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Arrest Reports 7-18-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 20 arrests from July 8 to July 15.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: DUI 1st (7), warrant (4), DUI 1st (3), ATV on road, stalking, possession of paraphernalia, taking motor vehicle, fleeing, and domestic violence.



9U Baseball Boys

Magee 9U All Stars are Cal Ripken MS State Champs and SouthWest Regional Champs! They will compete in the Cal Ripken 9U World Series in Treasure Coast, Fla., August 3-11,.




WNV case reported

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reports its first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2019. The reported case is in Smith County.

In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.


HElping hands

When a huge limb fell in Whit and Sherrie McCall’s backyard in Magee after last weekend’s rains, neighbors came to the rescue.  From left, Perry Sorey brought in his chainsaw, Sherrie directed operations, and Louis Roberts and Oliver McLean (not pictured) moved debris to the street for city pickup.

 

 

 

 



Bettie Marie Everett Little

Early Saturday morning, July 13, 2019, Bettie Marie Everett Little, peacefully passed from this life for her eternal home.  She was born on November 18, 1926, in Magee to Anslem Sylvester and Claudie Annette Rankin Everett.  On December 30, 1931, there was a tornado off Pine Grove Road.  Annette was running for cover to a storm shelter with her


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HElping hands

When a huge limb fell in Whit and Sherrie McCall’s backyard in Magee after last weekend’s rains, neighbors came to the rescue.  From left, Perry Sorey brought in his chainsaw, Sherrie directed operations, and Louis Roberts and Oliver McLean (not pictured) moved debris to the street for city pickup.

 

 

 

 


County holds valuation rate

The Simpson County Board of Supervisors has decided that the value  originally set for taxation purposes for the natural gas storage facility Mississippi Hub would remain the same, despite the fact that the company has changed ownership and the new owners are placing a much smaller value on their investment based on appraised value.



City receives airport grant

By PAT BROWN,

The City of Magee has been awarded a $1.54 million grant for improvements to the runways at the Magee airport.

The good news is that the city’s share of the cost is only going to be about $10,000.   Ninety percent of the cost will be funded through federal grant and the remainder will come through grants from the state. 



Community Calendar 7-11-19

July 7-12

Rose Hill will have revival July 7-12. Rev. John Coleman will begin Sunday’s service at 2 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday Elder Eulis from Ruth, Miss., Wednesday & Thursday, Rev. Gregory Brown from Georgetown, and Friday Rev. James Carted from Braxton.

July 9



Southern Pine Electric is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Barry

TAYLORSVILLE - Southern Pine Electric is closely monitoring Tropical Storm Barry and is prepared to take action if the storm turns toward our service area.  In the event of a tropical storm/hurricane, dispatchers will be on duty and Southern Pine line crews will be on standby to respond to any outages that may occur.




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Home invasion thwarted

By MARLAN JONES,

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call that came in at 5:30 a.m., Thursday, August 23.

 The incident was described by investigator Leon Wedgeworth as a home invasion that occurred at a residence on Van Zandt Road in Braxton.



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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. 







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