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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


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


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


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. 


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


October 5-6

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.


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. 


Three arrests, more anticipated


Thursday evening, May 2,  Simpson County Sheriff’s Department gassed suspect in order to get him to surrender. 

The call started around 5:20 p.m. when shots were reported at a residence on Old Jupiter Road.  Upon arrival it was reported that an unknown black assailant had fired shots and left the scene in a gray Ford. 

Celia Ann Frisbee Booth

Celia Ann Frisbee Booth, 94, of Magee passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, MS. She was born Thursday, May 31, 1923 in Albany, New York.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.

Log truck overturns on 43

At approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday, a log truck wrecked on Highway 43.
According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol the driver was traveling south on 43 when he swerved off the road and dipped into the ditch. The truck overturned when he attempted to correct it and landed horizontal blocking both lanes. 

Mix and Mingle

Simpson County Development Foundation hosted a Mix and Mingle event at the Simpson County Country Club last week.  It was well attended with well over 50 members and guests.  The event was part of a community awareness program of the Foundation adopted by the board and its new president, Malory Yelverton. 


Earl Fairchild

Earl Fairchild, 71, of Magee, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at his home in Magee. He was born Saturday, April 13, 1946 in Covington County.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 6, 2017 from 5-9 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Magee.

Doctor Abraham featured speaker

The Mississippi Scholars banquet will feature Dr. Jimmy Abraham, former director of the Mississippi State Alumni and Development Director. 

Abraham served for 38 years at his alma mater in various positions starting as residence hall director to the position of alumni and development before his retirement.