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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.

Mendenhall Tigers win 21-22


The Mendenhall Tigers remain perfect but had their biggest scare of the season last Friday against the Northeast Lauderdale Trojans. The Tigers entered the game still missing a key playmaker in Michael Simmons Jr., but Tabuiz Camper was active after being sidelined for last week’s contest.

Versie Lee Mangum

Versie Lee Mangum, age 65, departed this life on October 4, in her home in Magee. Services for Ms. Mangum will be Saturday, October 13, at 11 a.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Magee. Public viewing for Ms. Mangum will be Friday, October 12, 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The family repast will be at the Westhaven Banquet Hall. Ms.

Johnny May

Johnny May departed this life on October 5, 2018, at Hospice Ministries, Ridgeland. Services for Mr. May are Saturday, October 13, at 11am. New Hymn, M.B. Church, Pinola. Mr. May’s final resting place will be in the church cemetery. Viewing will be Friday, October 12, 9:30 am until 4 p.m. at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home.

Mildred Lou Herchenhahn St. John

Mildred Lou Herchenhahn St. John, 88, of Magee, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. She was born Tuesday, March 11, 1930. Mildred was affectionately known by her friends and family as Mamma, Gran, and Mil, and spent her life serving the Lord through her service to others.

Ella Nora Bishop

Ella Nora Bishop, 84, of Magee passed away Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Magee. She was born Saturday, November 18, 1933.

Visitation was held Wednesday, October 3, 2018, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.


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.