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Walker crowned Trojan Queen

2017 Magee High School Homecoming Queen Mia Davis, right, crowned Aalyiah Walker as the new 2018 Homecoming Queen for the MHS.  The Trojans won their battle against the Raleigh Lions 42-18.  Mia is the daughter of Willie and Brittany Davis, and Aalyiah is the daughter of Jerald Walker and Belinda Davis.

 

 

 

 


PriorityOne, first employer in Simpson county to implement ACT WorkKeys Assessment

PriorityOne Bank is pleased to announce that they are now the first employer in Simpson County to implement the ACT®WorkKeys®Assessment to complement their hiring process for their teller positions. This implementation is part of the effort of the Simpson County Development Foundation to make Simpson County an ACT®Work Ready®Community.


Crazy Day set for Oct. 27

By PAT BROWN,

Magee will launch its 43rd Crazy Day Celebration on Saturday, October 27.

As in the past local and visiting vendors will be selling their wares up and down Main Avenue offering everything from handmade crafts to local art, trendy fashion and jewelry.  You can always find a bargain on custom crafted furniture and home decor items.


Games boost economy

By PAT BROWN,

Magee had a huge crowd last weekend at the softball tournaments hosted at the city’s Sportsplex.

Estimates have the number at 9,000 people visiting the community for the tournament.  It was a big weekend for restaurants, lodging and fast food establishments.  In addition, the sportsplex got its share of the spoils.




Copiah Lincoln expands presence and programs in Simpson County

By PAT BROWN,

It was a busy day at Copiah Lincoln Community College’s Simpson County Center last Tuesday when a ground-breaking ceremony was held for new expansions at the college. 

The almost 24,000 square foot expansion comes because of increased student needs at the Simpson County facility on Highway 49 between Magee and Mendenhall. 




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Community Calendar 10-4-2018

 

October 4

The Republican Women of Simpson County will meet Thursday Oct. 4, at 11 a.m. in the E 911 Bldg. on Hwy 149 in  Mendenhall. Judge Jeff Weill, candidate for Miss. Court of Appeals, will be the guest speaker. For info call 601 953 2433

 

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SCA Cougars take down Columbia

 

The SCA Cougars traveled to Columbia Academy on Friday with a tilt with the Cougars of Columbia. Simpson received the opening kick but were not able to get anything going and were forced to punt. The Simpson defense was suffocating all night and set the tone early with a three and out by Columbia.



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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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Edward S. Hunt

Edward S. Hunt, 77, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at his residence in Houston, TX. He was born on May 13, 1940, to the late Cara Swinton Hunt and Emma Lee Gilbert of Kosciusko, MS. 

Ed worked many years as the manager for Sun Finance in Magee.  





13 join first Color Run

By MARLAN JONES,

Mendenhall High School recently hosted their first annual MHS CTE Color Run.

 Suzan Bourn and Sandra Jager organized the event to benefit several of the student body organizations. Proceeds from the color run were dispersed among Mendenhall High School’s FFA, FCCLA, and DECA.


Cardinals to host baseball camp

The Simpson County Cardinal Organization will host a two-day baseball camp.

Coach Brian Mills explained that the camp is for all age groups. He said, “This is an opportunity to come and train with some of the best. It gives you a chance to train, compete, and sharpen tools to become an elite baseball player.”


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