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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.




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


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. 





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Pedestrian Killed on Hwy 49

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at approximately 7:59 PM, Magee Police Department responded to an accident involving a pedestrian on US 49 North near the intersection of US 49 North and 1st Avenue SE.  Upon arrival, officers determined that a pedestrian had attempted to cross US 49 and had been struck by two (2) vehicles.  The pedestr


Missing Person Found

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.


Substitute messages student

By PAT BROWN,

A substitute teacher at Magee High School has reportly made inappropriate contact with a female student via the internet.

Simpson County School District leadership has refused comment, saying that the situation is a personnel matter, which is not subject to public information standards. 


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Spring fishing forecast

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists are anticipating a productive 2018 fishing season in the southeast region’s waters.  Winter catches of trophy bass at Lakes Perry, Bill Waller and Columbia are providing an early indicator of fishing success for anglers in spring 2018.  “Population sampling du


James David Parker

James David Parker, 61, of Huntsville, Texas, died Tuesday at St Mary's Hospital in Cottonwood ID. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00 PM at White Oak Baptist Church. The Burial will follow in White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements. (601) 849-5031


Bridgett Ann Carson

Ms. Bridgett Ann Carson, age 51, departed this life February 3, 2018 in Jackson.

A service for Ms. Carson was held Saturday, Feb. 10 at New Vineyard Church, Rained Road, Jackson. Her final resting place is Autumn Woods Cemetery, Northside Drive, Jackson.



Jettie Mae Craft

Jettie Mae Craft, 85, of Magee, Mississippi, died Tuesday at Magee General Hospital. She was born Monday, October 31, 1932.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.


Johnny T. Tullos

Johnny T Tullos, 70, of Braxton, Mississippi, died Monday at Bedford Care Nursing Home in Mendenhall. He was born Tuesday, February 3, 1948.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.


Benny Harold Prince

Benny Harold Prince passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Simpson General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on October 18, 1935, in Simpson County, to John Berlie Prince and Mary (Heitt) Prince. 


Ronnie Pokey Gaylor

Mr. Ronnie Pokey Gaylor, age 61, departed this life on March 7, 2018 at his home in Jackson. Services were held Saturday, March 17 at 11 a.m. at Truevine M.B. Church, Jackson. Mr. Graylor’s final resting place is Autumn Woods Cemetery, Northside Drive, Jackson.

 

 

 

 

 



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