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Pets need to be fixed

As needed as an animal shelter is in our county, the even greater need is to try to encourage the citizens of Simpson County to spay and neuter their pets. Building another shelter or rescue is like sticking band-aids on the cracks of a dam, trying to hold back the flood of unwanted animals in our county and in the South in general.


Taking care of unwanted animals is a challenge


Our community is faced with a dilemma when it comes to unwanted pets.  When people commit to welcoming an animal into their homes many times they do not realize it is for the lifetime of that animal.  People say, “It was so cute as a puppy or a kitten and before we knew it they had grown into adult pets that inconvenienced us,” and they have re

Simpson County Falcon Update

This week the Simpson County Falcons traveled to take on the Bobcats of Sumrall. The first match up would be the Rookie division (7-8 yrs). The coin toss was won by the Falcons, who elected to receive. On the first play from scrimmage Bryson Caffie would break loose for a 60 yard score.


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


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. 


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.