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Joe Garner, Sr.

Joe Garner, Sr. 75, of Raleigh, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020. He was born Tuesday, July 25, 1944.

Visitation was held on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.


Frances H. Welch

Frances H. Welch, 83, of Mendenhall, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020. She was born Sunday, March 8, 1936.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall.


Melvin Eugene Franklin

Melvin Eugene Franklin, 87, of Raleigh, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Miss Care Center in Raleigh. He was born Thursday, May 26, 1932.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee is in charge of arrangements (601) 849-5031.



Jean Milner

Jean Milner, 80, of Magee passed away January 11, 2020, at her home in Magee. Memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.

Memorial services will be held Friday, January 17, 2020, at 6 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.


Floyd Davis Lee, Jr.

David  “Davy” Lee went to be with our Wonderful Savior on December 20, 2019. David was born in San Antonio, Texas on January 9, 1968. He later moved to New Orleans, where he graduated high school in 1987. David went to cosmetology school, where he held three state licenses as a hair stylist.


Norman Edgar Hicks Jr.

Norman Edgar Hicks Jr, (Snooks)84, of Magee, passed from this life Monday at home in Magee. He was born Friday, February 1, 1935.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at  Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.


James Monroe Cain Jr.

James Monroe Cain Jr., 73, of Mize, Miss., passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.

Visitation was held Monday, December 30, 2019, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.



Arrest Reports 1-9-2020

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office reported 12 arrests from December 31 to January 6.

The SCSO reported the following additional arrests: possession of paraphernalia (2), trespassing (3), speeding, DUI 2nd, disturbing the peace (2), disturbing a family (2), and simple assault.


Joe Garner, Sr.

Joe Garner, Sr. 75, of Raleigh, Mississippi, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020. He was born Tuesday, July 25, 1944.

Visitation was held on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Magee.


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School board looks at facility options

The board of the Simpson County School District called two special meetings prior to their regular board meeting on Jan. 9, each  with a specific purpose. One was to discuss the district’s use of ballfields for high school play in Magee.  The second meeting was to discuss the facilities use plan that had been produced by Bailey Consulting.





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.





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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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