical Storm Barry.
We are luckier than those people in the southern end of the Mississippi Delta. They have been flooded since February and the idea of getting dry or planting anything any time soon is pretty well shot now.
Early Saturday morning, July 13, 2019, Bettie Marie Everett Little, peacefully passed from this life for her eternal home. She was born on November 18, 1926, in Magee to Anslem Sylvester and Claudie Annette Rankin Everett. On December 30, 1931, there was a tornado off Pine Grove Road. Annette was running for cover to a storm shelter with her
Ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, and with parts of the state already experiencing severe flooding, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) advises residents to prepare now for dangerous storm conditions to stay safe and healthy.
Preparing a Disaster Kit
Last Thursday evening, July 27th, the Simpson County School Board held a public hearing regarding a proposed increase in ad valorem taxes, that according to the public advertisement, “may result” in an increase in the ad valorem tax millage rate. At the meeting, the School District Accountant, Mr.
News came this week that the local banking institution has been selected as number one in the state.
PriorityOne Bank headquartered in Magee has been selected as the number one bank in the state of Mississippi. The report was sponsored by Forbes, a multi media international company.
Pastor Dwight Robinson & Truth Present a night of praise, to be held at the Magee Auditorium. This event will take place on Saturday, June 29, beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is $10, children 12 and under free. All are welcome. Contact Pastor Robinson at 769-226-7272 or Pearl Robinson at 769-226-7097.
Construction is underway on a new bus barn for the Simpson County School District. The old barn, which was in Mendenhall, is being relocated to the Simpson County Achievement Center.
The annual City of Magee fireworks show will be held at the Jimmy Clyde Sportsplex on Thursday, July 4, beginning at approximately 8:45 p.m. No admission. The public is invited.
July 4 & 5
The Member’s Golf Association of the Simpson County Country Club will host a two-day, two person, four ball tournament on July 20 and 21.
The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 26 arrests from June 17 to June 24.
Jason Keller of 147 Green Leaves Drive Florence MS was arrested on June 21 and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
The Members Golf Association of Simpson County Country Club is well into its second year and making great strides toward improving the quality of our golf course. Our two main goals of quality burmuda grass and increasing membership are slowly coming around. While at times it appears there is little interest in golf in Simpson County, the MGA
Felicia Diane Canoy passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. She was born on December 28, 1984.
Survivors include her parents, Luther and Diane Canoy; beloved grandparents, John and Mary E. Hughes; brother, Johnny Canoy; sisters Stacy Canoy, Leann Roberts, Mary Nolan, Rita Jasper, Tammie Dreding, Pamela Tanner and Laura Hudson.
Jerry Purser, 64, of Magee, gained his wings Wednesday July 10, 2019, at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg. He was born Thursday, September 16, 1954.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.
Harold Glenn Creason, 74, of Mendenhall, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019, in Mendenhall. He was born Monday, April 30, 1945.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall.
James Yelverton passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at Magee General Hospital. He was born on January 28, 1939, to James Albert Yelverton Jr. and Marie (Maddox) Yelverton Ware.
James worked for over 40 years with Illinois Central Gulf Railroad before retiring. He was a lifelong member of Sharon Presbyterian Church.
Gladys Ainsworth Martin, 106, of Magee, passed from this life Thursday July 4, 2019, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Magee. She was born Saturday, October 5, 1912.
Visitation was held on Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 12 noon until 2: p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.
Michael May, 65, formally of Magee, passed from this life Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Jaquith Nursing Home in Pearl, Miss. He was born Wednesday, August 19, 1953.
Mrs. Jewel Tucker Barlow, 92, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus, on the morning of Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at home with her loved ones. The family received friends for visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Harrisville Baptist Church in Harrisville. Burial followed at Harrisville Cemetery.
Ruth Marie Wallace Thomas, 76, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. She was born on September 29, 1942, to Ernest and Stella Dice (Travis) Wallace in Gulfport, MS.
She was a homemaker. She was a member of Weathersby Baptist Church and loved her church family as her own.
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.