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The big news to come from the Magee board meeting last week was the accusation from Magee Mayor Dale Berry that the former Magee Airport consultant was attempting to “extort funds” from the City of Magee.
Simpson County Ag Appreciation Day will be held on Friday, May 17, at the Simpson County Tech Center from 4-7 p.m. Included are information on farm safety and a petting zoo. Ribeye steak sandwiches with chips, drink and dessert will be sold. The event is sponsored by SCTC FFA/MSU Extension Office.
Simpson played Washington School in the Semifinals of the MAIS Playoffs on Tuesday and Wednesday. Simpson won the series 2-0 and advances to the championship series of the MAIS Playoffs versus Magnolia Heights School. This is the first time since 2011 that Simpson has played for the State Baseball Championship.
The Mendenhall Mayor and Board of Aldermen moved to use the $250,000 awarded to the city during the last legislative session to assist with funding the frontage road.
In honor of National Law Enforcement Officers Week, the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office asked everyone to remember the county’s fallen officers and their families.
Sheriff Greg Reynolds said, “They gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect the citizens of Simpson County.”
Interim Sheriff Greg Reynolds reported on Tuesday April 23 2019, an area search was conducted for Elizabeth Barker. The search was extensive and included several local and state agencies. The search concluded at approximately 8:30 p.m. Barker was found on April 24 at approximately 8:00 a.m. at or near the family home.
by: Jane M. Orient, M.D.
In general, it is not a good idea to panic about anything. The panic itself often causes more harm than the original threat.
It is hard to imagine it has been 20 years since we started the L. A. Open (Lower Alabama). For those of you who are not in the know, it is a group of guys who get together and do a traveling golf outing every year. This marks the 29th year since it started.
The 10th annual Mendenhall in May celebration is scheduled for Saturday May 18.
Mississippi Diesel Products and PriorityOne Bank will sponsor the entertainment provided by Cassie Means, who is a singer and songwriter in Nashville Tenn.
Shirley Ann Morrell Sanford, 59, of Laurel, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday March 13, 2019. She was born Friday, May 29, 1959.
Visitation and funeral service were held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mt. Olive.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Joyce Hubbard King, 69, Magee, will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 11 a.m. from Mt. Moriah Church. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019, at Reeves Funeral Home, Mount Olive, 6 until 8 p.m. Contact Reeves Funeral Home for updated funeral arrangements: 601-797-3921.
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.
C redit to the school board attorney Wesla Leach, who is making an effort to steer the school board in the right direction regarding executive session and the use thereof. Some other boards could also use a little brushing up on the proper use of executive session.
Lester Eugene Ivy Jr., 39, of Mabelvale, Arkansas, passed from this life to his heavenly home on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Texarkana, Texas. He was born Saturday, July 14, 1979.
Visitation was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.
James Gary McLendon passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019, at UMMC in Jackson, MS. He was born on January 10, 1942, to the late D.W. and Sarah Elizabeth Grantham McLendon.
Lovetta Jeralene Peacock, 85, of Braxton, passed away April 28, 2019, at her home.
Visitation was held on May 2, 2019, at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, Mendenhall.
Services were held May 3, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial followed in Braxton City Cemetery.
Geneva S. Palmer, 84, of Mendenhall, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Magee General Hospital in Magee. She was born Thursday, March 7, 1935.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. until 11a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Mendenhall.
Hazel Lee Mangum Buckley, 94, of Brandon, Miss., passed away Monday, April 8, at Brandley House in Ocala, Florida.
Visitation and funeral services were held on Friday, April 12, 2019, at First Baptist Church of Mendenhall. Burial followed in Mendenhall City Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall handled arrangements.
James Robert Bankston, 83, of Magee passed away Monday, April 22, at Magee General Hospital in Magee. He was born Saturday, May 11, 1935.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Dry Creek Baptist Church in Magee.
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.