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Austin Lee Dixon

Austin Lee Dixon, 19, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from an automobile accident.   He was born December 20, 1999 in Centreville, MS. 

He worked at Hood Paper Mill as a Line Operator, served in the U.S. Army, and was in active duty with the Army Reserve.

Carolyn Virginia Sullivan

Carolyn Virginia Sullivan, 82, of Magee, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019, at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Virginia was born Thursday, June 24, 1937.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Magee.

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Tamara Joy Glenn

Tamara Joy Glynn departed this life October 5. Her final resting home is Greater Jackson Mortuary Service, Jackson. Services and arrangements entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

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Feazell Lofton

Feazell Lofton departed this life Monday, October 28, 2019, in Prentiss, Miss. Services were Saturday, November 2, 2019, 10 a.m. at Mary Grove M.B. Church, Mendenhall. Final resting home will be in the church cemetery. Services and arrangements are entrusted to Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home of Magee.

Jean Williams

Jean Williams passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019, at Colonial Oaks Living Center in Metairie, LA.  She was born on March 16, 1928, to Oliver Cleveland Cody and Balma (Toland) Cody in Simpson County, MS.

Jean is survived by her son, Ronald Gary Williams (Dawna); daughter, Gwen Alana Williams; and five grandchildren.


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.