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Jeal Coleman Lucien

Jeal Coleman Lucien departed this life October 21, 2019. Memorial services were October 28 at Westhaven Funeral Home of Magee. Final resting home is Greater Jackson Crematory. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

Dontavius Tyrell Cooper

Arrest Reports 11-7-2019

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 17 arrests from October 28 to November 4.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: domestic violence (2), warrants (5), MDOC (2), DUI 1st, court order, false report of crime, burglary, driving with license suspended (2), disturbing the peace, and reckless driving.

Kayla L. McGovern

Kayla L. McGovern passed away suddenly on Friday, October 25, 2019, from an automobile accident in Simpson County.  She was born on June 4, 1989, to parents Donny and Mary Kathy (Wade) McGovern.


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.