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MDOT Road Closures

Flooding causing highway closures in Lawrence, Marion, and Simpson counties

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).  

WHAT:        Road closures.

WHEN:        Friday, February 21, 2020.



Lee throws out first pitch

Magee High School graduate Cynahmon Lee was selected to throw out the first pitch for the home opener baseball game for the University of Southern Mississippi. Cynahmon earned her selection by being voted to represent the Student Eagle Club. GO TROJANS!






Simpson Students visit Capital

– On Tuesday morning, the fourth grade class of Simpson County Academy took a field trip to the Mississippi State Capitol get an up close look of the legislative process in action.  The group met with the Simpson County delegation, Representative Price Wallace and Senator Chris Caughman, while on their tour.


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MDOT Road Closures

Flooding causing highway closures in Lawrence, Marion, and Simpson counties

WHO:          The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT).  

WHAT:        Road closures.

WHEN:        Friday, February 21, 2020.


Update on Boomer

Shane Givens notified the newspaper last week that he was not ready to give up on finding who shot and killed his family pet, Boomer.  There have been no leads in the case so the original $1,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of the  person who was responsible for shooting his dog has been raised to $4,000. 




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School board looks at facility options

The board of the Simpson County School District called two special meetings prior to their regular board meeting on Jan. 9, each  with a specific purpose. One was to discuss the district’s use of ballfields for high school play in Magee.  The second meeting was to discuss the facilities use plan that had been produced by Bailey Consulting.






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.




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Magee’s Crazy Day pageant winners

With a field of 25 contestants, winning top honors at the annual Magee Crazy Day pageant are, from left, Pre-Teen Miss Crazy Day, Layla Warren; Little Miss Crazy Day, Emmelyn Adcock; Miss Crazy Day, Mallory Cockrell; Petite Miss Crazy Day, Ainsley Karoline Warren; Tiny Miss Crazy Day, Winter Rain Kemp; Mrs.


Body found and identified

At approximately 4 a.m. Monday, November 20, the Magee Police Department responded to a call describing a dead body near the Highway 28 West and Highway 49 intersection.

Assistant Chief Joey Womack explained that a body was lying in the road not far from the CEFCO and Texaco service stations.



Robbery suspects held

By MARLAN JONES,

On January 3, 2018, at approximately 9:57 p.m. , the manager of Wards Restaurant in Magee reported to the Magee Police Department via 911 that they had been robbed at gunpoint by a man who had taken an undisclosed amount of cash from the business. The suspect had then fled from the store. 






2017 Year in Review

Simpson County saw both highs and lows during the year 2017. New faces went into office and new members went onto boards. We have seen triumph in high school sporting teams who dominated the competition, but we also saw tragedy with armed robberies and crime throughout the county.


Mendenhall Junior High well represented in MS Prospects football game

Four seventh grade students from Mendenhall Junior High will be representing Simpson County in the Second Annual Mississippi Prospects Football game on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at the University of Southern MS. Pictured with head Coach Daniel Stroud. #4 Tyler Bridges, #22 Walter Owens, #58 Jamar Winn and #18 Derrick Jenkins Jr.


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Obituaries

Curtis Henry Graham died peacefully of natural causes and was ushered into God’s presence on the... READ MORE

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